Facebook’s Sandberg Expresses Regret Over Deletion of Historic Vietnam War Photo

COO Sheryl Sandberg has acknowledged that Facebook was wrong to delete posts showing an iconic image of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack during the Vietnam war, according to a Reuters report.

COO Sheryl Sandberg has acknowledged that Facebook was wrong to delete posts showing an iconic image of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack during the Vietnam war, according to a Reuters report. The admission came in a letter to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, which Reuters obtained on Monday.

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Alleged Operators of DDoS Service Arrested in Israel

Two Israeli nationals suspected of operating a highly profitable DDoS service were arrested last week in Israel following an investigation conducted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Security blogger Brian Krebs reported on Thursday that the operators of a so-called booter service named vDOS had earned more than $600,000 in the past two years by launching 150,000 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on behalf of their customers.

Two Israeli nationals suspected of operating a highly profitable DDoS service were arrested last week in Israel following an investigation conducted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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Cybersecurity Isn’t the Only Kind of Security SOCs Must Deal With

Successful Attacks Can Blend Both Cyber and Physical Elements Seamlessly to Compromise an Enterprise

You’ve seen it before in movies like Ocean’s Eleven: a ragtag gang of thieves use a combination of social engineering, burglary and hacking to break into a seemingly impregnable site and make off with millions in stolen loot.

Successful Attacks Can Blend Both Cyber and Physical Elements Seamlessly to Compromise an Enterprise

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U.S. Government Targeted With GovRAT 2.0 Malware

Malware developers recently launched version 2.0 of GovRAT, a cyberespionage tool that has been used to target government and other types of organizations in the United States.

GovRAT appears to have been around since 2014, but its existence was only brought to light in November 2015 by identity protection and threat intelligence company InfoArmor.

Malware developers recently launched version 2.0 of GovRAT, a cyberespionage tool that has been used to target government and other types of organizations in the United States.

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WordPress Update Resolves XSS, Path Traversal Vulnerabilities

WordPress is strongly encouraging users of the content management system to update to the most recent version, 4.6.1, released on Wednesday.

WordPress 4.6.1 Security and Maintenance Release https://t.co/NzOLsywTri

— WordPress (@WordPress) September 7, 2016

WordPress is strongly encouraging users of the content management system to update to the most recent version, 4.6.1, released on Wednesday.

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Security Think Tank: Awareness and incident response key to fighting evasive malware

Access permissions

With a staff awareness program in play, companies should look at the network and system operation. For example, no one in a company other than trained IT administrators should have administrative privileges (and not just servers but all company PC’s, laptops and tablets).

Access permissions

With a staff awareness program in play, companies should look at the network and system operation. For example, no one in a company other than trained IT administrators should have administrative privileges (and not just servers but all company PC’s, laptops and tablets).

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Mobile device use feeds card fraud in Asean region

Card fraud rates are on the rise in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), mirroring a global trend, a study has found.

Users of smartphones and tablets in the region need to be educated on security.

Card fraud rates are on the rise in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), mirroring a global trend, a study has found.

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Security Think Tank: Malware infection is inevitable, so be prepared

Malware is nothing new, yet malware infections are on the rise – but why is that? Why aren’t the defences we have been putting in place for the past 20 years effective? Let’s look at why.

Malware is nothing new, yet malware infections are on the rise – but why is that? Why aren’t the defences we have been putting in place for the past 20 years effective? Let’s look at why.

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FairWare Hackers May Take Ransoms, Keep Stolen Files

The latest ransomware intrusion that targets Linux servers, dubbed “FairWare,” may be a classic server hack designed to bilk money from victims with no intent to return stolen files after payment in bitcoins is made.

The latest ransomware intrusion that targets Linux servers, dubbed “FairWare,” may be a classic server hack designed to bilk money from victims with no intent to return stolen files after payment in bitcoins is made.

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