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Author: Derek Kortepeter

Derek Kortepeter is a graduate of UCLA and tech journalist that is committed to creating an informed society with regards to Information Security. Kortepeter specializes in areas such as penetration testing, cryptography, cyber warfare, and governmental InfoSec policy.

Companies finally taking ransomware awareness more seriously

A disconnect between upper management and cybersecurity divisions has existed for some time. But a new study shows ransomware awareness…

Comcast Xfinity website leaks customer data — twice

Comcast Xfinity has been hit by two data leaks that could have exposed customer information. While Comcast says no accounts…

Fake WannaCry email threats extorting money from victims

With such a high profile incident like WannaCry, it is a reality that cybercriminals will try to leverage the paranoia…

MyloBot botnet leaves researchers perplexed, worried

MyloBot botnet is a new destructive malware that researchers say exhibits “rare and unique behavior.” And this is why InfoSec…

U.S. Supreme Court decision on mobile location data a boost for privacy protection

Privacy protection in the United States received a needed boost as a result of a recent Supreme Court decision that…

Olympic Destroyer attackers back with a vengeance, eye bigger targets

Instead of laying low, the threat actors known as Olympic Destroyer are pursuing bigger targets with more aggressive measures.

$10 million Banco de Chile heist caused by misdirection attack

What kind of problems can happen if your cybersecurity policy is more than two decades out of date? A whole…

New Android malware: MysteryBot banking Trojan the latest headache for researchers

Yet another dangerous malware is threatening the financial sector. The MysteryBot banking Trojan has not been fully unleashed yet, but…

Cybercriminals getting their kicks with malicious World Cup phishing campaign

Big events always kick cybercriminals into hyperdrive as they attempt to exploit innocent people. The current World Cup phishing campaign…

Xenotime group expanding dangerous attacks, putting security of industrial systems at risk

The destructive hacker group known as Xenotime appears to be preparing to unleash new global attacks. If the new attacks…