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Rom‑con: How romance fraud targets older people and how to avoid it

Online dating scams often follow the same script – here’s what senior citizens should watch out for and how their younger relatives can help them avoid falling victim

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24 May 2021

FBI intelligence analyst indicted for theft of cybersecurity, counterterrorism documents

The former agent held top-level clearance privileges.
24 May 2021

Forwarding Emails

When you forward an email to others or copy new people to an email thread, review all the content in the entire email and make sure the information contained in it is suitable for everyone. It is very easy to forward emails to others, not realizing there is highly sensitive information in the bottom of the email that people should not have access to.
24 May 2021

FBI Issues Conti Ransomware Alert as Attacks Target Healthcare

Officials have identified at least 16 Conti ransomware attacks targeting US healthcare and first responder networks.
21 May 2021

Data in Danger Amid New IT Challenges

Survey finds new threats due to the pandemic make managing enterprise cyber-risk even more challenging.
21 May 2021

Cloud Security Blind Spots: Where They Are, And How to Protect Them

Cloud Security Blind Spots: Where They Are, And How to Protect Them Security experts discuss oft-neglected areas of cloud security and offer guidance to businesses working to strengthen their security posture.
21 May 2021

DarkSide Getting Taken to ‘Hackers’ Court’ For Not Paying Affiliates

DarkSide Getting Taken to ‘Hackers’ Court’ For Not Paying Affiliates A shadow court system for hackers shows how professional ransomware gangs have become.
21 May 2021

Building SIEM for Today’s Threat Landscape

Building SIEM for Today’s Threat Landscape Sivan Tehila, cybersecurity strategist at Perimeter 81, discusses the elements involved in creating a modern SIEM strategy for remote work and cloud-everything.
21 May 2021

How to Tell a Job Offer from an ID Theft Trap

One of the oldest scams around -- the fake job interview that seeks only to harvest your personal and financial data -- is on the rise, the FBI warns. Here's the story of a recent LinkedIn impersonation scam that led to more than 100 people getting duped, and one almost-victim who decided the job offer was too-good-to-be-true.
21 May 2021

WP Statistics Bug Allows Attackers to Lift Data from WordPress Sites

WP Statistics Bug Allows Attackers to Lift Data from WordPress Sites The plugin, installed on hundreds of thousands of sites, allows anyone to filch database info without having to be logged in.
21 May 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

How stalkerware puts the stalkers' own data at risk – Watch out for FluBot – Building security into critical infrastructure

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21 May 2021

A Russian Doll review – a data-disinformation troll keeps us hooked

A Russian Doll review – a data-disinformation troll keeps us hooked

Barn theatre, Cirencester
Rachel Redford shines as a student recruited to mess with British heads, in a joint production with the Arcola theatre

‘Who owns your data?” asks Masha, the tortured voice at the centre of this monologue. Issues of data privacy and misuse are being increasingly raised but rarely show the inner workings of a Russian web brigade that orchestrates disinformation campaigns through anonymous online commentary.

That is what Masha (Rachel Redford) does in Cat Goscovitch’s illuminating drama, based on a true story and co-produced by the Barn and Arcola theatres. She is an English literature student turned troll in St Petersburg. Once a lover of Emily Brontë books, she is now a kind of data apparatchik, paid to gather information on Brits online and then use it to “fuck with their heads” during the EU referendum campaign of 2016.

A Russian Doll was streamed for the press from the Barn theatre, Cirencester, where it runs until 12 June. Then at the Arcola theatre’s Arcola Outside venue in London.

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21 May 2021

The Changing Face of Cybersecurity Awareness

In the two decades since cybersecurity awareness programs emerged, they've been transformed from a good idea to a business imperative.
21 May 2021

The Edge Poll: Moving On

During the stresses of the pandemic, did you ever consider quitting security?
21 May 2021

Email Campaign Spreads StrRAT Fake-Ransomware RAT

Email Campaign Spreads StrRAT Fake-Ransomware RAT Microsoft Security discovered malicious PDFs that download Java-based StrRAT, which can steal credentials and change file names but doesn't actually encrypt.
21 May 2021

Irish court issues injunction against Conti hackers to stop health service data exposure, sale

The group has warned that the data will be leaked or sold if a $20 million ransom demand is not met.
21 May 2021

US insurance giant CNA Financial paid $40 million ransom to regain control of systems: report

CNA Financial reportedly paid up a few weeks after the attack in March.
21 May 2021

Dev-Sec Disconnect Undermines Secure Coding Efforts

Rather than continue to complain about each other, developers and security pros need to work together and celebrate their successes.
20 May 2021

Lack of Skills, Maturity Hamper Threat Hunting at Many Organizations

When implemented correctly, threat hunting can help organizations stay head of threats, researcher says at RSA Conference.
20 May 2021

Don't Let Scary Headlines Shape Your Company's Cyber-Resilience Strategy

Don't Let Scary Headlines Shape Your Company's Cyber-Resilience Strategy Resilience planning should be based on data and backed by technology, cybersecurity pros agreed at this week's RSA Conference.
20 May 2021