Month: December 2019

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Authored by Anand Ramanathan McAfee recently announced MVISION Insights designed to help customers proactively detect, rank and respond quickly and accurately to threats. On top of having to respond to threats that persistently target their companies, security professionals also face another huge challenge – prioritizing what threat information is relevant from the huge volume of
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American healthcare provider Banner Health has agreed to pay the alleged victims of a 2016 data breach $6 million.  Banner Health operates 28 hospitals and specialized facilities across six states, providing jobs for over 50,000 people. The company, which is the largest single employer in Arizona, suffered a data breach in June 2016. Threat actors accessed the private
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A team of cybersecurity researchers demonstrated a novel yet another technique to hijack Intel SGX, a hardware-isolated trusted space on modern Intel CPUs that encrypts extremely sensitive data to shield it from attackers even when a system gets compromised. Dubbed Plundervolt and tracked as CVE-2019-11157, the attack relies on the fact that modern processors allow
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Electric vehicle startup Nio is laying off 141 people at its North American headquarters. According to a filing from Employment Development Department of California, the employees at its San Jose office received notice on December 6. Nio, whose global headquarters are in Shanghai, announced last month that it is partnering with Intel’s Mobileye to develop
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Security architecture is like the ocean: no one owns it, and it is constantly affected by change. New technologies are introduced, staff changes occur, and as a result, communication suffers. I often see environments where ownership is placed into silos across teams in the enterprise, meaning IT administrators preventing threats may not get the insights
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The British government issued a cybersecurity alert to charities today warning of a spike in reported cases of mandate fraud in which scammers impersonate employees. A spokesperson for the Charity Commission said: “We have received several reports from charities who have been targeted by fraudsters impersonating members of staff, specifically attempting to change employees bank details.” All the requests
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Walmart this morning announced a new pilot program that will test autonomous grocery delivery in the Houston market starting next year. The retailer is partnering with autonomous vehicle company Nuro, a robotics company that uses driverless technology to deliver goods to customers. Nuro’s vehicles in this case will delivery Walmart online grocery orders to a
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With 2019’s headlines of ransomware, malware, and RDP attacks almost behind us, we shift our focus to the cybercrime threats ahead. Cybercriminals are increasing the complexity and volume of their attacks and campaigns, always looking for ways to stay one step ahead of cybersecurity practices – and more often using the world’s evolving technology against
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An Indian information technology, consulting, and business process services company has opened its first of what could eventually be many cybersecurity centers in Australia. Wipro Limited announced the launch of the NextGen Cyber Defense Center on Thursday. The new state-of-the-art facility, which is located in the coastal city of Melbourne, is expected to create over 100 jobs. 
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Netflix and Apple TV+ have good news to report following this morning’s release of the Golden Globe nominations. Netflix landed on top with 34 nominations across film and TV, while Apple TV+ earned its first nods only weeks after the service’s launch. Despite lukewarm reviews from critics, Apple TV+ received multiple Golden Globe nominations for
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How can people who didn’t grow up with technology protect themselves against some of the most common types of online fraud? The conventional thinking is that aging people tend to be at a higher risk of falling prey to scam artists than their children or grandchildren. Regardless of whether this is true or not, older
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Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a new, previously undiscovered destructive data-wiping malware that is being used by state-sponsored hackers in the wild to target energy and industrial organizations in the Middle East. Dubbed ZeroCleare, the data wiper malware has been linked to not one but two Iranian state-sponsored hacking groups—APT34, also known as ITG13 and Oilrig,
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One of the largest data center providers in America has become the victim of a ransomware attack. Texas company CyrusOne confirmed yesterday that an attack involving REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware had taken place on Wednesday. Customers of the company’s New York data center, located in Wappingers Falls, suffered a loss of service as a result of the incident.  A