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A hacker that goes by the name “BestBuy” admitted to a German court on Friday that he was behind an attack last year that knocked close to 1 million customers of German ISP Deutsche Telekom offline. The suspect is a 29-year old British man who is only identified as “Daniel K.”

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LAS VEGAS—Three radiation monitoring device vendors have told researchers they will not be fixing a handful of vulnerabilities that could be abused by hackers, including a backdoor that affords high privileges on one device. The flaws were privately disclosed by IOActive researcher Ruben Santamarta to Ludlum, Mirion and Digi;

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Many workers will feel the need to check-up on work emails while they are away from the office and enjoying a well-earned vacation. Unfortunately, by doing that, they can open organizations to many security risks. T-Systems, the corporate IT and cyber-security arm of Deutsche Telekom, has asked 2,050 full-time workers UK about their cyber security practices while on holiday.

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A high-tech, internet-connected fish tank in a North American casino has been used to exfiltrate data from the company’s network. Smart drawing pads used in an architectural firm were part of a botnet used to mount DDoS attacks against websites around the world owned by entertainment companies, design companies, and government bodies.

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Skyport Systems, a secure hyperconverged infrastructure provider for the hybrid enterprise, announced at the Black Hat USA 2017 conference the release of new self-service capabilities aimed at increasing the security and agility of hybrid cloud application deployments across the enterprise.

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