Sunday, June 20, 2021

Texan Admits Data Center Bomb Plot

Texan Admits Data Center Bomb PlotA man from Texas could be facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to plotting to blow up a data center in Virginia. Seth Aaron Pendley, of Wichita Falls, was arrested in April after...

New Jersey Councilor Charged with Cyber-harassment

New Jersey Councilor Charged with Cyber-harassmentA councilor from New Jersey has been arrested and charged with waging a campaign of cyber-harassment against a former girlfriend.  Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, with the assistance of detectives from the...

Colorado Passes New Privacy Act

Colorado Passes New Privacy Act The Centennial State has unanimously passed a new data privacy act to safeguard Coloradoans' personal information. On June 8, the state Senate approved the Colorado Privacy Act after a series of revisions were made. The Act is due to...

Google Spices Up Supply China Security with SLSA Framework

Google Spices Up Supply China Security with SLSA Framework Google has proposed a new framework to mitigate the growing risks posed by attacks on the software supply chain. The Supply Chain Levels for Software Artifacts (SLSA, pronounced “salsa”) is designed...

Infosecurity Europe 2021 Postpones Live Event

Infosecurity Europe 2021 Postpones Live Event Infosecurity Europe has announced that it is postponing the live event due to run at London Olympia in July, following the government’s delay in lifting the final COVID-19 restrictions. Infosecurity Europe will instead deliver...

Novel Phishing Attack Abuses Google Drive and Docs

Novel Phishing Attack Abuses Google Drive and Docs Enterprising cyber-criminals have found a way to create convincing phishing emails which abuse Google Docs and Drive functionality to bypass security filters, according to Avanan. Researchers at the email security vendor claimed this...

Carnival Confirms Another Breach Impacting Staff and Passengers

Carnival Confirms Another Breach Impacting Staff and PassengersOne of the world’s largest cruise ship operators has disclosed a data breach from mid-March, impacting an unspecified number of customers, employees, and crew. Carnival Corporation runs many of the globe’s leading cruise lines,...

A Billion CVS Records Exposed

A Billion CVS Records ExposedMore than a billion records were exposed after a misconfiguration error left a CVS Health cloud database without password protection. The 240GB of unsecured data was discovered by WebsitePlanet and security researcher Jeremiah Fowler in a cooperative investigation.  Because of the security...

Australia Suffers Widespread Internet Outage

Australia Suffers Widespread Internet OutageAustralians' lives were disrupted on Thursday by a widespread internet outage that impacted the country's mail service and multiple businesses, including banks and airlines. The outage began in the early hours and was caused by a...

Hackers Can Spy on Peloton Workouts

Hackers Can Spy on Peloton WorkoutsPeloton bike users could be spied on while working out, according to new research by McAfee's Advanced Threat Research team. The team discovered a vulnerability (CVE-2021-3387) in the touchscreen of the $2,495 Bike+ that allows it to be...

LORCA Announces New Intensive Program for Most Promising Cyber Startups

LORCA Announces New Intensive Program for Most Promising Cyber StartupsThe London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) has launched a new initiative designed to propel the growth of UK cyber startups. LORCA Ignite will see six of the most successful...

Puzzling New Malware Blocks Access to Piracy Sites

Puzzling New Malware Blocks Access to Piracy SitesResearchers have admitted they’re baffled by a new piece of malware primarily designed to prevent victims from visiting software piracy sites. Sophos principal researcher, Andrew Brandt, branded the discovery “one of the strangest cases I’ve seen...

60% of Businesses Would Consider Paying a Ransomware Demand

60% of Businesses Would Consider Paying a Ransomware DemandThree in five (60%) organizations would consider paying an extortion demand in the event of a ransomware attack, according to a new study by the Neustar International Security Council (NISC). The research also...

Amazon Web Services Misconfiguration Exposes Half a Million Cosmetics Customers

Amazon Web Services Misconfiguration Exposes Half a Million Cosmetics Customers Hundreds of thousands of retail customers had their personal data exposed thanks to a misconfigured cloud storage account, Infosecurity has learned. A research team at reviews site WizCase traced the leaky Amazon...

US Warns Russia of Cyber-Attack No-Go List

US Warns Russia of Cyber-Attack No-Go List President Biden and his team have warned the Putin administration of 16 critical infrastructure entities that are off-limits for threat actors operating from Russia. The news came as the two leaders sat down...
SecurityWeek

Hit by a Ransomware Attack? Your Payment May be Deductible

As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don’t pay the cybercriminals. But the U.S. government also offers a little-noticed incentive for those who do pay: The ransoms may be tax deductible. read...

A Bug in the Android Google App Put Privacy at Risk

Plus: Airbnb's safety squad, a fake pharmacy crackdown, and more of the week's top security news.

Why You Suddenly Need To Delete Google Maps On Your iPhone

Hundreds of millions of iPhone users should stop using Google Maps after radical new update...

Why You Should Stop Sending Texts From Your Android Messages App

Millions of you are still putting your security at risk. Here's the serious problem you have...
SecurityWeek

Major Cyberattack on Poland Came from Russian Territory: Kaczynski

A recent "large scale" cyberattack targeting top Polish politicians was launched from Russia, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's governing right-wing party, said on Friday. read more