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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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Verizon-owned Yahoo this week revealed to users that the scale of its widely covered 2013 data breach is much bigger than previously estimated. In 2013, a hack targeting Internet giant Yahoo ended up exposing account information of upwards of 1 billion users – a conclusion the company came to after years of investigations – including […]

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One mistaken click. That’s all it took for hackers aligned with the Russian state security service to gain access to Yahoo’s network and potentially the email messages and private information of as many as 500 million people. Of course, that 2014 breach, was soon dwarfed by revelations of a second breach that took place a […]

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