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Dial 211 for cyberattacks

US consumers and businesses in a few states can now dial 211 for help when victimized by cybercrime. What's needed is a nationwide rollout.

CSO  >  ransomware / security threat

GandCrab cousin Sodinokibi made a fortune for ransomware pushers

By tracking down bitcoin wallets, researchers estimate that the Sodinokibi creators pocketed at least $4.5 million.

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Cobalt cybercrime group might be launching Magecart skimming attacks

Researchers link Magecart-based skimming attacks to Cobalt (a.k.a. Carbanak), whose cyber attacks have netted millions of dollars.

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What is a zero day? A powerful but fragile weapon

A zero day is a security flaw that has not yet been patched by the vendor and can be exploited. These vulnerabilities fetch high prices on the black market

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To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

A recent call for city leaders to stop paying ransomware demands underscores the need for municipalities to step up their cyber practices and have a good backup process in place.

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What is a botnet? When armies of infected IoT devices attack

A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing power to send large...

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Magecart payment card skimmer gang returns stronger than ever

Web-based card skimmers are becoming harder to detect and remove thanks to evolving techniques.

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What is malvertising? And how to protect against it

Malvertising, the practice of sprinkling malicious code to legitimate-looking ads, affects both small and large websites. Protecting against it is harder than it seems.

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10 things you should know about dark web websites

Catch a glimpse of what flourishes in the shadows of the internet.

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Cylance researchers discover powerful new nation-state APT

A new APT, dubbed White Company, is flexing its muscle on the world stage, and it has security researchers worried.

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What is SQL injection? How SQLi attacks work and how to prevent them

SQL injection is a type of attack that can give an adversary complete control over your web application database by inserting arbitrary SQL code into a database query.

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4 scams that illustrate the one-way authentication problem

These scams rely on tricking consumers into believing they are interacting with a trusted vendor. Here’s how vendors can prevent the scams.

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Who wants to go threat hunting?

Rob Lee talks about how he became one of the first threat hunters and how you can become one. It will take skills in IR, forensics, and security analytics.

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What is cyber resilience? Building cybersecurity shock absorbers for the enterprise

Sure, you’ve prepared for attacks and breaches, but how well can core business processes function when a crisis hits?

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10 types of hackers and how they'll harm you

Understanding the different types of hackers, what motivates them, and the malware they use can help you identify the attacks you are most likely to face and how to properly defend yourself and your organization.

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What is cross-site scripting (XSS)? Low-hanging fruit for both attackers and defenders

With XSS, attackers enter malicious code into a web form or web app URL to trick the application into doing something it's not supposed to do.

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Verizon report: Ransomware top malware threat of 2017, moving into critical systems

DDoS attacks are also on the rise, but spying reports are down. Fewer people are clicking on phishing links.

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Voting machine vendor firewall config, passwords posted on public support forum

"This is gold" for a nation-state attacker that wanted to hack an election.

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