Farms are ‘fair game’ to cyber attacks

AS more farm enterprises rely on the internet to operate, the isolation that has spared many regional businesses from crime compared to those in built-up or city areas has started to fade. Cyber experts say that as long as your business uses the internet, you are fair game just as much as metropolitan businesses. And farm businesses, due to their high dollar amounts of input and outputs, are common targets for cyber criminals.
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Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace

The U.S. Justice Department this month offered a $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Russian man indicted for allegedly orchestrating a vast, international cybercrime network that called itself “Evil Corp” and stole roughly $100 million from businesses and consumers. As it happens, for several years KrebsOnSecurity closely monitored the day-to-day communications and activities of the accused and his accomplices. What follows is an insider’s look at the back-end operations of this gang.

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Equifax Breach Vulnerability Surfaces as Top Network Attack

New research from WatchGuard Technologies shows that amid significant increases in both malware and network attacks, multiple Apache Struts vulnerabilities – including one used in the devastating Equifax data breach – appeared for the first time on WatchGuard’s list of most popular network attacks in Q3 2019. The Internet Security Report for Q3 2019 also highlights a major rise in zero day malware detections and, increasing use of Microsoft Office exploits and legitimate penetration testing tools.

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Top 5 cybersecurity predictions for 2020

When it comes to cybersecurity, staying ahead of threats – rather than reacting to them – is critical. In a constantly evolving threat landscape, plugging holes – or designing one’s security posture for yesterday’s threats – just isn’t enough anymore. A new year is almost upon us, and with it comes new threats and trends, specifically in the world of cybersecurity. We’ve put together our top 5 cybersecurity predictions for 2020, with a view to helping ensure you stay ahead of threats.

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2020 is when cybersecurity gets even weirder, so get ready

The continued expansion of the Internet of Things will greatly increase the number of devices and applications that security teams will have to protect. That’s hard for teams that have been used to protecting just PCs and servers and now have to worry about everything from smart air-conditioning units or vending machines in the canteen, right through to power plants and industrial machinery.
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These are the worst hacks, cyberattacks, and data breaches of 2019

When a data breach occurs, companies will usually haul in third-party investigators, notify regulators, promise to do better and give any impacted consumers free credit monitoring — but we’ve reached a stage where you should consider signing up to such services anyway, given how much of our information is now available in data dumps strewn all over the internet.
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