12 Jun 2019

Radiohead Defies Hackers, Releases Trove of Stolen Music

English rock band Radiohead was recently targeted by cyber extortionists who had stolen 18 hours of private recordings from the group’s 1997 album “OK Computer” after breaking into a digital archive belonging to frontman Thom Yorke. The hackers threatened to release the music unless the band paid a ransom of

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12 Jun 2019

FIN8 hackers return after two years with attacks against hospitality sector

Security researchers with Morphisec have detected a new campaign by FIN8, a notorious hacking group that attacks organizations for financial gain. This time FIN8 is going after companies in the hospitality industry. FIN8 is known to target firms with point-of-sale (PoS) systems. Before this campaign, researchers had last noticed the

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10 Jun 2019

Top voting machine maker reverses position on election security, promises paper ballots

ES&S, the top producer of voting machines used in the United States, has said that it will stop selling outdated paperless voting machines that are known to be vulnerable to cyberattacks. In March, four senior Democratic lawmakers had asked the company for an explanation of its continued sale of vulnerable,

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10 Jun 2019

Most e-commerce websites running Magento at high risk of cybercrime

A new report by Foregenix indicates that reliance on the highly popular open-source e-commerce platform Magento can put small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) at risk of cyberattacks. A whopping 87% of SMBs in the study that use Magento are at a high risk of cybercrime, while this number was less

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07 Jun 2019

Hackers take aim at Fortune 500 companies on the Dark Web

Bromium has released a new study on the dark web cybercrime economy, which indicates that underground web listings selling information that could damage major companies increased by 20% since 2016. The biggest global enterprises are especially popular targets, with 4 out of 10 threat actors on the dark web offering

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07 Jun 2019

Hackers steal $9.5 million from GateHub cryptocurrency wallets

Threat actors have stolen around $9.5 million in cryptocurrency from GateHub users. GateHub is a cryptocurrency wallet service for the Ripple cryptocurrency (XRP). A total of 23.2 million XRP coins were stolen from the crypto wallets of 80-90 GateHub users. GateHub believes the attackers somehow gained access to its API

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06 Jun 2019

Vietnam Cyber Threat: Government-Linked Hackers Ramping Up Attacks

A new report by IntSights identifies Vietnam as a rising cyber threat due to increased activity of state-backed hacking groups like APT32 (OceanLotus) and APT-C-01 (Poison Ivy), as well as a growing cybercrime scene. Earlier this year, Vietnam introduced new cybersecurity legislation that intends to increase the government’s digital censorship

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05 Jun 2019

2018 in numbers: Data breaches cost $654 billion, expose 2.8 billion data records in the U.S.

A new ForgeRock study shows that a whopping 2.8 billion consumer data records where compromised by criminals last year. US companies incurred costs totaling $654 billion as a result of data breaches. In Q1 of this year, data breaches in the financial services industry accounted for $6.2 billion in damages

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05 Jun 2019

Despite disclosure laws, cybercrime may be widely underreported

A new report by ISACA indicates that it is very common for organizations not to report cybercrime.  Greg Touhill of ISACA is highly concerned that “underreporting cybercrime – even when disclosure is legally mandated – appears to be the norm.” About half of the survey respondents think that underreporting cybercrime

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04 Jun 2019

Billing Details for 11.9M Quest Diagnostics Clients Exposed

The personal data of close to 12 million clients of diagnostic services giant Quest Diagnostics Incorporated has been exposed in a data breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a third-party billing collection provider. According to an official statement by Quest, “AMCA believes this information includes personal information, including certain

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