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Jonathan Crowe
Oct 2015

Barks & Bytes 10.23.15: TalkTalk Data Breach and Ransom Demand

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Latest News

Hacked TalkTalk Receives Ransom Demand

UK telecom TalkTalk reports it has received an email demanding ransom following an attack which has potentially put the details of up to four million customers at risk. — Graham Cluley 

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WikiLeaks Publishes Documents from Hacked CIA Director Email Account

On Wednesday, WikiLeaks posted a series of selected messages and attachments allegedly stolen by a group of teenage hackers from John Breenan's AOL account. — Motherboard

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New Attacks on Network Time Protocol Can Defeat HTTPS and Create Chaos

Exploits can be used to snoop on encrypted traffic and cause debilitating outages. — Ars Technica 

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Fitbit Vulnerability Means Your Tracker Could Spread Malware

A vulnerability invovling the BlueTooth implementation can be used to embed self-replicating malware onto the wearable fitness tracker. — DarkNet.org 

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12 New Malware Strains Discovered Each Minute

Researchers discovered a 64.8% spike of new malware strains compared to the first half of 2014. — Help Net Security 

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Opinions & Trends

The Surprising Reason Small Businesses Are Big Targets for Cyber Attacks

Research shows 60% of all targeted cyber attacks were directed against small- and medium-sized businesses in 2014. Why the increase? — Barkly 

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To Find the Needle, Chop Down the Haystack: 5 Steps for Effective Threat Monitoring

At what point does the proverbial "haystack" get too big to find the "needles"? Many of the best security teams have hit that breaking point. — Dark Reading

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Spotlight On: 5 Ways to Save Your Precious Time

Unless you've been locked in your DeLorean, you're probably aware Wednesday was Back to the Future Day. To celebrate, we put together a handful of quick tips to help you save and make the most of your most precious commodity: time. Until you finish that flux capacitor you’ve been working on, implementing these tips is the next best thing: 

5 Time-Saving Cybersecurity Tips to Take Back Your Future Workload

 

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Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan covers the latest threats and cybersecurity trends from a practical perspective.

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