New Reports Show Increased CyberThreats, User Risks Remain High

Two new reports from eSentire and Proofpoint show that that as online threats remain an issue, user security leaves much to be desired.

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DHS Warns of Cybersecurity Threats to Agriculture Industry

A new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security called Threats to Precision Agriculture warns against the cybersecurity risks faced by the emerging technologies being adopted by the agricultural industry.

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Facebook Reveals Security Breach Affecting 50 Million Users

On September 28, 2018, Facebook said hackers managed to take over as many as 50 million user accounts and access their personal data. The identity of the attackers and the full scope of the breach are unknown at this time, though Facebook reports that the bug has been fixed.

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Cryptojacking Software Discovered on 25 Apps in Google Play Store

25 apps which covertly mine cryptocurrencies were discovered on the Google Play Store, per a new report from cybersecurity company Sophos. Some of the apps are still available, an embarrassment for Google, as it had banned cryptojacking apps back in July.

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New Report Finds Cryptojacking Still a Threat, But for How Long?

A new report from the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) examines the unauthorized use of computers to mine cryptocurrencies, otherwise known as cryptojacking. It’s a phenomenon that has grown rapidly since 2017, but with the fall of crypto markets, it’s unclear whether the trend will continue.

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