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US Mayors Commit to Just Saying No to Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The group of more than 1,400 top elected municipal officials takes the admirable, recommended stance against paying ransoms. However, can towns and cities secure their information technology infrastructure to withstand attacks?
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/16/2019
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US Military Warns Companies to Look Out for Iranian Outlook Exploits
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Microsoft patched a serious vulnerability in the Microsoft Outlook client in 2017, but an Iranian group continues to exploit the flaw.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/3/2019
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Cybersecurity Experts Worry About Satellite & Space Systems
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
As nation-states and rogue actors increasingly probe critical infrastructure, policy and technology experts worry that satellite and space systems are on the front lines.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/2/2019
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How Hackers Infiltrate Open Source Projects
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
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The dependency trees of modern software-development make smaller open-source projects vulnerable to hackers sabotaging code.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/27/2019
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Companies on Watch After US, Iran Claim Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
With the cyber conflict between the United States and Iran ramping up, companies traditionally targeted by the countries such as those in the oil and gas and financial industries need to bolster their security efforts, experts say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/25/2019
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Pledges to Not Pay Ransomware Hit Reality
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
While risk analysts and security experts continue to urge companies to secure systems against ransomware, they are now also advising that firms be ready to pay.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/21/2019
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Utilities, Nations Need Better Plan Against Critical Infrastructure Attackers
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The attackers behind the Triton, or Xenotime, intrusions into critical infrastructure (CI) safety systems are testing their skills against electric power companies. Options for defense are still limited, however.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/17/2019
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Apple Pledges Privacy, Beefs Up Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
The company hits back at the data economy and fellow tech giants Facebook and Google by announcing its own single sign-on service. A host of other iterative security improvements are on their way as well.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/12/2019
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Feds Make New Arrest in Darkode Case
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
News
Another American was arrested and charged alongside three international suspects who remain at large, according to newly unsealed indictment.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/6/2019
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Baltimore Ransomware Attacker Was Behind Now-Suspended Twitter Account
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Researchers at Armor were able to confirm the person or persons behind a Twitter account that appeared to be leaking confidential files was the actual ransomware attacker that hit the city.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/3/2019
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FEC Gives Green Light for Free Cybersecurity Help in Federal Elections
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Official opinion issued by the Federal Election Commission to nonprofit Defending Digital Campaigns is good news for free and reduced-cost security offerings to political candidates and committees.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/23/2019
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How a Manufacturing Firm Recovered from a Devastating Ransomware Attack
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
The infamous Ryuk ransomware slammed a small company that makes heavy-duty vehicle alternators for government and emergency fleet. Here's what happened.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/20/2019
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US Charges Members of GozNym Cybercrime Gang
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
News
The FBI and counterparts from other nations say group infected over 41,000 computers with malware that steals banking credentials.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/16/2019
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Baltimore Ransomware Attack Takes Strange Twist
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Tweet suggests possible screenshot of stolen city documents and credentials in the wake of attack that took down city servers last week.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/14/2019
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US DoJ Indicts Chinese Man for Anthem Breach
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Fujie Wang allegedly worked as part of a hacking team out of China that stole information on nearly 80 million Americans in the massive healthcare breach.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/9/2019
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How the Skills Gap Strains and Constrains Security Pros
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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New ISSA/ESG survey underscores increasing pressures and security fallout of a strapped security team.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/9/2019
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Microsoft Debuts ElectionGuard to Secure Voting Processes
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
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The new software development kit free and open source will be available to election officials and technology suppliers this summer.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/6/2019
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FBI: $2.7 Billion in Losses to Cyber-Enabled Crimes in 2018
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) last year received an average of 900+ reports daily of Internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/22/2019
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How Cloud Shifts Security Balance of Power to the Good Guys
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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Cloud providers have the resources to fortify their data centers and hire armies of security pros, but they wield other powerful weapons to protect customer data.
By Barbara Darrow, senior director of communications, Oracle , 4/11/2019
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Microsoft Products Under EU Investigation About Data Collection
Dark Reading Staff,
News
A new inquiry aims to determine whether contracts between Microsoft and EU organizations violate GDPR.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2019
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