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Sonar-based attack could help hackers infer when you're having sex

Hackers could use a sonar-based attack to infer information about what a target is doing, including when they might be engaging in sexual …

IT security

Cybercrime update: Big trouble in dark markets?

Many of the components required to commit cybercrime can be bought and sold online if you know the right part of the internet in which to look.The …


North London council fined after parking ticket system flaw leaves personal information at risk

Islington Council failed to keep up to 89,000 people’s information secure on its parking ticket system website.<p>That was the conclusion of an …

Woman targeted with 120 images on public transport via AirDrop

Bluejacking is back, this time via Apple's AirDrop technology, allowing strangers to bombard women with unwanted photos


Hacker posted stolen material from Mandiant researcher in attempt to damage FireEye stock

A hacker broke into an Israeli-based security researcher’s personal email account one year ago, but waited until the day before his employer, U.S. …

Social Media

World's biggest shipper: cyberattack cost up to $300 million

The June cyberattack that paralyzed the computer systems in companies around the world is estimated to have cost the world's biggest container …

Bitcoin passes $4,000 – How much you could have made

The price of Bitcoin has broken through the $4,000 mark, reaching $4,200 on 13 August.<p>Local exchange Luno had the rand price of Bitcoin listed as …

Police shut down scam 'cryptocurrency boiler room' in the City

Police have shut down a fraudulent cryptocurrency business in the City of London after it was found to be cold calling investors and attempting to sell them fake online money.<p>Fraudsters allegedly set up the business in London's square mile in an attempt to legitimise their activity persuading …

10 bad habits cybersecurity professionals must break

Cybersecurity workers face many challenges on the job. Here are 10 bad habits they must avoid in order to be most effective.<p>Demand for cybersecurity …

FireEye's Post Mortem: Analyst Didn't Change Passwords

sponsored by<p>Mandiant Analyst's Personal Credentials Were Scattered All Over the Web Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • August 8, 2017<p>It's a red-faced moment …


Latest research suggests cybercriminals are not as anonymous as we think

Understanding a cybercriminal's backstory - where they live, what they do and who they know, is key to cracking cybercrime, new research …

Hackers Breach UCLA Server and Swipe Anthem Medicare Customer Info

Just another week in ThreatWatch.

Government Technology

Parents sue Disney over breaching privacy rules in kids’ apps

Tools built in to Disney apps collect, track and share personal data in breach of law designed to protect kids, alleges lawsuit


Marcus Hutchins’ Only Certainty is Uncertainty

WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins pleaded not guilty last week could be freed today on $30,000 bond before the case moves to Wisconsin.


Data breaches are more damaging than many natural disasters

A catastrophic data breach could cost the global economy $121 billion (about £92 billion), according to a study by Lloyd’s of London.The report says …


Cyber attackers target Singapore Defence Ministry, but no secrets found

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Cyber attackers have stolen basic personal data from about 850 Singapore national servicemen and employees in a possible attempt to access official secrets, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.<p>The ministry detected the breach this month in the I-net system that allows …


New Neutrino Bot comes in a protective loader

<i>Co-authored by Hasherezade and Jérôme Segura.</i>In this blog post we will cover a recent version of the multi-purpose Neutrino Bot (AKA Kasidet) which …


Boeing Notifies 36,000 Employees Following Breach

A Boeing employee inadvertently leaked the personal information of 36,000 of his co-workers late last year when he emailed a company spreadsheet to …


Korean MalDoc Drops Evil New Years Presents

This blog was authored by Warren Mercer and Paul Rascagneres.<br>Executive Summary<br>Talos has investigated a targeted malware campaign against South Korean …


The Gamaredon Group Toolset Evolution

Unit 42 threat researchers have recently observed a threat group distributing new, custom developed malware. We have labelled this threat group the …


How to Bury a Major Breach Notification

Amid the hustle and bustle of the <b>RSA Security Conference</b> in San Francisco last week, researchers at RSA released a startling report that received …

Information Security

The Healthcare Underground: Electronic Health Records for Sale

<b>By Mayra Rosario (Senior Threat Researcher)</b>In 2016, 91 percent of the U.S. population had health insurance coverage which means at a given time, any …

Identity Theft

The 15 top malware threats facing you and your organisation | ZDNet

Conficker<p>Cybercriminals are constantly developing and testing new forms of malicious software in order to make it as easy as possible for them to …

Websites Can Now Track You Online Across Multiple Web Browsers

You might be aware of websites, banks, retailers, and advertisers tracking your online activities using different Web "fingerprinting" techniques …

New MacOS Malware linked to Russian Hackers Can Steal Passwords & iPhone Backups

Security researchers have discovered a new Mac malware allegedly developed by APT28 Russian cyber espionage group who is believed to be responsible …


DDoS service's teenage inventor pleads guilty

The teenage inventor of DDoS service Titanium Stresser has plead guilty to selling cyber attacks for money


New cyber-academy formed to fast-track next generation of security experts

GCHQ-certified programme will quickly give students cutting-edge cyber-security skills to help make UK the safest place to live and do business …


Research points to amateurs for unprecedented DDoS attack

Friday’s unprecedented and massive DDoS attack against American targets looks to be the work of amateur hackers and not a nation-state or politically …


Who’s Responsible When Your DVR Launches a Cyberattack?

On Friday, millions of connected devices—webcams, routers, DVRs—banded together to attack a fundamental cornerstone of the internet’s infrastructure. …


Analysing the attack surface

Enterprises today are under more pressure than ever to minimise their "attack surface." That is, they need to detect Indicators of Exposures (IOEs), …

Information Security