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5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder

Hackers believe no password is safe from a determined attacker, but they agree that five key security measures can make it a lot harder to penetrate enterprise networks.

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Passwords stolen from Mail.Ru were old, the company says

A hack claims to have breached 25 million user accounts from forums belonging to Mail.Ru Group. But all of the stolen passwords are invalid, according to the Russian Internet company.

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Hackers tap vBulletin vulnerability to break into 27 million more accounts

A vulnerability in a widely-used internet forum software is becoming a go-to method for hackers to steal data.

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A deeper look at business impact of a cyberattack

Few would dispute that cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and in intensity, and most organizations confirm they have now suffered at least one cyber incident. But do those organizations have a true sense of the full impact on...

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Ashley Madison misled users with a fake security award

It’s never a good sign when a website markets itself with a phony security award. But that’s what Ashley Madison did prior to last year’s massive data breach.

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19% of shoppers would abandon a retailer that’s been hacked

Nearly a fifth of shoppers would avoid at a retailer that has been a victim of a cybersecurity hack.

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Epic Games forum hack underscores the need to install security patches

A recent data breach at Epic Games may have been avoided if the company had simply installed a security patch.

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How cyberattacks work [Infographic]

How attackers get in, the tools they use, and how data is stolen.

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Shared code in Snowden leaks and NSA breach support hackers' claims

Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden share a malware tracking code with several files released this week by hacking group Shadow Brokers, according to a news report.

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Sage data breach highlights the risk of the insider threat

A suspect in the recent data breach at Sage, a U.K. provider of business software, has been arrested. On Wednesday, police in London detained a company employee.

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Healthcare data breaches: It's no longer about healthcare or medical data

Recent health system data breaches were exploits of vendor IT systems, not internal defenses. What does this mean for healthcare companies and their IT vendors?

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Laptops most often stolen from most unlikely place

The rise of mobile has led many CIOs to fret about data loss from lost or stolen devices. A new study suggests IT theft in the office should be a primary concern.

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Guccifer 2.0 takes credit for hacking another Democratic committee

The hacker who claims to have breached the Democratic National Committee’s computers is now taking credit for stealing confidential files from a related campaign group.

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Official Dota 2 forum hack leaks nearly 2 million user passwords

A breach of the official Dota 2 forums has resulted in 2 million usernames and passwords hitting the web.

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How to detect a fake ransomware letter

As the number of ransomware demands increase, users should be aware of hollow threats.

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Illinois hospital chain to pay record $5.5M for exposing data about millions of patients

Advocate Health Care Network, which operates 12 hospitals and hundreds of satellite locations, was fined a record amount by the federal government under HIPAA privacy rules for lax security.

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Banner Health alerts 3.7M potential victims of hack of its computers

Banner Health, a provider of hospital services, has notified by mail 3.7 million people -- including patients, health plan members, healthcare providers and customers at its food and beverage outlets -- that their payment card and...

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200 million Yahoo accounts may be up for sale on the black market

Yahoo users might want to reset their passwords. A hacker claims to have stolen the login information for 200 million Yahoo accounts and is selling them on the black market.

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