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Computer system threats come in many different forms. Some of the most common threats today are software attacks, theft of intellectual property, identity theft, theft of equipment or information, sabotage, and information extortion. Most people have experienced software attacks of some sort. Viruses, worms, phishing attacks, and Trojan horses are a few common examples of software attacks. The theft of intellectual property has also been an extensive issue for many businesses in the IT field. Intellectual property is the ownership of property usually consisting of some form of protection. Theft of software is probably the most common in IT businesses today. Identity theft is the attempt to act as someone else usually to obtain that person’s personal information or to take advantage of their access to vital information. Theft of equipment or information is becoming more prevalent today due to the fact that most devices today are mobile. Cell phones are prone to theft and have also become far more desirable as the amount of data capacity increases. Sabotage usually consists of the destruction of an organization′s website in an attempt to cause loss of confidence to its customers. Information extortion consists of theft of a company′s property or information as an attempt to receive a payment in exchange for returning the information or property back to its owner. There are many ways to help protect yourself from some of these attacks but one of the most functional precautions is user carefulness.

Despite yesterday's leak of the Apple iOS Secure Enclave decryption key, experts are urging calm over claims of an immediate threat to user data.
DDoS botnets are launching short but successive bursts of attack traffic to pin down multiple targets, Imperva says.
Crowd Research Partners 2017 Threat Monitoring, Detection and Response Report reveals that many cyber-security professionals can find threats within a day, though it often takes much longer to recover.
LONDON, UK – Aug. 17, 2017 – RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today announced that Rackspace has deployed RiskIQ PassiveTotal, a threat intelligence and investigation tool, to improve its ability to find, analyse, preempt, and respond to threats beyond the firewall. With PassiveTotal, Rackspace realised improvement in its mean time to respond (MTTR) on digital security issues, gained enhanced intelligence on external threats, and was able to more proactively monitor for domain and... Source: RealWire
“Profexor” turns self in to Ukrainian authorities, assists FBI in DNC hack investigation.
In July 2017, during an investigation, suspicious DNS requests were identified in a partnerrsquo;s network.

The source of the queries was a software package produced by NetSarang. Our analysis showed that recent versions of the software had been surreptitiously modified to include an encrypted payload that could be remotely activated by a knowledgeable attacker.
SonicSpy family of apps pose as benign programs.

Behind the scenes, they spy on users.
Whether you're Lord Commander of the Night's Watch or the CISO of a mainstream business, it's not easy to defend against a constantly evolving threat that is as deadly as an army of White Walkers.
'Counter-terrorism not the only national security threat we face' A former MI5 boss has cautioned against a crackdown on encrypted messaging apps.…
'Counter-terrorism not the only national security threat we face' A former boss at UK domestic spy arm MI5 has cautioned against a crackdown on encrypted messaging apps.…
Adversarial attacks are an increasingly worrisome threat to the performance of artificial intelligence applications.
If an attacker can introduce nearly invisible alterations to image, video, speech, and other data for the purpose of fooling AI-powered...
Some insights from the HBO hack and bomb threat claims It's something every aspiring crook needs to consider before they attempt to break into the world of cyber-crime: what's the business plan?…