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9 Ways Organizations Sabotage Their Own Security: Lessons from the Verizon DBIR
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Mistakes and missteps plague enterprise security. The Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) offers nuggets on what organizations must stop doing – now.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading,
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Russian 'Cron' Cyber Gang Arrested for Raiding Bank Accounts
Dark Reading Staff,
Russian authorities arrest a group of 16 hackers who allegedly were attacking banks in their native country via mobile malware, nixing plans for their global expansion.
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APT28, Turla Nation-State Groups Deployed Multiple 0Days in Recent Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Attack campaigns by APT28, Turla, and an unidentified group showcase easy availability of zero-days.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Blackmoon Banking Trojan Goes Modular
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Threat actors have begun using a new and unique framework to deliver malware to web users in South Korea, Fidelis says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Verizon DBIR Shows Attack Patterns Vary Widely By Industry
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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INTERPOL Operation Sweeps Up Thousands of Cybercrime Servers Used for Ransomware, DDoS, Spam
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Massive public-private 'cyber surge' in Asia identifies hundreds of compromised websites in operation that spans multiple cybercriminal groups, activities.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Nigerian Convicted in Passport Wire Fraud and Internet Scam
Dark Reading Staff,
A Nigerian man set up a number of U.S. bank accounts with bogus passports over a one year period, in which he managed to steal at least $500,000 through wire fraud and Internet scams.
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Computer Engineer Charged with Theft of Proprietary Computer Code
Dark Reading Staff,
Zhengquan Zhang arrested for stealing over 3 million files containing company trade secrets from his employer, a global finance firm.
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UK Loan Firm Wonga Suffers Financial Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff,
Customers in the UK and Poland may have had their bank account details compromised.
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Matching Wits with a North Korea-Linked Hacking Group
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Skilled 'Bluenoroff' arm of infamous Lazarus hacking team behind Bangladesh Bank heist and Sony attacks actively resists investigators on its trail, Kaspersky Lab says.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Cybercriminals Seized Control of Brazilian Bank for 5 Hours
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Sophisticated heist compromised major bank's entire DNS infrastructure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Romanian Man Pleads Guilty to ATM Skimming Scheme
Dark Reading Staff,
Radu Bogdan Marin allegedly used stolen account details and fake ATM cards to withdraw tens of thousands of dollars.
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Hacking the Business Email Compromise
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
BEC attacks are on the rise, but plain-old spoofing of business executives' email accounts remains more prevalent.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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New MagikPOS Malware Targets Point-of-Sale Systems In US & Canada
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Malware uses a remote access Trojan to sniff out potential victims first, Trend Micro says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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North Korea's 'Lazarus' Likely Behind New Wave of Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff,
Symantec says it has digital evidence that hack group Lazarus is behind the recent sophisticated cyberattacks on 31 countries.
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DoJ Indicts Russian FSB Officers and Cybercriminals in Yahoo Breach
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Russian intelligence officials hired renowned cybercriminals to do their bidding in massive hacks that compromised Yahoo, Gmail, and other email accounts of millions of people in the US, Russia, elsewhere.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Nigerian Cybercrime Matures, Morphs
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
INTERPOL, security researchers see West Africa cybercrime scene expanding and getting more sophisticated.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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New York’s Cyber Regulations: How to Take Action & Who’s Next
Prakash Linga, CTO & Co-founder of Vera
Even if your company isn’t directly subject to these new rules, you can assume that the approach will be adopted by regulatory agencies at home and abroad eventually.
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New Cybersecurity Regulations Begin Today For NY Banks
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
New York's new security regulations for financial industry viewed as potential model for other states.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer,
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Two Charged In Gas Station Card-Skimming Scheme
Dark Reading Staff,
Two individuals face federal charges for skimming debit card information from gas station pumps across multiple states.
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