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Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a security blunder of epic proportions — however, it appears the company is just getting started.<p>Leaving its digital doors wide open to criminals …

Identity Theft

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Security

New ransomware attack sweeping around the world

In the past 24 hours there have been 20 million attempted ransomware attacks, according to analysis from Barracuda Networks. Most of the attacks have …

Ransomware

Viacom's Secret Cloud Keys Exposed

9/19/2017<br>02:11 PM<p>50%<p>50%<p>The entertainment giant is the latest company to misconfigure its Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket.<p>A misconfigured …

Information Security

Ransom letter from Flathead County cyber attackers details motive

A ransom note from the cyber terrorists who threatened Flathead County school districts over the last several days gave clues to the identity of the …

Crime

Hackers Lock Down Entire School District With Threats: 'We Are Savage Creatures'

In a highly unusual hacking case, an entire school district in Montana shut down for three days following a data breach of student and faculty …

Security

Backdoor malware planted in legitimate software updates to CCleaner | Ars Technica

Avast's recent acquisition spreads a backdoor signed with its own certificate.<p>A software package update for a Windows utility product distributed by …

Malware

You're right to be irate about Equifax's data breach; here's what you can do

Now that Equifax has compromised the personal information of about 143 million consumers, Congress and federal regulators should take a hard look at …

Identity Theft

Lifelock offers to protect you from the Equifax breach--by selling you services provided by Equifax

The ID theft protection firm Lifelock is certainly one of the big winners from the big data breach suffered by Equifax, which exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans to hackers.<p>Lifelock has been going to town on the Equifax breach, with ads and press releases trumpeting how the …

Identity Theft

Introducing Keybase Teams

A BIG DAY FOR KEYBASE!<p>Today we're launching the alpha of <b>Keybase teams</b>. It's the most important project in Keybase's history, and it brings together …

Management

Keybase launches fully encrypted Slack-like communications tool — and it’s free

Keybase added to its encrypted tool kit today when it launched Keybase Teams, an open source, Slack-like communications tool with end-to-end encryption. Desktop and mobile versions are available for download now.<p>It may seem like competing with Slack, the enormously popular enterprise communications …

Encryption

Equifax data breach: Do a 15 minute cybersecurity makeover

Scan today’s headlines and it’s easy to see it’s a scary time in the digital age: an Equifax hack exposing up to 143 million credit records; mobile malware (malicious software) that targets early versions of Android Oreo; and new “phishing” scams affecting WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger …

Identity Theft

Equifax breach proves bad employees are worse than good hackers

The recent Equifax data breach has prompted a congressional review of the company’s security practices. This follows the announcement that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is also investigating the company.<p>What, at first, appeared to be a situation where Equifax was as much the victim as more …

Identity Theft

CCleaner, distributed by anti-virus firm Avast, contained malicious backdoor

Digitally-signed version of CCleaner 5.33 secretly stole information from users’ computers.<p>| September 18, 201710:58 am | Filed under: Malware, …

Information Security

Credit Freeze Information by State | Credit Freeze

While some states may be more restrictive or prescriptive, TransUnion has made certain business decisions that may make it easier or less expensive …

Identity Theft

If you can’t avoid Word's 'Enable Editing,' patch Windows right now

In the normal course of events, it takes a week (or two or three) for the bugs in each month’s Windows and Office security patches to shake out. This …

Security

Bamboozled: Why the Equifax hack is a really, really big deal

We're guessing you've heard all about the giant data breach at Equifax, the credit reporting company.<p>It's a doozy.<p>By any standards, it's probably the …

Equifax

EQUIHAX

EQUIHAX<p>Trawling the darknet as one does, I came across this little simple page this morning. It claims to be the real EQUIFAX hackers, unlike the …

Security

Credit freeze after Equifax hack is not easy

143 million people were affected by the Equifax hack and CNNMoney's Personal Finance Reporter Katie Lobosco was one of them. Watch Katie attempt to set up Equifax's credit monitoring service and place a freeze on her credit.

Equifax

Real talk: You absolutely must care about the Equifax breach

Time to start adulting and care about your credit report<p>You've seen the headlines. Are you paying attention? Nearly half of Americans may have had personal information stolen in the massive Equifax data breach revealed last week, and the fallout keeps coming. The breach included Social Security …

Identity Theft

Want to sue Equifax over the hack? This chatbot can help you claim up to $25,000

Why it matters to you<p>If you want to sue Equifax but don't know how, this chatbot would be a god pace to start.<p>If you want to take legal action …

Equifax

Locked Out - Hackable?

Ransomware is a billion-dollar business. But what happens when your data is under lockdown, all your icons are missing, years of photos are gone, and …

Ransomware

The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was …

Identity Theft

Dolphins inspire ultrasonic attacks that pwn smartphones, cars and digital assistants

Voice control is all the rage these days, but a team of Chinese researchers has come up with a way to subvert such systems by taking a trick from the …

Inspiration

10 Dangerous Data Breaches That Should Freak You Out

In recent decades, we've seen some of the most secure servers in the world breached by black hats.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Security

Equifax Suffers Data Breach; 143 Million Americans May Be Affected

'Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files.'

Identity Theft

Equifax: once more unto

For all their diligent shredding, American consumers may as well walk around with their financial information tattooed on their foreheads.<p>A spate of …

Identity Theft