Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1352 Has your internet provider been compromised? Malicious insiders are helping cybercriminals hack telecoms firms
Be they disaffected insiders or victims of blackmail, staff at telecommunications firms are providing cybercriminals with the information required to carry out cyberattacks against their employers.

With the sector a top target for hackers -- as demonstrated by last year's TalkTalk hack -- Kapersky Lab's Threat Intelligence Report for the Telecommunications Industry warns telecoms providers that they need to do more to protect themselves from cyber threats, from both outside and inside their networks.

According to the report, 28 percent of all cyberattacks and 38 percent of all targeted attacks involve malicious activity by company insiders -- although not everyone involved in passing corporate credentials and other inside information to hackers are willing participants in the criminal schemes.
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#1358 Opera brings its free VPN service to Android
#1357 New collision attacks against 3DES, Blowfish allow for cookie decryption
#1356 Wildfire ransomware code cracked: Victims can now unlock encrypted files for free
#1355 How good is Tibet's Beijing-backed search engine?
#1354 2015–16 annual DDoS threat landscape report
#1353 Juniper confirms leaked NSA exploits affect its firewalls
#1352 Has your internet provider been compromised? Malicious insiders are helping cybercriminals hack telecoms firms
#1351 Android Nougat winners and losers: Will your phone get an upgrade to Google's latest OS?
#1350 Timing of browser-based security alerts could be better
#1349 GozNym banking trojan targeting German banks
#1348 NSA-linked Cisco exploit poses bigger threat than previously thought
#1347 Wildfire, the ransomware threat that takes Holland and Belgium hostage
#1346 Massive data leak hits French submarine company
#1345 University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware
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