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LA warns of ‘juice-jacking’ malware, but admits it has no cases

LA warns of ‘juice-jacking’ malware, but admits it has no cases Los Angeles’ district attorney is warning travelers to avoid public USB charging points because “they may contain dangerous malware.” Reading the advisory, you might be forgiven for thinking that every USB outlet you see is just waiting for you to plug […]

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Capital One replaces security chief after data breach

Capital One replaces security chief after data breach Capital One has replaced its cybersecurity chief, four months after the company disclosed a massive data breach involving the theft of sensitive data on more than 100 million customers. A spokesperson for Capital One confirmed the news in an email to TechCrunch. “Michael Johnson […]

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A set of new tools can decrypt files locked by Stop, a highly active ransomware

A set of new tools can decrypt files locked by Stop, a highly active ransomware Thousands of ransomware victims may finally get some long-awaited relief. New Zealand-based security company Emsisoft has built a set of decryption tools for Stop, a family of ransomware that includes Djvu and Puma, which they say could […]

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No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack, says DHS official

No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack, says DHS official The U.S. government may not be able to prevent another global cyberattack like WannaCry, a senior cybersecurity official has said. Jeanette Manfra, the assistant director for cybersecurity for Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt […]

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Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers

Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers Hostinger said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorized access to a database containing information on millions of its customers. The breach is said to have happened on Thursday. The company said in a blog […]

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Credit Karma glitch exposed users to other people’s accounts

Credit Karma glitch exposed users to other people’s accounts Several users of credit monitoring site Credit Karmas have complained that they were served other people’s account information when they logged in. Many took to a Reddit thread and complained on Twitter about the apparent security lapse. “First time logging in it gave […]

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Clothing marketplace Poshmark confirms data breach

Clothing marketplace Poshmark confirms data breach Poshmark, an online marketplace for buying and selling clothes, has reported a data breach. The company said in a brief blog post that user profile information, including names and usernames, gender and city data was taken by an “unauthorized third party.” Email addresses, size preferences, and […]

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Capital One’s breach was inevitable, because we did nothing after Equifax

Capital One’s breach was inevitable, because we did nothing after Equifax Another day, another massive data breach. This time it’s the financial giant and credit card issuer Capital One, which revealed on Monday a credit file breach affecting 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians. Consumers and small businesses affected are those […]

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TrickBot malware learns how to spam, ensnares 250M email addresses

TrickBot malware learns how to spam, ensnares 250M email addresses Old bot, new tricks. TrickBot, a financially motivated malware in wide circulation, has been observed infecting victims’ computers to steal email passwords and address books to spread malicious emails from their compromised email accounts. The TrickBot malware was first spotted in 2016 […]

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What CISOs need to learn from WannaCry

What CISOs need to learn from WannaCry In 2017 — for the first time in over a decade — a computer worm ran rampage across the internet, threatening to disrupt businesses, industries, governments and national infrastructure across several continents. The WannaCry ransomware attack became the biggest threat to the internet since the […]

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