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New documents provided recently by Equifax to US senators revealed that the breach the company experienced last year may have involved types of data not mentioned in the initial disclosure of the incident.

Microsoft issued an emergency fix for the recently discovered Meltdown vulnerability found in Intel CPUs, but warn that it may cause compatibility problems with some AV tools.

Details emerged this week on two major processor security flaws, leaving firms scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers.

An unprotected MongoDB database containing the personal details on every voter in the state of California has been stolen and held for ransom after being exposed to the public facing internet.

Three men pleaded guilty yesterday to creating the infamous Mirai botnet, which is responsible for knocking offline some of the world’s most popular websites late last year.

Organizations during the third quarter experienced on average 237 DDoS attack attempts each month, equivalent to eight DDoS attack attempts each day.

Equifax, the credit agency guilty of poorly handling the private financial data of over 143 million consumers, has seen a 27 percent decrease in profits following the September hack.

A bipartisan legislation has been introduced that’s designed to protect the US voting systems infrastructure from foreign interference.  

Two websites used to present the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election results were knocked offline after a DDoS attack last Saturday afternoon.

A massive new botnet has been found to be infecting poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including IP wireless cameras.

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