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As companies brace for cyberattacks from Russia, specialists are in short supply

Mar 7, 2022
By one estimate, there are a half a million job openings in cybersecurity in the U.S.
Though the U.S. has added more than 250,000 cybersecurity professionals in the past year, there's still a shortage of workers.

Cybersecurity to take center stage as conflict continues in Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022
Ukraine had encountered cyberattacks to its infrastructure in the weeks leading up to the invasion.
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Children's data is showing up more often on the dark web

Jan 11, 2022
Some financial and cybersecurity experts say one of the best ways to combat ID theft is to freeze your credit — including your children's.
Retired dentist Anu Minocha with her family. She has frozen her kids' credit accounts, which is what experts recommend as one way to stop criminals from using data to do anything that requires a credit check, once it's in place.
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China's state-sponsored industrial espionage is part of a larger system

Dec 9, 2021
Experts estimate that intellectual property theft is costly for countries — and that China is frequently the main culprit.
For years, U.S. prosecutors have accused Chinese companies, including solar companies, of stealing trade secrets. Above, a worker walks near solar modules in China's northwest Gansu Province.
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Cyberattack hits major hospital chain Universal Health Services

Sep 29, 2020
There were anecdotal reports of disrupted operations at various hospitals.
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Ransomware attackers are taking cues from the business world

Mar 6, 2020
It's never been easier to conduct a ransomware attack.
An IT researchers shows a computer infected by a ransomware at the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation.
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Iran could be ramping up a fake news campaign

Jan 8, 2020
Iran's had a history of cyber propaganda meant to rally support in the Middle East.
Protesters hold pictures of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Jan. 5.
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Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: cybersecurity is national security

Apr 17, 2019
The Obama administration official says its importance is "impossible to overstate."
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Hackers may 'WannaCry' when trying to cash in on the worldwide cyberattack

May 15, 2017
The global cyberattack known as WannaCry continued to spread today, with 300,000 computers infected in 150 countries. The attack involves so-called ransomware, which basically holds the important files of victims hostage and then demands payment to unlock them. In this case, payment is the virtual currency bitcoin. Given to the scale of the attack, it […]