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Identity Theft

Assessing Risk Levels of Structured Versus Unstructured Data: Are They the Same?

As security practitioners look to secure their organization’s crown jewels against data theft, they should consider whether there is a difference in the risk levels for securing structured versus unstructured

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The Inconvenient Reality of Law Firm Security Challenges

When it comes to IT security-related risks, law firms are a prime target. Unfortunately, law firm security is not where it needs to be. Think about it: There’s a ton

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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

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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

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Valentine’s Day malware surge is a test of corporate email defences

It may be a day for love and for lovers, but Valentine’s Day is also living up to expectations as a magnet for cybercriminal activity.Advising of an ongoing dating-spam campaign

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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