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6/20/2018

A hacking campaign launched from computers in China has targeted satellite operators, telecommunications companies and defense contractors, Symantec reports. The attacks could lead to disruptions in civilian and military services, the company warns.

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6/20/2018

Matt Mills, chief commercial officer of Featurespace, compares preventing online fraud to a game of whack-a-mole, noting that there is no "one thing" that will prevent fraud. Fraud is 81% more likely to occur online than in person, and $12.2 billion in fraud works its way through call centers.

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Matt Mills
6/20/2018

Ransomware attacks are on the rise in banks, and some institutions are taking action to thwart attacks, in part by investing in new technology. The key to bolstering protection from cyberattacks is to implement a variety of protocols, including the creation of IT-resilience plans, says Zerto's Gijsbert Janssen Van Doorn.

6/20/2018

Keepsafe has added a new privacy-focused product to its lineup with the launch of a mobile web browser. The browser can be locked with a PIN when not in use, and private tabs offer an additional layer of privacy.

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TechCrunch
6/20/2018

Blockchain can offer companies a number of benefits, though 80% of executives say they have no plans to incorporate the technology into their businesses in the near future, according to a Gartner study. Blockchain can help reduce operational overhead costs, improve transparency, analytics and verification, and even expedite cross-border transactions, writes Ralph Tkatchuk.

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Blockchain
6/20/2018

After data companies revealed customer locations, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint said they would selling consumer location information to LocationSmart and Zumigo. The moves come after reports surfaced that LocationSmart, a prison phone service provider, had created a website that enabled law enforcement to get access to customer information without court approval.

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Verizon, LocationSmart, Sprint, AT&T
6/20/2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise-owned Aruba has unveiled a software-defined branch solution that utilizes SD-WAN, LAN and security to help branch offices manage security, WAN and Wi-Fi infrastructure. "Customers had to deal with a lot of complexity in terms of having to manage those domain areas as separate entities without any integration of tools that go along with that," says Lissa Hollinger of Aruba.

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6/20/2018

Sixty-two percent of HR managers attributed a growing skills gap as a main reason for companies to hire a more flexible workforce, such as freelance workers, temps and agency employees, according to a survey from Upwork. The majority of HR employees also recommended companies focus on "re-skilling" their current workers to keep them up-to-date with new practices.

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TechRepublic
6/20/2018

Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and James Lankford, R-Okla., have proposed a bill that would create a council to monitor and evaluate supply chain risks that could affect national security. The Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act would also assign agencies clear roles in addressing any detected threats.

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The Hill
6/19/2018

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a newly discovered malware launched by North Korean group Hidden Cobra, also known as Lazarus Group. "These files have the capability to download and install malware, install proxy and Remote-Access Trojans (RATs), connect to command-and-control servers to receive additional instructions, and modify the victim's firewall to allow incoming connections," the US-CERT report notes.

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ZDNet