As if the scourge of ransomware wasn’t bad enough already: Several prominent purveyors of ransomware have signaled they plan to start publishing data stolen from victims who refuse to pay up. To make matters worse, one ransomware gang has now created a public Web site identifying recent victim companies that have chosen to rebuild their operations instead of quietly acquiescing to their tormentors. Less than 48 hours ago, the cybercriminals behind the Maze Ransomware strain e
"The December 2019 Android Security Bulletin has been published by Google and contains details of several vulnerabilities within the Android operating system. In total, three vulnerabilities have been given a critical rating. However, Google has highlighted one of these as being "the most severe," and for very good reason: a single maliciously crafted message could "cause a permanent denial of service." If you tend to hang fire when the "a software update is available" notifi
"There is a gaping hole in our online security—the surge of connected devices we now surround ourselves with. Now the FBI has warned that “hackers can use those innocent devices to do a virtual drive-by of your digital life.” The issue is the smart digital technologies encroaching into all aspects of our lives: “Unsecured devices can allow hackers a path into your router, giving the bad guy access to everything else on your home network that you thought was secure. Are privat
“Since 2010, billions of sensitive files, personal information and account details have been leaked thanks to devastating hacks and damaging breaches. As more sensitive personal data has made its way online, the size and impact of breaches has steadily increased throughout the decade. Attacks have hit almost every sector and show no signs of slowing down as more people are forced to entrust the safety of personal information to various websites.” https://www.techrepublic.com/
CallerSpy can monitor calls, messages, take screenshots and records its surroundings, say researchers - who warn that it could be the early stages of a targeted cyber-espionage campaign. A new form of mobile malware designed to snoop on calls, texts and other communications is targeting Android users by duping them into downloading a fake chat application. The trojan malware, dubbed CallerSpy, has been discovered and detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Trend Micro, who b
"In a world where a keyboard can cause more harm than a gunship, a legal dispute between the drug giant and its insurers could determine who pays for cyber damage. By the time Deb Dellapena arrived for work at Merck & Co.’s 90-acre campus north of Philadelphia, there was a handwritten sign on the door: The computers are down. It was worse than it seemed. Some employees who were already at their desks at Merck offices across the U.S. were greeted by an even more unsettling mes
On Nov. 23, one of the cybercrime underground’s largest bazaars for buying and selling stolen payment card data announced the immediate availability of some four million freshly-hacked debit and credit cards. KrebsOnSecurity has learned this latest batch of cards was siphoned from four different compromised restaurant chains that are most prevalent across the midwest and eastern United States. Two financial industry sources who track payment card fraud and asked to remain ano
Facebook and Twitter announced Monday that hundreds of users’ personal data has been improperly accessed by a third-party through certain apps. Twitter announced that personal data potentially accessed by a third-party developer included email, username and last tweet. Both social media companies found out from a security researcher report that the problem stemmed from a “malicious mobile software development kit” named One Audience, which gave third-party developers access.