December 2017
Ancestry.com reveals RootsWeb breach affecting 300,000 users Genealogical community taken offline as new security measures implemented | 29 December 2017 at 11:36 UTC SAFE HAVEN Edward Snowden introduces new security app | 28 December 2017 at 10:36 UTC Nissan Canada informs customers of possible data breach Auto firm sounds the horn over finance division hack | 27 December 2017 at 11:57 UTC Calm before the swarm? GnatSpy mobile malware family discovered | 22 December 2017 at 05:21 UTC Backdoor captcha’d in popular WordPress plugin Site admins urged to remove Captcha, despite fix | 21 December 2017 at 12:18 UTC Arrests made in connection with CTB-Locker, Cerber ransomware Five individuals apprehended during Operation Bakovia | 20 December 2017 at 02:30 UTC Massive cloud leak exposes ‘virtually every American household’ Alteryx bungle delivers some home truths surrounding third-party vendor risk | 20 December 2017 at 12:44 UTC India’s ruling party accused of hacking voting machines BJP rival says 140 engineers were hired to tamper with EVMs during Gujarat election | 19 December 2017 at 04:07 UTC Keeper: Your password’s safe Critical flaw patched in Windows’ bundled password manager | 19 December 2017 at 12:53 UTC LA Tech receives cybersecurity grant Funding will be used to train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals | 19 December 2017 at 11:20 UTC Social Security – w/e 15 Dec ‘I’m sorry you feel this way, NatWest’ | 15 December 2017 at 04:43 UTC UK banks failing to disclose all cyber-attacks, says FCA Financial services regulator underlines need for transparency | 15 December 2017 at 02:40 UTC Caught in a trap Study indicates 1% of all websites hacked over past 18 months | 15 December 2017 at 11:55 UTC Singapore’s Ministry of Defense launches bug bounty program 300 hackers are being invited to pwn MINDEF systems | 14 December 2017 at 04:07 UTC Mirai architects plead guilty to cybercrime charges Three hackers face lengthy sentences for last year’s supercharged DDoS botnet | 14 December 2017 at 12:15 UTC Multi-sig software updates could help thwart backdoor attacks You’ve heard of multi-sig for cryptocurrency, but could it work for secure software development? | 13 December 2017 at 05:47 UTC ‘You have 96 hours to comply’ Spider ransomware demands payment within four days – and offers a handy tutorial video for its victims | 13 December 2017 at 12:57 UTC MoneyTaker syndicate exposed after 18 months of silent ops Hacking group has been targeting banks in the US and Russia | 12 December 2017 at 03:01 UTC In the clear? 1.4bn data records found on the dark web Easily searchable database leads to fears that the cybercrime epidemic is about to become much worse | 12 December 2017 at 11:16 UTC UNC Health Care flags potential data breach Stolen computer puts details of 24,000 patients at risk | 11 December 2017 at 04:08 UTC IT security spending to reach $96bn in 2018 Global cyber-attacks have put execs on high alert | 11 December 2017 at 03:07 UTC Researchers expose HSTS shortcomings in major browsers Protections can be circumvented by flooding the victim’s browser with directives | 11 December 2017 at 12:39 UTC Social Security – w/e 8 Dec NiceHash, no stash: Mining marketplace suffers breach as bitcoin soars. | 08 December 2017 at 03:56 UTC ‘Urgent action’ needed to tackle rising tide of financial cybercrime British government not doing enough to tackle online fraud, committee states | 08 December 2017 at 11:46 UTC Latest Chrome release includes Site Isolation for enterprise security Admin security enhancements and more for Google’s freeware browser | 07 December 2017 at 01:20 UTC Utility companies warn over TIO data breach News of security vulnerability filters down to consumers | 06 December 2017 at 04:39 UTC Black Hat Europe: ‘Cyber is the new black’ Chris Painter, former Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the US State Department, offers a global perspective on cybersecurity in the 21st century | 06 December 2017 at 01:40 UTC UK gov’t launches interim cybersecurity strategy Manifesto will be used to guide the country’s response to technological change | 05 December 2017 at 01:22 UTC Andromeda botnet dismantled by international taskforce 1,500 malicious domains sinkholed and one suspect arrested in Belarus | 05 December 2017 at 11:34 UTC SUPERMARKET SWEEP British retailer found liable for 2014 data leak | 04 December 2017 at 04:19 UTC Executives face jail time under new breach disclosure legislation Measure calls for up to five years in prison for knowingly concealing hacks | 04 December 2017 at 02:58 UTC PayPal subsidiary suffers data breach TIO services will remain offline until network vulnerabilities are patched | 04 December 2017 at 12:27 UTC Social Security – w/e 1 Dec ‘If you learn one thing in security, it’s humility’ | 01 December 2017 at 04:20 UTC Additional funding for Georgia’s cybersecurity center Governor Deal underlines southern state’s commitment to infosec | 01 December 2017 at 03:03 UTC AWS raises its guard against cloud security threats GuardDuty will monitor accounts for malicious activity 24/7 | 01 December 2017 at 02:18 UTC UK shipbroker warns of possible data leak Clarksons refuses to bow to ransom demand | 01 December 2017 at 11:16 UTC