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Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax will pay at least $700 million — and potentially much more — to settle lawsuits over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and similar sensitive information…

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Home Depot to Pay $27.25m in Latest Data Breach Settlement

Home Depot to Pay $27.25m in Latest Data Breach Settlement

“Credit unions and their members have unfortunately borne the brunt of lax merchant data security standards,” Jim Nussle, chief executive of the Credit Union National Association. “This settlement would be a step toward making them…

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10 Biggest Cyber Crimes and Data Breaches Till Date

10 Biggest Cyber Crimes and Data Breaches Till Date

Such stats indicate widespread denial in the face of a growing problem. Online crime has way beyond teenage hackers pushing boundaries and into elaborate worldwide syndicates that are well organized and use sophisticated tools. They…

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Coast Guard Calls for Ships to pdate Their Systems After Malware Attack

Coast Guard Calls for Ships to pdate Their Systems After Malware Attack

The U.S. Coast Guard is recommending ships update their cybersecurity, following a February malware attack on a vessel that “significantly degraded” its computer system. The hack impacted the functionality of the ship’s computer system, which…

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Sprint customer data hacked through Samsung website

Sprint customer data hacked through Samsung website

Affected customers were informed of the hack via email today, weeks after the hack was detected June 22. Data stolen in the hack included phone number, device type, device ID, monthly recurring charges, subscriber ID, account number,…

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Mobile Deauthentication Attacks

Mobile Deauthentication Attacks

TL;DR: Deauthentication attacks have been around for a long time, and new techniques for altering wireless network connections have developed around new technologies. Mobile apps with working de-authentication protocols are easily accessible on the marketplace, and…

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ThreatList: Ransomware Trojans Picking Up Steam in 2019

ThreatList: Ransomware Trojans Picking Up Steam in 2019

With the number of unique cyberincidents continuing to grow, ransomware-based attacks in particular are on the rise in 2019, researchers said. Ransomware trojan-based infections jutted up from 9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018…

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Zoom flaw could enable hackers to activate Mac webcams without permission

Zoom flaw could enable hackers to activate Mac webcams without permission

Zoom flaw could enable hackers to activate Mac webcams without permission Click here to view original web page at www.cyberscoop.com A vulnerability in the Mac version of Zoom, the popular video conferencing application, could allow…

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‘Shadow Brokers’ in NSA leak case shrouded in mystery

‘Shadow Brokers’ in NSA leak case shrouded in mystery

WASHINGTON — Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents…

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UK forensics firm hit with ransomware

UK forensics firm hit with ransomware

Forensics services company Eurofins Scientific was hit with a ransomware attack, bringing its business to a grinding halt, and forcing some important partners to suspend their partnership. According to a BBC report, the company was hit by…