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You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Click: Holiday Movie Threats

It’s no secret that cybercriminals use big news, hot topics, and even popular movies as social engineering lures to get users to click on malicious links from browser searches, ads, and even social media posts. 90 more words

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The Intercept: The Latest Twist in the Bizarre Prosecution of Barrett Brown

Brown wrote that “the emails will reveal a great deal about a lot of important subjects including wrongdoing by states and institutions,” specifying “mass surveillance cutting edge disinformation techniques.”

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Key Security Takeaways from the Global Report on the Cost of Cyber Crime

Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Global Report on the Cost of Cyber Crime shows some very concerning information for business executives. Not only has cybercrime cost increased, but so has the time required to resolve a cyber attack (it has increased by one-third from 2013)….

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FBI Beefs Up Amid Explosion of Cybercrime

The head of the FBI said cybercrime is “exploding” apace as the influence of the Internet rises meteorically.

“It (the Internet) is transforming human relationships in ways we’ve never seen in human history before,” FBI Director James Comey said. 59 more words

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Global Internet Authority ICANN Has Been Hacked

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been hacked by unknown attackers. The attackers used a “spear phishing” campaign to target sensitive systems operated by ICANN and sent spoofed emails disguised as internal ICANN communications to ICANN staff members. 29 more words

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President Obama Slams Sony for Canceling "The Interview"; Sony Blames Theater Owners (Updated)

President Obama, speaking at his year-end presser, said it was a mistake for Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel screenings of “The Interview” after it received threats of violence, saying it could lead to an era of self-censorship in Hollywood. 595 more words

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