Month: April 2017

Hacker holds Netflix to ransom over ‘Orange is the New Black’

Read full post A hacker claims to have released the new series of the hit prison TV show “Orange is the New Black” onto the internet, after Netflix failed to agree to pay an undisclosed ransom. The post Hacker holds...

/ April 29, 2017

10 Cybercrime Myths that Could Cost You Millions

Read full post Don’t let a cybersecurity fantasy stop you from building the effective countermeasures you need to protect your organization from attack.

/ April 29, 2017

NSA stops controversial program that searches Americans’ emails

Read full post The government’s surveillance court previously warned the National Security Agency (NSA) that searching Americans’ emails and text messages that were collected domestically would not be constitutional.

/ April 28, 2017

Google, Facebook Swindled in $100M Payment Scam

Read full post Lithuanian man impersonated an Asian-based manufacturer to trick Facebook and Google into paying him $100 million.

/ April 28, 2017

FTC Offers ID Theft Victims Online Crime Reporting Tool

Read full post ID theft victims can report their cybercrime attack to the Federal Trade Commission, without having to file a police report in most cases.

/ April 28, 2017

Fileless Malware Attacks Continue to Gain Steam

Read full post Endpoint woes grow as fileless attacks grow in prevalence and file-based attacks remain largely undetected by AV engines.

/ April 28, 2017

Nomx, the “most secure” email service, can be easily hacked, say researchers

Read full post Nomx says it ensures “absolute security,” but extensive testing shows otherwise.

/ April 28, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Security Avenger

Read full post Behind the scenes with a security researcher as we follow her through a typical day defending the world against seeming boundless cyberthreats and attacks.

/ April 28, 2017

Facebook admits it is being used as propaganda tool by ‘malicious actors’

Read full post Facebook’s soul-searching report sets itself the challenge of knowing itself

/ April 28, 2017

Ransomware Payout Doesn’t Pay Off

Read full post About 40% of small- and midsized businesses hit with ransomware paid their attackers, but less than half got their information back.

/ April 28, 2017

A database of thousands of credit cards was left exposed on the open internet

Read full post The data was exposed for at least six months — likely longer.

/ April 28, 2017

Fake Chrome extensions inject code into web pages

Read full post Recently, here at our research lab, we have seen an increase in the number of JS/Chromex.Submelius threats detected, says Camilo Gutiérrez Amaya. The post Fake Chrome extensions inject code into web pages appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ April 28, 2017

Lawmaker calls on ISPs to stop customers being hit by viruses

Read full post Australian minister says government is considering moving towards ‘active defence … blocking or diverting malicious traffic’

/ April 28, 2017

Is cybersecurity now as important as health and safety?

Read full post World Day for Safety and Health at Work takes place on April 28th 2017. You should use this as an opportunity to improve your cybersecurity posture. The post Is cybersecurity now as important as health and safety?...

/ April 28, 2017

Sports fans protest at plans to scan their faces as they head for the match

Read full post Police to use facial recognition to match Champions League fans to ‘persons of interest’ as they arrive for the UEFA Cup final

/ April 28, 2017

Net neutrality is ‘politically motivated government overreach’

Read full post FCC chief signals assault on rules from the days of Ma Bell used by Obama to guarantee net neutrality

/ April 28, 2017

Young duo sentenced over role in TalkTalk data breach

Read full post Two men are facing a prison sentence after admitting their part in the recent TalkTalk data breach. The post Young duo sentenced over role in TalkTalk data breach appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ April 28, 2017

Verizon DBIR Shows Attack Patterns Vary Widely By Industry

Read full post It’s not always the newest or the most sophisticated threat you need to worry about, Verizon’s breach and security incident data for 2016 shows.

/ April 27, 2017

Facebook Spam Botnet Promises ‘Likes’ for Access Tokens

Read full post Facebook users can fuel a social spam botnet by providing verified apps’ access tokens in exchange for “likes” and comments.

/ April 27, 2017

OWASP Top 10 Update: Is It Helping to Create More Secure Applications?

Read full post What has not been updated in the new Top 10 list is almost more significant than what has.

/ April 27, 2017

New OWASP Top 10 Reveals Critical Weakness in Application Defenses

Read full post It’s time to move from a dependence on the flawed process of vulnerability identification and remediation to a two-pronged approach that also protects organizations from attacks.

/ April 27, 2017

Iranian Hackers Believed Behind Massive Attacks on Israeli Targets

Read full post OilRig aka Helix Kitten nation-state group leveraged Microsoft zero-day bug in targeted attacks.

/ April 27, 2017

News in brief: Cassini dives into Saturn’s rings; Mexican pirate site move; Twitter under fire from spooks

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ April 27, 2017

IRS and Immigration Officials Impersonated in Call Center Scam

Read full post A call center in India was used to scare US residents with threats of imprisonment and deportation in a ruse that impersonated US officials.

/ April 27, 2017

Discovery of 8,800 servers sends warning to Asian cybercriminals

Read full post Move shows the importance of international co-operation to take down cybercrime at its roots

/ April 27, 2017

Banks confident of their approach to security – but still get hit by hackers

Read full post How well does your bank look after your details? The financial institutions are pretty confident they’re doing a good job

/ April 27, 2017

Microsoft Updates Foreign Surveillance Request Count

Read full post Microsoft received 0-499 surveillance requests from January to June 2016, correcting an earlier report stating orders spiked to 1,000-1,499.

/ April 27, 2017

Samsung Smart TV flaw leaves devices open to hackers

Read full post Researchers warn that the TV’s lack of authentication means that a hacker could use it to access your Wi-Fi network

/ April 27, 2017

Murder victim’s Fitbit contradicts husband’s version of events

Read full post Police gathered evidence from Fitbit, home alarm, Facebook, phone and credit cards to piece together timeline of events leading up to woman’s death

/ April 27, 2017

Healthcare providers ‘cannot be complacent over data security’

Read full post Consumers have placed a high level of trust in healthcare organizations to keep their data safe, but companies cannot afford to take this for granted. The post Healthcare providers ‘cannot be complacent over data security’ appeared first...

/ April 27, 2017

Hack the US Air Force, and make cash… legally!

Read full post Humans make mistakes, and vulnerabilities can creep into projects unspotted. The more trusted eyes checking a service – with the approval of the systems’ owners – the better. The post Hack the US Air Force, and make...

/ April 27, 2017

A mysterious botnet has hijacked 300,000 devices, but nobody knows why

Read full post Researchers know what the botnet is capable of — but they don’t seem to know what it’ll actually do.

/ April 26, 2017

HHS Hits CardioNet with $2.5M HIPAA Settlement Fee

Read full post The US Department of Health and Human Services slapped the mobile cardiac monitoring service with fee after breach of customer health data.

/ April 26, 2017

US Air Force asks hackers to do their worst

Read full post The military unit has joined the bug bounty movement following the success of the “Hack the Pentagon” competition.

/ April 26, 2017

USAF Launches ‘Hack the Air Force’

Read full post Bug bounty contest expands Defense Department outreach to the global hacker community to find unknown vulnerabilities in DoD networks.

/ April 26, 2017

Do you know where your old email addresses are?

Read full post A big UK mobile provider is about to kill of a whole list of old email domains. We look at what can go wrong when old email addresses die.

/ April 26, 2017

Threat Intelligence Is (Still) Broken: A Cautionary Tale from the Past

Read full post There is much to be learned from the striking parallels between counter-terrorism threat analysis before 9-11 and how we handle cyber threat intelligence today.

/ April 26, 2017

News in brief: celebs’ phone hacking settled; German court raps Facebook; Ashley Madison victims hit again

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ April 26, 2017

Chipotle Serves Up Security Incident Warning

Read full post The Mexican restaurant chain notifies customers its payment processing system may have been hacked, marking the latest woes for the fast-food maker.

/ April 26, 2017