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Guard Your Email Accounts Against Today's Most Dangerous Threats - Cyber threats are more sophisticated and dangerous than ever before! Are you securing your email accounts with a solution that is capable of preventing these advanced attacks?

- 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?

How hackers managed to steal $13.5 million in Cosmos bank heist (Aug 27)

Earlier this month, reports surfaced which suggested that Cosmos Bank, India's oldest at 112 years old, had become the victim of a cyberattack which left the institution millions out of pocket.

(Aug 26)

Former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Reality Winner has been sentenced to over five years in prison after leaking details on Russian efforts to target the 2016 presidential election.

ICO Breach Complaints Jump 160% in a Year (Aug 28)

There has been a huge annual rise in data breach complaints to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) following the start of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime, according to a leading law firm.

(Aug 27)

The European Union is determined to prevent a Cambridge Analytica-style scandal where politicians misuse personal data for strategic gains. The Financial Times has learned of a European Commission draft amendment that would fine political organizations if they benefit from surreptitious personal data gathering.

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Chain Suffers Data Breach (Aug 26)

Another day, another restaurant chain data breach – this time, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. The Darden Restaurants-owned food chain said it was alerted this month that its network had been hacked and customer payment card data exposed.

(Aug 28)

Networks, cyberattacks, and the strategies used to stop them are continuously evolving. Security deception is an emerging cyber-defense tactic that allows researchers and information security professionals to observe the behavior of attackers once they've gained access to what they think is a business network.

Fiserv Flaw Exposed Customer Data at Hundreds of Banks (Aug 28)

Fiserv, Inc., a major provider of technology services to financial institutions, just fixed a glaring weakness in its Web platform that exposed personal and financial details of countless customers across hundreds of bank Web sites, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

(Aug 29)

In a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that began on Sunday, 26 August, and extended into today, Spain's central bank was knocked offline. While Banco de Espana struggled to fight off the attack, business operations were not disrupted, according to Reuters.

(Aug 29)

Over the coming years, the foundations of today's digital world will shake -- violently. Innovative and determined attackers, along with big changes to the way organizations conduct their operations, will combine to threaten even the strongest establishments.

Proposed US law would require President to act against overseas hackers (Aug 31)

US senators from both sides of the housee have announced a bill that would force the President to act against overseas hackers found targeting the US, or explain why he hadn't.

Passport Numbers Exposed in Air Canada Data Breach (Aug 30)

Air Canada has alerted users of its mobile app of a data breach that exposed personal information – including stored passport numbers – of some 20,000 users.

'Celebgate' Hacker Heading to Prison (Aug 30)

What does it cost to gain unauthorized access to roughly 240 Apple iCloud accounts? For George Garofano, 26, the price is eight months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and 60 hours of community service.