Payouts From Insurance Policies May Fuel Ransomware Attacks

Experts Worry That Cyber Insurance Policies Designed to Limit Damage of Ransomware Attacks Might Actually be Encouraging Hackers read more more…

5 Hidden Hashtag Risks Every Parent Needs Know

Adding hashtags to a social post has become second nature. In fact, it’s so common, few of us stop to consider that as fun and useful as hashtags can be, they can also have consequences if we misuse them. But hashtags are more than add-ons to a post, they are power tools. In fact, when […] more…

Iran Denies Successful Cyber Attacks on Oil Sector

Iran denied on Saturday its oil infrastructure had been successfully attacked by a cyber operation, after reports of disruptions to the sector online. read more more…

Facebook Suspends ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps in Privacy Review

Facebook said Friday it suspended “tens of thousands” of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy practices launched following the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica. read more more…

Eight U.S. Cities Impacted in New Series of Click2Gov Breaches

More than 20,000 records from eight cities across the United States have been compromised in a new wave of Click2Gov breaches, Gemini Advisory reports. Developed by Superion (now CentralSquare Technologies), Click2Gov provides cities with a self-service bill-pay portal for utilities, community development, and parking tickets. read more more…

Cybersecurity Platforms: 8 Must-Have Attributes

Defending enterprises against the growing frequency and complexity of cyberattacks is becoming an ever-increasing burden to cybersecurity budgets and manpower. An ESG enterprise-class cybersecurity technology platform white paper commissioned by McAfee shows CISOs have “reached a tipping point where the current cybersecurity point tools are no longer acceptable.” Current high-cost, complex strategies using disconnected point […] more…

200,000 Sign Petition Against Equifax Data Breach Settlement

200,000 Sign Petition to “Force Equifax to Pay for Their Greed” read more more…

Indonesia, Malaysia Probe Lion Air Customer Data Leak

Authorities are probing a customer data leak at Lion Air, Indonesia’s communications ministry said Friday, in a breach that reportedly affected millions of the carrier’s customers. Two of the airline’s subsidiaries, Malaysia-based Malindo Air and Thai Lion Air, acknowledged passenger data may have been stolen from remote servers operated by Amazon. read more more…

Twitter Closes Thousands of Fake News Accounts Worldwide

Twitter said Friday it has closed down thousands of accounts across the world for spreading fake news as well as pro-government propaganda, including in places like the United Arab Emirates, China and Spain. read more more…

Vulnerability Patched in Forcepoint VPN Client for Windows

Researchers at breach and attack simulation firm SafeBreach discovered that the Forcepoint VPN Client for Windows is affected by a vulnerability that can be exploited to escalate privileges and for other purposes. read more more…

France Has ‘Not Changed Mind’ on Rejecting Snowden Asylum

France has not changed its mind on rejecting any asylum request from US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden, its foreign minister said Thursday, after the former CIA employee said he would like sanctuary in the country. read more more…

Two Indicted in $10 Million Tech Support Fraud Scheme

The United States Department of Justice this week announced the arrest of two individuals charged for participating in a long-term tech support fraud scheme. read more more…

Senator Warner seeks "grand alliance" to protect against surveillance threat from China’s tech dominance

When it comes to technology policy, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, is clearly concerned about the power China holds, particularly when it comes to trusting China’s leading tech suppliers and the prospect of a China-dominated build-out of global 5G networks. “My beef is with the presidency, the Communist party. […] more…

VMware Patches Six Vulnerabilities in Various Products

VMware this week patched code execution, command injection, information disclosure and denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities in its ESXi, vCenter Server, Workstation, Fusion, VMRC and Horizon Client products. read more more…

Server-squashing zero-day published for phpMyAdmin tool

A researcher has just published a zero-day security bug in one of the web’s most popular database administration software packages. more…

IBM’s new 53-qubit quantum ‘mainframe’ is live in the cloud

IBM has boosted its growing stable of quantum computers with a new 53-quantum bit (qubit) device, the most powerful ever offered for commercial use. more…

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