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Cyber Crime Costs Jump by 19%

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It's no surprise—the cost to businesses of cyber crime continues to climb. This new study by the Ponemon Institute shows average annual losses to companies worldwide now exceed $7.7 million, with studied companies losing up to $65 million. But companies are fighting back and using ...
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Insider Breaches: 40% of Firms Think They’ll be Hit

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Some 40% of businesses believe they’ll suffer an insider breach in the next 12 months, with many more claiming their company doesn’t do enough to raise awareness of cyber threats, according to Clearswift. The DLP firm polled 500 IT decision makers and 4,000 employees in ...
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Data Breaches Now In-Line With 2014 Record Pace

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The latest account from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there has been a total of 717 data breaches recorded through December 1, 2015, and that more than 176 million records have been exposed. The annual total includes 21.5 million records exposed in ...
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The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat: The Energy Sector

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Cybersecurity has been at the forefront of the news for several years. Coverage of the space usually focuses on a breach at a consumer-facing company, resulting in people’s credit cards, bank and personal records being stolen. As bad as these kinds of incidents are, however, ...
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Research shows 12 new malware strains discovered every minute

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There was an explosion in new strains of malware in the first six months of 2015, according to security researchers at G DATA. They recorded a 64.8 percent increase in new malware strains for the first half of 2015 compared to the first six months ...
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Medical Websites Targeted By 26% Of All Malware In 2015, Digital Assault On Healthcare Ramps Up

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It’s never been more dangerous to visit a healthcare-related website. From insurance companies to self-help websites, hackers launched more attacks on the health industry than any other over the first half of 2015. That’s according to a report published Thursday by G Data, the German ...
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Ark., Md. Providers Notify Patients of Health Data Breaches

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Recently, two health data breaches were reported in Arkansas and Maryland. Although neither of these incidents included billing or Social Security information, they did both result in HIPAA notification letters due to potential PHI disclosure. Former employees bring patient information to new practice On October ...
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House probes cyber threats to power grid

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House members are raising concerns about the vulnerability of the nation’s infrastructure to crippling cyber attacks. Two subcommittees of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a joint hearing Wednesday to assess the energy industry’s preparedness for potential attacks. “We’re all familiar with the ...
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Consumers Don’t Believe Retailers Will Keep Data Safe

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As more consumers give their personal data over to the retailers they buy from, protecting that information is a critical element of maintaining consumer confidence. Unfortunately, a recent report shows that there’s a short supply of public faith in retail cybersecurity.   Read more>>
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TalkTalk hit by data breach and ransom demand

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TalkTalk announced that it has been the target of a data breach—its third such attack this year. Details are sketchy because the investigation just began and is still ongoing, but in a worst-case scenario it’s possible the attackers have accessed the entire customer database—compromising sensitive ...
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