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postheadericon ISF predicts increasing impact of data breaches next year

The association expects the increased costs incurred in security breaches to come both from traditional areas, such as network cleanup and customer notification, and newer areas such as litigation.

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postheadericon Cybersecurity for journalists and the news media

In journalism, having good contacts is key and this is true when it comes to defending your digital assets. The following are some sources – of information and, possibly, assistance – that you might want to cultivate.

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postheadericon Keyless convenience or security risk? Car theft in action

Exactly how does the attack work and is it expensive to create? The attack, while seeming to be technology voodoo, is actually rather simple. It requires a transmitting relay near the key and a second relay near the car to receive the relayed signals and mimic the key.

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postheadericon Shipping giant refuses to pay hackers ransom after data stolen

Clarksons, the global shipping firm, has turned the tables on criminal hackers who attempted to extort a ransom payment after stealing confidential information from the company’s network.

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postheadericon NHS’s cyber-defenses to get a £20 million shot in the arm

The health service is now on the lookout for a partner to help run the project, having invited interested parties to tender for a contract that is set to run for three to five years. The new center is set to be based in the English city of Leeds.

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postheadericon Firefox to warn users when visiting breached websites

The extension currently includes an input field that users can use to subscribe an email address in order to receive an alert when they may be affected by a future breach.

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postheadericon ESET malware researchers awarded prize in open-source memory forensics competition

The Volatility Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the Volatility Framework, sponsors the yearly Volatility Plugin Contest to acknowledge the best forensic tools built on the Volatility platform.

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postheadericon Mr. Robot: Now we know where Tyrell was hiding

Since nothing is what is seems, it’s hard to be sure who was really behind the attacks shown in the series. The world still believes fsociety was responsible (and they themselves do too, to an extent), but the truth is that there is a group in the shadows that is pulling all the strings.

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postheadericon Imgur hackers stole 1.7 million email addresses and passwords

Image-hosting website Imgur discovered at the end of last week that hackers broke into its systems in 2014, and stole the account details of some 1.7 million registered users.

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postheadericon US indicts alleged culprit of HBO hack-and-extort campaign

Between approximately July 23 and 29, Mesri reportedly engaged in his blackmail campaign. After the TV network didn’t pay the required $ 6 million in digital cryptocurrency, he began leaking portions of the stolen data on July 30.

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