'Shadow Brokers' Threaten to Dox Former NSA Hacker

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:38:55 +0000

The Shadow Brokers has sent out its first round of exploits and data as part of a recently announced monthly subscription service, and the group claims it has a significant number of subscribers. read more

Petya/NotPetya: What We Know in the First 24 Hours

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:59:55 +0000

Petya/NotPetya Ransomware May Not be a Financially Motivated Attack, Researchers Say read more

Video Game Firms Targeted With "Paranoid" PlugX Malware

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:00:43 +0000

Companies in the video game industry and possibly other sectors have been targeted in attacks involving improved variants of the notorious PlugX remote access trojan (RAT). read more

Akamai Launches New DNS Security Product

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:37:32 +0000

Content delivery network and cloud services provider Akamai announced on Tuesday the launch of a new product designed to protect enterprises against malware, phishing and data exfiltration attempts through the analysis of DNS requests. read more

Israeli Spy Agency Creates Fund to Invest in Tech Firms

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:59:43 +0000

Israel's Mossad spy agency is starting a fund to invest in technology firms creating products that could assist its work, including those involving robotics and encryption, the prime minister's office said Tuesday. read more

Google's $2.73 Billion Fine Demonstrates Importance of GDPR Compliance

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:59:13 +0000

The European Commission (EC) has levied a €2.42 billion ($2.73 billion) fine against Google because it "has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service."  read more

NotPetya Ransomware Outbreak Hits Organizations Globally

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:14:15 +0000

Organizations worldwide are currently under a cyber-attack involving what was originally believed to be the year-old Petya ransomware, but now is being called "NotPetya" and seems to be a never before seen ransomware family. read more

Apple, Cisco Partner to Improve Cyber Insurance Policies

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:30:02 +0000

Cisco is getting ready for a new journey in cyber insurance, and Apple will be part of it, the company announced this week. read more

Ukraine Central Bank Says Cyberattack Hits Lenders

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:39:57 +0000

Ukraine's central bank on Tuesday said a cyberattack hit several lenders in the country, hindering operations and leading the regulator to warn other financial institutions to tighten security measures. read more

Cloudflare Launches New App Store for Websites, $100 Million Development Fund

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:31:34 +0000

Cloudflare Launches New Website App Store and Partners With Venture Firms to Launch $100 Million Development Fund read more

China Agrees to Fight Corporate Hacking in Canada

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:52:57 +0000

China has pledged not to carry out state-sponsored cyberattacks against the intellectual property of Canadian firms, the two sides said Monday. The agreement was reached as part of ongoing bilateral security and trade talks. read more

Russian Oil Giant Rosneft Says Hit by 'Powerful' Cyberattack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:49:18 +0000

Russian state oil giant Rosneft said Tuesday that its servers had suffered a "powerful" cyberattack, but insisted that production had not been hit. "A powerful hacking attack has been carried out against the company's servers," Rosneft said on Twitter. read more

FBI: $1.45 Billion in Losses to Internet Crime Reported in 2016

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:19:38 +0000

The FBI has published its Internet Crime Report 2016 based on information received by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). It shows that 298,728 complaints were received by the IC3 during 2016 (up from 288,012 in 2015); and that reported losses to internet crime totaled more than $1.45 billion (up from $1.07 billion in 2015). read more

Google Stops Scanning Gmail Content for Ad Targeting

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:17:31 +0000

Google on Friday announced plans to stop scanning the content of consumer Gmail addresses for personalizing the ads it serves to users. read more