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Phishing alert: GDPR-themed scam wants you to hand over passwords, credit card details

Attackers know that companies are sending a lot of emails to customers about GDPR - and that makes them prime opportunity for phishing …

Twitter advising all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text

There’s apparently no evidence of any breach or misuse, but you should change your password anyway<p>Twitter is urging all of its more than 330 million users to immediately change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. While Twitter’s investigation showed that there was no evidence …

Security

Atlanta spends more than $2 million to recover from ransomware attack

Last month, Atlanta's city government was hit with a ransomware attack that caused courthouse documents and services like payment processing to become inaccessible. The ransom demand was approximately $51,000 but according to the city's Department of Procurement, Atlanta has spent much more than …

Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke.<p>Researchers at Nanyang Technological University …

Nanyang Technological University

WannaCry Re-emerges at Boeing

Computers at the aerospace giant were hit by the WannaCry malware but systems are back to normal<p>WannaCry is still around and aerospace giant Boeing …

Cybersecurity

Saks, Lord & Taylor breach: Data stolen on 5 million cards

Hackers stole information for more than 5 million credit and debit cards used at Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor stores.<p>Hudson's Bay Company, which owns the retail chains, confirmed the breach Sunday, and said it has "identified the issue, and has taken steps to contain it."<p>"Once …

Saks Fifth Avenue

Atlanta has shut down courts and people there can't pay their bills online because of a crippling cyberattack the mayor has called 'a hostage situation'

It's been a week since hackers launched a ransomware attack against the city of Atlanta, and local officials are still grappling with its effects.<p>"We are dealing with a hostage situation," Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in a statement.<p>On Thursday, municipal courts were closed again and …

Why Facebook's New Scandal Is the Worst of All

Forget Cambridge Analytica. The latest Facebook scandal is worse.<p>The social network silently logged Android users' call and text histories, didn't …

Privacy

IoT security spending to hit $1.5B in 2018 as targeted cyberattacks grow rampant

Spending on security for smart devices will see a 28% increase from last year, eventually hitting $3 billion by 2021.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or …

Cyber-attacks

Security Firm Exposes New Details About $15,000 Box That Can Apparently Unlock Any iPhone

When the FBI asked Apple to create a backdoor into iOS in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, Tim Cook and co. basically told the government to …

Tim Cook

This Small Gray Box Can Unlock Basically Any iPhone

There’s apparently a device that can unlock basically any iPhone. And today, we’re getting our first glimpse at it. Last week, news surfaced of a …

Former Equifax executive charged with illegally trading before massive data breach was made public

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former Equifax executive with insider trading, alleging that he profited from confidential information about the massive breach at the company that compromised sensitive data of 148 million people.<p>Jun Ying, former chief information officer of a U.S. …

A list of everyone who can see your entire internet browsing history

This is good to know<p>A bit of social media stalking here and there is nothing new, and we're all guilty of finding ourselves in an Instagram hole after delving deep into the account of someone we don't even <i>know</i>, but are you aware of who actually has access to your browsing history?<p>No, we don't mean …

Cisco Security Webinars

Security Demo Fridays<p>Every Friday at 1PM EDT / 10AM PDT <br>Drop in each week for a 60-minute live technical demo and Q&A with Cisco security experts.<p>‹ prev<br>• next ›<p>1<br>• 2<br>• 3<br>• 4<br>• 5<br>• 6<br>• 7<p><b>Upcoming Demos</b><p><b>June 22, 2018: Rogue Cryptomining in Your Environment?</b><br>Register today<p>The birth of cryptocurrency has changed the threat …

Fileless attacks surge as hackers exploit PowerShell scripts

'Right to be forgotten': high court hears second Google case

A second businessman who wants links to articles about his criminal past removed from search engine results has launched a high court fight.<p>The man, known as NT2, was convicted more than 10 years ago of conspiracy to intercept communications, a high court judge has been told.<p>NT2 argues his …

Judiciary

Data breach victims can sue Yahoo in the United States: judge

(Reuters) - Yahoo has been ordered by a federal judge to face much of a lawsuit in the United States claiming that the personal information of all 3 billion users was compromised in a series of data breaches.<p>In a decision on Friday night, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California …

IDG Contributor Network: Are your employees unwittingly invalidating your cyber liability insurance?

Just because you have home insurance it does not mean you should stop locking your front door.Equally travel insurance does not give you free rein to …

Chinese APT Backdoor Found in CCleaner Supply Chain Attack

Avast discovers ShadowPad tool for use in apparent planned third stage of the targeted attack campaign.

Senate Campaign In Tennessee Fears Hack After Impostor's Emails Request Money

<b>Updated at 8:35 p.m. ET</b><p>The campaign for the leading Democratic candidate for Senate in Tennessee, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, said in a letter to the FBI Thursday that it feared it had been hacked.<p>The potential breach comes as state and federal officials are increasingly worried that enough hasn't …

Brace Yourself For More than 10 Billion Cyberattacks in 2018

It's a cyber-jungle out there.<p>The internet is a dangerous place. In 2017 alone, we experienced the Equifax hack, the WannaCry ransomware attack, and …

Cybersecurity

Homeland Security's own IT security is a hot mess, watchdog finds

An inspector general audit found dozens of systems across the agency's networks were running old and outdated software, and in some cases, computers …

Cisco’s Tetration Extends Security Analytics, Policy to Multi-Cloud Apps

The updates also support containerized workloads.

Insider Threat Seriously Undermining Healthcare Cybersecurity

Two separate reports suggest insiders - of the malicious and careless variety - pose more of a problem in healthcare than any other sector.<p>The …

23,000 HTTPS Certificates Pulled After CEO Sends Private Keys in an Email

The security of tens of thousands of websites is in question after the CEO of a company that sells HTTPS certificates included the private keys for …

IT security

KnowBe4 Issues 2018 Threat Impact and Endpoint Protection Report

Midmarket and Enterprise Organizations Are the Hardest Hit with Ransomware and External Malware<p><b>(Tampa Bay, FL)</b> – KnowBe4, the world’s largest …

Have YOU been infected? Nearly a third of adults have a 'digital STI' from watching porn online

If you regularly watch porn on your computer or smartphone , there’s a high chance that your device has been infected by a ‘digital STI’, a new study …

How Why the Cybersecurity Landscape Is Changing

A comprehensive new report from Cisco should "scare the pants off" enterprise security leaders.<p>Looks like you've hit your article limit. Please or …

US cyber chief says Trump hasn't told him to confront Russian cyber threat

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US Cyber Command chief Adm. Mike Rogers told lawmakers on Tuesday that he has not been granted the authority by President Donald Trump to disrupt Russian election hacking operations where they originate.<p>Asked by Democratic Sen. Jack Reed if he has been directed by the President, …

Donald Trump

Crooks launder money using real (and fake) Amazon ebooks

In a fascinating post, Brian Krebs and a group of security researchers have found a method for laundering money through expensive ebooks. It started when author Patrick Reames received an Amazon tax form saying he’d made $24,000 selling his books through Amazon’s CreateSpace, the company’s …

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