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Guardian Digital Outlines Top 4 Benefits of Choosing Cloud - Cloud technology and Linux-based cloud services are becoming increasingly popular due to the various benefits they offer in regard to security, efficiency, flexibility and convenience.

Python and Bash - Contenders for the most used scripting language - Packt Publishing, publisher of software learning resources, has revealed the results of its 2018 Skill Up survey in a new report.

  (Jul 8)

A long-known ransom Trojan has added new tactics and a new talent, according to research released by Kaspersky Labs. The Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rakhni family has been around since 2013, but a new variant does a search of files on the victim's system and decides whether to launch ransomware -- or simply use the computer to mine cryptocurrency.

  (Jul 10)

Take the time to learn about your assets. You'll be able to layer in multiple prevention and detection solutions and have a highly effective security architecture.

  (Jul 8)

Exabeam released its 2018 State of the SOC Report, which revealed that many organizations don't have the right people and technology to man their Security Operations Centers (SOCs). The consequence is that they are leaving themselves open to potentially devastating cyber-attacks and alert fatigue, according to the report.

  The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far (Jul 9)

Looking back at the first six months of 2018, there haven't been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time last year, but that's pretty much where the good news ends.

  Timehop Breach Hits 21 Million Customers (Jul 9)

Social media aggregation site Timehop has revealed a major breach of customers' personal information affecting 21 million users.

  Ticketmaster breach was part of a larger credit card skimming effort, analysis shows (Jul 10)

A recent breach at Ticketmaster was just "the tip of the iceberg" of a wider, massive credit card skimming operation, new research has found.

  Not All Hacks Are Created Equal (Jul 12)

Hacks, breaches and security intrusions are in the headlines on a day-to-day basis, but these hacks aren't all created equal. According to new analysis from HackerOne, the kind of intrusion differs by industry and breach type.

  Stolen Taiwanese Certs Used in Malware Campaign (Jul 11)

Security researchers have discovered yet another cyber-attack campaign using stolen certificates to circumvent traditional security tools.

  (Jul 11)

In a live webinar today, Kaspersky Lab experts presented their review of Q2 2018 advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. In addition to charting the latest campaigns, tools and techniques deployed by established threat actors, Vicente Diaz and Costin Raiu, security researchers in Kaspersky Lab's global research and analysis team, also discussed the reawakening of previously quiet groups, revealing that Asia was the epicenter of APT activity during Q2 2018.

  Hacker Exploits 2-Year Old Router Issue To Steal Sensitive US Military Data (Jul 12)

Sensitive US military documents, including training materials for the MQ-9A Reaper drone and an operations manual for the M1 Abrams tank, were recently available for sale on the Dark Web.

  (Jul 12)

Companies hit with a data breach pay an average of $3.86 million around the world, marking a 6.4% increase from last year. It's no small amount for any company, but a few million is only a small fraction of the cost of "mega breaches," which compromise at least 1 million records.

  Russian intelligence officers indicted in DNC hacking (Jul 14)

Twelve Russians have been indicted by a grand jury in the special counsel probe for alleged hacking during the 2016 election, including for hacking emails of the Democratic National Committee, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Friday.