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Nearly 2,000 breaches were analyzed in this year’s Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report and more than 300 were espionage-related. Here are some of the comments Help Net Security received on the report.
Today’s report highlights that businesses must rethink their protection strategies to guard against cyber attacks.

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Researchers at Endgame have been evaluating an exploitation technique called Counterfeit Object-Oriented Programming (COOP) to bypass Control Flow Integrity (CFI) implementations such as that used by Microsoft to harden the defenses of Windows 10.

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Ransomware dominated malware-related data breaches investigated by Verizon last year, appearing in 71 percent of cases, according to the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) released Thursday. Compared to last year’s DBIR report, ransomware attacks are up 50 percent. Still, Verizon suspects the true number of ransomware attacks and victims is likely going under reported.

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Atlassian reset user passwords for its group chat service HipChat on Monday following an incident that may have resulted in unauthorized access to a server used by the service.
The company began warning users Monday via email that as a result an attacker may have secured access to user information, including names, email addresses and hashed passwords.

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