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A group of what appears to be Chinese hackers infiltrated a U.S. trade-focused lobbying group as the two countries wrestle with how they treat imports of each other’s goods and services. The APT10 Chinese hacking group appears to be behind a “strategic web compromise” in late February and early March at the National Foreign Trade Council, according to security vendor Fidelis Cybersecurity.

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Since joining Kaspersky Lab nearly two years ago, I have always seen David Jacoby as one of our company’s more outgoing and jovial researchers. In addition to creating security memes for Halloween, he also helped put a human face to the company’s GReAT team and even let a film crew look at his crib (MTV style).

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With mid-market companies feeling an increasing need to devote time and resources to network security, the security-as-a-service model is gaining traction, according to new research released yesterday by 451 Research.
“The security challenge for mid-tier businesses is multi-dimensional,” Daniel Cummins, analyst at 451 Research, said in a statement.

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While Joshua Corman didn’t use that exact line in his opening keynote at SOURCE Boston this week, that was a pervasive, and sobering, theme. Corman, a founder of I am The Cavalry and director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council, said he was there to tell some “uncomfortable truths” about the state of cybersecurity.

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The mobile application that accompanies many Hyundai cars exposed sensitive information that could have allowed attackers to remotely locate, unlock, and start vehicles.
The vulnerability was patched in the latest version of the mobile app released in March but was publicly disclosed on Tuesday.

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