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Month: September 2017

North Korean Hackers Blamed for Bitcoin Attacks

North Korean Hackers Blamed for Bitcoin Attacks

North Korean state hackers are increasingly looking to steal crypto-currency to fund the regime and circumvent tightening sanctions, according to FireEye. The security vendor’s ‎senior cyber threat intelligence analyst, Luke McNamara, revealed a spike in spear-phishing attacks targeting South Korean Bitcoin exchanges since May. The timing is important because April saw the US announce increased economic sanctions against North Korea. “The spear-phishing we have observed in these cases often targets personal email accounts of employees at digital currency exchanges, frequently…

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Romanticizing Bugs Will Lead to Death of Information Security

Romanticizing Bugs Will Lead to Death of Information Security

Too much focus on vulnerabilities and their impact is leading information security into a slow death. Speaking in the keynote address at 44CON in London, security researcher Don A. Bailey said that while “we’re getting good at reducing problems and addressing problems, information security is dying a death it has earned.” Focusing on bugs and vulnerabilities, Bailey said that his initial perception of information security was about reducing risk for consumers, but that perception was “so off base as all…

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Four Things Businesses Should be Doing to Protect from Cyber-Attacks

Four Things Businesses Should be Doing to Protect from Cyber-Attacks

It’s a fact that every business needs to accept: everyone is at risk of a cyber-attack. What’s unfortunate is how many companies aren’t taking this seriously. There are a host of basic best practices that a majority of corporate networks are failing to implement, and it’s leaving them critically vulnerable. At the very minimum, there are four things every business should be doing to protect their online presence and to protect their customers from the fallout from a cyber-attack: instituting…

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