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Target inks $18.5m deal with US states to settle 2013 data...

Fines equal around 8 hours of profit, that'll teach them Target, the shopping behemoth for people who are too classy to go to Walmart, has today reached a settlement with 47 states and the District of Columbia over the 2013 hacking incident that saw 70 million customers lose their personal information.…

Zomato and DocuSign Breaches Reveal Common Security Risks

NEWS ANALYSIS: The WannaCry ransomware worm outbreak isn't the only cyber-security incident that users need to worry about, as a pair of breaches at Zomato and DocuSign have also exposed users to risk, that unfortunately are all too common.

Zomato, DocuSign Breaches Reveal Common Security Risks

NEWS ANALYSIS: The WannaCry ransomware worm outbreak isn't the only cyber-security incident that users need to worry about, as a pair of breaches at Zomato and DocuSign have also exposed users to vulnerabilities that unfortunately are all too common.

Breaches Can Crater Companies’ Stock by 5%

New Ponemon study shows how breaches can bring a company's stock price down by an average of 5% on the day of the incident.

DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

Although the first quarter of 2017 was rather quiet compared to the previous reporting period, there were a few interesting developments.

Despite the growing popularity of IoT botnets, Windows-based bots accounted for 59.81% of all attacks. Meanwhile, complex attacks that can only be repelled with sophisticated protection mechanisms are becoming more frequent.

False Positives: Why Vendors Should Lower Their Rates and How We...

In pursuit of a high cyberthreat detection rate, the some developers of cybersecurity solutions neglect the subject matter of false positives, and unfairly so. Regretfully, only then does the idea dawn on these developers that high-quality protection from cyberthreats involves not only prevention but also a low false-positive rate.

FCC hit with DDoS attacks after John Oliver takes on net...

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Federal Communications Commission's website slowed to a crawl after comic and political commentator John Oliver urged viewers to flood the agency with comments in support of net neutrality, in what appeared to be a repeat of a 2014 incident.With the FCC headed toward a repeal of net neutrality rules it passed in early 2015, Oliver on Sunday echoed his "Last Week Tonight" commentary on the topic from three years ago. (Note to viewers: The link to Oliver's new diatribe is not safe for work.) As in 2014, the FCC's website seemed to buckle under the load late Sunday and early Monday, but the cause may have been more sinister than a flood of people expressing their support for net neutrality rules.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Netflix Incident A Sign Of Increase In Cyber Extortion Campaigns

Attackers using threats of data exposure and DDoS disruptions to try and extort ransoms from organizations

Balabit Introduces Shell Control Box 5 for Improved Incident Management

New version of Balabit's Privileged Session Management solution speeds up forensic investigations, leverages existing security investments, and provides a best-of-breed user experienceNEW YORK, NY - May 3rd, 2017, Balabit, a leading provider of contextual security technologies, today introduced Shell Control Box 5, a new version of the company's flagship product Shell Control Box (SCB) that enables enterprises to implement a stable foundation of their privileged access management strategy.
SCB 5’s new features also expedite incident... Source: RealWire

Verizon DBIR Shows Attack Patterns Vary Widely By Industry

It's not always the newest or the most sophisticated threat you need to worry about, Verizon's breach and security incident data for 2016 shows.

Russian-controlled telecom hijacks financial services’ Internet traffic

Visa, MasterCard, and Symantec among dozens affected by "suspicious" BGP mishap.

APT Threat Evolution in Q1 2017

Kaspersky Lab is currently tracking more than a hundred threat actors and sophisticated malicious operations in over 80 countries.

During the first quarter of 2017, there were 33 private reports released to subscribers of our Intelligence Services, with IOC data and YARA rules to assist in forensics and malware-hunting.