Facebook’s Libra project confirms its governing council after several major companies withdraw

After some of its major backers including eBay, MasterCard, PayPal and Visa Inc. announced their withdrawals, 21 members of the Facebook-led Libra Association formally signed onto its charter and formalized the Libra Association council. The project aimed at establishing Libra – the permissioned blockchain digital currency – has been intensely scrutinized since its announcement in […]

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Sodinokibi Ransomware: Where Attackers’ Money Goes

Researchers following the ransomware variant uncover new data on how much its affiliates earn and where they spend it. Ransomware generates massive profits for its operators. How much do they make, and how do their spend their illicit earnings? Newly published research on Sodinokibi ransomware sheds some light on this. The McAfee Advanced Threat Research […]

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Streaming devices track viewing habits, study finds

Do you know what kind of data your streaming device may be collecting while you binge watch? Steadily, we are adopting more and more technology into our households. Our homes are becoming more interconnected, with IoT (Internet of Things) devices becoming regular parts of our lives. One of the devices that is the centerpiece of […]

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Top 5 Highlights from MPOWER 2019

Fellow security experts gathered at MPOWER 2019 to strategize, network, and learn about the newest and most innovative ways to ward off advanced cyberattacks. This year’s attendees had a special opportunity to hear from cybersecurity thought leaders as they shared their insights on our ever-changing industry. The latest applications, workload and infrastructure designed to protect […]

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“BriansClub” Hack Rescues 26M Stolen Cards

“BriansClub,” one of the largest underground stores for buying stolen credit card data, has itself been hacked. The data stolen from BriansClub encompasses more than 26 million credit and debit card records taken from hacked online and brick-and-mortar retailers over the past four years, including almost eight million records uploaded to the shop in 2019 […]

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Sophos for Sale: Thoma Bravo Offers $3.9B

Sophos’ board of directors plans to unanimously recommend the offer to the company’s shareholders. The endpoint security market today saw the start of another acquisition with private equity firm Thoma Bravo offering to acquire Sophos for $7.40 per share, or about $3.9 billion. Sophos’ board of directors plans to “unanimously recommend” the offer to its […]

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SAP HANA Cloud Services has Canada written all over it

BARCELONA — SAP’s new cloud data storage products were formally revealed at its TechEd conference last week, and despite a round of layoffs announced earlier this year across its Canadian operations, Canada’s research hubs in Vancouver and Waterloo remain an integral part of SAP’s latest portfolio enhancements, executives told IT World Canada. SAP’s chief technology […]

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Defining Cloud Security – Is It the Endpoint, Your Data, or the Environment?

You’ve heard it once; you’ve heard it a hundred times – “secure the cloud.” But what does that phrase mean? On the surface, it’s easy to assume this phrase means using cloud-enabled security products. However, it’s much more than that. Cloud security is about securing the cloud itself through a combination of procedures, policies, and technologies […]

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Connecting the dots: Exposing the arsenal and methods of the Winnti Group

New ESET white paper released describing updates to the malware arsenal and campaigns of this group known for its supply-chain attacks Today, ESET Research releases a white paper updating our understanding of the Winnti Group. Last March, ESET researchers warned about a new supply-chain attack targeting video game developers in Asia. Following that publication, we […]

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