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Data loss is an error condition in information systems in which information is destroyed by failures or neglect in storage, transmission, or processing. Information systems implement backup and disaster recovery equipment and processes to prevent data loss or restore lost data.

Data loss is distinguished from data unavailability, which may arise from a network outage. Although the two have substantially similar consequences for users, data unavailability is temporary, while data loss may be permanent. Data loss is also distinct from data breach, incident where data falls into the wrong hands, although the term data loss has been used in those incidents.

Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules

Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.

Meet Chris Vickery, the internet’s data breach hunter

His job is simple: find leaked and exposed data before the bad guys do.

NSA’s DoublePulsar Kernel Exploit In Use Internet-Wide

Scans show tens of thousands of Windows servers infected with the DoublePulsar kernel exploit leaked by the ShadowBrokers two weeks ago.

Script kiddies pwn 1000s of Windows boxes using leaked NSA hack...

Vulnerable unpatched systems expose exploitable SMB networking to world+dog The NSA's Equation Group hacking tools, leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, have now been used to infect thousands of Windows machines worldwide, we're told.…

Oracle patches Solaris 10 hole exploited by NSA spyware tool –...

Mega load of updates lands for tons of Big Red gear Oracle today emitted a huge batch of 299 security fixes for its software – including a patch for a vulnerability exploited by a leaked NSA tool that can hijack Solaris systems.…

Microsoft patches most NSA Windows exploits, but vulnerabilities remain

Microsoft on Friday said it had patched most of the Windows vulnerabilities purportedly exploited by the National Security Agency (NSA) using tools that were leaked last week.The Windows flaws were disclosed by the hacking gang Shadow Brokers in a l...

Microsoft: Past patches address leaked NSA exploits

Microsoft said it has already patched vulnerabilities revealed in Friday’s high-profile leak of suspected U.S. National Security Agency spying tools, meaning customers should be protected if they’ve kept their software up-to-date.Friday’s leak caused concern in the security community.

The spying tools include about 20 exploits designed to hack into old versions of Windows, such as Windows XP and Windows Server 2008.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Leaked NSA exploits plant a bull’s-eye on Windows Server

Friday’s release of suspected NSA spying tools is bad news for companies running Windows Server.

The cyberweapons, which are now publicly available, can easily hack older versions of the OS.  The Shadow Brokers, a mysterious hacking group, leaked the files online, setting off worries that cybercriminals will incorporate them in their own hacks.  [ The InfoWorld review: Microsoft's Nano Server offers mega advantages. | The best new features in Windows Server 2016. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]“This leak basically puts nation-state tools into the hands of anyone who wants them,” said Matthew Hickey, the director of security provider Hacker House.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Leaked NSA point-and-pwn hack tools menace Win2k to Windows 8

Now anyone can hijack millions of vulnerable machines at will. No big deal! Analysis  The Shadow Brokers have leaked more hacking tools stolen from the NSA's Equation Group – this time easy-to-use exploits that attempt to hijack venerable Windows systems, from Windows 2000 up to Server 2012 and Windows 7 and 8.…

NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers just dumped its most damaging release yet

Windows zero-days, SWIFT bank hacks, slick exploit loader among the contents.