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Get serious about consumer data protection

Mar, 21/08/2018 - 11:28pd
LinuxSecurity.com: The idea that organizations should be doing more to protect the personal data they hold about individuals has been gaining ground in recent years. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sparked a scramble to operationalize data management and security.

Ohio Man Sentenced to 15 Years for BEC Scam

Mar, 21/08/2018 - 11:24pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Chief US District Judge Janet Hall last week sentenced Olumuyiwa Adejumo to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a business email compromise scheme targeting organizations in the United States. His sentence will be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Augusta Health Center Reveals Historic Breach

Mar, 21/08/2018 - 11:20pd
LinuxSecurity.com: A leading US healthcare organization (HCO) has admitted that a phishing attack last September may have led to the compromise of highly sensitive data on nearly half a million patients.

Corporate pre-crime: The ethics of using AI to identify future insider threats

Hën, 20/08/2018 - 12:07md
LinuxSecurity.com: To protect corporate networks against malware, data exfiltration and other threats, security departments have systems in place to monitor email traffic, URLs and employee behaviors. With artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, this data can also be used to make predictions.

UK hacking prosecutions plummet with only 47 charges recorded last year

Hën, 20/08/2018 - 12:01md
LinuxSecurity.com: Cyberattacks are now a daily occurrence and hardly a week goes by when we don't hear of a major data breach -- but despite rising numbers of hacking events, prosecutions rates are falling in the United Kingdom.

The Rise of Bespoke Ransomware

Dje, 19/08/2018 - 11:53pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Drawing from a recent study by SophosLabs, Principal Research Scientist Chester Wisniewski highlights a shift to the rise of more targeted and sophisticated ransomware threats, such as SamSam.

Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network

Dje, 19/08/2018 - 11:48pd
LinuxSecurity.com: An Australian teenager hacked into Apple's enterprise computer network, making off with 90 gigabytes of data before being discovered. He also accessed an undisclosed number of customer accounts during his year-long intrusion.

The state of cybersecurity at small organizations

Sht, 18/08/2018 - 3:39md
LinuxSecurity.com: ESG recently completed a research survey of 400 cybersecurity and IT professionals working at small organizations (i.e. 50 to 499 employees) in North America. As you can imagine, these firms tend to have a small staff responsible for cybersecurity and IT, reporting to business management rather than CIOs or CISOs. (Note: I am an employee of ESG.)

The 5 Challenges of Detecting Fileless Malware Attacks

Sht, 18/08/2018 - 3:34md
LinuxSecurity.com: Fileless malware attacks can be seen as the perfect crime of opportunity. The initial vector of an attack appears as a seemingly innocuous business email with a link to a bill or other update.

AI in cybersecurity: what works and what doesn't

Pre, 17/08/2018 - 11:52pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Let's start by dispelling the most common misconception: There is very little if any true artificial intelligence (AI) being incorporated within enterprise security software. The fact that the term comes up frequently is largely to do with marketing, and very little to do with the technology.

Mastering email security with DMARC, SPF and DKIM

Pre, 17/08/2018 - 11:47pd
LinuxSecurity.com: Despite making some progress, a trio of email security protocols has seen a rocky road of deployment in the past year. Going by their acronyms SPF, DKIM and DMARC, the three are difficult to configure and require careful study to understand how they inter-relate and complement each other with their protective features.

Indian Bank Loses $13.5m in Global Attack

Enj, 16/08/2018 - 11:37pd
LinuxSecurity.com: An Indian bank has lost nearly 944m rupees ($13.5m) after hackers withdrew the funds from ATMs around the world and made other fraudulent SWIFT transfers.