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Bangladesh Bank Arrives in Manila to Retrieve Portion of $81M Stolen in Heist

A team sent by Bangladesh Bank arrived in Manila to move part of 81 million USD stolen from it in a heist back to its account at the New York Federal Reserve.According to Reuters, casino boss Kim Wong surrendered 4.63 million USD and 488.28 million pesos (10.05 million USD) to authorities after a Philippines court ruled that Bangladesh Bank is the rightful o
Publish At:2016-11-08 16:05 | Read:2603 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Bangladesh Bank hack heist malware Sony

Many Tesco Bank Customers Seeing Fraudulent Activity on Their Accounts

Many customers of Tesco Bank, a British retail bank, are finding fraudulent activity that’s affected their account balances.On 5 November, the bank issued a text alert warning account holders to be on the lookout for suspicious money withdrawals. The financial institution, which boasts more than 7 million customers, asked that those who observed fraud
Publish At:2016-11-07 21:45 | Read:3189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News account Dark Web financial Fraud hack T

Tech Savviness Does Little for Americans’ Security Aptitude, Finds Survey

There’s no better time than autumn to raise user awareness about how to stay safe online. It’s a time of year when children return to school and information security students take the next step towards launching their career. We also can’t forget that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the United States and Europe
Publish At:2016-10-26 16:10 | Read:3004 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles Arbor Networks hack Infosec

Computer Crime Never Pays, and These 5 Stories Prove It

It’s no secret that some computer crime can generate a lot of money. For example, the author of Cerber ransomware relies on an affiliate system to distribute their creation. The malware developer collects only a fraction of the ransom payments, the average value of which usually amounts to around one Bitcoin. But even with just 0.3 percent of victims p
Publish At:2016-10-17 04:35 | Read:3018 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Government Cerber computer crime hack IT S

Yahoo Says 500M Users’ Account Info Stolen by State-Sponsored Actor

Yahoo says a state-sponsored actor stole the account information for at least 500 million of its users in a breach that occurred back in late-2014.On 22 September, Yahoo CISO Bob Lord confirmed that the hack might have compromised several pieces of its users’ account information:“We have confirmed that a copy of certain user account information w
Publish At:2016-09-22 19:30 | Read:3265 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News breach hack password security Yahoo

Tesla Patches Vulnerabilities that Allowed Remote Takeover of Model S Car

Tesla has patched a number of vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to remotely take control over certain features in its Model S car.Researchers at the Keen Security Lab of Tencent, a Chinese tech company, exploited the vulnerabilities to successfully seize control of the CAN bus that operates many vehicle systems in the car. They did so by connecting the
Publish At:2016-09-20 12:40 | Read:3174 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News CAN bus hack Keen Security Lab Tencent

Confirmed! Russian Hackers Accessed U.S. Athletes’ Doping Records

Authorities confirmed that Russian hackers accessed a database containing the medical data of U.S. athletes who participated in the Rio 2016 Olympics.On 13 September, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said in a statement that a Russian cyber-espionage group known as APT28 or “Fancy Bear” gained access to its Anti-Doping Administration and Manag
Publish At:2016-09-14 10:25 | Read:2814 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Fancy Bear hack Simone Biles WADA

Mega Breach Strikes Rambler.ru with Leak of Nearly 100M User Records

Russian e-mail service provider Rambler.ru suffered a mega breach when someone leaked close to 100 million of its users’ login credentials online.Data breach monitoring service LeakedSource said the 98,167,935 leaked credentials are real, information which someone allegedly stole in a hack against the “Russian version of Yahoo” during a sec
Publish At:2016-09-06 19:55 | Read:2372 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News data breach encryption hack password Ra

5 Ways You Can Ensure Improved Data Security

Today, we live in a day and age where businesses are continually crippled by data breaches. From the 2014 JPMorgan Chase hack that compromised 76 million households and 7 million small businesses accounts, to the 2015 Anthem breach that exposed birthdates, social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers and employment information from the second-largest he
Publish At:2016-09-05 07:25 | Read:2391 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection data data

‘Guccifer’ Receives Four Years in Prison for Hacking High-Profile Targets

A federal court has sentenced the man behind the ‘Guccifer’ moniker to four years in prison for hacking a number of high-profile targets.On 1 September, U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris handed down a sentence of 52 months in prison to Marcel Lehel Lazar, 44, of Arad, Romania.According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Justice
Publish At:2016-09-03 00:40 | Read:2705 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Guccifer hack Hillary Clinton password

The ‘I’m Too Small to be a Target’ Fallacy

When retailer Target was hacked in 2013, the damage was so extensive that direct costs exceeded $250 million. To its credit, Target’s external-facing cybersecurity wasn’t too bad; the attack came through a mom-and-pop HVAC vendor with unnecessary access to the retailer’s network.Smaller enterprises like the HVAC company are often under the illusion that they
Publish At:2016-08-29 10:50 | Read:1805 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles breach cybersecurity hack T

Bringing Greater Information Security to the Automobile Industry

We are moving into an era of inter-connectivity with billions of devices, including a previously disconnected industry of automotive vehicles. Vehicles were not designed with computer security in mind, and that worked just fine for the last few decades.However, now we are at a point where we can take an “unhackable” 1997 Honda Civic and add in a
Publish At:2016-08-23 08:41 | Read:1572 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles Five Star Automotive Cyber

Bitcoin Price Plummets 20% Following Major Breach at Bitfinex Exchange

Bitfinex, the third-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, announced it is halting its operations after suffering a major security breach, which resulted in the loss of nearly 120,000 Bitcoins.In a statement posted on its website, the Hong Kong-based company said it learned of the incident on Tuesday and has since reported the theft to law enforcement
Publish At:2016-08-03 13:00 | Read:3853 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Bitcoin bitfinex breach hack

Teenager Who DDoSed Governments, SeaWorld Receives No Jail Time

A teenager who launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against government websites and the SeaWorld theme park has received no prison time for his crimes.According to prosecutors, the teenager from Plymouth in Devon conducted a three-month attack spree from late-2014 to early-2015.During that time, the teen–who was 14 years old at the tim
Publish At:2016-07-22 08:30 | Read:2420 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News DDoS hack SeaWorld DDOS

Ubuntu Forums Hack Exposed 2M Users’ Information

A security breach at Ubuntu Forums exposed the information of as many as two million users.Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical, which is the company that produces the Debian-based Linux operating system Ubuntu, published a statement about the hack on Friday:“At 20:33 UTC on 14th July 2016, Canonical’s IS team were notified by a member of the Ubuntu Forums Co
Publish At:2016-07-18 12:55 | Read:2079 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News breach Canonical hack Ubuntu Forums vBu

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