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 •  April 5

Companies in the UK are being fined by the government for not properly securing their data. Is this a model the U.S. and other countries should adopt? News broke recently that there would be fines of up to £17m in the UK for companies that have poor or inadequate cyber security measures in place. Specifically, if a company fails to effectively...

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 •  January 27

Cybersecurity risks are on the rise. While the high-profile breaches at Target and Yahoo! captured our attention, they have also distracted us from the prevalence of cybersecurity risks in everyday life. The number of cyber-security breaches has more than doubled over the past few years. In the third quarter of 2016, over 18 million new forms of...

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 •  December 27, 2017

Man arrested for threatening to hack company unless firm fires female employee and hires him While there are many ways that one make himself or herself stand out to get hired at a company of his or her choice, but this Washington-based man chose to threaten a company to fire its current employee and hire him instead or be ready to face dreadful...

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 •  October 29, 2017

2016 has had its fair share of record-setting cyberattacks and security breaches emphasizing how much the security landscape has evolved. Cloud-based application delivery platform Incapsula reported a massive 650 Gbps distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on its network. Today, things are much worse. 2017 has been the worst year to date with...

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 •  September 23, 2017

Researchers hack security camera networks with IR LEDs Cybersecurity experts from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel have demonstrated that security cameras infected with malware can be hacked invisibly and controlled using infrared (IR) light, which then can be used to either infiltrate a network or disclose sensitive information...

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 •  August 17, 2017

HBO hacking saga continues: Company’s social media accounts hacked HBO, the popular entertainment network, suffered a major blow on Wednesday night when a notorious a hacking group broke into the company’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. “Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security, HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security –...

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 •  August 14, 2017

Researchers inject malware code in a strand of DNA With each passing day, hackers are using innovative ways to breach cyber security systems. One such inventive method of hacking a computer is via DNA. Researchers at the University of Washington claims to have successfully injected a malware program into a DNA sample and use it to hack into a...

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 •  July 16, 2017

Russian Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab removed from approved list of software vendors by the Trump government Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab suffered a jolt from the Donald Trump administration on Tuesday when it announced that it had removed the former from two lists of approved vendors used by state departments and government...