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IoT Botnet Used in Website Hacking Attacks

December 11, 2017

Category: Malware

A botnet of Linux-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices is currently being used in a campaign attempting to hack websites, Doctor Web security researchers warn. Called Linux.ProxyM, the malware has been around since February of this year, and was previously […]


New Guide for Political Campaign Cybersecurity Debuts

November 21, 2017

The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook created by bipartisan Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) group provides political campaigns with tips for securing data, accounts. Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager and strategist for her 2016 presidential bid Robby Mook has helped create a […]


SAP Patches Critical Issues With November 2017 Security Updates

November 15, 2017

Category: Vulnerabilities

SAP released its November 2017 set of patches to address 22 vulnerabilities across its product portfolio, including three issues rated Very High priority (Hot News). The enterprise software maker included 13 patches in this month’s SAP Security Patch Day, to […]


Network security

FBI director defends bureau’s hacking notification procedures amid scrutiny

December 8, 2017

Via: The Hill

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday defended the bureau’s procedures for notifying victims of computer hacking amid questions over U.S. individuals who were reportedly not notified of Russian efforts to breach their email accounts. Wray faced questions from Rep. Zoe […]


Malware

Local governments grapple with ransomware threat

December 8, 2017

Via: The Hill

Computers hackers are increasingly targeting local governments with cyberattacks for financial gain. Hackers this week successfully infected government servers with malware in North Carolina, locking Mecklenburg County officials out of their systems and slowing its operations to a crawl. Hackers […]


Network security

Security 101: Protecting Against the Most Common Cyber-Attacks

December 8, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Perhaps the most difficult challenge IT crews face today is making sure their organization is protected from hackers. There are more connected devices today than ever before, and therefore more points of access that need to be defended against cyber-attacks. […]