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From data breaches to phishing attacks, cybercriminals and hackers are constantly evolving their tactics. We bring you the latest in cyberthreat news so you can stay protected online.

Sophisticated cyber actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information, money and disrupt, destroy or threaten the delivery of essential services. Preventing or mitigating these attacks as quickly as possible is the responsibility of individuals, families, small and large businesses, SLTTs and federal government agencies.

A Clark School study is one of the first to quantify the near-constant rate of hacker attacks of computers with Internet access — averaging every 39 seconds. The researchers also found that non-secure usernames and passwords give attackers a much better chance of succeeding, with a single password cracking tool able to break into a system in less than 10 minutes.

Ukraine accuses Russia of hacking its law enforcement systems, including the Prosecutor General’s office and departments documenting war crimes and violations of international humanitarian law. The head of the country’s security service says Russian hackers used a sophisticated computer program to eavesdrop on communications.

A flaw in a popular open source command line utility can be exploited remotely to expose sensitive data. It affects macOS and iOS, allowing threat actors to take control of the device. The maintainers of cURL announced the issue and a fix.