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2014-07-09 23:07:37

High Stakes Cyber-Ransom Likely to Become the New Norm with Mobile Devices as Prey Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 In response to a recent study done on IT professionals, KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman announced an extension of the company’s offer to pay any customer’s cyber ransom with Bitcoin if they are hit after stepping through KnowBe4’s security awareness training. Our 300+ sample study shows 88% of IT professionals expect ransomware to grow the rest of this year. The...

2014-07-05 23:02:03

With just one member of an organization falling for the phishing scam that delivers the EMOTET Trojan, everyone and everything on the network they are connected to can be put at risk. Global Digital Forensics’ founder discusses what organizations can do to raise social engineering awareness to protect against these type of malware infiltrations, while at the same time helping to secure other critical aspects of their cyber security posture. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 05, 2014 Earlier...

US, European Energy Companies Under Attack By Russian Hackers
2014-07-01 10:40:00

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, Symantec Corp. reported that a group of Russian hackers – known as "Energetic Bear," as well as "Dragonfly" – is now attacking energy companies in the United States and Europe. The group is reportedly capable of disrupting power supplies, the cyber-security researchers warned. "An ongoing cyberespionage campaign against a range of targets, mainly in the energy sector, gave attackers the ability to mount sabotage...

2014-06-30 23:18:47

Johnny Long, author and revolutionary security thinker, will be coming to the US to deliver the keynote at Hacker Halted, EC-Council Foundation’s premier security conference. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Title: Johnny Long, world renowned author of Google Hacking and the Founder of Hackers for Charity.org, to headline EC-Council Foundation’s Hacker Halted Summary: Johnny Long, author and revolutionary security thinker, will be coming to the US to deliver the keynote at...

Montana State Health Records Compromised In Massive Data Breach
2014-06-25 13:48:42

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In William Shakespeare's patriotic play Henry V, the king rallies his men with the now famous line, "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more." In the era of almost daily reports of hacking its all too common to hear "once more about a breach," a security breach. This week it was some 1.3 million people that had their Social Security numbers and other personal information compromised following a data security breach of...

2014-06-17 23:15:34

By creating affordable training and lodging packages, EC-Council has made budgetary constraints easier to navigate while offering up industry-leading knowledge. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 EC-Council Foundation’s Rocket City TakeDownCon will not only provide the industry’s best training to those government personnel who are looking to increase their cyber security savvy, but the event also provides the most affordability. By offering a scholarship opportunity to information...

2014-06-17 23:08:10

Hack Reactor, the immersive JavaScript-focused coding academy, announced today it will offer the flexibility of a 12-week remote class to students throughout the world. Applicants accepted into the new Hack Reactor Remote Beta program will receive the coveted learning and mentorship experience coupled with the job search mentoring Hack Reactor is known for, without being bound to the geographic limitations of the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Hack Reactor...

Foreign Domino's Pizza Franchises Hacked And Held For Ransom
2014-06-16 13:04:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pizza lovers might have gotten more than a slice recently, as some 650,000 customers of Domino's France and Domino's Belgium may have had their passwords and personal data stolen and held for ransom by hackers. Naked Security, the advice and research news division of Sophos, reported on Monday that a hacking group by the name of Rex Mundi had stolen the data and said it would be released if the pizza chain failed to pay a ransom of...

2014-06-14 23:02:03

The Center for Strategic and International Studies recently released a report estimating the cost of cybercrime and how it has been affecting economies and businesses around the world, evaluating everything from direct theft of funds, to the much harder to gauge ramifications on business due to things like the loss of Intellectual Property, as well as the effect on employment. Drawing on years of experience and some of the conclusions relayed in the report, GDF’s founder talks about...

russian hackers arrested
2014-06-12 10:06:46

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, Russian authorities announced the arrest of two alleged hackers, both residents of Moscow, who were believed to have been behind a recent Apple extortion scheme. The pair allegedly locked users' iCloud access and then demanded payment from the rightful owners to free them up them. An official statement on the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs website said the duo carried out the "ransomware: attack by creating a...


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