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DHS finally notified election officials in 21 states about Russia trying to hack their election systems before the 2016 election. “It is completely unacceptable that it has taken DHS over a year to inform our office of Russian scanning of our systems, despite our repeated requests for information,” said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. […]

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“We see it every day,” says Steven Lentz, CSO at Samsung Research America. “Something coming through, some exploit type, unknown ransomware. We’ve stopped several things with our defenses, either network-wise or at the endpoint.” The attacks that Lentz is worried about are fileless attacks, also known as zero-footprint attacks, macro, or non-malware attacks. These types […]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission revealed Wednesday that hackers breached its system for public-company filings and may have profited from stolen insider information. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said in a statement that hackers exploited a software vulnerability in the regulator’s EDGAR filing system. That breach was discovered in 2016, he said, but the SEC did […]

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Hackers backdoored the popular CCleaner Windows utility; for nearly a month, two malware-tainted versions collected computer names, IP addresses, lists of installed and active software as well lists of network adapters before sending the data to attacker’s server. Cisco Talos, which discovered the malware on September 13 while a customer was beta testing new exploit […]

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