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IN THE NEWS

• 16 January 2017 - Google Users (and others) - Watch Out for Familiar Images (The Register)

• 23 December 2016 - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) hacked by China's military for several years (Reuters)

• 19 December 2016 - LinkedIn's Linda.com - 55,000 usernames and passwords stolen (PCWorld)

• 15 December 2016 - Non-Malware Attacks and Ransomware Take Center Stage in 2016 (Carbon Black)

• 2 November 2016 - Computer "Virus" (ransomware?) Cripples UK Hospital System (KrebsonSecurity)




AGENCY ASSESSMENTS

• 29 December 2016 - Joint Analysis Report on Cybercrime Reveals Phishing and Malware (DHS / FBI)

• 27 September 2016 - Ransomware Has Become The Most Prominent Malware Threat (EUROPOL)




DELAYED DISCLOSURES OF BREACHED ACCOUNTS

• 18 December 2016 - Los Angeles County - Phishing - Notification of potentially affected people was delayed to protect the confidentiality of the investigation and to “prevent further harm”, officials said. (The Guardian)

• 14 December 2016 - Yahoo! - Methods Not Disclosed - [Yahoo announced] a different attack in 2013 compromised more than 1 billion accounts (New York Times)

• 22 September 2016 - Yahoo! - Methods Not Disclosed - Yahoo announced [...] account information of at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago (New York Times)

• 18 May 2016 - LinkedIn - Methods Not Disclosed - 117 million LinkedIn emails and passwords hacked [in 2012] (New York Times)




MORE BREACHES THAT STOLE YOUR INFORMATION

Biggest hacks of 2016 (Entrepreneur)

The Biggest Data Breaches in 2016, So Far (IdentityForce)

Companies that lost your data in 2015 (ZDNet)

Search for more "high profile hacks of businesses" (Google)




CYBERCRIME TERMS

Malware (Wikipedia)

Phishing (Wikipedia)

Pharming (Wikipedia)

Zero-day (Wikipedia)



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