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2 Billion Files Leaked in US Data Breaches in 2017

Nearly 2 billion files containing the personal data of US citizens were leaked last year—and that number could be significantly underreported.In 2017, a total of 551 breaches affected organizations, with

Financial Services Sector Breaches Triple in Five Years

Financial services firms are targeted more than any other sector, with breaches tripling over the past five years, according to the latest report from Accenture.The consultancy conducted over 2100 interviews

UK government websites infected by cryptocurrency miners

Hackers injected malicious code into a plug-in for the blind in order to mine for the cryptocurrency Monero.In an attempt to mine cryptocurrency, hackers have injected malicious code into a

Identity fraud enters a new era of complexity

The number of identity fraud victims increased by eight percent (rising to 16.7 million U.S. consumers) in the last year, a record high since Javelin Strategy & Research began tracking

Data of 800,000 Swisscom customers compromised in breach

Swisscom, the biggest telecom company in Switzerland, has suffered a data breach that resulted in the compromise of personal data of some 800,000 customers, i.e., nearly ten percent of the

2017: Worst Year Ever for Data Loss and Breaches

Last year set the record for both the most breaches and the most data compromised in a year, as several new trends (like a surge in cloud storage misconfigurations) characterized

The new gold rush: A look inside cryptocurrency fraud

Cybercriminals are flooding to the new world of cryptocurrencies looking to exploit the boom in interest and adoption of these electronic currencies, according to Digital Shadows. This new gold rush

Securing User Identities With Blockchain Technology

The security world is searching for a replacement for passwords. Passwords are becoming irrelevant because they can be discovered and broken as computers gain processing power. In addition, stolen user

With the Advent of Biometrics, Are Passwords Going Away?

Facial recognition and fingerprint scanning for device authentication are no longer futuristic concepts reserved for James Bond movies. In fact, biometrics seem to be gaining ground over their inferior cousin,

Researchers showcase automated cyber threat anticipation system

A group of researchers is trying to develop an automatic early warning system that should help defenders take preventative action before specific cyber attacks start unfolding. Click here to view