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On Wednesday, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants alerted customers that it had been dealing with a data security issue involving “malware at certain locations.” On its website, the restaurant group announced that after discovering the issue, it “engaged leading data security experts to conduct an extensive investigation.” Federal law enforcement authorities have also been informed in order
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An unsecured Elastic database associated with dating apps has been discovered by a security researcher, making easily identifiable data exposed. Jeremiah Fowler, who has been working in the security software industry for over 10 years, found the database that held information about US data app customers, including their sexual preferences, lifestyle choices, and whether they were
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Insight Venture Partners has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, in addition to the minority stake it already owns. The all-cash transaction puts the value of Recorded Future at more than $780 million.  According to its press release, Recorded Future is the largest privately held threat intelligence software company
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by John E Dunn One of computer security’s special frustrations is the phenomenon of malware that keeps re-infecting a system no matter how many times defenders think they’ve cleaned it. This was the puzzle that recently confronted Sophos Support when it was called in to investigate the mystery of an internet-facing Apache Tomcat web server
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Cryptopia, an exchange that was hacked and subsequently went into liquidation in May, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States. Grant Thornton will be handling the preservation of the data stored and hosted on servers with an Arizona-based firm, according to Yahoo News.  The bankruptcy court in the Southern District of New York issued an
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Most IT security professionals believe GDPR non-compliance is commonplace, as the landmark data protection legislation turns one tomorrow, according to Infosecurity Europe. Over 6400 industry practitioners responded to a Twitter poll run by the leading cybersecurity event, which runs from June 4-6. Some 68% said they thought many organizations have likely not taken the GDPR
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Canadian organizations are being warned that they are increasingly becoming the targets of cyber-threats, with researchers discovering nearly 100 malicious email campaigns that have been specifically targeting Canadian audiences, according to new research from Proofpoint. The emails were customized for either Canadian organizations or a more general Canadian audience, a May 23 blog post said.
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While affirming Equifax’s senior unsecured rating at Baa1 and short-term rating at Prime-2, Moody’s Investor Services downgraded the company’s outlook from stable to negative due to the 2017 cyber-attack. “The outlook revision to negative reflects weaker operating performance and credit metrics than originally expected following the cybersecurity breach in 2017,” the May 17 rating action
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In response to news that multiple Snapchat employees abused their privileged access to spy on users, reported by Motherboard, the social media platform said the allegations are false. “Two former employees said multiple Snap employees abused their access to Snapchat user data several years ago. Those sources, as well as an additional two former employees,
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LinkedIn users noticed on Tuesday that attempts to access the site from their desktop or laptop computer were met with an alert warning that the connection was not secure – the result of LinkedIn’s failure to renew the TLS certificate for its lnkd.in URL shortener, according to Computer Business Review (CBR). It turned out that the company
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Fraud attacks from mobile apps spiked by 300% in the first quarter of 2019, according to new researcher from RSA. Published today, the Fraud Attack Trends: Q1 2019 report found that the total fraud attacks from rogue mobile applications on January 1 was 10,390 but had jumped to 41,313 by March 31. Rogue mobile apps are
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by Danny Bradbury A security researcher has discovered a massive cache of data for millions of Instagram accounts, publicly accessible for everyone to see. The account included sensitive information that would be useful to cyberstalkers, among others. A security researcher calling themselves anurag sen on Twitter discovered the database hosted on Amazon Web Services. It
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Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in China, according an alert issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CNN reported on May 20. In a copy of the alert obtained by CNN, DHS said, “The United States government has strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data
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Complying with a request by US authorities, Ecuadorian officials are preparing to hand over documents that are reportedly the entire legal defense against Julian Assange, compiled during the time he has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to WikiLeaks. “On Monday Ecuador will perform a puppet show at the embassy of Ecuador
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by John E Dunn Arrests in Europe and the US appear to have ended the cybercrime careers of the gang behind the GozNym banking malware. According to Europol, which coordinated the pursuit of 10 people in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Bulgaria, Germany and the US, GozNym stole $100 million by infecting 41,000 devices around the world
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A recent survey found that to gain counterintelligence the vast majority of organizations would allow an attacker to take decoy files rather than stop an attack in progress, according to the latest International Cyber Benchmark Index from the Neustar International Security Council (NISC). A reported one in five companies are currently employing forensic investigations, as
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by Lisa Vaas Six people have been indicted for allegedly being SIM card swappers who stole victims’ identities and their cryptocurrency, and three mobile phone company employees have been indicted for allegedly accepting bribes to help them steal subscribers’ identities. On Thursday, federal prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan