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Budding malware author uses same Skype ID across job applications and IoT botnet ads

“DaddyL33T” is a 13-year-old malware developer. They’ve set up the DaddyHackingTeam portal, the future site of a botnet web control interface, and they maintain an active profile under the name “DaddyPvP” on the HackForums security technology platform. In one of his posts to the site, the padawan of poisonous software requests help scanning to a Qbot botnet. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL ... Read More »

ShadowBrokers return with the release of UNITEDRAKE exploit

The hacking group has also promised two exploit dumps a month from now on. Read Full Story: ZDNet ORIGINAL SOURCE  Read More »

About 143 million people hit by massive Equifax data breach

About 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cyber security breach, the company has disclosed. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »

Tech elite aren’t insane libertarians, says Stanford study

The researchers spoke to 600 “elite technology company leaders and founders.” They concluded that these exalted beings actually prove that “values and predispositions can override their self-interest.” Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: CNet Read More »

Emerging threats fuel public threat intelligence sharing

Concerns around emerging threats such as ransomware and polymorphic malware have sparked a significant increase in collaboration by the cyber security industry, according to AlienVault. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security Read More »

UK domains left at risk of theft in Enom blunder

Thousands of UK companies were at risk of having their .uk domain names stolen for more than four months by a critical security failure at domain registrar Enom. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »

Jack’d is Ramping Up Its Security Measures

Starting by the end of September, the swipe-n-grind app Jack’d is taking safety measures into its own hands by totally disabling screenshots on phones. View Full Story  Original Source: The Pride LA Read More »

New SANS & Infoblox survey finds insider threats and ransomware are most feared, followed by DDoS attacks

Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, today released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by Infoblox, found that ransomware, insider threats and denial of service are considered the top three threats organizations ... Read More »

Organisations Deploying Artificial Intelligence Are Creating Jobs and Increasing Sales

Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has today announced the findings of “Turning AI into concrete value: the successful implementers’ toolkit”, a study of nearly 1,000 organizations with revenues of more than $500m that are implementing artificial intelligence (AI), either as a pilot or at scale[1]. The research both counters fears that AI will cause massive ... Read More »

GDPR is the elephant in British boardrooms, Trend Micro reveals

UK boardrooms aren’t treating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the seriousness required, resulting in overconfidence when it comes to compliance. This is the main finding of the latest research from Trend Micro, which surveyed over 1,000 IT decision makers from businesses across the globe.[1] The research reveals a good awareness of the principles behind GDPR, with every single ... Read More »