Cybersecurity

Companies are paying millions to get hacked — on purpose

The old sports adage, “the best defense is a good offense,” is being deployed by corporate America when it comes to cybersecurity.<p>HackerOne, a San …

Security

A Russian Hacker With Ties To Vladimir Putin Earns The Longest Hacking Sentence In U.S. History

Federal prosecutors have thrown the book at a Russian hacker recently convicted of stealing between 1.7 – 2.9 million credit cards and causing what could end up amounting to billions of dollars of fraud losses. On Friday, a federal judge sentenced Roman Seleznev to an unprecedented 27 years in …

Cybercrime

Analytics, AI and Orchestration are Top New Security Topics

I’m often asked what I like best about my job. One of my top answers is public speaking, learning and networking at security and technology events …

Security

US court hits Russian PoS hacker with record 27 year jail sentence

For four years, between October 2009 and October 2013, Roman Valeryevich Seleznev hacked into retail point-of-sale (PoS) systems, installing malware …

Cybercrime

16 Signs Your Child is a Cyber Bikie on the Information Super Highway

Charity to help talented disadvantaged youths get infosec jobs<p>An turd of an article was evacuated from the bowels of the Liverpool Echo<br>warning …

Security

CyberGRX, a startup that vets suppliers' cybersecurity, raises $20M Series B led by Bessemer

Startups

Facebook and Twitter are stopping hackers by paying to be hacked

<b>Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are paying hackers to find glitches in their system.</b><p>Technological giants are shelling out possibly £156,000 to these …

Security

'eBay fraudster stole £3,000 after we'd remortgaged our home'

<b>I found a new machine I wanted to buy on eBay. However, the site was hacked, and a fraudster obtained my details and contacted me through eBay’s messenger app.</b><p><b>The fraudster said that he would “send me an eBay invoice” for the item.</b><p><b>I was then sent what appeared to be a legitimate eBay invoice</b> …

Money

Over 36,000 Computers Infected with NSA's DoublePulsar Malware

DOUBLEPULSAR, one of the NSA hacking tools leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, has been used in the wild by ordinary hackers, who infected over …

Cybercrime

Soaring number of computers being hijacked for ransom

Gene Pane’s computer abruptly stopped working, save for a jarring message that appeared on his screen.<p>“It was a warning that said I had downloaded a …

Cybercrime

Cyber Firms Behaving Badly

<i>A version of this post originally appeared in the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet,</i> Fortune<i>’s</i> <i>daily tech newsletter.</i><p>It's been a rough week for two …

Security

Zero-Day Exploits - Your Days are Numbered! [infographic]

• News stories involving zero-day Windows kernel exploits seemingly never end.<br>• Fresh examples abound with alarming regularity and devastating effects, …

Security

Is the Power Outage in S.F., L.A., and NYC Merely a Coincidence?

A series of power outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City on Friday left people across the country struggling to complete their …

San Francisco

Popular Hotel Group Hit By Massive Credit Card Breach

Data Breach

China 'hacked' South Korea to wreck Star Wars missile shield

Well-connected security biz FireEye is claiming Chinese hackers are trying to break into South Korea's military to halt the deployment of an …

North Korea

MilkyDoor malware turns Androids into backdoors to attack enterprise networks

Routines and techniques build on those of the malware’s predecessor, DressCode.<p>| April 22, 201711:26 am | Filed under: Android, Malware 0<p>A new …

Information Security

Android Geo-Location Spyware Installed By Up To 5 Million Users

4/21/2017<br>04:05 PM<p>50%<p>50%<p>SMSVova, disguised itself as a system update app and duped between 1 million and 5 million users into downloading it from the …

Information Security

Proofpoint CEO: Cyberattackers are now targeting individuals, not companies

As cyberattacks grow in power and number, Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele sees them moving from targeting organizations to hacking individuals through …

Security

Unicode trick lets hackers hide phishing URLs

Some perfectly authentic looking web addresses are not what they seem and not all browsers are taking the problem seriously<p>Here’s a challenge for …

Information Security

German intelligence agency spied on Interpol and news organizations: Spiegel

The respected news magazine "Spiegel" has reported that Germany's BND spied both on international police agencies and media outlets for years. The latest revelations come as a result of another spy scandal in the US.<p>Germany‘s foreign intelligence agency - the BND - spied on Interpol, the …

World News

Trump's cybersecurity plan is officially late

President Donald Trump promised that a plan to improve cybersecurity in the US would be in place by his 90th day in office. It's now day 91.<p>Back in January, President Donald Trump pledged to develop a plan to improve cybersecurity in the United States.<p>"I will appoint a team to give me a plan within …

Security

United States remains vulnerable to North Korean cyber-attack, analysts say

As North Korea blusters about launching missile strikes against the United States and its allies, experts are warning that aggressive action from …

Cybercrime

How Marketers Can Help Protect Their Firms From a Cybersecurity Attack

As part of a series exploring cybersecurity and its impact on consumers, marketers, and marketing (see here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5), I talked with Holly Rollo, the CMO of RSA, a Dell Technologies business. RSA solutions enable customers worldwide to deliver business-driven …

Security

U.S. Charges Russian Man With Running Global Spamming Network

A U.S. grand jury on April 21 indicted a Russian man who authorities said is one of the world's most notorious criminal spammers.<p>Pyotr Levashov, who …

Crime

Amid groundswell in cybersecurity courses, novel UMD seminar permits students to hack campus network

The young men and a lone woman arrive in dark T-shirts with logos for "Digital Forensics" and "Major League Hacking." They unzip sleeves to …

College & University

Will Internet of Things ever be safe?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has undergone an amazing transformation, from a pipe dream to a marketing buzzword, and now an impending reality. Recent …

Internet of Things

Cyber Week in Review: April 21, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed:<p><b>1. Cyber operations and tensions on the Korean</b> …

North Korea

Data Sheet—Saturday, April 22, 2017

THREATS<p><b>About that missile sabotage</b>: North Korea choked on Kim Jong-Un's big day last week by screwing up a missile launch. Many think the U.S. had a …

Markets

Power Outage Shuts Down BART’s Montgomery Station

• 0<p>Build the story, feel the vibe<p>The news app with the latest stories and trending conversations.<p>Get the app<p>San Francisco.CBS Local.3 minutes ago<p>Power …

San Francisco

Attack of zombie vehicles unlikely to play off-screen

Hacking driverless cars on mass scale as in ‘Fate of Furious’ tough to pull off

Security