Tag: Featured

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hackers Access Sprint Accounts via Samsung Website

July 17, 2019

Via: Security Week

US telecoms company Sprint has informed some customers that their Sprint accounts have been accessed by hackers via a Samsung website. In a letter sent out to impacted customers, Sprint said it learned of unauthorized access to accounts on June […]

Network security

House passes bills to boost small business cybersecurity

July 16, 2019

Via: The Hill

The House passed legislation by voice vote on Monday intended to increase cybersecurity at the Small Business Administration (SBA) and separately approved a bill to help small businesses defend against cyber attacks. The SBA Cyber Awareness Act, sponsored primarily by […]

Network security

Organizations expect to boost their cybersecurity investments by 34%

July 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Annual losses from cyberattacks averaged $4.7 million in the last fiscal year — with more than one in 10 firms losing over $10 million —according to a new report from ESI ThoughtLab in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson and other […]

Network security

Florida lawmakers push DHS to notify voters, other officials of election system breaches

July 11, 2019

Via: The Hill

A pair of House lawmakers from Florida have introduced new legislation that would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to notify voters and other parties of potential breaches to election systems. Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D) and Mike Waltz (R) […]

Cloud security, Security

Worldwide spending on public cloud services to double by 2023

July 10, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will more than double over the 2019-2023 forecast period, according to IDC. With a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.3%, public cloud spending will grow from $229 billion in 2019 […]

Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Most SMB devices run Windows versions that are expired or will expire by January 2020

July 9, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

There is a steady increase in attacks and changes in attack methods that target weaknesses in encryption, workload configuration, limited visibility into vulnerabilities and outdated and unsupported operating systems, according to a research by Alert Logic. The research discovered 66% […]

Network security

Maryland Department of Labor Announces Data Breach

July 9, 2019

Via: Security Week

The Maryland Department of Labor has announced that databases containing personally identifiable information (PII) were accessed in a cyber-incident discovered earlier this year. As part of the data breach, unknown actors were able to access without authorization files stored on […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Driver’s License Photo Database Used by FBI, ICE for Facial Recognition

July 8, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

FBI and ICE agents use the DMV photo database for facial recognition scanning without residents’ knowledge or consent, according to public documents spanning five years obtained by Georgetown Law researchers and shared with The Washington Post. This type of mass […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

New ‘WannaHydra’ Malware a Triple Threat to Android

July 4, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

WannaLocker, a mobile lookalike of the infamous WannaCry ransomware, just got a little more dangerous. Researchers at Avast this week reported observing a new version of the malware that combines WannaCry’s user interface with new spyware, a banking Trojan, and […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Old known issue in Firefox allows HTML files to steal other files from victim’s system

July 4, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The security expert Barak Tawily demonstrated that opening an HTML file on Firefox could allow attackers to steal files stored on a victim’s computer due to a 17-year-old known bug in the browser. The researcher published the details of the […]