Hackers blitz social media accounts of 15 NFL teams

The league and scores of teams were caught off-guard by the re-emergence of an infamous hacking group Fifteen National Football League (NFL) teams, including this year’s Super Bowl contenders the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, have had their social media accounts hacked. To add insult to injury, the NFL’s official account on Twitter […]

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Russian Cybercrime Boss Burkov Pleads Guilty

Aleksei Burkov, an ultra-connected Russian hacker once described as “an asset of supreme importance” to Moscow, has pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to running a site that sold stolen payment card data and to administering a highly secretive crime forum that counted among its members some of the most elite Russian cybercrooks. Aleksei Burkov, […]

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Job hunting? Beware hiring scams using spoofed company websites

Cybercriminals are putting a new twist on an old trick Scammers are combining spoofed company websites and fake job ads to trick unsuspecting job seekers into surrendering their sensitive information and paying fraudulent fees. According to a recent public service announcement by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), fraudsters increasingly post job openings on […]

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Ontario construction firm victim of ransomware attack

A multi-million dollar Ontario construction firm that has worked on major federal and provincial projects including facilities for national defence and police stations has been hit by a ransomware attack. According to CBC News, Bird Construction of Mississauga, Ont., acknowledged that it was recently victimized, but didn’t give any details. “Bird Construction responded to a […]

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Greater Focus on Privacy Pays Off for Firms

Privacy-mature companies complete sales more quickly, have fewer and less serious breaches, and recover from incidents faster, according to Cisco’s annual survey. Companies that invest in privacy see an average return of 270% on their investments, with seven out of 10 companies seeing significant benefits from their privacy expenditures, according to an annual survey published […]

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