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- Russian cyber criminals were able to hack the DNC despite its security defenses and very high level of intelligence. Small and medium sized businesses are at a much greater risk of experiencing an email-related attack. Is your company prepared?

  PGA of America Struck By Ransomware (Aug 12)

While golfing fans have been all about this week's PGA Championship, extortion-minded hackers were more focused on the PGA of America's computer servers.

  #DEFCON Vote Hacking Village Refute NASS 'Unfair' Claims (Aug 13)

DEFCON has hit back at criticisms levied at it by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) over the introduction of an area designed to test voting machines.

  Butlin's Customers Face Anxious Holiday After Breach Alert (Aug 13)

Tens of thousands of holidaymakers may be at a heightened risk from phishing attacks after Butlin's admitted a data breach affecting customers' personal information.

  NHS Patient Data at Risk from Historic Breach: Report (Aug 14)

A historic breach at a third-party supplier has put the data of countless NHS patients at risk, according to a new report.

  Indian Bank Loses $13.5m in Global Attack (Aug 16)

An Indian bank has lost nearly 944m rupees ($13.5m) after hackers withdrew the funds from ATMs around the world and made other fraudulent SWIFT transfers.

  (Aug 14)

A new form of ransomware is spreading to victims around the world and the way it's built suggests those behind it could use it to launch more sophisticated attacks in future.

  (Aug 15)

A federal judge has sentenced a Maple Valley, Wash. man to 18 months in prison for his role in a scheme based on Reveton ransomware. Raymond Odigie Uadiale, 41, a former employee of Microsoft, was sentenced following his June 4 guilty plea.

  Hackers Target Instagram, Users Blame Russia (Aug 15)

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing application Instagram has reportedly fallen victim to an attack, which appears to have originated in Russia, according to news from The Sun. Both Mashable and Reddit have reported a surge in the use of the word "hack" in tweets related to Instagram accounts.

  #DEFCON DHS Says Collaboration Needed for Secure Infrastructure and Elections (Aug 12)

Speaking at DEFCON 26 in Las Vegas on the subject of "Securing our Nation's Election Infrastructure", Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications from the Department of Homeland Security stressed the need for public and private sector collaboration.

  11-year-old hacker changes election results (Aug 14)

At the DefCon Voting Village in Las Vegas last year, participants proved it was child's play to hack voting machines: As Wired reported, within two minutes, democracy-tech researcher Carsten Schürmann used a novel vulnerability to get remote access to a WinVote machine.

  Election Websites, Backend Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms (Aug 15)

Two 11-year-old budding hackers last week at DEF CON in Las Vegas used SQL injection attack code to break into a replica of the Florida Secretary of State's website within 15 minutes, altering vote count reports on the site.

  (Aug 16)

Identity fraud in the UK has fallen for the first time in four years but the number of online scams continue to rise, especially in the retail sector, according to Cifas.