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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 …

Certain Personality Traits Heighten Cyber Crime Risk

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research from Michigan State University examines the behaviors – both obvious and subtle – …

Hackers Target Older Tech Like Fax Machines

What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That’s precisely why it’s used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization’s network. Check Point, a cyber security firm in Israel, said Sunday that their …

Former Yahoo CEO: No One Immune from Hacks

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told lawmakers Wednesday that the threat from state-sponsored hackers has changed the playing field so dramatically that even the best-defended companies can fall victim. Mayer joined former and current CEOs of Equifax in testifying before …

Equifax Hack Has Businesses Uneasy About Security

The Equifax breach is reminding small business owners that they may be vulnerable to cybercriminals. Companies that provide security and other technology services to small businesses say they’ve had an increase in calls from customers since Equifax revealed that the …

World’s Biggest Shipper Reports Cyberattack Cost up to $300M

The June cyberattack that paralyzed the computer systems in companies around the world is estimated to have cost the world’s biggest container shipping line between $200 million and $300 million, A.P. Moller-Maersk said Wednesday. The Copenhagen-based group, which was particularly …

Hackers Want to Shut Down Factories for Pay

The malware entered the North Carolina transmission plant’s computer network via email last August, just as the criminals wanted, spreading like a virus and threatening to lock up the production line until the company paid a ransom. AW North Carolina …

Study: Hackers Could Use Brainwaves to Steal Passwords

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that brainwave-sensing headsets, also known as EEG or electroencephalograph headsets, need better security after a study reveals hackers could guess a user’s passwords by monitoring their brainwaves. EEG headsets are advertised …

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 …

Businesses Face Evolving Cyber Risk

Though several factors affect a firm’s cyber risk, people remain the critical vulnerability, according to Scott Stransky, assistant vice president and principal scientist with AIR Worldwide. In an audio interview with Claims Journal, he explained the evolving risk and what …