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FBI said to investigate possible hack of another Democratic Party organization

The FBI is said to be investigating yet another suspected hack of a Democratic Party organization, this time of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that raises funds for Democrats running for the House of Representatives.

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Kimpton Hotels is investigating a possible payment card breach

Kimpton Hotels, operator of boutique hotels across the U.S., says it is investigating reports of a possible payment card data breach. If confirmed, it would become the latest in a string of successful attacks on hotel chain operators...

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FBI probes DNC hack as suspicions of Russian involvement widen

The FBI has launched an investigation into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s servers, as more evidence surfaced about Russia’s possible involvement in the attack.

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Hackers have targeted 130 restaurants at Cicis pizza chain

More than 130 restaurants at the Cicis pizza chain were the recent target of hackers, and customers' credit card data may have been stolen.

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New HIPAA guidance addresses ransomware

The U.S. Department of Human Services has released new guidance for health care companies that focuses on the growing threat of ransomware, stresses the need for better education and regular backups, and confirms that a ransomware...

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The history of ransomware

See more than 20 variants of these attacks through the years.

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How to improve your incident response plan

A well-formed, and well-tested, incident response can determine how well an organization responds to a data breach. CSO Online looks at how you can improve your own incident response plan so to reduce the impact of that data breach.

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How a healthcare hacker is pressuring victims to pay up

TheDarkOverlord claims to have stolen 10 million patient records and is selling them on the black market. But in the meantime, the hacker has also been trying to extort his victims with the promise that the data will never be sold, if...

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Companies failing to plan for many cyber dangers

Only 22 percent of companies have a comprehensive plan in place to deal with major cybersecurity incidents, according to a new survey from KPMG and British Telecom. Meanwhile, 97 percent said they have been the victims of a digital...

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Wearables could compromise corporate data

Smartwatches, fitness trackers and other wearable devices that are connected to corporate Wi-Fi networks could lead to serious privacy and security issues, experts say.

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6 high-tech ways thieves can steal connected cars

Your car provides you with more than just transportation. And criminals want at that information.

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Wendy's hack was bigger than thought and exposed credit card data

A data breach that hit Wendy's fast food restaurants targeted customer credit card information and was more than three times bigger than originally disclosed.

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Study: More than 50% of SMBs were breached in the past year

"Negligent employees or contractors and third parties caused most data breaches," according to the report. "However, almost one-third of companies in this research could not determine the root cause."

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Adultery website Ashley Madison is being investigated by the FTC

The company behind Ashley Madison, the adultery website that was hacked last year, is reportedly facing an investigation from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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June 2016: The month in hacks and breaches

Here's how the summer is heating up for hackers.

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DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 denies Russian links and mocks security firms

The hacker who claims to have breached the Democratic National Committee’s networks is trying to beat back accusations that he’s linked with the Russian government.

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Terror-suspect database used by banks, governments, has been leaked

A database described by some as a “terrorism blacklist” has fallen into the hands of a white-hat hacker who may decide to leak it online.

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11 ways to fight off ransomware

These tips will help keep your PC safe from malware.

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