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Got hit by a cyberattack? Hackers will probably come after you again - within a year

Most companies that get hit by a cyberattack are likely to fall victim again – sometimes repeatedly – as many struggle to improve their cybersecurity strategy, even after incidents. According to research by cybersecurity company Cymulate, 39% of companies were hit by cybercrime over the past 12 months – and of those, two-thirds were hit more than once. Of those hit more than once, one in 10 fell victim to further cyberattacks 10 or more times.

"It wasn't one and done – in fact, if you were hit, you had much more chance of being hit a second time or multiple times," Dave Klein, director of cyber evangelism at Cymulate told ZDNet.

 Danny Palmer

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"There Was No Record Of Him In Our System": Employees Are Sharing Times They've Caught A Customer Trying To Scam The Business, And Wowww

"Upon watching the CCTV footage, it showed her moving a yellow warning sign away, and then laying down on the floor and suddenly acting as if she had just slipped." If you've ever worked a job where you had to deal with the public — at a restaurant, a retail store, a grocery store — I'm sure you have had your fair share of customers trying to pull a fast one. Perhaps there's the customer who is trying to return an item they bought months ago and is now claiming it's "defective." Or the person who tries to use an expired coupon and asks to speak to the manager when the coupon is refused.

Fabiana Buontempo

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Southern Baptist leaders will publish secret list of sexual abusers in response to scathing report

Southern Baptist leaders vowed Tuesday to publish a secret list of sexual abusers and consider revoking the retirement benefits of the lawyer who commissioned it in response to a scathing report on sexual abuse that sent shock waves through the country’s second-largest faith group. Among other explosive findings released Sunday, the Guidepost report said that longtime SBC lawyer August “Augie” Boto had sought to silence abuse survivors. Over the course of years, the report found, Boto had also shut down reforms requested by advocates - including the creation of a database of abusive SBC church ministers that survivors and experts said could be vital in stopping predators from moving undetected through the SBC.

John Tedesco, Robert Downen, Staff Writers

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A 17-year-old boy died by suicide hours after being scammed. The FBI says it's part of a troubling increase in 'sextortion' cases.

The scammer -- posing as a young girl -- sent Ryan a nude photo and then asked Ryan to share an explicit image of himself in return. Immediately after Ryan shared an intimate photo of his own, the cybercriminal demanded $5,000, threatening to make the photo public and send it to Ryan's family and friends.

Josh Campbell and Jason Kravarik, CNN

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Revealed: Credit Suisse leak unmasks criminals, fraudsters and corrupt politicians

massive leak from one of the world’s biggest private banks, Credit Suisse, has exposed the hidden wealth of clients involved in torture, drug trafficking, money laundering, corruption and other serious crimes. Details of accounts linked to 30,000 Credit Suisse clients all over the world are contained in the leak, which unmasks the beneficiaries of more than 100bn Swiss francs (£80bn)* held in one of Switzerland’s best-known financial institutions.

David Pegg, Kalyeena Makortoff, Martin Chulov, Paul Lewis and Luke Harding

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