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Study: Financial Firms Hit Hard By Targeted Attacks

June 25, 2015 12:160 comments
A graphic shows threats targeting financial services organizations vs. non financial services focused attacks in purple. (Image courtesy of Websense/Raytheon.)

In-brief: A new report from the firm Websense finds that financial services firms are being hit hard by cyber attacks, including targeted attacks aimed at luring employees into installing malicious software on corporate networks. Like this:Like Loading…

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Report finds Hackers Delving Deep Into Compromised Networks

June 23, 2015 08:020 comments
Report finds Hackers Delving Deep Into Compromised Networks

In brief: A report studying compromised networks from the firm Vectra finds a big jump in “lateral movement,” as hackers delve deeper into hacked organizations. Like this:Like Loading…

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The Abject Failure of Federal InfoSec

June 18, 2015 10:010 comments
The reports from OPM and IRS reveal the total failure of federal information security practice.

In-brief: OPM and IRS are just the latest incidents to expose the dire state of federal information security practice. The question is: why?  Like this:Like Loading…

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X-Rays Behaving Badly: Devices Give Malware Foothold on Hospital Networks

June 8, 2015 11:101 comment
A report by the security firm TrapX warns that medical devices - including radiologic systems - are stepping stones for malicious attackers.

In-brief: serious breaches of hospital networks are almost certainly more common than has been reported, as compromised medical devices often hide the telltale signs of malware infection and data theft, according to a report from the security firm TrapX.  Like this:Like Loading…

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