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Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins

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Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A group called Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of website databases it claims to have hacked

US personnel agency takes system offline after hack

The agency has suffered two major hacks in recent months

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9 creative ways to destroy sensitive data

Feeling aggressive about getting rid of sensitive records? We've got the answer! Here are a few ways to ensure data security, including some that include a drill and a hammer; goggles optional.

Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code

The attack code, inserted into Magento, neatly lifts payment card details, according to Sucuri

Cisco warns of default SSH keys shipped in three products

The flaw could allow an attacker to decrypt traffic exchanged by three Cisco virtual appliances

OPM's efforts to fix IT security are criticized by auditor

Senators rip into agency director for data losses from major breach

Florida telemarketer, under FTC watch, suffers data breach

Advanced Tech Support said it believes it has fired the person responsible

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IT: Forget the device, secure the data

We delve deeper into how information security professionals are moving toward practices that secure the data itself rather than securing the device. What are these practices and what are their strengths and pitfalls?

The government is falling behind on application security

Three out of four government applications fail the OWASP Top 10 and the government is slacking off on fixing flaws, Veracode found

US, UK spies said to attack security software

Spies targeted Kaspersky Labs by reverse engineering its software, said a report in The Intercept

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How to stop the security breach tsunami

Are you really doing all you can to catch data thieves and prevent security breaches? Columnist Rob Enderle says if you haven’t deployed a user-based analytics program you are not doing all you can.

Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

The vulnerability was found in the SwiftKey keyboard, which comes preloaded on the devices

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Security gains a voice with communications specialist

Enlisting help from dedicated communications specialists can be a critical asset in defending organizations from rising security threats.

Lawmakers worry US OPM breaches endanger national security

A breach of the agency's security clearance database could lead to serious problems

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User error is an expected business problem

Costly awareness failings result from poor business processes and not stupid users.

FBI investigates St Louis Cardinals over Houston Astros hacking

Suspicions were raised after internal Astros information began appearing online last year

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6 breaches: Lessons, reminders, and potential ways to prevent them

Though all vastly different in scale and impact, the breaches at OPM, Sally Beauty Supply, Starbucks, Anthem, Adult Friend Finder, and Penn State teach valuable lessons and reminders about security vulnerabilities and the need to do...

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