Tag: Hacker

Malware, Virus & Malware

No Ransom Paid in Recent Attack, Texas Says

September 6, 2019

Via: Security Week

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) says it is not aware of any ransom being paid to recover systems affected by a recent ransomware attack. The incident took place on August 16, when more than 20 Texas local governments […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Ransomware gang demands $5.3 million from New Bedford; city restores from backup instead

September 5, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

A ransomware gang looking to get rich overnight went to the city of New Bedford with a demand of $5.3 million after infecting the municipality’s systems. The criminals refused a counter-offer that would make many hackers drool. And instead ended […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hackers breach IT vendor shared by 400 medical practices infecting every office with ransomware

September 3, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Around 400 dental offices across the United States have fallen victim to ransomware after the operators breached an IT vendor shared by all the practices. A notice sent out by the Wisconsin Dental Association reveals that hackers breached the backend […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Magecart hackers compromise another 80 eCommerce sites

August 29, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts at Aite Group and Arxan Technologies have discovered that Magecart hackers continue to target online stores to steal credit card data, in recent operations, they have compromised 80 more eCommerce sites. All of these websites were running an […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hackers hit Virginia school district days before school year starts

August 28, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Ransomware operators compromised the New Kent County Public Schools system in the State of Virginia this week, holding students’ data ransom, in the latest of a long string of cyber-attacks targeting school systems across the United States. The school district’s […]

Hacker, Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware

Hacker publicly releases Jailbreak for iOS version 12.4

August 20, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

A public Jailbreak for iPhones in was released by a hacker, it is an exceptional event because it is the first in years. According to Motherboard, that first reported the news, Apple accidentally unpatched a flaw it had already fixed […]

Cloud security, Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

AWS: No Significant Issues at Other Alleged Targets of Capital One Hacker

August 19, 2019

Via: Security Week

Thompson, who used the online moniker “erratic,” has been accused of accessing the personal information of roughly 106 million people — 100 million in the United States and 6 million in Canada — including, in some cases, social security numbers […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Thefts from cryptocurrency exchanges continue despite increased security

August 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Although exchanges, wallets and other cryptocurrency custody services are strengthening their defenses, attackers continue to innovate and outpace even the current state of the cybersecurity art, according to CipherTrace. Even Binance, the world’s number-one cryptocurrency exchange, lost tens of millions […]

Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

Hackers steal 700,000 guest records from Choice Hotels

August 15, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Choice Hotels, a hospitality franchisor based in Maryland that owns chains such as Comfort Inn, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge and Cambria Hotels, has suffered a cyber incident that exposed 700,000 guest records, including full names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses […]

Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Security Flaws Discovered in 40 Microsoft-Certified Device Drivers

August 13, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Attackers have learned that vulnerabilities can hide in the gaps: gaps between components of a system or gaps in a process or procedure. A researcher last week at DEF CON in Las Vegas showed that device drivers — the small […]