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Hacking Team hack: cybersecurity firm ‘sold spying tools to oppressive regimes to let them spy on activists and journalists’, hack claims

Hacking Team, an Italian set of hackers that hires out its services to governments and other organisations, has been hacked. The documents taken in the attack have been leaked online, appearing to show the company’s dealings with a range of oppressive governments. Read more. Share on: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

The cybersecurity industry’s billion dollar scam

The cybersecurity industry can be romanticized as a crime-fighting cabal of protectors facing off against hackers to keep the Internet safe. In this version of the story, there are good guys and bad guys, and the good guys do everything they can to keep their adversaries at bay. Read more. Share on: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

7 things to do when your business is hacked

Hint: Success of the incident response team will depend heavily on the preparation done before the breach The first thing an IT security executive should do after the corporate network has been breached is fall back on the incident response plan that was put in place well before attackers got through the carefully constructed defenses. …

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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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