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Researchers Shoot Down Yahoo Claim Of Nation-State Hack
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
InfoArmor says the attackers who stole a half-billion Yahoo user accounts were seasoned cybercriminals who later sold the booty to an Eastern European nation-state.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/29/2016
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Fear & Loathing In The Cloud
Tim Prendergast, Founder & CEO, Evident.ioCommentary
Whether you've already bought your ticket for the cloud or still have some issues to sort through, fine-tune your security practices to make sure your ride is a smooth one.
By Tim Prendergast Founder & CEO, Evident.io, 9/29/2016
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Russian Hackers Target Citizen Journalists Reporting On Malaysian Airlines Crash
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Bellingcats reporters have been hit with spear phishing attacks and account takeover attempts for over a year, ThreatConnect says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/28/2016
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Hacking The Polls: Where US Voting Processes Fall Short
Jeff Schilling, Chief of Operations and Security, ArmorCommentary
The patchwork of 50 decentralized state electoral systems threatens to disrupt our national election through ransomware attacks, hijacked voter registration rolls, and altered voting results.
By Jeff Schilling Chief of Operations and Security, Armor, 9/28/2016
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Beep Prepared: How Security Economics Can Help The Coyote Catch The Roadrunner
Tom Quillin, Director of Cyber Security Technology & Initiatives, Intel Corporation
The practice of security economics demonstrates how gaps in the security architecture impair business results.
By Tom Quillin Director of Cyber Security Technology & Initiatives, Intel Corporation, 9/28/2016
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FBI Probes Bid To Hack Democratic Party Officials Phones, Sources Say
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russia-backed criminals again likely to be behind this hacking which, if proven, could involve theft of sensitive data, say the sources.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/28/2016
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5 Best Practices For Winning the IoT Security Arms Race
Mark Benson & Brian Ericson, Exosite CTO & Software EngineerCommentary
By focusing on a pragmatic approach to security, its possible to develop IoT solutions that will reduce future risk without breaking the bank.
By Mark Benson, CTO, and Brian Ericson, , 9/27/2016
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Yahoo Sued By User Over 2014 Hacking
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New Yorker files lawsuit against Yahoo for recklessness and delay in uncovering hack of half a billion accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/27/2016
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Yahoo Breach: US Senator Seeks SEC Role In Probe
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Democrat Mark Warner asks US Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo completed obligations post breach discovery.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/27/2016
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Ransomware: Coming To A Hospital Near You?
Christiaan Beek, Threat Intelligence Research, Office of the CTO,Intel Security
10 ways to protect healthcare systems from ransomware and other malware infections.
By Christiaan Beek Threat Intelligence Research, Office of the CTO,Intel Security, 9/26/2016
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FBI Probes Dumping Of NSA Hack Tools On Public Site
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
National Security Agency says tools left exposed by mistake - and dumping by presumably Russia-backed hackers Shadow Brokers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/26/2016
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Yahoo Breach Could Delay $4.8 Billion Verizon Takeover
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Verizon may revisit contract with Yahoo on doubts of vulnerabilities in the system after 500 million accounts were found hacked.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/26/2016
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What The WADA Hack Proves About Today's Threat Landscape
Gary Newe, Director of Systems Engineering, F5 NetworksCommentary
Fancy Bear's initial release of data on four top American athletes reminds us all to reassess our risks.
By Gary Newe , 9/26/2016
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Adware Campaign Using Advanced Nation-State Obfuscation Techniques
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report from Carbon Black shows adware may be spreading ransomware, using similar tactics as Operation Aurora.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/26/2016
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Spam Levels Spike, Thanks In Part To Ransomware
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
By shipping banking Trojans and ransomware that turn big profits fast, spammers can now afford the high overhead of high-volume spam campaigns.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/23/2016
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Top Democrats Tell Putin To Halt Hacking Of US Political Parties
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russia trying to influence November presidential elections, say Senator Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/23/2016
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Biometric Skimmers Pose Emerging Threat To ATMs
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Even as financial institutions move to shore up ATM security with biometric mechanisms, cybercrooks are busy figuring out ways to beat them.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/22/2016
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Yahoo Reveals Nation State-Borne Data Breach Affecting A Half-Billion Users
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But still unconfirmed is whether the newly revealed attack is related to recently dumped Yahoo user credentials in an online cybercrime forum.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/22/2016
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Snowden: Hollywood Highlights 2 Persistent Privacy Threats
Will Ackerly, Co-Founder & CTO, VirtruCommentary
Oliver Stones movie shows us that while most of us have nothing to hide, we all have information worth protecting both technically and constitutionally.
By Will Ackerly Co-Founder & CTO, Virtru, 9/22/2016
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10 Ways To Lock Down Third-Party Risk
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Experts share ideas for closing potential security holes that leave organizations open to attack.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 9/22/2016
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