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Experts Say Vulnerable Businesses Should Increase Cyber Defenses

When cyberthieves attacked Empire Industries’ computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software. “We were looking at the network, and I noticed it, and another guy noticed it. We’re looking …

50 Restaurants, Hotels Across Arizona Hit with Data Breach

A data breach may have compromised the personal information of customers who patronized any of 50 Arizona businesses last month. North Country Business Products says an investigation of “suspicious activity” led to the discovery that an unauthorized party deployed malware …

Arizona Professor Explains How Hacking Evolved to Data Theft

As data breaches continue to be reported, Adam DoupĂ©, assistant professor of engineering and associate director of Arizona State University’s Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, explains how hacking evolved into a leading way to steal consumer information. How has …

Researchers Create Robot to Defend Factories Against Cyberthreats

It’s small enough to fit inside a shoebox, yet this robot on four wheels has a big mission: keeping factories and other large facilities safe from hackers. Meet the HoneyBot. Developed by a team of researchers at the Georgia Institute …

Allaying Consumer Concern Over Cyber Risk

Consumers continue to report concern during online transactions and social media use but don’t always maintain safeguards to protect themselves, according to Prashant Pai, vice president of cyber offerings strategy at Verisk Analytics. In a recent interview with Claims Journal, …

McAfee Labs: 5 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2018

The evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their own homes, long-term implications of corporations gathering children’s user-generated content, and the emergence of a …

Researchers Say Popular Robots Dangerously Easy to Hack

Some of the most popular industrial and consumer robots are dangerously easy to hack and could be turned into bugging devices or weapons, IOActive Inc. said. The Seattle-based cybersecurity firm found major security flaws in industrial models sold by Universal …

Signal Authentication May Be Key to Protecting Against Car Hackers

When you and your family are zooming along the freeway, the last thing you’re worried about is the security of your car’s computer systems. That’s one reason Ohio State University Associate Professor Emre Koksal devotes most of his time to …

Researchers’ Discovery of Power Grid-Wrecking Malware Worrisome

Researchers have discovered a troubling breed of power grid-wrecking software, saying in a report published Monday that the program was very likely responsible for a brief blackout in Ukraine late last year. The malicious software has the ability to remotely …

AIG: Systematic Cyber Attacks Likely in 2017

Nine in 10 global cyber security and risk experts believe that cyber risk is systemic and that simultaneous attacks on multiple companies are likely in 2017, according to a study issued last month by American International Group, Inc. More than …