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Anthem Settles Data Breach Suit for $115 Million
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Anthem Settles Data Breach Suit for $115 Million

Anthem Inc., the victim of one of the more extensive data breaches in U.S. history, has agreed to pay a settlement of $115 million to consumers affected by the incident. The settlement is believed to be the largest ever to result from a data breach in the U.S. and would end […]

Microsoft Makes Edge Bug Bounty Permanent
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Microsoft Makes Edge Bug Bounty Permanent

Microsoft is making the bug bounty for its Edge browser a permanent program, a significant change to the way the company incentivizes researchers to find vulnerabilities in the application. It’s been a little less than a year since Microsoft launched the bounty as a temporary offering with the Windows 10 […]

Europol Hits Group Allegedly Selling Security Evasion Tools
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Europol Hits Group Allegedly Selling Security Evasion Tools

Europol has arrested six people as part of a wide-scale operation to crack down on cybercriminals who sell tools such as crypters and anti-AV that help attackers evade security defenses. The operation involved authorities in several countries and over the course of several days earlier this month, Europol officials made […]

DHS Points Finger at North Korea for Long Cyberattack Campaign
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DHS Points Finger at North Korea for Long Cyberattack Campaign

The United States government has issued a warning about an ongoing series of DDoS attacks and other cyber operations that it says began in 2009, and is pointing the finger squarely at North Korea. On Tuesday, the US-CERT, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, published a technical […]

Microsoft Releases Patches for Older Versions of Windows, Warns of Nation-State Attacks
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Microsoft Releases Patches for Older Versions of Windows, Warns of Nation-State Attacks

Microsoft has taken the unusual step of issuing patches for a number of security vulnerabilities in older versions of Windows that the company says are “at heightened risk of exploitation” from nation-state attackers. As part of its normal Patch Tuesday update release, Microsoft released fixes for 16 vulnerabilities that affect several versions […]

Exploit Kits Turn to Malvertising for Survival
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Exploit Kits Turn to Malvertising for Survival

Exploit kit activity has been decreasing for a couple of years now, a result of some consolidation in the market, as well as effective investigations and takedowns by law enforcement. But that doesn’t mean the attackers using them have given up. They’ve just shifted tactics, with many now focusing on […]

Hack the DHS Program Gets Support in the House
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Hack the DHS Program Gets Support in the House

A Senate bill that would allow hackers to go after the networks at the Department of Homeland Security as part of a bug bounty program now has a companion piece of legislation in the House of Representatives. Last week, two senators introduced a bill that would create a pilot bug […]

You May Soon Be Able to Hack the DHS
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You May Soon Be Able to Hack the DHS

A pair of senators wants to give hackers a chance to take a swing at the Department of Homeland Security’s networks and internal systems through a broad bug bounty program. A proposed bill introduced in the Senate Friday would build on the foundation of the Hack the Pentagon program that […]

RoughTed Malvertising Campaign Bypasses Ad Blockers
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RoughTed Malvertising Campaign Bypasses Ad Blockers

A long-running, multi-faceted, malvertising campaign has been found using a technique that enables the sites involved to bypass the protections of ad blockers. Malvertising campaigns can take a lot of different forms and they often involve multiple layers of compromised or malicious sites and lots of redirections. Some campaigns are […]