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Poor Password Security Led to Recent Water Treatment Facility Hack
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Poor Password Security Led to Recent Water Treatment Facility Hack

The breach involved an unsuccessful attempt by an adversary to increase sodium hydroxide in the water supply to dangerous levels via the water treatment plant's...

Hackers-For-Hire Group Develops 'PowerPepper' In-Memory Malware
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Hackers-For-Hire Group Develops 'PowerPepper' In-Memory Malware

Kaspersky cybersecurity researchers revealed a previously undiscovered in-memory Windows backdoor for executing remote malware and stealing data.

Hackers Targeting IoT Devices With a P2P Botnet Malware
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Hackers Targeting IoT Devices With a P2P Botnet Malware

Qihoo 360's Netlab security team has discovered the HEH Botnet, which hijacks Internet-connected smart devices to carry out nefarious tasks.

Flaws in Top Antivirus Software Could Make Computers More Vulnerable
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Flaws in Top Antivirus Software Could Make Computers More Vulnerable

CyberArk researcher Eran Shimony has revealed security vulnerabilities in popular antivirus solutions.

Critical Flaws Discovered in Popular Industrial Remote Access Systems
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Critical Flaws Discovered in Popular Industrial Remote Access Systems

Researchers found critical defects in two popular industrial remote access systems that attackers could exploit.
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