September 18, 2017

2.3 Million Infected: Hackers Insert Malware into Popular PC Freeware CCleaner

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Singapore Comes First as Launchpad for Global Cyber Attacks

The small Asian nation of Singapore has overtaken countries including Russia, China and the United States as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally, according to a study by…

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Data Breach of Medical Supply Firm Affects Over 21,000

The hack of a Nebraska-based medical supply company has affected over 21,000 individual victims in what is the second largest business associate health data breach this year. In an announcement…

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NotPetya Cyberattack Costs FedEx’s TNT Arm $300 Million in Damages

Delivery and logistics giant FedEx has revealed the cost of damages incurred by its TNT division due to the NotPetya ransomware outbreak in June – a staggering $300 million. It…

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Equifax Suffered a Hack 5 Months Before its Disclosed Date

A new report has revealed that Equifax has learned about a major breach of its computers in March, nearly five months before it disclosed a massive breach earlier this month….

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Chelsea Binns on Cyber Trends & the Upcoming 2017 NYCFE Conference

Chelsea Binns is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management at the world-famous John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Her first…

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3.12 TB: Hackers Breach and Leak Data from Major Video Platform Vevo

Vevo, the joint venture between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Abu Dhabi Media, Warner Music Group, and Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company), was hacked on Friday. Hacking group ‘OurMine’…

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Second Largest Android Malware Outbreak Infects 21 Million Victims

Security researchers claim to have discovered the second largest outbreak to hit Google’s Android platform, with as many as 21 million infections from one particular malware variant. Dubbed ExpensiveWall after…

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Paradise Ransomware Uses RSA Encryption to Attack Computers

A newly discovered ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) program called Paradise is attempting to infect computers via hijacked Remote Desktop services. An RaaS is where the developer of ransomware manages its development and…

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Equifax’s Credit-Monitoring Site is also Vulnerable as US Senators Demand Answers

The website set up by Equifax to enable credit account monitoring following last week’s comprehensive security breach is also vulnerable to hackers. The aftermath of last week’s breach saw millions…

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