December 11, 2017

Gartner Research: Cybersecurity Spending to Hit $96 Billion in 2018

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US Govt Warns Energy, Aviation Companies of Cybersecurity Threats

The US government has reportedly issued a rare public warning about targeted hacking campaigns focused on energy and other critical public infrastructure in the country. In a reported distributed via…

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Merck Cyber Attack Could Cost Insurers $275 Million: Report

A forecast has determined that insurers could pay up to $275 million to cover the insured portion of drugmaker Merck’s losses from the ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack earlier in June this…

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US Dept. of Education: Hackers are Actively Targeting Schools

The US Department of Education is warning teachers, parents and K-12 education staff of an emerging cyberthreat targeting school districts all over the country. Columbia Falls, Montana schools superintendent Steve…

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Pizza Hut Suffers Customer Card Breach, Discloses Hack 2 Weeks Later

Pizza chain Pizaa Hut was hacked on October 1st and October 2nd this month with hackers stealing customers’ credit and debit cards leading to multiple instances of identity theft. According…

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Microsoft’s Secret Bug Database was Hacked in 2013

Technology giant Microsoft never disclosed a major breach of its internal database tracking bugs, a report has revealed. Microsoft’s internal database of bugs contains security flaws and exploits of its…

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Hotel Chain Hyatt Announces Second Breach in 2 Years

Hyatt has announced that its payment systems were breached, exposing credit card details from 41 hotel properties in 13 countries, making it the second time it has encountered a breach…

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IRS Suspends Equifax Contract after Data Breach

The IRS has reportedly suspended the $7.2 million no-bid contract awarded to Equifax to verify the identity of taxpayers when they create accounts on the website. According to Politico, the…

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Equifax Website Hacked Again with Malware Flash Redirect

Credit reporting giant Equifax which suffered the ignominy of exposing the personal data of nearly 150 million people has been hacked again. First noticed by security researcher Randy Abrams, an…

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Massive Malvertising Campaign Affects Millions of PornHub Users

Cybersecurity researchers from industry firm Proofpoint have discovered a massive malvertising campaign that has left millions of internet users from the United States, the UK and Canada vulnerable to malware…

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