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Don't fear the Reaper: Botnet 'easy to stop,' says security researcher

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks ago

The new internet of things botnet, variously known as Reaper, IoT_Reaper or IoTroop, should be easy to stop if it ever attacks, because it uses fixed, hardcoded domain and internet addresses for its command and control, or C2, servers — meaning they can easily be cut off by service providers.

Equifax: Hackers got personal data on Brits, too

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

Hackers who stole Social Security numbers and other poorly secured personal data for 143 million Americans from Equifax got away with the personal information of nearly 700,000 British citizens as well.

Chinese providers fueling growth of DMARC email security standard

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

More than three-quarters of the world's 6.3 billion email inboxes are now secured against spammers and scammers using DMARC — compared to fewer than two-thirds two years ago — a growth fueled by by Chinese providers.

Feds continue to call for private companies come forward after breaches

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

The acting head of the Justice Department's national security division pitched industry leaders on what he called "the business case" for cooperation with law enforcement in the wake of an online intrusion.

FBI issues flash alert on Apache Struts vulnerability

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

A FBI flash alert obtained by CyberScoop shows the FBI is pushing the private sector to close the vulnerability linked to the massive data breach at Equifax

Banking-focused phishing scheme hits inboxes in wake of Equifax breach

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

It's no surprise that hackers are actively attempting to impersonate legitimate banking companies as they communicate with clients about suspicious account activity.

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