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Russia 'targeted 21 states' during US election campaign, says official

During the recent US Senate Intelligence Committee hearings on Russian interference in US elections Jeannette Manfra, the acting deputy under-secretary for cybersecurity and communications, provided the soundbite of the day: 815 more words

Law & Order

How to protect your boss from phishing attacks

We already know that more than 75% of us lie on social media.

Too bad it’s impracticable to lie more about our workplaces on professional networking sites like LinkedIn: it might spare our employers a lot of grief. 1,176 more words

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Hackers use social engineering for spearphishing

GQ writer Sarah Jeong gets hacked to discover the warning signs of a potential social engineering cyber-attack.

From the horrible Hollywood hacks of 2014 to John Podesta’s emails, hackers aren’t feverishly trying to sneak into your computer.

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Buzz Insider

She Got Hacked So You Don't Have To

It happened to John Podesta; it happened to Paul Manafort’s daughter; it’s a type of computer hack called “spearphishing,” a much more sophisticated attack than the clumsy mass-mail attempts to gain your online credentials. 289 more words

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The three B's of cybersecurity for small businesses

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal)

Large-scale cyberattacks with eye-watering statistics, like the breach of a billion Yahoo accounts in 2016, grab most of the headlines… 615 more words

IT News

Man charged with $100m 'whaling' attack on two US tech giants

US officials have charged a 48-year-old Lithuanian man in connection with attacks on two big US tech companies that cost them $100m.

Evaldas Rimasauskas allegedly masqueraded as an Asian-based computer hardware manufacturer to trick the companies’ employees into transferring money into accounts that he controlled, … 642 more words

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Phishing Evolved.

A Whaling attack or phishing evolved is specifically aimed at a single, high-profile business target including C-Suite executives. This group has access to sensitive employee, and/or customer data, banking, and/or securities accounts. 500 more words

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