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Report: Ransomware will ‘wreak havoc’ on critical infrastructure

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A new report gives a stark warning that ransomware will “wreak havoc on America's critical infrastructure community” in 2016. The report, published by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), compiled reported incidents of ransomware and predicted that previously exploited vulnerabilities will soon be utilized...

The next big threat in hacking — data sabotage

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As we speed into the future, an increasing number of components linked to our nation's and corporations' critical infrastructure are reliant on a connection to the Internet. The possibility of devastating cyberattacks from aggressive nation-states, cyberterrorists and hacktivists becomes much more real: All of Manhattan's...

Fresh APT Found Targeting Indian Military, Diplomats

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Evidence of an advanced persistent threat (APT) against Indian diplomatic and military resources has been brought to light. Proofpoint researchers have found that what initially appeared to be a relatively small email campaign sent to Indian embassies in Saudi Arabia and Kazakstan now appears much broader....

Data Breaches at Cox, Mansueto Expose Employees’ Personal Info

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Recent breaches at Cox Communications and Mansueto Ventures have exposed thousands of employees' personal data. Motherboard yesterday reported that approximately 40,000 Cox Communications employees' names, email addresses, phone numbers and other data were recently offered for sale on the dark Web. The hacker selling the data didn't...

Why Is Medical Data So Difficult to Protect?

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Breaches and identity theft involving medical data are on the rise. According to the Ponemon Institute, criminal attacks in health care have increased by 125 percent since 2010 and are now the leading cause of medical data breaches. The study also found that 91 percent...