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'KeyRaider' iOS malware targets jailbroken devices

Credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts have been stolen by sophisticated malware that targets modified iOS devices, according to Palo Alto Networks.

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CEO out at Ashley Madison parent firm after massive hack

The CEO of embattled Avid Life Media, the firm that operates the infidelity website AshleyMadison.com, stepped down today.

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More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

A survey of IT leaders in healthcare revealed that 81% of them believe their systems have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or some other cyber-attack in the past two years, placing patient sensitive data at risk.

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US agency tells electric utilities to shore up authentication

A new U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guide for electric utilities offers ways they can shore up their cybersecurity efforts.

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Wyndham vs. FTC: Corporate security pros need to lawyer up about data breach protection, experts say

Corporate security executives need to meet with their legal teams to find out if the way they protect customer data will keep them out of trouble with the Federal Trade Commission if it should be compromised in a data breach.

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Fraud rate doubles as cybercriminals create new accounts in users' name

To get more value out of stolen personal information, cyber criminals doubled their rate of account creation fraud this summer, according to a report report from Vancouver-based NuData Security

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5 signs an employee plans to leave with your company’s data

Predictive analytics plays a growing role.

Startup takes heat over online tool that checks Ashley Madison data

A startup accused of crude marketing centered around the Ashley Madison data breach said Monday it is changing its tactics amid criticism.

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Virtualization doubles the cost of security breach

When a security incident involves virtual machines in either a public or private cloud environment, the recovery costs double compared to that of a traditional environment, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab.

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Chinese spies target U.S. intellectual property

Third-party presidential candidate Ross Perot warned in 1992 that a free trade agreement would cause a ‘giant sucking sound’ of American jobs headed to Mexico. Today there is a different giant sucking sound - hundreds of billions of...

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Why corporate security pros should care about the Ashley Madison breach

Fallout from the Ashley Madison breach could lead to a wave of spear phishing.

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Latest Ashley Madison data dump reveals emails, source code for websites

The woes of AshleyMadison.com’s owners continued Thursday, with a second large release of internal data that security experts suspect is authentic.

8 new threat intelligence products to make you bulletproof

Threat intelligence systems that deliver accurate and actionable information about cyberthreats can help IT end an attack before real damage is done.

Internet company Web.com hit by credit card breach

Hackers breached the computer systems of Internet services provider Web.com Group and stole credit card information of 93,000 customers.

Hackers release full data dump from Ashley Madison, extramarital dating site

AshleyMadison.com's owner said Tuesday it is examining a large batch of data posted online by hackers who breached the website last month.

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What CIOs can learn about security threats from 4 recent hacks

The media and the public are finally waking up to the fact that almost all organizations are at risk of getting hacked. Analyzing a few recent high-profile breaches might just help you prevent the same thing from happening at your...

IRS: Tax breach much worse than originally thought

The cyberattack on U.S. taxpayer data reported by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this year now appears to be much worse than originally thought, the agency announced Monday, with as many as 300,000 citizens now believed to be...

SEC charges 32 in press release hacking, stock trading scheme

The agency's move comes in addition to charges against nine defendants brought by the DOJ

Nine charged in press release breaches, stock trading scheme

The defendants allegedly hacked into the networks of three press release sites and traded on nonpublic information

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