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54% of respondents to a Ponemon Institute study that involved more than 1,000 IT professionals said negligent employees were the root cause of a data breach. The study found that strong passwords and biometrics continue to be an essential part of security defense. However, 59% of respondents say they do not have visibility into their […]

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On Monday, Cisco and Piriform – the Avast-owned company behind the popular CCleaner utility – announced that certain versions of the software have been backdoored by hackers. In today’s update on the situation, Avast CEO Vince Steckler and CTO Ondrej Vlcek said that the hackers were likely already in the process of hacking into the […]

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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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A little while back we were investigating the malicious activities of the Freakyshelly targeted attack and came across spear phishing emails that had some interesting documents attached to them. They were in OLE2 format and contained no macros, exploits or any other active content. However, a close inspection revealed that they contained several links to […]

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