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FBI Investigates University of Virginia Data Breach

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently notified the University of Virginia (UVA) of a data exposure following an extensive law enforcement investigation. The University confirmed that, as a result of a phishing email scam, unauthorized individuals were able to access the human resources system, thus ...
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Malware Campaign Targets Facebook

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A fresh malware attack targeted specifically at businesses and consumers who use Facebook has been devised, making use of social engineering and phishing. The Comodo Threat Research Lab team has found that the Facebook malware tries to represent itself as an email from Facebook which ...
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Medical Data Breaches at Blue Shield, New West Expose 46,000 Customers’ Info

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Two health service providers recently acknowledged data breaches affecting thousands of clients. Blue Shield of California says the personal information of almost 21,000 people who enrolled in coverage between October 2013 and December 2015 may have been exposed as a result of a data breach ...
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The ins and outs of deception for cyber security

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It is no longer debated that a prevention only security strategy is enough. Security teams must go on the offense and create an environment that provides continuous real-time detection against an ever-changing landscape of cyber threats, and deception tools can play a critical role. Deception ...
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Experts predict more cyber attacks on universities

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Attacks on major state universities will continue in 2016, according to a non-profit cybersecurity readiness organization that specializes in the public sector. And the problem is exacerbated because some state or small governments don’t have ‘mature’ cybersecurity plans in place, so they can’t mitigate it. ...
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How Hackers Took Down a Power Grid

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It was an unseasonably warm afternoon in Ukraine on Dec. 23 when the power suddenly went out for thousands of people in the capital, Kiev, and western parts of the country. While technicians struggled for several hours to turn the lights back on, frustrated customers ...
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The 3 biggest security threats of 2016

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You can hardly look at tech news without seeing reports of viruses, Trojans, data breaches, ransomware, remote hacking, ATM skimmers and plenty of other threats to your money and information. According to security companyKaspersky, 34.2% of computer users experienced at least one Web attack in ...
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Employee Error Leading Cause of Data Breaches, New Survey Says

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A company’s cybersecurity is only as strong as its weakest link. “Employee error” turns out to be the most common reason for a data breach at companies, according to a new cybersecurity report released Wednesday by the Association of Corporate Counsel. This means the breach ...
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Top security stories of 2015

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Not a shocker to have data breaches lead the way as criminals get ever more devious.   As many as 11 million customers may have been affected by a data breach at U.S. health insurance provider Premera Blue Cross, in the second large attack against ...
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Target in $39.4 million settlement with banks over data breach

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Target Corp has agreed to pay $39.4 million to resolve claims by banks and credit unions that said they lost money because of the retailer's late 2013 data breach. The settlement filed on Wednesday resolves class-action claims by lenders seeking to hold Target responsible for ...
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