Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hackers Gobble Up Data From EatStreet Diners and Partners

Hackers Gobble Up Data From EatStreet Diners and PartnersOnline food ordering service EatStreet has revealed a major data breach affecting customers and restaurant partners. Although the number of companies and individuals affected isn’t known, the firm claims to partner with...

AMCA Files for Bankruptcy Protection After Breach

AMCA Files for Bankruptcy Protection After BreachThe parent company of healthcare debt collection firm American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) has filed for bankruptcy protection following a major breach which is thought to have affected as many as 20 million...

Only Quarter of IaaS Users Can Audit Config Settings

Only Quarter of IaaS Users Can Audit Config SettingsMost global organizations benefit from better security in the cloud than on-premise, with some key exceptions, including data loss prevention and configuration settings, according to McAfee. The security giant polled 1000 enterprises...

Facebook Announces Digital Wallet and Coin, Libra

Facebook Announces Digital Wallet and Coin, LibraBecause it possibly stands to faces billions of dollars in fines from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Facebook, today announced its plans for Calibra, a Facebook subsidiary that will provide financial services and...

Accenture Acquires Deja vu Security

Accenture Acquires Deja vu SecurityDeja vu Security has become a part of Accenture’s cyber-defense offerings through an acquisition announced on June 17. The Seattle-based Deja vu Security was founded in 2011 and has been providing a range of business application security...

DNS Attacks Grow More Frequent and Costly

DNS Attacks Grow More Frequent and CostlyDomain name server (DNS) attacks have grown in frequency and cost, according to multiple research reports published this week. The Domain Fraud Threats Report from Proofpoint found that Chengdu West Dimension Digital, NameSilo, Public...

#OktaForum: Biometrics Are Authentication Preference, Privacy Concerns Remain

#OktaForum: Biometrics Are Authentication Preference, Privacy Concerns RemainBiometrics are seen as a positive step forward in authentication, but employees maintain privacy concerns. According to a survey of 4013 workers across the UK, France and the Netherlands, the Okta Passwordless Future Report...

#OktaForum: Trust is Key to Identity and Security

#OktaForum: Trust is Key to Identity and SecurityTrust remains the most important factor in enabling security and identity management. Speaking at the Okta Forum in London, Okta CEO Todd McKinnon said that every company is a technology company now, and...

White Hats Update GandCrab Decryptor to Hasten its End

White Hats Update GandCrab Decryptor to Hasten its EndInfamous ransomware GandCrab could finally be on the way out, after white hats released yet another updated decryptor tool designed to help victims to get their data back. In partnership with various...

Oregon State Uni Attack Exposes Data on Hundreds

Oregon State Uni Attack Exposes Data on HundredsAnother US university has been hit by a successful cyber-attack, this time potentially compromising personal information (PII) on hundreds of students and family members. Oregon State University (OSU) issued a public notice on...

Trans Charity Mermaids Apologizes Over Leaked Emails

Trans Charity Mermaids Apologizes Over Leaked EmailsA transgender charity has apologised after journalists were able to find sensitive internal emails via a public internet search. Mermaids UK, which supports trans children and young people, said the emails came from 2016...

NYT: US Targets Russian Power Grid

NYT: US Targets Russian Power GridAfter news broke that the US has ramped up its digital attacks on Russia, according to a New York Times article, President Trump tweeted that the story was a "virtual act of treason by...

Seven Million Venmo Transactions Published on GitHub

Seven Million Venmo Transactions Published on GitHubVenmo users are being advised to set their accounts to private after a computer science student scraped seven million Venmo transactions, proving that users’ public activity can be easily accessed, according to The...

Eliminate Outdated Identity Proofing, Says GAO

Eliminate Outdated Identity Proofing, Says GAOThe remote identity proofing used by four large government agencies has been deemed outdated by a new report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). According to the report, the Postal Service, Department of...

Microsoft Urges Azure Customers to Patch Exim Worm

Microsoft Urges Azure Customers to Patch Exim WormMicrosoft has urged Azure users to update their systems following the discovery of a major new attack campaign targeting popular email server software. The worm, which Infosecurity reported on last week, targets mail...
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How to solve the dreaded WordPress site maintenance error

If your Wordpress site is stuck in maintenance mode, there's a simple fix.

6 Security Tips That’ll Keep the Summer Fun

Taking some time off this summer? Before you head out on vacation, make sure your devices and apps are also ready.
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How AI-enhanced malware poses a threat to your organization

Malware controlled by artificial intelligence could create more convincing spam, avoid security detection, and better adapt itself to each target, says a new report from Malwarebytes.
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Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud’s debacle

This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a look at the companies that hire the most data scientists, four significant impacts of a security breach, and a first-hand account of a major hack job.
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ACLU tells Ga. Supreme Court Fourth Amendment should apply to personal data stored by cars

Fourth Amendment protections should apply to personal data in a car’s Event Data Recorder, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will argue before the Georgia Supreme Court today. The state’s high court is hearing oral arguments in Mobley v. State, which challenges law...