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2014-07-17 23:05:54

New Strain of Ransomware CryptoWall Leads to Data Breach for Brokerage House Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 The recent data breach at brokerage house Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. (BFE) was a result of a CryptoLocker copycat ransomware called CryptoWall, according to a document posted on the DOJ.NH website. The brokerage house announced this week that they had suffered the data breach on May 24, 2014 when they had their computer systems compromised by an unauthorized third party....

Microsoft Warning: Hackers Using Counterfeit Digital Certificates To Spoof Popular Websites
2014-07-11 06:36:51

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Users of Microsoft's Windows Internet Explorer – as well as other Windows applications – could be at risk by attacks that utilize counterfeit encryption certificates that allow for "spoof" sites to resemble the real deal. Hackers are using these counterfeit encryption certificates to fill in for legitimate credentials for such popular online destinations as Google, Yahoo and other Internet properties. "Microsoft is aware of...

Silent Circle Looks To Take On Skype, Offer More Security In Calls
2014-07-10 14:12:09

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online International phone calls can be expensive but in recent years Voice Over IP (VoIP) have offered an affordable alternative. The downside has been that these aren't exactly secure. Last October Microsoft-owned Skype was investigated by Luxembourg’s data protection commission over its alleged secret links to the National Security Agency (NSA), and the PRISM spy program. Businesses seeking a more secure line could find a Skype...

2014-07-01 12:32:50

FRISCO, Texas, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Encryptics, a provider of patented data privacy and protection services for businesses and government entities, has named John D. Cohen as the company's Chief Strategy Advisor. In this role, Cohen will be responsible for continuing to position its data encryption technology at the forefront of the cybersecurity landscape for private and public companies, governments, and public safety entities. "Data security is vital to both private and...

2014-06-26 23:08:35

Co-Founder of TokenEx®, the Expanding Cloud-Based Data Tokenization Resource, Reveals the Hidden Costs of Hacks Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average financial cost for each stolen record rose from $188 to $201, and the total average cost paid by an organization recovering from a breach rose from $5.4 to $5.9 million. “The hard cost, financial implications of a data breach can be astronomical for a...

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...

2014-06-24 23:08:59

60 percent of U.S. retailers say they are “confident” in breach detection capabilities. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced the results of a retail cybersecurity survey conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Tripwire. The survey evaluated the attitudes of 154 retail organizations on a variety of cybersecurity topics. Industry research indicates most...

heartbleed
2014-06-23 09:10:30

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Heartbleed beats on. More than two months after the Heartbleed vulnerability was discovered, it continues to linger, and the exact extent of the security hole remains worrisome. This past weekend security researcher David Graham of Errata Security announced that more than 300,000 servers are likely still vulnerable to the exploit. Graham added that after the discovery of the vulnerability some 600,000 servers were exposed by...

2014-06-19 09:56:34

RAND Corporation The nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals – particularly for positions within the federal government – creates risks for national and homeland security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. Demand for trained cybersecurity professionals who work to protect organizations from cybercrime is high nationwide, but the shortage is particularly severe in the federal government, which does not offer salaries as high as the private sector....

2014-06-12 08:24:40

Majority believe that retailers should be financially responsible for fraudulent charges NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While retailers, banks and card issuers debate who is responsible for data breaches at large U.S. retailers, consumers have their minds made up. A new survey by global business communications firm Brunswick Group reveals that retailers shoulder significantly more blame than banks for the theft of consumer data from their systems. The Brunswick survey - "Main Street...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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