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Experts worried about ransomware hitting critical infrastructure

Expect ransomware to grow more aggressive in the coming years, including higher ransom payments and attempts to go beyond attacking data -- by shutting down entire computer systems to utilities or factories.

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RSA Conference preview: The agenda can't keep up

The latest, scariest, most sophisticated threats are too fresh for the RSA Conference to cover, but the real value will be great info on how to be a better defender

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Dozens of iOS apps fail to secure users' data, researcher says

The developers have misconfigured the apps to accept invalid TLS certificates, says the security researcher who detected the app vulnerabilities

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Hacker takes out dark web hosting service using well-known exploit

A major hosting service for sites on the dark web has apparently been hacked, resulting in scores of hidden sites, including those offering child pornography, going offline.

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How AI is stopping criminal hacking in real time

At the risk of overstating the obvious, criminals are winning the cyber war right now

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Hackers are seeking out company insiders on the black market

Researchers have noticed growing activity from online black market dealers trying to recruit company insiders for cyber crime

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Trump administration is giving us a good lesson on Twitter security

Recent mishaps with White House-related Twitter accounts are highlighting security risks with the social media service

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Cisco scrambling to fix a remote code execution problem in WebEx

There’s no workaround and no final patch for a critical bug that can open up users’ computers to remote code execution attacks

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Fake news alert! Internet breaches are not cloud breaches

Ignorant reporting conflates the internet with the cloud; as a result, people lose trust in what is actually a very secure platform

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Can a DDoS attack on Whitehouse.gov be a valid protest?

A software engineer wants to take down the Whitehouse.gov site to oppose Trump's inauguration

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Terrorists are winning the digital arms race

Countries need to work together to craft an online counternarrative, security experts say

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Suspected NSA tool hackers dump more cyberweapons

The Shadow Brokers released hacking tools designed to spy on Windows systems after attempting to sell a large cache for bitcoin

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Trump: It was probably Russia that hacked the DNC, Clinton campaign

The incoming president comes as close as he ever has to agreement with U.S. intelligence

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How white hat hackers do bad things for good reasons

Some companies are lovestruck with social engineering to monitor their employees

Former DHS head urges Trump to see economic dangers from cyberattacks

Ridge says Russian meddling in U.S. election is a reminder of the cybersecurity risks to government and private sector

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10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016

And how to protect yourself from similar breaches in 2017

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5 things you should do following the Yahoo breach

The massive data breach can be an opportunity to do some cleanup and implement security recommendations

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Yahoo breach means hackers had three years to abuse user accounts

Elite hackers-for-hire or state-sponsored actors may have been involved, according to experts

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Here's some questions Congress should ask about the election-related hacks

President-elect Donald Trump remains skeptical Russia was involved, despite U.S. intelligence findings

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Yahoo reports massive data breach involving 1 billion accounts

In what is likely the largest data breach ever, Yahoo is reporting that data associated with more than 1 billion user accounts was stolen in August 2013.

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