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Spotlight: Hackers exploit elasticsearch hole to launch cloud-based DDoS attacks

Hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in elasticsearch, an open source search analytics app, to infect Amazon's cloud service and other cloud services with distributed denial of service bots.

New ransomware shrouds itself in Tor network

A new type of ransomware discovered in June is making it more difficult to track down perpetrators because they hide in the anonymity of the Tor network.

Infographic: Security, network pros lack crucial info about problems, breaches

Three-quarters of 547 security and network operations pros surveyed by network monitoring firm Emulex said that they have reported the root cause of a security or network event to upper management that turned out to be incorrect.

Data breaches, security bugs bad news for IT security pros, good news for PKI vendors

While data breaches and security bugs like Heartbleed are bad news for CISOs and IT security managers, they are apparently good news for PKI vendors and the digital certificates market.

Delaware firms must destroy consumer records, new law says

Delaware companies will be required to destroy personal information of consumers when that information is no longer required to be retained, according to a law that takes effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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