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LabCorp Still Recovering From Ransomware Attack

SamSam, Other Ransomware Still Menacing Healthcare Sector Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • July 20, 2018<p>Medical testing laboratory firm …

Cybersecurity

Keep Your Communications Secure With These Eight Encrypted Messaging Apps

Cybersecurity spending this year is expected to reach $66 billion in the U.S., as security breaches and hacker attacks continue to rise. Faced with these kinds of threats, businesses and consumers alike are seeking ways to protect their data and communications more efficiently.<p>Encryption apps and …

Apps

Timehop data breach impacts 21 million users

Social media app Timehop has fallen victim to a "network intrusion" that could have affected some 21 million of its users because it didn't have …

Authentication

Humana Notifying Victims of 'Identity Spoofing' Attack

Health Plan: Large Volume Log-In Attempts Coming From 'Foreign Countries' Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • July 2, 2018<p>Humana is notifying …

Information Security

The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far

Looking back at the first six months of 2018, there haven't been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time …

Cybersecurity

Carole Cadwalladr takes us behind the scenes of the Cambridge Analytica investigation

How millions of Facebook users' personal data were used to influence the US election and Brexit.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Data loss, Facebook, Law & order, …

Cambridge Analytica

Elderly scam victims are too embarrassed to speak up

“Christine” was a pensioner in her 70s with a terminally ill husband when she got an email out of the blue: she could receive £500,000 if certain …

Identity Theft

Mozilla and 1Password Integrate 'Have I Been Pwned' Feature

Expanded Audience For Breach Notification Tool Should Improve Web Security Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • June 26, 2018<p>While awareness of data breaches …

IT security

Hitherto unknown marketing firm exposed hundreds of millions of Americans’ data

The detailed personal information of 230 million consumers, and 110 million business contacts - including phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, …

Information Security

How To: The Beginner's Guide to Defending Against Wi-Fi Hacking

Hacking Wi-Fi is a lot easier than most people think, but the ways of doing so are clustered around a few common techniques most hackers use. With a …

Information Security

Firefox Will Notify You When Your Accounts Are Compromised

It’s always unsettling when you hear that your email address, username, and password have been scooped up by cybercriminals who hacked a website. What’s even worse is <i>not hearing about it</i>.<p>When you don’t know your accounts are at risk you can’t take any steps to protect them. That’s why Mozilla is …

Cybersecurity

ProtonMail suffers DDoS attack that takes its email service down for minutes

It’s been an unexpectedly slack day for digital comms services. It’s not just workplace IM tool Slack suffering outages but end-to-end encrypted email service ProtonMail too.<p>In the latter case, the company has blamed several hours’ worth of sporadic outages on a major DDoS attack.<p>In a statement on …

Cybersecurity

Marketing Firm Accidentally Exposes 340 Million Records Online

The reported data leak at Exactis potentially exposes every adult in the US to the risk of identity theft. The records contain detailed personal …

Databases

Encrypted Messaging Isn’t Magic

Encrypted communication used to be too complicated for mainstream use, but approachable apps like WhatsApp and Signal have become a no-brainer for …

(20) G Suite Security Administrator Cheatsheet | LinkedIn

Security is always a hot topic. In today's hyperconnected world just about everything around 'cyber-security' being bought and sold is built to …

Wearables Could Make Children Vulnerable To Cyber Crime

Wearables could make children an easy target for cybercriminals says Allen Scott, consumer EMEA director at cyber security solutions firm McAfee.<p>Scott warns: “Families are currently facing one of the most critical issues at the moment, protecting personal information in a hyper-connected world. …

Cybersecurity

Smart speakers are vulnerable to a variety of attacks

For the most part, AI-powered smart speakers like Google Home, Amazon’s Echo, and Apple’s HomePod are relatively innocuous. They stream music and internet radio, highlight upcoming calendar events, place takeout orders, provide up-to-date weather forecasts, and more. But as this month’s incident …

Fitness app PumpUp leaked health data, private messages

Exclusive: The app leaked health data, private messages, and full credit card data in some cases.<p>A popular fitness app that claims over six million …

FBI: Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks

Following reports that a type of malware has infected more than 700,000 routers used in homes and small businesses in more than 50 countries, the FBI …

Routers

'Christ, this guy has the fate of European democracy in his hands': Lawmakers are worried Mark Zuckerberg still doesn't understand Facebook's massive power

Facebook has the power to influence democratic processes around the world, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to have no idea how to handle it.<p>That's the worry for lawmakers after Zuckerberg appeared before European Parliament politicians in Brussels late on Tuesday. He was there to answer questions …

Why you shouldn’t ever send verification codes to anyone

“Don’t share this code with anyone!” When it comes to one-time codes and passwords, this advice would seem so axiomatic that it hardly bears …

Yet Another Facebook Privacy Breach Exposed 3 Million Users' Data

Gaining access to the information was "relatively easy"<p>Facebook has been keen to distract from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which 87 million users had their data harvested from the site.<p>Since the news broke in March, the social network has suspended more than 200 apps as part of a data …

Internet Explorer zero-day: browser is once again under attack

<b>Update (2018-05-25)</b>: CVE-2018-8174 has been added to the RIG exploit kit (MDNC).<b>Update (2018-05-22)</b>: Security researcher Richard Warren mentioned …

Encryption Is Only as Strong as Your Password

In recent months, the encryption debate has heated up once again. Most recently, some shock waves were sent across the industry when ThreatWire …

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. "ZooPark" targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by a state actor, according to Kaspersky Lab, which …

Interpreting the new NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently published the first-ever update to its widely adopted Cybersecurity Framework, …

School district pays $10,000 bitcoin ransom after cyberattack

<b>LEOMINSTER, Mass. --</b> A Massachusetts school district was waiting Friday for its computer system to be "unlocked" after it paid a $10,000 bitcoin …

Should I be concerned that my kids' school uses Google Chromebooks?

There are millions of Chromebooks being used to educate our children and questions about student privacy in the Google ecosystem are natural. …

Tennessee says its online testing was hacked. And it has happened in other states, too.

As the vendor that administered Tennessee’s glitch-filled standardized testing last week blamed the problems on a cyberattack, lawmakers and students …

Cybersecurity

US, UK warn of Russian hackers targeting millions of routers

Russian hackers are targeting millions of routers around the world, including devices in homes and offices, according to US and UK officials.<p>In a joint announcement Monday from the US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the UK's National Cyber Security Center, officials warned that Russian …