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Attacks on Android Soared 40% in Q2

Despite a rise in attacks, the average number of malicious variants remains surprisingly limited, according to a report from Avast. Cyberattacks on Android devices jumped 40% year-over-year in the second quarter fueled by cybercriminals capitalizing on increasing popularity of mobile banking. "We ar...
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Equifax says 143 million consumers potentially hacked

Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday a hack exposed the personal details of potentially 143 million U.S. consumers between mid-May and July. The company's shares were down 5.4 percent in after-market trading. The company said criminals had accessed details including na...
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1.9 Billion Data Records Exposed in First Half of 2017

Every second, 122 records are exposed in breaches around the globe, a new report shows. And that's doesn't even include the new Equifax breach data. More than 10 million data records are pilfered or lost every day around the world, a rate of more than 7,000 per minute: and that's only the numbers fr...
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Hacking Your Phone

Hacking Your Phone from CBS News: https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/hacking-your-phone-2/ Sharyn Alfonsi reports on how cellphones and mobile phone networks are vulnerable to hacking.   Read Full Article

Unwanted Hotel Guests: Russia's Fancy Bear

Experts have long warned that connecting to unknown networks is potentially risky since those who have access to one can spy on traffic. Now FireEye says new research has uncovered signs of a stealthy attack that is intended to steal authentication credentials from hotel patrons' computers. Read Ful...
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Hackers Leak ‘Game Of Thrones’ Documents and HBO Emails

When hackers broke into HBO's systems last month, the cable network's executives told staffers that they didn't believe its email system had been compromised "as a whole." Read Full Article

FedEx Warns NotPetya Will 'Negatively Affect' Profits

FedEx, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, says that its TNT Express international courier delivery service subsidiary continues to experience "widespread service delays," tied, in part, to employees having to use manual processes in the wake of the June 27 malware outbreak. Read Full Article

FBI Blames Iranian Hackers for Stealing US Missile Tech

Two Iranian nationals remain at large after being charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with hacking into a Vermont-based engineering firm and stealing software used to develop projectiles, ranging from bullets to GPS-guided artillery shells and missiles. Read Full Article

$115 Million Settlement in Massive Anthem Breach Case

Health insurer Anthem has agreed to a proposed $115 million deal to settle a class action lawsuit over a 2015 cyberattack that resulted in a breach affecting nearly 78.9 million individuals. Attorneys representing plaintiffs said in a statement the $115 million deal, if approved by the California fe...
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CopyCat Malware Infects 14 Million Android Devices

A new malware strain is discovered with a novel approach to infecting Android handheld devices with adware. Millions of Android devices have been hit with a new malware strain called CopyCat that uses a unique approach to injecting the devices with adware, according to a researcher with Check Point'...
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Verizon Breach: 6 Million Customer Accounts Exposed

Verizon has apologized after a contractor failed to secure a large batch of customer information, leading to data relating to 6 million customers' accounts being exposed. But it's unclear if Verizon - the largest wireless carrier in the United States - plans to notify affected customers. Read Full A...
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MillerCoors’ $100-Million IT Lawsuit Warning

MillerCoors’ $100-million lawsuit against an IT contractor is getting messier. The contractor, HCL, recently filed a counterclaim disputing the brewer’s allegation that it owns responsibility for a troubled ERP project.  HCL is accusing the brewer of making it a “scapegoat” for its own problems...
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WannaCry Forces Honda to Take Production Plant Offline

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'Crash Override’ Malware Heightens Fears for US Electric Grid

'Crash Override’ Malware Heightens Fears for US Electric Grid
Morgan Chalfant June 15, 2017 The identification of malware tied to a cyberattack on Ukraine last year is putting a renewed focus on threats to America’s electric grid. Security firms ESET and Dragos revealed the malware, dubbed “Crash Override” or “Industroyer,” this week. According to the research...
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Ironclad Encryption Corporation Engages with AOI to Co-Develop

Ironclad Encryption Corporation Engages with AOI to Co-Develop the ICE Box Secure Communication Appliance Enabling Secure Mobile Communications

Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth

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Ironclad Engages with PollenTech Oy

Ironclad Engages with PollenTech Oy to Create the First Truly Secure Mobile Communication Platform for Consumers and Enterprise

Home Depot to Pay Banks $25 Million in Data Breach Settlement

Jeff John Roberts Mar 09, 2017   Home Depot has taken another step to move on from its colossal 2014 data breach, which involved hackers stealing email or credit card information from more than 50 million customers by infiltrating self check-out terminals. In a new settlement with dozens of ban...
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Hackers Breach Law Firms, Including Cravath and Weil Gotshal

Hackers broke into the computer networks at some of the country’s most prestigious law firms, and federal investigators are exploring whether they stole confidential information for the purpose of insider trading, according to people familiar with the matter. The firms include Cravath Swaine & M...
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The security flaws at the heart of the Panama Papers

The front-end computer systems of Mossack Fonseca are outdated and riddled with security flaws, analysis has revealed.The law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers hack has shown an "astonishing" disregard for security, according to one expert. Amongst other lapses, Mossack Fonseca has failed to u...
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