Major US newspapers crippled by Ryuk ransomware attack

Major US newspapers crippled by Ryuk ransomware attack

All Tribune Publishing newspapers, as well as US-printed newspapers formerly part of Tribune, were hit with a cyber attack involving Ryuk ransomware.

01/02/19

Facebook let Netflix, Spotify read your private messages

Facebook let Netflix, Spotify read your private messages

Facebook offered user data to more than 150 companies, ranging from tech and entertainment companies to online retailers, automakers, and even banks.

12/19/18

Twitter bug may have been exploited by state-sponsored hackers

Twitter bug may have been exploited by state-sponsored hackers

A flaw in Twitter support forum API may have been exploited by state-sponsored hackers. Meanwhile, other hackers embedded code in memes posted on Twitter to give infected PCs instructions.

12/18/18

Sextortion group behind bomb threat spam campaign

Sextortion group behind bomb threat spam campaign

The mass-emailed bomb threats, which demanded bitcoin payments, seem to have come from a sextortion group.

12/17/18

Top 10 worst password FAILS of 2018

Top 10 worst password FAILS of 2018

The worst password offenders this year have been revealed. Top on the list: Kanye West's on-TV reveal of his iPhone password of 000000.

12/12/18

Researchers find over 40,000 stolen logins for government portals

Researchers find over 40,000 stolen logins for government portals

A phishing operation led to the theft of more than 40,000 login credentials for government services in 30 countries.

12/11/18

Attacking from inside, cyber crooks rake in millions from banks

Attacking from inside, cyber crooks rake in millions from banks

Crooks stole tens of millions of dollars from banks with hacks involving hidden devices and direct connections to local networks.

12/10/18

Hackers get into National Republican Congressional Committee's email system

Hackers get into National Republican Congressional Committee's email system

The National Republican Congressional Committee's email system was hacked leading up to midterm elections.

12/05/18

Microsoft, Mastercard propose universal digital identity program

Microsoft, Mastercard propose universal digital identity program

Microsoft and Mastercard say the “single, reusable digital identity” could solve identity verification issues and help with fraud prevention.

12/04/18

US senator proposes jailing execs, fining companies for data breaches

US senator proposes jailing execs, fining companies for data breaches

Following the Marriott breach, a U.S. senator proposes jailing senior company executives and levying multi-billion-dollar fines for data breaches.

12/03/18

Ad fraud botnet 3ve shut down after infecting 1.7 million PCs

Ad fraud botnet 3ve shut down after infecting 1.7 million PCs

An enormous ad fraud botnet, 3ve, was shut down after 1.7 million PCs were infected to falsify 12 billion ads per day.

11/28/18

Hacker adds malicious bitcoin-stealing code to popular JavaScript library

Hacker adds malicious bitcoin-stealing code to popular JavaScript library

An NPM package with 2 million weekly downloads had malicious code injected into it. Plus, more problems arise from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

11/27/18

Amazon 'technical error' exposes undisclosed number of customer names and emails

Amazon 'technical error' exposes undisclosed number of customer names and emails

Amazon isn't saying how many customers had their names and email addresses exposed due to a data leak caused by an unexplained technical error.

11/26/18

Russian Cozy Bear APT 29 hackers may be impersonating State Department

Russian Cozy Bear APT 29 hackers may be impersonating State Department

Russian Cozy Bear hackers may be impersonating the U.S. State Department in a large, new spear-phishing campaign, plus other cybersecurity news.

11/19/18

Microsoft covertly collects personal data from enterprise Office ProPlus users

Microsoft covertly collects personal data from enterprise Office ProPlus users

Experts raised privacy concerns when a data protection impact assessment found Microsoft covertly collects personal data from users of the enterprise version of Office ProPlus.

11/14/18

Possible BGP hijacking takes Google down

Possible BGP hijacking takes Google down

Google went down Monday as a border gate protocol (BGP) issue rerouted traffic to China, Russia, and Nigeria.

11/13/18

Cyber criminals abuse US Postal Service Informed Delivery for ID theft

Cyber criminals abuse US Postal Service Informed Delivery for ID theft

Criminals are abusing the US Postal Service's Informed Delivery for ID theft and fraud. Meanwhile, vulnerabilities were found in Oracle's VirtualBox, WordPress and Adobe ColdFusion servers.

11/12/18

Worst malware and threat actors of 2018 so far

Worst malware and threat actors of 2018 so far

Researchers name the worst malware and threat actors of 2018 so far, several vulnerabilities were disclosed, and HSBC Bank reveals it suffered a data breach.

11/06/18

Republican Kemp accuses Georgia Democrats of hacking but provides no proof

Republican Kemp accuses Georgia Democrats of hacking but provides no proof

Georgia’s Secretary of State Office is investigating the Democratic Party of Georgia for hacking the state’s voter registration system but failed to cite any evidence.

11/05/18

Meaner, more violent Stuxnet variant reportedly hits Iran

Meaner, more violent Stuxnet variant reportedly hits Iran

Iran admitted its “infrastructure and strategic networks” were hit by a meaner version of Stuxnet. Plus, Iran used Google to find CIA communication channels.

11/04/18

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