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"WannaMine" attacks, and how to avoid them.

It's suddenly all over the news. In hindsight, it was a matter of "not if, but when". Sophos just warned against a new hybrid worm that combines the ETERNALBLUE exploit and cryptomining.

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Could Your Biggest Cyberthreat Be Greedy Cryptocurrency Miners?

Last week, cybersecurity firm Check Point published its regular Global Threat Index. Malware that hijacks workstations to mine cryptocoins has apparently become the most popular infection on the planet.

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[Heads-up] New Evil AI Attacking Employees With Ransomware

Wall Street Journal reporter Kate Fazzini wrote a very useful warning in the dedicated WSJ Pro cyber security newsletter. If you need budget for 2018 security awareness training, I recommend you send this extract to your C-level execs:

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Uber: 57 Million Records Stolen But Kept it Hidden For a Year

Oh boy. Uber is known for pushing the limits of the law and has dozens of lawsuits pending against it, but this one went too far and now comes the reckoning.

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Newark City Hall Computers Infected With Ransomware

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Ransomware. The City of Newark’s computer system has been disable...

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The 3 B's of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses to Avoid Breaking the Bank

A great article by Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Director, Ostrom Wo...

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A Look Inside the Tech Support Scam

Dennis Fisher at OnThe Wire reported on some fascinating research by three PhD candidates at Stony B...

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SecureWorks Exposes Phishing Russian Hacker Gang

Atlanta-based SecureWorks has a Counter Threat Unit which has been closely watching the Russian hacker ga...

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CEO Punished for Yahoo Breaches

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will pay a penalty for the two breaches the company suffered in 2013 and 2014 by ...

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Seven Reasons Why You Need to Create a Human Firewall

Employees are your last line of defense and need to become an additional security layer when (not if) att...

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First-Ever Mac Macro Malware Discovered

Appleinsider reported Feb 9, 2017: "Mac malware discovered in Microsoft Word document with auto-running m...

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U.S. Cyber Command struggles to retain top cybersecurity talent

Top official in Defense Department's cybersecurity unit says organization is doing an ‘effective jo...

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FFIEC Issues Statement on Safeguarding the Cybersecurity of Interbank Messaging and Payment Networks

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) members today advised financial institutio...

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Netflix Resets Passwords Following LinkedIn, Myspace Breaches

Heads up for those who tend to reuse the same password across the Web: If you want to get back into your ...

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Fed Inspector General Plans Information Security Audit

The Federal Reserve’s Office of the Inspector General is planning an audit of the Fed’s infor...

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Dropbox Smeared in Week of Megabreaches

Last week, LifeLock and several other identity theft protection firms erroneously alerted their customers...

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