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Cryptopia, an exchange that was hacked and subsequently went into liquidation in May, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States. Grant Thornton will be handling the preservation of the data stored and hosted on servers with an Arizona-based firm, according to Yahoo News.  The bankruptcy court in the Southern District of New York issued an
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Nearly 1 million Windows systems are still unpatched and have been found vulnerable to a recently disclosed critical, wormable, remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)—two weeks after Microsoft releases the security patch. If exploited, the vulnerability could allow an attacker to easily cause havoc around the world, potentially much worse
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It is not uncommon for a corporate perimeter security strategy to be based on a series of appliances. Intrusion prevention devices, next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) and application firewalls are part and parcel of a multi-tier security perimeter. Deploying multiple physical devices, however, can be a logistical nightmare; as a consequence, security functions are good candidates for
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Most IT security professionals believe GDPR non-compliance is commonplace, as the landmark data protection legislation turns one tomorrow, according to Infosecurity Europe. Over 6400 industry practitioners responded to a Twitter poll run by the leading cybersecurity event, which runs from June 4-6. Some 68% said they thought many organizations have likely not taken the GDPR
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An anonymous hacker with an online alias “SandboxEscaper” today released proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code for a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Windows 10 operating system—that’s his/her 5th publicly disclosed Windows zero-day exploit [1, 2, 3] in less than a year. Published on GitHub, the new Windows 10 zero-day vulnerability is a privilege escalation issue that could
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Canadian organizations are being warned that they are increasingly becoming the targets of cyber-threats, with researchers discovering nearly 100 malicious email campaigns that have been specifically targeting Canadian audiences, according to new research from Proofpoint. The emails were customized for either Canadian organizations or a more general Canadian audience, a May 23 blog post said.
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As Europe heads to the polls this weekend (May 23-26) to Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) representing the 28 EU Member States, the threat of disinformation campaigns aimed at voters looms large in the minds of politicians. Malicious players have every reason to try to undermine trust in established politicians, and push voters towards the political
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While affirming Equifax’s senior unsecured rating at Baa1 and short-term rating at Prime-2, Moody’s Investor Services downgraded the company’s outlook from stable to negative due to the 2017 cyber-attack. “The outlook revision to negative reflects weaker operating performance and credit metrics than originally expected following the cybersecurity breach in 2017,” the May 17 rating action
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Cybersecurity experts all echo the same thing – cyber attacks are going to get more rampant, and they will continue to pose severe threats against all technology users. Businesses, in particular, have become prime targets for cybercriminals due to the nature of data and information they process and store. 2018 saw a slew of data
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This week, the Equity duo of Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm convened to get some quick hits in about Slack’s WORK, Luckin Coffee and Sam Altman’s departure from Y Combinator. They then dug a bit deeper into the money around food: DoorDash and Sun Basket both raised this week. And what is a discussion about
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The U.S-China trade war is increasingly influencing tech. Huawei has suffered a turbulent past week with key suppliers pausing work with the company, and now China’s largest chipmaker is planning to delist from the New York Stock Exchange. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) announced in a filing published Friday that it plans to delist next
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ESET sheds light on commands used by the favorite backdoor of the Sednit group What happens when a victim is compromised by a backdoor and the operator is controlling it? It’s a difficult question that is not possible to answer entirely by reverse engineering the code. In this article we will analyze commands sent by
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CrowdStrike and NSS Labs have officially ended their two-year legal battle with a confidential settlement agreement. CrowdStrike, an endpoint protection vendor based in Sunnyvale, Calif., issued a statement to SearchSecurity Friday saying, “CrowdStrike and NSS Labs have resolved the lawsuits between them pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.” The CrowdStrike-NSS Labs legal battle began in
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In response to news that multiple Snapchat employees abused their privileged access to spy on users, reported by Motherboard, the social media platform said the allegations are false. “Two former employees said multiple Snap employees abused their access to Snapchat user data several years ago. Those sources, as well as an additional two former employees,