26 Nov 2019

Scam Browser Notification Prompts Increased by 69% in 2019

In the first nine months of this year, the number of ad and scam browser notifications surged by 69%, a new report by Kaspersky shows. If users allow browser notifications for a certain website, these can be sent even when users are not visiting that website. Malicious websites increasingly try

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26 Nov 2019

NYPD Fingerprint Database Taken Offline to Thwart Ransomware

The LiveScan fingerprint-tracking system used by the New York Police Department was infected with ransomware last week, prompting the NYPD to take the database offline on Friday night. The department managed to get the systems back up and running by Saturday morning. Fortunately the impact of the attack was limited

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26 Nov 2019

PoS Malware Exposes Customer Data of Catch Restaurants

Catch Hospitality Group announced over the weekend that three of its restaurants in New York City had their point-of-sale (PoS) systems infected malware earlier this year. The malware was capable of obtaining payment card information including the name of the card holder as well as the card number, expiration date

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25 Nov 2019

1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server

In October of this year, security researcher Vinny Troia stumbled upon an unsecured server that was leaking a stupendous amount of personal data —1.2 billion records with a combined size of 4 terabytes. The data includes information from hundreds of millions of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Github and other social media

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25 Nov 2019

Geopolitical Tensions Fuel Worsening Cyberattack Scenario

An extensive industry study[pdf] carried out by VMware Carbon Black indicates that nearly half (47%) of all cyberattacks that took place this year originated in either China or Russia. While attribution in the cyber domain is notoriously difficult, the company says the data is likely to be “quite accurate” because

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25 Nov 2019

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach

An unknown actor has obtained unauthorized access to T-Mobile systems containing the private data of over 1 million customers, the company has announced, adding that it quickly shut down the access and subsequently informed all affected customers. The breach occurred earlier this month and exposed the full names, billing addresses,

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22 Nov 2019

Nominet Tackles Cybercrime with 29,000 .UK Domain Suspensions

Nominet suspended 29,000 .uk domains over the past year, aiming to clean up Britain’s domain name space. The .uk registry reportedly took down 28,937 domains as a result of criminal activity between the months of November 2018 and October 2019. This represents just 0.22% of the 13 million .uk domains

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22 Nov 2019

Allied Universal Breached by Maze Ransomware, Stolen Data Leaked

US security company Allied Universal was targeted by the group Maze Ransomware, encrypting their computers and obtaining access to sensitive files. After the deadline was missed for receiving the ransom payment requested, $2.3 million, Maze Ransomeware published 700 MB worth of stolen data. Maze Ransomware claimed it only released 10%

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21 Nov 2019

Hackers Dump 2.2M Gaming, Cryptocurrency Passwords Online

Passwords and other personal data of more than 2.2 million users were revealed as a result of dual data breaches. Users of cryptocurrency walled GateHub and gaming bot provider EpicBot were posted online despite heavy encryption. Security researcher Troy Hunt announced on Tuesday that he had uncovered databases with information

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14 Nov 2019

Secret Iranian Network Behind ‘Aggressive’ U.S. Cyberattacks Exposed In New Report

Iranian hacking group APT33, well known for the Shamoon attack on Saudi Aramco, has made headlines again for aggressive attacks on civilians and critical infrastructure. Trend Micro recently reported that APT33 has developed its methods to attack the oil and gas industry, creating more a higher risk to companies in

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