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Ransomware attack paralyses Lake City email, landlines and credit card services

Published on: 14 Jun 2019

Lake City  has warned citizens that administrative systems, including email and credit card systems, are down following a ransomware attack on the Florida municipality. The attack, called “Triple Threat” in a press release issued by the city...

Russia Wants Access to Tinder Photos and Conversations

Published on: 11 Jun 2019

Russian intelligence wants to take a closer look at your Tinder photos and conversations. After Tinder and 175 other companies agreed to comply with Russian legislation asking companies to store data on Russian servers for six months, the Russian...

Data of Nearly 12 Million Patients Leaked Online

Published on: 5 Jun 2019

Personal and medical data of almost 12 million patients may have been compromised in a breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a bill collector for medical companies including lab testing center Quest Diagnostics and insurer...

EternalBlue Worm Still Claiming Victims Two Years after WannaCry and NotPetya

Published on: 31 May 2019

The government of the US city of Baltimore is seeking federal dollars to recover from a devastating ransomware attack that allegedly leveraged the NSA-developed EternalBlue exploit.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young said at a press conference that he asked the federal government for financial support as the city recovers from the RobinHood ransomware attack it suffered in early May.

Snapchat workers snooped on users with internal tool

Published on: 27 May 2019

Snapchat's 186 million users may be in for a rude awakening today after revelation that multiple employees of the social media giant were able to abuse their power and snoop on members. As Motherboard journalist Joseph Cox describes, current and...

Google stored business customers’ passwords in plaintext on its servers… for 14 years

Published on: 24 May 2019

Google has admitted that some of its business customers of G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) had their passwords stored on the company’s internal servers for 14 years in plaintext.

Database of 49 Million Instagram Influencers Leaked Online

Published on: 23 May 2019

Facebook is investigating a major data breach that leaked personal information of 49 million Instagram users, writes TechCrunch after it received and analyzed the data from security researcher Anurag Sen. The unsecured database, hosted by Amazon...

US Bans Foreign Equipment that Threatens National Security, Implicating Huawei

Published on: 21 May 2019

Have Huawei and affiliates been ostracized from the US for fear of cyberespionage? Casting foreign technology as a serious risk to national security, US President Donald Trump has banned telecom companies in the US from deploying equipment made...

Yet Another Meltdown – A Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling Vulnerability (CVE-2018-12130)

Published on: 16 May 2019

Bitdefender Senior Researchers Dan Horea LUȚAȘ and Andrei Vlad LUȚAȘ, who spearhead the company’s threat research efforts as part of the Exploit Detection and Mitigation technologies for Bitdefender, and Hypervisor Introspection and Memory Protection program, respectively, have uncovered in August 2018 a new vulnerability that shares similarities with Meltdown.

$40 million worth of Bitcoin stolen from Binance cryptocurrency exchange

Published on: 9 May 2019

Binance, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, says that it has suffered a security breach that saw hackers steal more than $40 million worth of Bitcoin. A statement issued by the company says that it discovered...