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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
CONSUMER SCAM ALERT: PHONE SCAMS COSTING VICTIMS - ALL OVER ONE WORD
04-02-2017 6:35 am - Kayla Thrailkill - PC PitStop
“Can You Hear Me Okay?” Consumer alerts have been booming regarding recent phone scams that are hitting nationwide. Scammers are calling, claiming to be from customer support teams. All they want to hear you say is “yes”. Often times the phone call will initiate as simple as, “This is Tom Jones
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
33.6M RECORDS HACKED FROM DUNN AND BRADSTREET ACCOUNTS INCLUDING THOSE OF U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL
03-26-2017 12:56 pm - Kayla Thrailkill - PC PitStop
Dun & Bradstreet Marketing experienced a breach to one of their databases. The database was 52 GB, which included 33.6 million files. According to eCommerce Times, the database belonged to NetProspex. The information exposed is basic contact information, very similar to what you may find on a business card — individual’s
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
GOOGLE CHROME USERS BEWARE: SPORA RANSOMWARE IS TARGETING YOU!
02-26-2017 5:41 am - Kayla Thrailkill - PC PitStop
A new ransomware campaign is targeting Google Chrome users. If Chrome users visit a compromised site, an alert will pop up prompting the user to “update” a Chrome font extension. The false update claims it need to execute because Hoefler Text is not found. Although this text font is legitimate, the
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
CYBER ALERT: RANSOMWARE SPREADS THROUGH FACEBOOK MESSENGER
11-27-2016 8:16 am - Kayla Thrailkill - PC Pitstop
Locky ransomware has wormed its way past the security features of Facebook Messenger. The malware is currently being spread by a malicious image link being sent through the messaging feature of the popular social media platform. Reports suggest Facebook is working to fix the issue. This all started with an image
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
FBI DIRECTOR ENCOURAGES PC USERS TO COVER THEIR WEBCAMS
09-25-2016 7:51 am - Kayla Thrailkill - PC Pitstop
FBI Director covers his webcam, and he wants you to too…FBI Director, James Comey, encourages PC users to be proactive and cover their webcams. This simple solution creates an additional layer of security. This quick fix won’t stop cyber criminals from hacking your webcam. This is merely a preventative measure to
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
MYSPACE & TUMBLR SECURITY BREACH TOTALS 425 MILLION RECORDS HACKED
06-05-2016 8:55 am - Kayla Thrailkill - PC PitStop Tech Talk
Two social media platforms were hacked years ago, but the data is now available to the highest bidder… Years have passes since the Tumblr and MySpace breaches, yet now appears be to the time to sell those 425 million records. Security researcher, Troy Hunt, reported to BBC News concerns that the
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
THE RANSOMWARE EPIDEMIC
04-12-2016 11:51 am - PC Matic - Tech Talk
Has the ransomware epidemic just begun? Ransomware takes your computer by storm, encrypting your most important files and demanding a payout in return for the ecryption key. Unless you have back-ups that are safe, you ultimately have no choice but to pay the ransom to get back whatever files they have
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
WARNING: NEW RANSOMWARE VIRUS COULD LOCK YOU OUT OF YOUR COMPUTER'S HARD DRIVE
04-03-2016 3:39 am - Blog - KnowBe4
Security researchers at Trend Micro have found a new type of ransomware that doesn’t encrypt specific files but makes the entire hard drive inaccessible. The malware has been named Petya and targets mainly companies. As if encrypting files and holding them hostage is not enough, cybercriminals who create and spread crypto-ransomware
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
RANSOMWARE ATTACK SHUTS DOWN CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL
02-21-2016 6:57 am - Kayla Thrailkill - PC PitStop
The only full-service community hospital in Southern California, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, was hacked last Friday. This lead to various files being encrypted causing the hospital to declare an “internal emergency”. Almost a week later, there are still IT issues, and patients reported experiencing delays in patient care. Due to the
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
MAJOR SECURITY FLAW FOUND IN INTEL DRIVER SOFTWARE
01-31-2016 5:49 am - Zack Whittaker - Zero Day |
Intel has fixed a major security vulnerability in a driver utility tool that could allow an attacker to remotely install malware. The company has advised those who use the Intel Driver Update Utility to download an updated version of the software, which mitigates a vulnerability in how the software requests new
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
THE FBI ISSUES WARNINGS ABOUT NEW EMAIL SCAM THAT'S STOLEN MORE THAN $1.2 BILLION DOLLARS WORLDWIDE
10-04-2015 9:47 am - John Casaretto - Digital Trends
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) put out a pair of warnings (1, 2) in recent weeks regarding a fraud scheme that involves email, wire transfers, checks, and international business. The target of these schemes are businesses that work with foreign suppliers and those that perform wire transfer payments. The warnings
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
COMPUTER MAKER CAUGHT INSTALLING IMMORTAL CRAP-WARE ON NEW COMPUTERS
08-30-2015 6:12 am - Bob Rankin - PC Pit Stop
Lenovo has again been caught playing fast and loose with customers’ privacy and security. First, it was Superfish. Now, it’s vulnerable crapware that won’t go away, even if you reformat or replace your hard drive. Read on for the full story… Lenovo Strikes (out) Again In February of this year, I
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
WARNING: MASSIVE WEB-AD POISONING
08-23-2015 6:50 am - Stu Sjouwerman - blog.KnowBe4.com
The same cybercrime lowlifes that infected the Yahoo website a few weeks ago have struck again, this time infecting sites like Drudge Report and Weather.com. Both sites have hundreds of millions of visitors per month, and were serving poisoned web ads which either dropped CryptoWall ransomware or infected the PC with
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Russia :: Cyber Security Threats
PENTAGON TARGETED BY RUSSIAN CYBER HACK ATTACK
08-06-2015 7:04 pm - WorldNetDaily.com
An advanced level of cyber war has been detected where Russia was targeting the unclassified email system at the Pentagon’s Joint Staff, according to a number of reports on Thursday. The “sophisticated cyber intrusion” happened around July 25 and “affected some 4,000 military and civilian personnel who work for the Joint
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
DEVELOPING: SECOND CYBER-BREACH OF FEDERAL RECORDS BY CHINA
06-12-2015 2:58 pm - Ken Dilanian and Ted Bridis, The Associated Press
Hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, several U.S. officials said Friday, describing a second cyber-breach of federal records that could dramatically compound the potential damage. The forms authorities believed to have been accessed, known
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
U.S. SUSPECTS CHINESE HACKERS BREACHED ABOUT 4 MILLION AMERICANS' EMPLOYEE RECORDS
06-04-2015 6:42 pm - Devlin Barrett, Danny Yadron & Damian Paletta - WSJ
U.S. officials suspect that hackers in China stole the personal records of as many as four million people in one of the most far-reaching breaches of government computers. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing the breach, detected in April at the Office of Personnel Management. The agency essentially functions as
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
FBI ALERT: HACKERS THREATEN TO TARGET LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS
04-21-2015 1:14 pm - FBI
FROM THE FBI: Law enforcement personnel and public officials may be at an increased risk of cyber attacks. These attacks can be precipitated by someone scanning networks or opening infected emails containing malicious attachments or links. Hacking collectives are effective at leveraging open source, publicly available information identifying officers, their employers,
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
BANK HACKERS STEAL OVER $300 MILLION VIA MALWARE AND MAYBE A LOT MORE
02-19-2015 9:42 am - DAVID E. SANGER and NICOLE PERLROTH - NY Times
PALO ALTO, Calif. — In late 2013, an A.T.M. in Kiev started dispensing cash at seemingly random times of day. No one had put in a card or touched a button. Cameras showed that the piles of money had been swept up by customers who appeared lucky to be there at
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
IS MALWARE LIKE 'EXTORTIONWARE' THE NEXT BIG THREAT? MAYBE NOT!
01-12-2015 3:28 am - Stu Sjouwerman - KnowBe4.com
TK Keanini, CTO, Lancope wrote a 2015 Predictions editorial over at SC Magazine. He said he expects more malware like CryptoLocker and CryptoWall over the next 12 months, but also something new called "extortionware". I wholeheartedly agree what he said: "Ransomware remains profitable, and cybercriminals are always looking for areas to
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
CYBERWAR REPRESENTS EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO USA
12-04-2014 5:38 pm - Chriss W. Street - Breitbart.com
Nineteenth century military genius Carl von Clausewitz coined the phrase: “War is a mere continuation of politics by other means." In his day, the number of wars was limited by the time and expense to organize large armies and then march across borders to inflict pain. War was much more expensive
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
YOU'RE BEING WATCHED ONLINE VIA YOUR WEBCAM RIGHT NOW
11-18-2014 6:53 pm - Bob Unruh - World Net Daily
Tens of thousands of webcams – positioned in private homes, businesses and elsewhere – are posting private images online, according to a number of reports from technology-based websites such as TechCrunch. “Last week, I sat at my computer and watched a young man from Hong Kong relaxing on his laptop; an
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
CHINA HACKS U.S. WEATHER SYSTEMS, SATELLITES - FEDS TRY TO COVER IT UP
11-12-2014 6:57 pm - Mary Pat Flaherty, Jason Samenow and Lisa Rein - Washington Post
Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation, shipping and scores of other crucial uses, officials said. The intrusion occurred in late September but officials gave no indication that they had a problem until Oct. 20, said three
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
Information Security Forum (ISF) IDENTIFIES TOP CYBER SECURITY THREATS FOR 2014
09-03-2014 6:59 pm - Steve Durbin - ISF
The top security threats global businesses will face in 2014 include bring your own device (BYOD) trends in the workplace, data privacy in the cloud, brand reputational damage, privacy and regulation, cyber crime and the continued expansion of ever-present technology. As we move into 2014, attacks will continue to become more
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Worldwide :: Cyber Security Threats
RECENT HACKING INCIDENTS AROUND THE WORLD
09-02-2014 6:55 pm - Wallace
Several hacking incidents have rocked the technology and internet world recently. In today's modern world, with the prolific use of computers and high-tech softwares, modern-day hacking too has become somewhat of a phenomenon. The latest malware cause damages in millions, private data gets hacked and millions of customer information accounts compromised.
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
FBI EXAMINING WHETHER RUSSIA IS TIED TO J.P. MORGAN COMPUTER HACKING
08-28-2014 7:48 pm - Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson - Bloomberg.com
Russian hackers attacked the U.S. financial system in mid-August, infiltrating and stealing data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and at least one other bank, an incident the FBI is investigating as a possible retaliation for government-sponsored sanctions, according to two people familiar with the probe. The attack resulted in the
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USA :: Cyber Security Threats
FBI IDENTIFIES CYBER SECURITY AS THE GREATEST THREAT TO AMERICA
08-27-2014 3:34 am - Christopher Eutaw - Wall Street Daily
Cyber security is hardly a new concept. After all, Symantec Corp. (SYMC) has been selling its flagship Norton antivirus software for over two decades now. But more recently, cyber security has become a huge concern for major corporations, as well as the Department of Defense. In fact, former FBI Director Robert
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