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20 Percent of Consumers Would Knowingly Buy a Connected Device Vulnerable to Hacking: McAfee Survey

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Yesterday McAfee announced its third annual Most Hackable Holiday Gifts list to help consumers identify potential security risks associated with popular gifts this holiday season. The category of laptops, tablets and smartphones leads the list.

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New Banking Trojan IcedID Discovered by IBM X-Force Research

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

After a year that has been very active in terms of banking malware, point-of-sale (POS) malware and rampant ransomware attacks, the X-Force team identified a new banking Trojan active in the wild dubbed IcedID.

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Script Kiddie Nightmare: IoT Attack Code Embedded with Backdoor: NewSky Researcher

Posted By - Ankit Anubhav, Principal Security Researcher

The IoT threat landscape is proving to be the fastest to evolve, with attacks shifting from basic password guessing, to using a variety of exploits as seen recently in the IoTroop/Reaper botnet. Enter the script kiddie — amateurish hackers that copy/paste code for quick results.

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Online Accounts Most Likely to be Compromised Through Phishing Attacks: Google Report

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Between March 2016 and March 2017, Google researchers identified 12.4 million potential victims of phishing, roughly 788,000 potential victims of keylogger malware, and over 1.9 billion users whose accounts had been exposed due to data breaches.

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LifeLock Provides Identity Protection Tailored for Aging Parents

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

LifeLock, a Symantec company has launched an identity protection product, LifeLockSenior, tailored to help adult children protect their senior parents from identity theft. It allows both the senior member and their adult child the ability to receive potential identity threat alerts, from financial to criminal.

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Gemalto Launches First of its Kind On-Demand Security Platform to Protect Data Anytime, Anywhere

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has announced the launch of SafeNet Data Protection On Demand, a centralized cloud-based services platform for companies to protect data, meet compliance mandates and manage the security of all their sensitive information.

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Forcepoint’s Human-centric Security Helps Financial Services Firm Protect Critical Customer and Business Data in Hybrid Clouds

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Forcepoint has announced the company’s human-centric, real-time security technology has been deployed by Simplicity Credit Union to protect the financial services firm’s 23,000 members, prevent catastrophic data breaches, centrally manage a hybrid cloud environment.

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IT Security Experts Uncertain on How to Combat Targeted Attacks: Kaspersky Research

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Kaspersky Lab's new research report found that businesses realize a security breach will happen to them at some point (57 percent vs. 51 percent last year), but they remain unsure of the most effective strategy to combat threats like targeted attacks (42 percent).

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A Banking Trojan License Available for $3,000–$5,000: Recorded Future Research Reveals

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Everything has its price on dark web, and almost anything can be sold or bought openly. Although sometimes it seems that to succeed in cybercrime, a person must be a Jack of all trades, in reality almost every criminal endeavor requires various tools and services provided by a network other members.

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Use of Cloud Services Is Increasing But Users Complain Lack of Visibility to Secure Data

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

The survey of security practitioners finds that they continue to have major concerns about sensitive data. More than 60% worry about unauthorized access by outsiders, followed by insecure, unmanaged devices accessing sensitive info from the cloud, followed by breach of sensitive data by cloud personnel.

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FireEye Introduces GoCrack - A Managed Password Cracking Tool

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

FireEye's Innovation and Custom Engineering (ICE) team released a tool called GoCrack that allows red teams to efficiently manage password cracking tasks across multiple GPU servers by providing an easy-to-use, web-based real-time UI to create, view, and manage tasks.

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Fortinet Advises Healthcare Industry in India to Prepare for Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) Cyber-Threats

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is a collection of medical devices and applications that connect to healthcare IT systems through online computer networks. These include medical devices equipped with Wi-Fi that allow machine-to-machine communication.

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Kaspersky Lab Launches its Global Transparency Initiative; Will Provide Source Code

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

The Global Transparency Initiative is part of Kaspersky Lab’s ongoing commitment to assuring the integrity and trustworthiness of its products in service of its corporate mission: protecting customers from cyberthreats

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ForeScout and CrowdStrike Form Strategic Alliance to Deliver Advanced Endpoint and Network Threat Protection

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

ForeScout Technologies the Internet of Things (IoT) security company, and CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, last week announced a strategic alliance that will deliver comprehensive visibility, threat detection and security response for joint customers.

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Check Point Joins Forces With LG To Secure Their Smart Home Devices

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Check Point Software last week announced that its security researchers have discovered HomeHack – a vulnerability that exposed millions of users of LG SmartThinQ smart home devices to the risk of unauthorized remote control of their SmartThinkQ home appliances.

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McAfee Integrates Advanced Analytics to Increase Security Operations Center Efficiency and Protect Endpoints and Cloud

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

McAfee’s new solutions make use of the automation, reasoning and data curation uniquely provided by advanced analytics technologies, allowing security teams to easily discover and assess data and root out threats.

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware Spreads via Network, Hits Ukraine and Russia

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Initial reports peg the main casualties as transport systems and media outlets in Ukraine and Russia. The Ukranian arm of CERT (CERT-UA) has also issued an advisory warning of further potential ransomware attacks.

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30% of CEOs Have Been “PWNED” Passwords Exposed

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Nearly one in three major CEOs has been “pwned” using their company email address, according to a new F-Secure study of CEO email exposure. In other words, a service they access using their company email has been hacked and the password they use for that service has leaked.

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Norton Reveals the Cities that Make up the United States’ Botnet Powerhouses

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

With the global botnet growing by 6.7 million in 2016, new research reveals Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta are the leading U.S. cities fuelling botnet-enabled attacks. Almost 20 percent of all attacks originated from devices in the United States, the second highest source globally.

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RSA Unveils New Products to Ease GDPR Challenges

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

New RSA Archer offerings around Data Governance and Privacy Program Management can be paired with RSA NetWitness to help speed breach response, and RSA SecurID to deliver identity and data access assurance to further continuous compliance capabilities.

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