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More than 200 million records containing a wide range of property-related information on US residents were left exposed on a database that was accessible on the web without requiring any password or authentication. The exposed data — a mix of personal and demographic details — included the name, address, email address, age, gender, ethnicity, employment, …

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Shortly after Cisco’s released its early report on a large-scale hacking campaign that infected over half a million routers and network storage devices worldwide, the United States government announced the takedown of a key internet domain used for the attack. Yesterday we reported about a piece of highly sophisticated IoT botnet malware that infected over …

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Cybercriminals have figured out a way to abuse widely-used Memcached servers to launch over 51,000 times powerful DDoS attacks than their original strength, which could result in knocking down of major websites and Internet infrastructure. In recent days, security researchers at Cloudflare, Arbor Networks, and Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 noticed that hackers are now …

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In the digital age, one of the most popular sayings is—if you’re not paying, then you’re not the customer, you’re the product. While downloading apps on their smartphones, most users may not realize how much data they collect on you. Believe me; it’s way more than you can imagine. Nowadays, many app developers are following …

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Whenever we feel like the Locky ransomware is dead, the notorious threat returns with a bang. Recently, researchers from two security firms have independently spotted two mass email campaigns, spreading two different, but new variants of the Locky ransomware. Lukitus Campaign Sends 23 Million Emails in 24 Hours The campaign spotted by researchers at AppRiver …

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A recent data breach at Dow Jones exposed data including names, addresses, and partial credit card numbers from millions of customers, according to a Monday report from UpGuard. The reason for the leak? Dow Jones simply chose the wrong permission settings for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 data repository. By configuring the settings the …

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A “major breach” of the US government’s critical infrastructure is coming, sometime in the next two years, and defense agencies won’t be able to stop it. That startling prediction was made by 60% of cybersecurity professionals, surveyed by Black Hat for its Portrait of an Imminent Cyber Threat report, published on Thursday. For the report, …

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Enlarge / Code in Tuesday’s attack, shown on the left, was altered to permanently destroy data. Tuesday’s massive outbreak of malware that shut down computers around the world has been almost universally blamed on ransomware, which by definition seeks to make money by unlocking data held hostage only if victims pay a hefty fee. Now, …

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Image: iStock/korionov A recent research report from security organization Absolute and the Ponemon Institute said that over the past year, malware infections increased 53%, malware severity increased 46%, and more than half of endpoints contain sensitive information and are vulnerable to attack. The survey also found that massive amounts of time and money are wasted …