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Suspected Cyberattack Hobbles New Orleans City Government

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 3:26pm

A suspected cyberattack prompted a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans on Friday.

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Microsoft Releases Integrated Threat Protection in Public Preview

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 3:18pm

Microsoft this week announced the preview availability of Microsoft Threat Protection, a unified pre and post breach enterprise defense suite that aims to natively integrate across products. 

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Fortinet Acquires SOAR Platform Provider CyberSponse

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 1:53pm

Network security firm Fortinet announced that is has acquired Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform provider CyberSponse. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 

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Credential Harvesting Campaign Targets Government Procurement Services

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 1:19pm

credential harvesting campaign has been targeting multiple government procurement services in the United States and abroad, Anomali reveals. 

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OPSWAT Acquires Network Access Control Provider Impulse

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:50am

Critical infrastructure protection company OPSWAT has acquired Network Access Control (NAC) and Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) solutions provider Impulse.

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FireEye Launches New OT Threat Intelligence Service

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:31am

FireEye this week unveiled a new threat intelligence service focusing on operational technology (OT) and other systems that manage physical processes.

The company says its Cyber Physical Threat Intelligence service provides organizations context, data and actionable analysis on threats targeting OT, ICS and IoT systems.

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WhatsApp Will Take Legal Action Against Automated or Bulk Messaging

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 9:55am

Messaging platform WhatsApp this week announced plans to take legal action against individuals and companies that abuse the platform for bulk messaging.

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Twitter Funding New Blockchain-Based Social Media Platform

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 9:53am

Twitter Funds Team to Develop an Open and Decentralized Standard for Social Media

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Bill to Protect U.S. Energy Grid From Cyberattacks Passes With NDAA

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 9:42am

Legislation that aims to protect the U.S. energy grid from cyberattacks passed the House this week after being added to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The 2020 NDAA passed the House by a vote of 377 to 48 and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it soon.

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Hospital Boosts Security, Issues Notifications After Breach

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 8:37am

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has added security measures and is informing people whose personal information was exposed due to a data breach earlier this year, hospital officials said.

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'Waterbear' Employs API Hooking to Hide Malicious Behavior

Security Week - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 3:31am

The long-standing Waterbear campaign has returned with new evasion capabilities, employing API hooking techniques to hide its network behavior from security products, Trend Micro reports.

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Highly Targeted 'Zeppelin' Ransomware Hits Tech, Healthcare Firms

Security Week - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 2:36pm

A new, highly targeted piece of ransomware has hit a handful of tech and healthcare companies in Europe and the United States, BlackBerry Cylance reports. 

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Facebook Says Ready for New California Privacy Law

Security Week - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 2:20pm

Facebook on Thursday said it was ready for a data privacy law that will go into effect in its home state of California at the start of next year.

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Targeted Attacks Deliver New "Anchor" Malware to High-Profile Companies

Security Week - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:51pm

TrickBot/Anchor Campaign Could be a New Targeted Magecart Attack Against High-Profile Companies

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StrongSalt Eases Pain of Searching Encrypted Data in the Cloud

Security Week - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:43am

StrongSalt Helps Customers Gain Compliance Through Searchable Encryption for Cloud Services and Enterprise Applications

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AirDoS: Hackers Can Block iPhones, iPads Via AirDrop Attack

Security Week - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:27am

One of the vulnerabilities addressed this week by Apple can be exploited to make iPhones and iPads unusable by getting them to continuously display a popup message.

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How to Stop a DDoS Attack Without Sabotaging Your Own Network

Security Week - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:07am

DDoS Attacks Are Becoming More Advanced With the Aim to Obfuscate Network Processes

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Pentagon Wants Contractors to Meet Cybersecurity Requirements

Security Week - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 8:53am

The U.S. Defense Department announced this week that companies hoping to obtain defense contracts will have to demonstrate that they can keep sensitive information safe.

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Twitter Backs Overhaul of Social Media to Stem Disinformation

Security Week - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 8:43am

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is funding research aimed at changing the way information circulates on social media -- with the goal of combating online violence, hate and disinformation.

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