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Antivirus Maker Bitdefender Hacked – Customer Data Being Sold In Shady Black Market Deal

Antivirus Maker Bitdefender Hacked, Customer Data Being Sold In Shady Black Market Deal ‘I’m sniffing one of their major servers stealing logins’  – Hacker DedoxRansome Recreation footage shows Bitdefender’s user data being posted online. Bitdefender, the critical darling in internet… Continue Reading →

A Lone Hacker is Earning as Much as $75,000 Per Month Just by Sending Emails

A lone hacker is earning between £38,500 to £64,000 ($60,000 to $100,000)  per month by using an automated attack tool to send around one million spam emails a day, according to researchers from security firm Trustwave. The emails contain links to bogus products and services,… Continue Reading →

Contrary to Popular Belief – MacBooks are Being Hacked with Malware

Hackers are exploiting a critical vulnerability in Apple’s OS X operating system to install malware on Macbooks. Malwarebytes Apple security expert Thomas Reed reported uncovering the attacks in a threat advisory. The vulnerability was uncovered by security researcher Stefan Esser… Continue Reading →

Hackers Steal Data on 2.4 million Customers in Massive Cyber Attack on a UK Phone Retailer

Hackers are feared to have accessed the personal details of 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers in a sophisticated cyber-attack, it has emerged. Carphone Warehouse, which is owned by the FTSE 100 listed Dixons Carphone, discovered the breach on Wednesday but… Continue Reading →

Hackers Charged in Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Insider Trading Ring

Ukrainian hackers have been charged in a scheme to gain access to press releases, then selling the information in an insider trading ring.

Russian Hedge Fund Manager Charged in Hacking Case

He seems like an American success story: an ambitious Russian who came to the U.S. and went from business school to Wall Street to his own hedge fund. But somewhere along the way, U.S. authorities say, Vitaly Korchevsky began orchestrating… Continue Reading →

NSA Report: China Successfully Hacked 600+ American Targets in 5 Years

An NSA slide released from a secret NSA briefing shows nearly 700 locations of “every single successful computer intrusion” by state-sponsored Chinese hackers during a five-year period from 2009-14. A secret NSA map that is a slide from an NSA… Continue Reading →

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The Importance of Cyber & Privacy Policy Exclusions

  As is the case with virtually every type of management liability insurance, the true extent of coverage that any given policy provides is a function of its exclusionary language. Accordingly, this article will analyze both the differences and similarities… Continue Reading →

China-linked Hackers Breached American Airlines Systems After Hacking United Airlines

China-linked hackers have breached the computer systems of U.S. airline company American Airline Group Inc and travel reservations platform provider Sabre Corp, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the investigations. The same hackers had targeted insurer Anthem Inc in February… Continue Reading →

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