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Social engineering is one of the oldest tricks in the hacker book, used to target companies large and small. Psychological trickery to get employees to click on links, download infected documents or give away personal information via email is one of the top techniques still practiced by cybercriminals for fraud. Phishing schemes are common; they’ve […]

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Hackers lusting after cryptocurrency but not wanting to spend money to buy it or mine it are targeting users wallets, computers, popular Web sites and public cloud computing environments. Mining software/malware is a well known pest, and instances of employees using their company’s or organization’s computer resources to surreptitiously mine cryptocoin are regularly uncovered. But […]

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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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