Category: Cybersecurity

Election officials have another year to fight disinformation

Published by Stateline.org After a year of election-related lies and disinformation, voters in 32 states went to the polls this month with few major technical errors, lines or delays in results. But election officials and voting rights advocates caution there is still considerable work to do ahead of next year’s midterms to boost lagging confidence

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Hackers compromise FBI email system, send thousands of messages

Published by Reuters (Reuters) -Hackers compromised a Federal Bureau of Investigation email system on Saturday and sent tens of thousands of messages warning of a possible cyberattack, according to the agency and security specialists. Fake emails appeared to come from a legitimate FBI email address ending in @ic.fbi.gov, the FBI said in a statement. Although

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US Treasury official Middle East trip to focus on ransomware

Published by Al-Araby U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo will travel to the Middle East on Friday, a Treasury spokesperson told Reuters, where he will seek to build partnerships on ransomware and cyber security as hackers wreak havoc among some of America’s more vital industries. Adeyemo, in the highest-ranking visit of a Treasury official to

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5 Tips to Avoid Elder Financial Exploitation

Published by Due More than 334,000 instances of elder financial exploitation are reported to the authorities across the U.S. each year. This leads to around $6.3 billion of losses as per a study of state and federal information by Comparitech, a cybersecurity research firm. Yet, despite the financial toll from the pandemic, elder care subsidies

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IBM Security to buy leading-edge ReaQta, continue investing in Asia

Published by NNA Business News By Celine Chen SINGAPORE, NNA – IBM Security is beefing up its cybersecurity threat detection and response capabilities even further with its planned acquisition of ReaQta which operates a powerful next-generation endpoint protection platform. Headquartered in Singapore with a primary business office in the Netherlands, ReaQta offers security solutions that

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Cyber Experts Share 2022 Cybersecurity Predictions

Published by ValueWalk Cybersecurity-related predictions for 2022 from a few members of the Swimlane team. They predict: Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Organizations will Increasingly Adopt Low-Code Security AutomationAttacks on Companies for Social Justice will Increase by a Double-Digit PercentageThe Federal Government Will Fail to Begin Regulating Social Media Companies Ahead of

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Ukrainian indicted in US for Kaseya ransomware attack

Published by Al-Araby A 22-year-old Ukrainian arrested in Poland has been indicted in the United States as part of a global operation against ransomware attacks, including the high-profile July hack of IT software company Kaseya, officials said Monday. Yaroslav Vasinskyi, who was detained in Poland on October 8, was the most prominent of several people

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Ukrainian indicted in US for Kaseya ransomware attack

Published by AFP Washington (AFP) – A 22-year-old Ukrainian arrested in Poland has been indicted in the United States as part of a global operation against ransomware attacks, including the high-profile July hack of IT software company Kaseya, officials said Monday. Yaroslav Vasinskyi, who was detained in Poland on October 8, was the most prominent

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Cybersecurity firm McAfee to be sold for more than $14 bn

Published by AFP New York (AFP) – US cybersecurity firm McAfee announced on Monday it will be sold to a group of investors for more than $14 billion, just over a year after going public. The consortium led by Advent International Corporation and Permira Advisers will pay about $12 billion in cash to acquire all

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