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    FBI: Reported Internet-Enabled Crime Losses Hit $1.3 Billion

    Reported losses due to internet crime last year totaled $1.3 billion, according to the FBI’s Internet Complaint Center, or IC3. That’s, based on 298,728 complaints registered with the bureau by U.S. residents in 2016. “This past year, the top three crime types reported by victims were non-payment and non-delivery, personal data breach and payment scams,” […]

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    Is Your FTP Server Waiting for a Hacker?

    The FBI recently warned that hackers are aggressively targeting insecure file transfer protocol servers to steal medical data from healthcare organizations. It came as little surprise to those who have been closely watching how thieves capitalize on configuration mistakes in databases and servers. While it would be difficult to find an IT manager who hasn’t […]

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    Emory Healthcare Database Breach: What Happened?

    An attack on a database used by Emory Healthcare for patient appointments is the largest health data breach reported to federal regulators so far in 2017. The incident, which exposed data on almost 80,000 individuals, seems to spotlight a persistent problem facing a growing number of organizations that use misconfigured MongoDB and other similar databases, […]

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    U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul on Homeland Cybersecurity

      U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, says Washington must accept that we are losing on the global cyber battlefield. But the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee contends the Trump administration now has the opportunity to turn the tide by prioritizing cybersecurity and investing the right resources in partnerships and defense. In an exclusive audio […]

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    FTC vs. D-Link: A Warning to the IoT Industry

    Internet-of-things vendors beware: The complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission against router and camera manufacturer D-Link could signal the start of a long-term battle to fix systemic industry problems. D-Link left doors open in its products for hackers through poor security practices, the FTC alleges in a five-count complaint filed in federal court on […]

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    THE IMPACT OF BRITISH IP BILL ON TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS AND THE DARK WEB

    Are you sensitive as to internet privacy? If so, then the IP Bill will definitely not be your favorite decision. What is this decision and how will it affect people everywhere in the world? According to the Investigatory Powers Bill, all communications will suffer the lack of privacy online. The Internet Service Providers will need to […]

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    SOMEONE STOLE $3.6M FROM A MIAMI BANK; OFFICIALS OBLIVIOUS FOR 6 MONTHS

    The Miami Beach City Hall’s Sun Trust Bank is in the news for all the wrong reasons. According to reports, malicious cyber-criminals were stealing cash from the bank since the summer of 2016 and the theft remained unnoticed until now. Too late now since the bank has already lost $3.6million. It is being speculated that […]

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    Wikileaks Support Account Deletes Tweet about Making Database of Verified Accounts

    Wikileaks is known for leaking data that may be impossible to get your hands on otherwise, but on 6th Jan 2017, in now a deleted Tweet from the official and verified Wikileaks support account it was stated that the organization was “thinking of making an online database with all “verified” twitter accounts & their family/job/financial/housing relationships.” It […]

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    Anonymous Hacks, Defaces Bilderberg Group Website Against World Crisis

    The online hacktivist group Anonymous along with their counterparts from HackBack movement have hacked and defaced the official website of The Bilderberg Group also known as Bilderberg Club, Bilderberg meetings and Bilderberg conference, an annual private conference of 120 to 150 people of the North American and European political elite, media personalities, industrial and finance giants […]

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    OurMine Group Hacks Nat Geo Photography’s Twitter Account

    The OurMine hacking group is back with yet another high-profile social media hack. This time, the group has hacked the official Twitter account of Nat Geo Photography about an hour ago and started a series of Tweets to its 2.71 million followers. After taking over the verified account of Nat Geo Photography the group posted their signature tweet […]

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    Microsoft May Stop Forcing You to Upgrade to Windows 10

    Automatic updates have been the most irritating and annoying feature of the otherwise decent version of Microsoft’s Windows 10. Users became so disturbed by this feature that even Microsoft became worried and noticed a sharp decline in users of its latest version of Windows. Many were switching back to older versions just to avoid automatic […]

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    Three Chinese Hackers Made Millions by Hacking American Law Firms

    The threats for law firms which offer legal advice on mergers have evolved from worrying about deal tips getting leaked to the hacking of deal tips. Nowadays, companies and organizations are much more worried about hacking attacks than employees giving away deal tips. This assumption was proven to be true when several US-based law firms […]