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Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec: On How To Tell If You Are Cyber Secure

Last Monday – the 15th – password storage maker LastPass was hacked, exposing the email addresses and encrypted master passwords of its users. Last Tuesday – the 16th – in Congressional testimony, House Oversight Chairman, Jason Chaffetz, said that federal cybersecurity “stinks” in response to the governmental breach that happened earlier this month, exposing the …

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Hunt for Deep Panda intensifies in trenches of U.S.-China cyberwar

Security researchers have many names for the hacking group that is one of the suspects for the cyberattack on the U.S. government’s Office of Personnel Management: PinkPanther, KungFu Kittens, Group 72 and, most famously, Deep Panda. But to Jared Myers and colleagues at cybersecurity company RSA, it is called Shell Crew, and Myers’ team is …

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Be paranoid: 10 terrifying extreme hacks

Any device with a computer chip can be hacked, but not all hacks are created equal. In fact, in a world where tens of millions of computers are compromised by malware every year and nearly every company’s network is owned, truly innovative or thought-provoking hacks are few and far between.

Survey Roundup: Execs Lack Visibility in IT Security

Oh, Say Can You See?: A survey of 350 C-suite executives by cybersecurity analytics company RedSeal found while 60% of respondents said they could “beyond a reasonable doubt” assure their boards the company was secure, 86% said there were gaps in their ability to see and understand all that was happening inside their networks.

Cyber-thieves cash in from malware

Cyber-thieves can reap returns of almost 1,500% when they invest in ransomware, a study suggests. Trustwave looked at how much cash typical cybercriminals spend and what their potential profits might be. It estimated it would cost $5,900 (£3,860) to buy a ransomware kit that could return up to $90,000 in one month of operation. Read …

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