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BEC Hack Scams Company Of $495,000
Dark Reading Staff,
Fake mail sent to investment firm employee asking for transfer of funds.
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Microsoft: Windows Malware Up, Stuxnet Shell Attack Most Popular
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
New Security Intelligence Report (SIR) shows increase in vulnerability disclosures, and re-emergence of old Stuxnet attack bug.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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ADP Data Used In US Bank Employee W-2 Breach
Dark Reading Staff,
Online hitch allows thieves to register fraudulently on payroll vendor portal.
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PayPal's Path To Independence: A Tale Of Cloud Innovation
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
PayPal navigated its separation and independence from eBay in a seven-month accelerated transition. On the big day, all systems were go. Learn how the creative use of cloud technologies, and a remarkable degree of employee collaboration, earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Use Of Cloud Services.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud,
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6 Secrets 100 Winning IT Organizations Share
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
We asked the IT leaders in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 about how they're addressing important IT issues, such as tech spending, organizational priorities, and strategy. Find out what we learned, and see how your IT organization stacks up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director,
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Qatar National Bank Probes Possible Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff,
Bank details exposed include those of ruling family and defense officials, reports say.
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SWIFT Issues Warning About Multiple Security Incidents
Dark Reading Staff,
Group releases new software update to help 'thwart' probable malware used in heists.
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Malware At Root Of Bangladesh Bank Heist Lies To SWIFT Financial Platform
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Customized malware hid $81 million of wire transfers until the money had been safely laundered.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading,
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Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud,
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Intel Slashes 12,000 Jobs, Shifts Focus To Cloud, IoT
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
With PC sales on the decline Intel looks to cut 11% of the company's workforce -- about 12,000 positions -- and refocus on IoT businesses, as well as cloud computing and data centers.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer,
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Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law,
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Making Mainframes Cool Again
Steve Trautman, Freelance Writer
Mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT infrastructure. Yet, finding IT talent to maintain these systems, and the COBOL and Fortran languages that support them, is becoming increasingly difficult. Knowledge transfer expert Steve Trautman, founder of The Steve Trautman Co., offers real-world advice on how IT leaders can cultivate the talent needed to run these crucial systems.
By Steve Trautman Freelance Writer,
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Email Privacy Act Clears House Judiciary Committee Vote
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
An update to the Email Privacy Act requiring a warrant for the search of data older than 180 days was unanimously supported by the House Judiciary Committee. It now heads for a vote by the full chamber.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer,
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HP, Lenovo Lead Slowing Worldwide PC Market
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
The PC market continued its losing streak in the first quarter of 2016, as shipments declined for the sixth consecutive quarter, according to the latest numbers from Gartner and IDC. Lenovo and HP remained the market leaders.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer,
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FDIC Suffers 'Inadvertent' Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff,
A former FDIC employee accidentally triggered a major breach exposing data of 44,000 customers.
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FBI Warns Of Business Email Fraud Spike
Dark Reading Staff,
FBI warns US companies about rising email scams that have cost businesses up to $2.3 billion since 2013.
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Insider Security Threats: Disloyal Employees
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
One in five employees is willing to leak confidential information, and 30% of them say that they will sell their work-related passwords for less than $1,000, according to Sailpoint 2016 Market Pulse Survey findings. The release of the Panama Papers is adding to the debate.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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'Panama Papers' Law Firm: We Were Hacked
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Founding partner of Mossack Fonseca tells Reuters his firm was a victim of an external hacker who leaked its data.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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7 Lessons From The Panama Papers Leak
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Hopefully your organization isn't hiding as many dark secrets as Mossack Fonseca, but the incident still brings helpful hints about data security, breach response, and breach impact.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading,
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Panama Papers Leak Exposes Tax Evasion -- And Poor Data Security, Data Integrity Practices
Dark Reading Staff,
Whether an insider leak or an outsider hack, an exposure of 11.5 million documents definitely falls under the infosec umbrella.
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