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Symantec offers free anti-spoofing services to US political campaigns and election groups

Symantec is the latest private security company to offer its expertise to vulnerable political targets on the house. Today the company announced that it would extend its “Project Dolphin”

Russian hackers slipped up in attempt to hack senator

Hackers that targeted a Democratic senator up for reelection this year may have left behind clues in their attack that further suggest Russian involvement. The office of Claire McCaskill, a Missouri s

Russian hackers already targeted a Missouri senator up for reelection in 2018

A Democratic senator seeking reelection this fall appears to be the first identifiable target of Russian hacking in the 2018 midterm race. In a new story on the Daily Beast, Andrew Desiderio and Kevin

Social SafeGuard scores $11M to sell alerts for brand-damaging fakes

Social SafeGuard, a 2014-founded U.S. startup which sells security services to enterprises aimed at mitigating a range of digital risks that lie outside the corporate firewall, has closed an $11 milli

Hacker Kevin Mitnick shows how to bypass 2FA

A new exploit allows hackers to spoof two-factor authentication requests by sending a user to a fake login page and then stealing the username, password, and session cookie. KnowBe4 Chief Hacking Offi

White House email domains are at risk of being used in phishing attacks

In the latest episode of how badly some branches of government are at cybersecurity, a new study by the cybersecurity outfit Global Cyber Alliance indicates that 95 percent of the email domains manage

PhishMe sold to private equity consortium at $400 million valuation

PhishMe, a seven year old startup that helps companies train employees to avoid phishing scams, announced today that it has been purchased by a consortium of private equity firms at a valuation of $40

Menlo Security secures $40 million Series C to keep malware at bay

Menlo Security, a startup with a unique approach to protecting your company from malware and phishing attacks, announced a $40 million Series C round today. Menlo protects customers by never letting e

Google launches “strongest security” opt-in program for high risk users

Google has today launched a free, opt-in program aimed at users who believe their Google accounts -- such as Gmail, Drive, YouTube etc -- to be at particularly high risk of targeted online attacks.

PhishMe offers free phishing training tool to SMBs

There are lots of reasons scammers send a phishing email. They may want to get access to the company network or perhaps a quick payout with ransomware.┬áMaybe it’s just a good old-fashioned con

DocuSign confirms customer email addresses were stolen and used in phishing campaign

DocuSign, the owner of eSignature, one of the most popular digital signature services, said today that a database of customer emails was breached and used in a phishing campaign that began last week.

Google adds phishing protection to Gmail on Android

Following the widespread phishing scam that affected Google Docs and Gmail users this week, Google says it’s now rolling out a new security feature in its Gmail application on Android that will

Here’s Google’s official statement on today’s fast-spreading phishing attack

Early this afternoon, a new type of phishing attack popped up, targeting Google Docs/Gmail users and spreading like crazy. Well-disguised and infuriatingly subtle, just a click or two (on what was an

This phishing technique is more interesting than dangerous

There's no shortage of ways adversaries will employ to get you to click through to a malicious website, some technical, some psychological. This one is interesting because it leverages a useful featur

Private pictures and video of Emma Watson and other celebrities leak online

Photos apparently stolen from Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried and other female celebrities have been posted on 4Chan and Reddit, drawing comparisons to a 2014 hack, grossly dubbed "The Fappening" that ex

Researchers simulate a ransomware attack on industrial controls

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a form of ransomware that can hit us where it really counts: the water supply. Their program installed itself in a model water plant and

Ransomware completely shuts down Ohio town government

In another interesting example of what happens when you don’t manage your backups correctly, the Licking County government offices, including the police force, have been shut down by ransomware.

Russian hacking team The Dukes targeting NGOs and think tanks after Trump victory

According to Internet security team Volexity has detected an active spear-phishing effort by Russian hacker groups including Cozy Bear and the Dukes. The targeted phishing emails feature subject lines

The ransomware dilemma

More than 90 percent of all phishing emails are now ransomware. The average amount paid via ransomware has grown from $40 in 2009 to $1,000 in 2016. This amount will grow even faster as ransomware mov

Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully injected malicious code into a computer wh
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