Month: December 2017

Alleged “Call of Duty” swatter arrested in LA after fatal shooting

Read full post What apparently started as a $1.50 bet on “Call of Duty” and turned into a Twitter argument ended up in an innocent man’s death.

/ December 30, 2017

Browser data leakage bug – Mozilla to delete info just in case

Read full post An ironic bug – when Firefox hit a bug and crashed, it could then hit another bug and upload crash report data even if you’d told it not to.

/ December 30, 2017

Fancy a T-shirt? Try our New Year’s #sophospuzzle crossword…

Read full post If you’re on IT duty over New Year’s – here’s a bit of fun that looks just like real work but isn’t. (Don’t let on that we said so.)

/ December 29, 2017

10 things in cybersecurity that you might have missed this year

Read full post From frustrating to mysterious to downright creepy, here are ten things we learned during 2017.

/ December 29, 2017

21st Century Oncology Faces $2.3M HIPAA Settlement Cost after Breach

Read full post Company to pay US Department of Health and Human Services over potential HIPAA violations after patient medical data was stolen by cyberthieves.

/ December 29, 2017

Holiday Fun #3: It’s (never) too late to learn long multiplication!

Read full post Don’t worry, you can keep your calculator – but understanding how to speed up multiplication can make you safer online.

/ December 29, 2017

China Shuts Down 13,000 Websites for Breaking Internet Laws

Read full post The government says its rules are to protect security and stability, but some say they are repressive.

/ December 29, 2017

Avoiding Micro-Segmentation Pitfalls: A Phased Approach to Implementation

Read full post Micro-segmentation is very achievable. While it can feel daunting, you can succeed by proactively being aware of and avoiding these roadblocks.

/ December 29, 2017

17 Things We Should Have Learned in 2017, but Probably Didn’t

Read full post The worm has returned and the Yahoos have all been exposed, but did 2017 teach us any genuinely new lessons we shouldn’t already have known?

/ December 29, 2017

Cyber News Rundown: Edition 12/29/17

Read full post The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cyber news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst, and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any questions? Just...

/ December 29, 2017

Jailed Hacker Claims Proof He Breached DNC on Russia’s Orders

Read full post A Russian national in jail for hacking the Democratic National Committee says a data signature proves he acted on the Kremlin’s orders.

/ December 28, 2017

Mozilla Issues Critical Security Patch for Thunderbird Flaw

Read full post Mozilla released five patches for Thunderbird security vulnerabilities, including one critical buffer overflow bug affecting Windows machines.

/ December 28, 2017

Holiday Fun #2: Relove some old software…

Read full post Why look to the past when you can look to the future? Because, with a half-decent digital archive, you can!

/ December 28, 2017

The Disconnect Between Cybersecurity & the C-Suite

Read full post Most corporate boards are not taking tangible actions to shape their companies’ security strategies or investment plans, a PwC study shows.

/ December 28, 2017

Rapid Growth in Security Market Raises Question: How to Pick a Startup

Read full post VCs weigh in with their advice on how to select a startup with staying power when purchasing security solutions and services.

/ December 28, 2017

Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls – part 2

Read full post Courtesy of its highly customizable nature – along with its ability to persist in the system and to provide valuable information for fine-tuning the highly configurable payloads – the malware can be adapted for attacks against any...

/ December 28, 2017

Holiday Fun #1: Try an unusual operating system…

Read full post We look at three alternative operating systems. Because it’s Christmas, and because we can. You can too.

/ December 27, 2017

Nissan Canada Finance Alerts 1.13 Million Customers of Data Breach

Read full post Attackers gain access to personal information of Nissan Canada Finance and Infiniti Financial Services Canada customers.

/ December 27, 2017

Hacker Targeted Huawei Router 0-Day in Attempt to Create New Mirai Botnet

Read full post Thousands of attempts have been made to exploit a zero-day vulnerability in the Huawei home router HG532.

/ December 27, 2017

The Financial Impact of Cyber Threats

Read full post Determining the financial impact of specific IT vulnerabilities is a good way to prioritize remediation and prevent attacks.

/ December 27, 2017

The Coolest Hacks of 2017

Read full post Robots, voting machines, machine learning, and the wind were among the hacks security researchers pulled off this year.

/ December 27, 2017

The worst passwords of the year revealed

Read full post Need a New Year’s resolution? How about this one? Start taking password security more seriously. The post The worst passwords of the year revealed appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ December 27, 2017

We all need IT! (Happy holidays from Sophos)

Read full post We wrote a song for the heroes who work in IT, and invited the world’s 25 most famous singers to perform it. Here’s what happened…

/ December 27, 2017

6 Tips to Protect Against Technical Support Fraud

Read full post Just when you’re having fun over the holidays and not paying attention, you can be hit with a tech support scam. Here’s how to stay safe into the new year.

/ December 27, 2017

Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls – part 1

Read full post Ransomware and data breaches remain major thorns in the sides of users and organizations across the world, often piercing their defenses without too much effort. The post Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls –...

/ December 27, 2017

Weird and wacky security stories from 2017 – each in a single tweet!

Read full post We had fun squashing our favourite 2017 stories into tweet-sized versions. We’d love you to join in – try your hand at lossy compression!

/ December 26, 2017

2017 Security Predictions through the Rear Window

Read full post If you’re going to forecast the future, go big.

/ December 26, 2017

Exposed File From Ancestry’s RootsWeb.com Contains Data on 300,000 Users

Read full post A file containing hundreds of thousands of RootsWeb users’ email, login information, and passwords was found externally exposed, genealogy site says.

/ December 25, 2017

EtherDelta Hack Begins Rocky Weekend for Crypto

Read full post Popular cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta announces a potential DNS attack and suspends service just days before Bitcoin hit a five-day drop.

/ December 25, 2017

CISOs Play Rising Role In Business

Read full post CISO hiring trends show more external hires, longer tenures, and an increase in MBAs as tech pros are required to understand the business.

/ December 25, 2017

Hit the Cyber Underground for the Hottest Travel Deals

Read full post You can get everything from inexpensive flights and hotels to fake passports in the cyber underground, says Trend Micro.

/ December 22, 2017

Network Printer & Scanner Spoofing Campaign Targets Millions

Read full post Cybercriminals distribute malicious email attachments purportedly coming from three common brands of network printer-scanner devices.

/ December 22, 2017

It’s Christmas, you have 9900 seconds of free time, how do you spend it?

Read full post 9900 seconds of free time at Christmas. What you gonna do?

/ December 22, 2017

Toys: they’re getting smarter, but are they secure?

Read full post “Smart” toys are getting bigger, pricier and more complex, but are they secure?

/ December 22, 2017

Block Threats Faster: Pattern Recognition in Exploit Kits

Read full post When analysts investigate an indicator of compromise, our primary goal is to determine if it is malicious as quickly as possible. Identifying attack patterns helps you mitigate quicker.

/ December 22, 2017

Apple admits to slowing iPhones, you’re not imagining it

Read full post Apple has quietly been suppressing the CPU speed of older iPhones to stop their batteries randomly shutting off

/ December 22, 2017

CISO Holiday Miracle Wish List

Read full post If CISOs could make a wish to solve a problem, these would be among the top choices.

/ December 22, 2017

Washington DC’s surveillance cameras hacked… to send spam

Read full post Everything and everybody is hackable – and that includes Big Brother

/ December 22, 2017

Data on 123 million US households exposed

Read full post If you’re a US householder, a humongous trove of your personal data was available on an easily-accessible file

/ December 22, 2017

Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? – the (not a) security review

Read full post Maria takes a break from reviewing Mr Robot and turns her attention to the ultimate Christmas movie

/ December 22, 2017