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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…

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Anti-phishing group promises to intensify campaign against fraudsters

Anti-phishing group promises to intensify campaign against fraudsters

China’s Anti-Phishing Alliance promised on Sunday to further intensify its anti-phishing campaign and to more effectively protect cybersecurity, as it handled a large number of cyber threats in the past decade. The promise was made…

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Equifax Hack Leads to Jail for CIO but for the Right Reason?

Equifax Hack Leads to Jail for CIO but for the Right Reason?

This past Thursday we shared the news of Equifax CIO Jun Ying going to prison for four months related to the hack which leaked the information of 150 million people. One might imagine the reason…

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Security News This Week: Myspace Employees Used to Spy on Users

Security News This Week: Myspace Employees Used to Spy on Users

As we approach the July 4 holiday, the security world had no shortage of fireworks—starting with a hacker group, likely from China, that has spent years breaking into carriers in an effort to hoover up metadata…