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A hard drive's LED light can be used to covertly leak data

The seemingly harmless blinking lights on servers and desktop PCs may give away secrets if a hacker can hijack them with malware.

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Indiana joins Idaho in claiming DHS tried to hack their election systems

Indiana claims DHS scanned the state's electoral system tens of thousands of times without permission.

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Here’s how the U.S. government can bolster cybersecurity

Almost 20 years ago, Chris Wysopal was among a group of hackers who testified before Congress, warning about the dangers of the internet.

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7 tips to turn threat data into true threat intelligence

Threat intelligence can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Here are some tips to make sure you are making the most of it.

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Sophos CEO sounds the alarm on enterprise ransomware attacks

Ransomware is increasingly becoming a problem for companies, and the CEO of a leading computer security firm says he fears 2017 could see entire companies shut down until they pay up or risk losing all their data.

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Hacker breached 63 universities and government agencies

A security firm claims the Russian-speaking hacker Rasputin has breached a total of 63 universities in the US and UK and government agencies in the US.

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Researchers trick 'CEO' email scammer into giving up identity

Businesses targeted in email phishing schemes don’t always have to play the victim. They can actually fight back.

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IBM Watson: Regular A.I. by day, cybercrime fighter by night

IBM Watson has a new job -- fighting cybercrime.

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Why Twitter's new anti-harassment tools will fail

Twitter's new policies won't solve the harassment problem, and they'll ruin engagement, too.

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'Fileless malware' attacks, used on banks, have been around for years

Fileless malware attacks, which were recently discovered in the networks of at least 140 banks, telecoms and governments, account for about 15% of known attacks today and have been around for years.

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'Invisible' memory-based malware hit over 140 banks, telecoms and government agencies

Attackers are using 'invisible' methods of attack and malware that hides in memory instead of on hard drives to steal passwords and other sensitive data from banks and enterprises across 40 countries. Anti-forensic techniques such as...

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Polish banks on alert after mystery malware found on computers

Malware discovered on computers and servers of several Polish banks has put the country's financial sector in alert over potential compromises.

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Ransomware soars in 2016, while malware declines

A global cyberthreat report found that 2016 was a mixed bag: malware was down slightly, but ransomware attacks soared, up 167 times the number recorded in 2015.

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Hacker hijacks thousands of publicly exposed printers to warn owners

A hacker forced thousands of publicly exposed printers to spew out rogue messages in order to warn their owners about the risks of printer hacking.

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5 shocking new threats to your personal data

The internet and smartphones have come up with five new and surprising ways to steal or expose our personal data. These trends make panic sound like a good idea.

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Hackers seek company insiders on the black market

If you’re the CEO of a company, here’s another threat you need to worry about: hackers trying to recruit your employees for insider-related theft.

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In treason case, Russia alleges security experts aided U.S.

Two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service and a cybercrime investigator from Kaspersky Lab have reportedly been charged with treason for allegedly helping U.S. intelligence services.

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Police lost 8 years of evidence in ransomware attack

Texas cops decided not to pay the ransom, so video evidence and Office documents dating back to 2009 were lost.

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