March 2018
Lazio football club ‘falls victim to £1.75m phishing scam’ The Italian side reportedly handed over the huge sum to scammers posing as transfer agents. | 29 March 2018 at 03:42 UTC QR reader bug in iOS 11 could trick users into visiting malicious sites The flaw could be exploited by hackers to redirect iPhone users to insecure web pages. | 29 March 2018 at 02:47 UTC Breaking the bank Suspects arrested in connection with €1 million phishing scam. | 29 March 2018 at 02:28 UTC Exercise caution: ATI breach exposes sensitive patient information Social Security and credit card numbers may have been lost in healthcare data privacy incident. | 29 March 2018 at 01:04 UTC Baltimore joins Atlanta’s fight against ransomware 911 had its own emergency. | 29 March 2018 at 12:43 UTC Drupal patches serious RCE flaw, urges users to update immediately The vulnerability could allow hackers to “completely compromise” a website created with Drupal, the company has warned. | 29 March 2018 at 10:35 UTC Coding academy expands its reach in Ghana The Soronko Academy is training the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. | 29 March 2018 at 09:19 UTC Total Meltdown: Microsoft patch created even bigger security flaws Early fixes for Intel’s Meltdown vulnerability allowed read/write access to all memory. | 28 March 2018 at 03:32 UTC Mozilla introduces Facebook Container extension to help protect user identity Firefox add-on will help stop Facebook from following you.  | 28 March 2018 at 02:00 UTC UK police forces ‘should have warrant to snoop phones’ Campaign group calls for data-extraction tech rules to be tightened. | 28 March 2018 at 10:18 UTC Look ma, no files! The fileless malware menace is growing. | 28 March 2018 at 07:57 UTC Epic Games to Fortnite players: ‘Secure your accounts now’ Following a spate of brute force hacking attempts, Fortnite players have been urged to implement two-factor authentication on their user accounts. | 27 March 2018 at 01:46 UTC Failed UK anti-doping agency attack linked to Russian hackers Unsuccessful attempt to infiltrate Ukad’s systems could have been Fancy Bears group. | 27 March 2018 at 01:23 UTC Open to infection: NHS still using XP despite WannaCry Microsoft ended support for the OS in 2014, but 11 of 14 Scottish trusts have still not updated. | 27 March 2018 at 10:55 UTC Who’s accountable for a data breach? Shareholders put onus on executives Time to tell CEOs to put their money where their mouths are when it comes to cybersecurity. | 27 March 2018 at 09:38 UTC Video intercept Did hackers really expose a secret Syrian hospital to enemy bombers? | 26 March 2018 at 03:24 UTC March madness: Cyber-attack across Atlanta’s city servers enters fifth day Looks like SamSam, experts say. | 26 March 2018 at 02:39 UTC Under armor Google adds new cloud security controls. | 26 March 2018 at 11:36 UTC UK gov’t backs domestic infosec innovators The Department for International Trade will promote British security systems to other countries worldwide. | 26 March 2018 at 11:19 UTC Microsoft patches file-stealing remote assist bug Hackers posing as computer users in need of help were infiltrating data on their victims’ PCs. | 23 March 2018 at 07:35 UTC Social Security – w/e 23 Mar ‘Facebook didn’t have a breach. They had something far worse’ | 23 March 2018 at 03:28 UTC Stay tuned Netflix launches public bug bounty program. | 23 March 2018 at 02:43 UTC Smart security cameras patched for dangerous RCE flaws Geutebruck users are being urged to update after numerous critical vulnerabilities were discovered in the IoT devices. | 23 March 2018 at 11:06 UTC When your friend is not your friend The rise of social media cybercrime. | 22 March 2018 at 03:48 UTC Virtuous circle: M&A activity fueling the cycle of innovation in cybersecurity The wave of mergers and acquisitions sweeping through the cybersecurity industry shows no sign of slowing in 2018, according to Jim Reilly of Stonepine Advisors. | 22 March 2018 at 12:27 UTC AMD chip flaw mitigations will be rolled out in the coming weeks Firmware patches are incoming for Masterkey, Ryzenfall, and Fallout vulnerabilities. | 22 March 2018 at 11:19 UTC Orbitz alerts customers to payment card data breach Approximately 880,000 card details may have taken flight. | 21 March 2018 at 06:02 UTC British teen exposes security flaw in ‘tamper-proof’ cryptocurrency wallet The manufacturer, which claimed the hardware couldn’t be compromised, issued a security patch after the vulnerability was reported. | 21 March 2018 at 04:20 UTC Russia demands Telegram encryption keys Threats to block messaging app ‘won’t bear fruit’, says founder. | 21 March 2018 at 03:12 UTC Payday loans company data breach affects 66k customers Scottish firm Trusted Quid has apologized after its website was hacked by an unknown party. | 21 March 2018 at 11:28 UTC Concerned about Facebook privacy? Here’s how to better protect your profile Users are calling to boycott the social media platform after millions of profiles were used to assist Trump’s election campaign. | 20 March 2018 at 05:23 UTC Frost Bank unboxes commercial breach Hackers thought to have gained access to digital image archives. | 20 March 2018 at 02:58 UTC What the fuzz? AMD chip flaw fracas boils over The hyperbole-laden reports of vulnerabilities in AMD-made CPUs throw up new questions surrounding the ethics of security disclosures. | 20 March 2018 at 12:50 UTC Hack against Maersk subsidiary results in loss of employee data Svitzer becomes one of the first companies to disclose a breach under Australia’s NDB scheme. | 20 March 2018 at 11:13 UTC Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Big data... even bigger questions. | 19 March 2018 at 04:39 UTC ‘We urge all small charities to take action’ Conchita Garcia, head of special projects for the FSI, discusses the importance of cybersecurity education within the UK’s small charity sector. | 19 March 2018 at 02:39 UTC Suspected ransomware mastermind arrested in Poland Polish national now faces 181 charges in court. | 19 March 2018 at 12:45 UTC Monero foil: More cryptomining apps found on Google Play store Google removed the malicious applications, which silently mined digital currency on Android users’ phones. | 16 March 2018 at 03:40 UTC Social Security – w/e 16 Mar ‘Over-hyped beyond belief’ – Security experts weigh in on AMD chip flaw claims | 16 March 2018 at 03:24 UTC Pwn2Own Master awarded $120k for Edge and Firefox flaws The annual hacking competition, organized by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, unearthed a raft of major bugs across multiple platforms. | 16 March 2018 at 12:37 UTC MailChimp ‘working’ to stop malware attacks The email marketing service has responded after compromised accounts spread malicious software to users. | 15 March 2018 at 02:45 UTC The mask slips Three popular VPNs found to be leaking IP addresses. | 15 March 2018 at 11:50 UTC PayPal bug bounty increases to $30k The payments company has upped its maximum reward from $10,000. | 15 March 2018 at 11:22 UTC South Wales police investigated for alleged data breach cover-up Gwent Police reportedly failed to inform 450 people that their information could have been compromised. | 14 March 2018 at 04:03 UTC Former Equifax exec charged with insider trading Jun Ying accused of dumping stock options prior to September 2017 breach disclosure. | 14 March 2018 at 03:02 UTC Crooks digging a deeper seam of cryptomining Cryptomining malware attacks are becoming the web’s most prevalent security threat. | 14 March 2018 at 02:05 UTC Stephen Hawking dead aged 76 We look at the incredible contribution the celebrated scholar made to science and the debate surrounding artificial intelligence. | 14 March 2018 at 12:25 UTC AppEsteem marks a new chapter in the fight against deceptive software After forcing a sharp reduction in the number of utility apps that exist to deceive consumers, AppEsteem has now set its sights on software bundlers. | 14 March 2018 at 10:34 UTC WEF creates new fintech cybersecurity consortium Cyber-risk named as the “number-one threat” to the financial services industry. | 13 March 2018 at 03:37 UTC New York medical center hack could affect 135k patients Officials admit an unauthorized party may have viewed sensitive personal and medical records. | 13 March 2018 at 03:15 UTC Crypto-exchange offers $250k bounty for info on hacking suspects Binance sets further $10 million aside for future rewards. | 13 March 2018 at 01:30 UTC Play it safe Windows replaces secure OS with S Mode | 13 March 2018 at 12:39 UTC Yahoo offers $80m payout following 2013 data breach The company agrees to pay shareholders $80 million after it failed to disclose the incident in 2013. | 12 March 2018 at 04:24 UTC McAfee’s chief scientist: Hackers ‘disproportionally attacking’ healthcare sector Healthcare organizations are increasingly under threat of attack, a new report warns. | 12 March 2018 at 12:36 UTC ‘I will gladly cryptojack you for a hamburger’ Recent high-profile cryptojacking incidents have shown how those with criminal intent could go a long way to target all manner of systems. | 12 March 2018 at 11:55 UTC Social Security – w/e 9 Mar ‘Memcached represents a new chapter in DDoS attack executions’ | 09 March 2018 at 02:26 UTC Terror byte: 400k Exim servers still open to remote attack Vulnerable versions of the email service are still being used worldwide. | 09 March 2018 at 12:23 UTC Flash in the pan: No tears will be shed over the death of Adobe’s flaw-riddled media player Flash Player’s turn on the chopping block can’t come soon enough. | 09 March 2018 at 09:19 UTC California university alerts students, athletics staff to data breach Stolen hard drive contained addresses, credit card details, and Social Security numbers. | 08 March 2018 at 07:00 UTC Women in cybersecurity: Mind the gender gap This International Women’s Day, we spoke to influential women across the industry to discuss what can be done to nurture female talent. | 08 March 2018 at 04:30 UTC Kaspersky RCE bug bounty increased to $100k The antivirus lab has upped the reward for severe vulnerabilities allowing remote code execution in its products. | 08 March 2018 at 11:58 UTC Secure by Design UK gov’t issues IoT guidelines. | 07 March 2018 at 05:03 UTC Record for biggest DDoS attack broken after just five days Targeted hit of 1.7Tbps beats the record set last week when GitHub was forced offline. | 07 March 2018 at 02:53 UTC Calculated risk: ‘Very few’ organizations will be ready for GDPR The clock is ticking for business owners who still need to reassess their data protection policies. | 07 March 2018 at 02:20 UTC Uber sued by Pennsylvania over massive data breach Ride-hailing app subject to another lawsuit after 2016 hack exposed user data. | 07 March 2018 at 10:05 UTC Monkey business MailChimp users left open to malware attack. | 06 March 2018 at 02:41 UTC B-tor testing: Crypto-mining malware bundled with torrent downloads Double file extensions being used to dupe users. | 06 March 2018 at 11:52 UTC Applebee’s hit by POS ‘data incident’ Investigation launched after customers’ payment card details are compromised. | 06 March 2018 at 10:14 UTC Call to action Indian telco patches numerous vulnerabilities. | 05 March 2018 at 04:25 UTC GitHub hit by biggest-ever DDoS attack Website targeted by hackers in largest attack on record last week. | 05 March 2018 at 04:08 UTC Equifax breach could be ‘most expensive in history’ Credit rating agency predicted to incur total costs of $600 million – more than any cyber-attack in corporate history. | 05 March 2018 at 12:30 UTC NIS America store back online following data breach Customer payment details compromised in month-long skimming operation. | 05 March 2018 at 11:57 UTC Social Security – w/e 2 Mar ‘Hey, how’s that user confidence going?’ | 02 March 2018 at 03:06 UTC Tim Hortons hit by POS malware attack Hundreds of stores forced offline. | 02 March 2018 at 12:08 UTC Sony launches bug bounty program – but we’re still not exactly sure what it covers Secure@Sony initiative shrouded in a veil of ambiguity. | 01 March 2018 at 04:41 UTC German government hack ‘under control’ Security officials halted the attack after allowing hackers “controlled access” to parliamentary networks. | 01 March 2018 at 04:23 UTC SAML vulnerability abuses SSO to impersonate other users A flaw within the Security Assertion Markup Language standard can be exploited to enable hackers to pose as someone else. | 01 March 2018 at 02:15 UTC School of hard knocks: British students targeted in phishing campaign Scammers imitate Student Loans Company to obtain victims’ account details. | 01 March 2018 at 01:39 UTC RedDrop in the ocean Researchers uncover sea of malware-ridden apps | 01 March 2018 at 11:18 UTC