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Healthcare records for sale on Dark Web

A clinic in Baltimore is just one example of a healthcare provider having its records stolen, only to find them on the Dark Web for less than one cent per record.

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The destruction of United’s brand highlights the role of employees in cyber defense

We recently saw the reputation of United Airlines destroyed in just 24 seconds. Yet the video of a man being beaten and dragged off his flight highlights a more serious information security risk.

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What prevents breaches: process, technology or people? One answer is PC, and one is right.

Many experts say that people are more important than process in the IT security world. That is politically correct, as opposed to actually correct.

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US trade lobbying group attacked by suspected Chinese hackers

A group of what appears to be Chinese hackers infiltrated a U.S. trade-focused lobbying group as the two countries wrestle with how they treat imports of each other's goods and services.

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Report: 30% of malware is zero-day, missed by legacy antivirus

At least 30 percent of malware today is new, zero-day malware that is missed by traditional antivirus defenses, according to a new report

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Chinese hackers go after third-party IT suppliers to steal data

Companies that choose to outsource their IT operations should be careful. Suspected Chinese hackers have been hitting businesses by breaching their third-party IT service providers.

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5 ways data classification can prevent an insurance data breach

Spirion CEO Todd Feinman offers examples of how insurance firms can leverage data classification to reduce the risk of data theft and costly compliance violations.

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March 2017: The month in hacks and breaches

Voter records, patient data, and CIO hacking tools were among the data stolen last month.

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How to fend off cyberattacks and data breaches

Experts in online security and data protection explain how smaller businesses can prevent security breaches and digital attacks.

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Expert: NY breach report highlights third-party risk

New York reported a record high number of breaches last year, just after a new set of cybersecurity regulations went into effect in the state.

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If you think ransomware is a user failure, you’re a failure

It is easy to blame users for causing ransomware infections of their own systems. However, the reality is that for the user to infect their system, there are many technical failures, which are due to the IT staff’s actions or lack...

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Credit-card breach hits another restaurant chain

Several high-end eateries run by Select Restaurants in Cleveland were the victims of fraudulent cards used by customers at its eateries.

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Do you have an incident response plan in place?

Details matter when developing an incident response (IR) plan. But, even the most successful IR plans can lack critical information, impeding how quickly normal business operations are restored.

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Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches

New research is turning on its head the idea that legacy systems -- such as Cobol and Fortran -- are more secure because hackers are unfamiliar with the technology.

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Want good cyber insurance? Read the fine print

Given the explosive growth of online threats, cyber insurance is becoming mandatory for most organizations. But the field is still new enough that buying an effective policy takes a lot of due diligence and attention to the fine print....

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Inside the Russian hack of Yahoo: How they did it

One mistaken click. That's all it took for hackers aligned with the Russian state security service to gain access to Yahoo's network and potentially the email messages and private information of as many as 500 million people.

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Inside the Russian hack of Yahoo: How they did it

One mistaken click. That's all it took for hackers aligned with the Russian state security service to gain access to Yahoo's network and potentially the email messages and private information of as many as 500 million people.

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Inside the Russian hack of Yahoo: How they did it

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating the intrusion for two years, but it was only in late 2016 that the full scale of the hack became apparent. On Wednesday, the FBI indicted four people for the attack, two...

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