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What To Do When Ransomware Strikes
Publicado el: Wednesday August 21, 2019

An employee walks over to your office, fingers fidgeting and brow sweating. They tell you that there’s something you have to see. Concerned, you quickly rush to their desk. On their computer screen is a single message that reads: “We have gained access to your computer and your files have been encrypted. If you want …

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MoviePass Exposes 161M Records
Publicado el: Wednesday August 21, 2019

It was recently reported that movie ticket subscription service MoviePass has exposed tens of thousands of customer card numbers because a critical server was not protected with a password. The database contained 161 million records at the time of writing and growing in real-time. Many of the records were normal computer-generated logging messages used to …

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PokerTracker.com Hacked To Inject Payment Card Stealing Script
Publicado el: Wednesday August 21, 2019

A curious case of web-based card skimming activity revealed that the Poker Tracker website had been compromised and loaded a Magecart script – code that steals payment information from customers. Online poker enthusiasts use the Poker Tracker software suite to improve their winning chances by making decisions based on statistics compiled from the opponents’ gameplay, …

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Apple’s iOS 12.4 Update Leaves iPhones Open To Jailbreaking
Publicado el: Wednesday August 21, 2019

It has been reported that iPhone hackers have discovered Apple’s most recent iOS update, 12.4, released in July, accidentally reopened a code-execution vulnerability that was previously patched – a vulnerability that can be abused to jail-break iThings. A security researcher going by the name of Pwn20wnd released a public jailbreak that exploits the reintroduced bug, and marks one of the first free …

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New Krebs Findings On Bulletproof Proxy Networks & Automated Cyber Threats
Publicado el: Tuesday August 20, 2019

In response to findings published today in Krebs on Security on The Rise of “Bulletproof” Residential Networks, an expert with Cequence Security offers perspective on Brian Krebs’ research and Cequence Security’s own recent findings on Bulletproof Proxy Networks.

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Texas Cyber Attack Has Taken 23 Government Agencies Offline
Publicado el: Tuesday August 20, 2019

It has been reported that the Department of Information Resources (DIR) has confirmed that the state of Texas has been responding to a cyber-attack that has affected at least 23 government agencies. Details are at a minimum at the moment as the Department of Information Resources (DIR) leads the response and investigation into the attacks. Texas released …

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The Most Common Hack Is Also The Most Successful. Here’s How To Fight It.
Publicado el: Monday August 19, 2019

Despite what movies might show, most hacks don’t involve frantic typing or brute-force attacks. In fact, Verizon’s “2017 Data Breach Investigations” report revealed that 90 percent of successful hacks aren’t hacks at all: They’re social engineering. Simply put, social engineering is about manipulating people rather than computers. Modern hackers have discovered that it is easier …

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How To Overcome 3 Key Challenges Of Shared Responsibility In The Cloud
Publicado el: Monday August 19, 2019

The cloud is changing the nature of business with a powerful approach to streamlining operations and staying current with the latest technology. But as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. In this case, that responsibility breaks down into two sides: cloud vendors and the companies that use them. Cloud service providers are …

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“Learning The Lessons” – Why GDPR Compliance Matters
Publicado el: Monday August 19, 2019

It is well over a year now since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. It was a defining moment in the history of data privacy. It shone a spotlight on data protection, helping to turn it into a top priority for organisations worldwide. It engendered stricter laws in California, New Zealand …

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One In Four People Would Be Willing To Buy Back Their Private Information From The Black Market
Publicado el: Monday August 19, 2019

One in four people would be willing to buy back their private information from the black market, according to new research. A study of 2,000 people explored the value placed on private information available online and keeping their passwords secure — and it found the number willing to buy back their information jumps to nearly 50 …

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