Category: Cyber Security

Cyber Security
Equifax: An additional 2.5M Americans affected by breach

Equifax says an additional 2.5 million Americans were impacted by the massive data breach it disclosed last month, bringing the total up from 143 million to 145.5 million. Additionally, the credit rating and reporting firm reports that 8,000 Canadian consumers were impacted. Initially, Equifax said as many as 100,000 Canadian citizens may have been impacted by the breach, […]

Cyber Security
Google plans to upgrade two-factor authentication after high-profile hacks

Google plans on upgrading its two-factor authentication tool with an improved, physical security measure aimed at protecting high-profile users from politically motivated cyberattacks, according to a report from Bloomberg. The new service, to be called Advanced Protection Program and potentially slated to launch next month, will trade out the standard authentication process for services like Gmail and […]

Cyber Security
Twitter says it banned more than 200 Russia-linked propaganda accounts

Facing scrutiny from Congress, Twitter today disclosed that more than 200 Russia-linked accounts had been used to spread propaganda and misinformation on the company’s platform. The news follows similar disclosures from Facebook. Twitter points out that it found 22 accounts corresponding to those Facebook found. Additionally, Twitter found another 179 accounts. All of those accounts, Twitter said, […]

Cyber Security
The B2B breach trifecta: Equifax, SEC and Deloitte

Equifax is primarily a B2B company, but the data stolen was consumer data. Couple that with one of the worst responses to a breach possible, including: giving inconsistent answers; asking users to sign up for its own products; the end user license agreement fiasco which drew attention from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; discovery […]

Cyber Security
Equifax’s CEO is stepping down in the wake of the massive data breach

Following the massive cybersecurity breach at the company, the CEO of Equifax is stepping down. Earlier this month, the credit reporting agency disclosed that a hack had endangered the personal information of 143 million US-based users, an incident that has led to a swell of criticism toward the company. In a statement, the now-former CEO Richard Smith […]

Cyber Security
Ex-NSA hacker drops macOS High Sierra zero-day hours before launch

Just hours before Apple is expected to roll out the new version of its desktop and notebook operating system, macOS High Sierra, a security researcher dropped a zero-day. Patrick Wardle, a former NSA hacker who now serves as chief security researcher at ‎Synack, posted a video of the hack — a password exfiltration exploit — […]

Cyber Security
Cloudflare ditches surge pricing for DDoS protection

Cloudflare is making it easier for companies to weather the storm that comes when they’re subjected to a distributed denial of service attack. The company announced today that all of its customers won’t be charged extra based on how bad the DDoS attack against them is. That’s a massive change from the status quo in […]

Cyber Security
1.4 million phishing websites are created every month

Cyber criminals are creating an average of around 1.4 million phishing websites every month with fake pages designed to mimic the company they’re spoofing and then replaced them within hours in order to ensure they’re not detected. By building phishing websites with such short life-cycles, cyber criminals aim to make it hard for web crawlers to find […]

Cyber Security
Kaspersky Lab secures contract with Brazilian Armed Forces

Kaspersky finds backdoor in business software that left hundreds of companies vulnerable The Russian firm won a tender to supply cybersecurity tools to the three military organizations in the Latin American country. Kaspersky Lab has won a tender to supply cybersecurity tools to the Brazilian Air Forces. After a “complex public competition” through local channel […]

Cyber Security
EU to Launch Cyber-Security ‘Safety Labels’

The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday to step up its response to cyber-attacks, including a new intelligence-sharing agency, cyber war games and product safety labels. The proposals by the European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation bloc, come amid growing concerns over election hacking by foreign states, ransomware attacks and other cybercrime like identity theft and bank fraud. “Cyber-attacks […]

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