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The cost of a data breach jumped 23 percent in two years

The average cost of a data breach has increased to $3.79 million -- not including the lost business that can result


Large-scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Security researchers have found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

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Top security tools in the fight against cyber crime

There’s no silver bullet, so load up with as many of these security tools as you can

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Malicious adware more than doubled last year

The amount of adware discovered online doubled as cyber criminals adjusted their strategy in the wake of better security elsewhere

Police break up cybergang that stole over $15 million from banks

Romanian authorities detained 25 suspected members of an international gang of cyberthieves who hacked into banks and cloned payment cards

With ransomware on the rise, cryptographers take it personally

The security industry is not doing enough and it's going to get worse, cryptographers said

Privacy concerns remain as U.S. House approves cyber threat sharing bill

The legislation would continue to allow customer information to be passed to the NSA, privacy advocates said

Congress moves forward on cyber threat sharing bill despite privacy concerns

The House may vote this week on a bill that would allow shared cyber theat information to be passed to the NSA and law enforcement agencies

Free tool may decrypt files encrypted by CoinVault ransomware

Dutch police obtained CoinVault decryption keys and have shared them with the world

This tool can alert you about evil twin access points in the area

EvilAP_Defender can even attack rogue Wi-Fi access points for you, the developer says

Wider use of HTTPS could have prevented attack against GitHub

The EFF said the GitHub attack reinforces the case for more websites enabling HTTPS encyption

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Making certain the cyber-attack cure doesn't kill the patient

Cyber-attacks are accelerating and having a real economic impact. What can Washington do to help cure our cyber-attack epidemic? In the fast-moving world of information security, government technology mandates don’t work, but there...

Obama authorizes sanctions against hackers

The sanctions will help the U.S. go after overseas attackers when foreign governments can't step in

GitHub still recovering from massive DDoS attacks

The attacks, which started Thursday, were particularly aimed at two GitHub-hosted projects fighting Chinese censorship

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Ancient help-file format carries new CryptoWall attacks into PCs

Ransomware attacks are using emailed CHM files opened in Windows browsers

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Smart home or dumb security risk?

Internet-connected devices are flooding into homes, but with convenience comes vulnerability

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'Google search on steroids' brings dark Web into the light

Memex crawls content ignored by commercial search engines and uncovers patterns in online data that can aid law enforcement

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FBI probes for source of fraudulent TurboTax filing spike

There has been a significant increase in fraudulent tax returns so far this year using Intuit's tax preparation software

Facebook builds platform for companies to share cybersecurity threat data

Members of the platform will be able to query and upload data about the attacks they had to deal with

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