Cybersecurity


Thousands of Potentially Counterfeit Apps Found in Google Play Store

Thousands of Potentially Counterfeit Apps Found in Google Play Store

Researchers have found over 2,000 apps that are potentially counterfeits, modeled after popular app downloads. These counterfeits contain harmful malware that could harm unsuspecting users.

Lake City to Pay Nearly $500,000 to Hackers

Lake City to Pay Nearly $500,000 to Hackers

Hackers have found a sweet spot in encrypting and attacking municipal computer systems. Lake City is the latest to suffer from these attacks, and after two weeks of inaccessible services, have agreed to pay the $460,000 ransom to hackers.

Experts Weigh In On New Cryptocurrency-Mining Botnet

Experts Weigh In On New Cryptocurrency Mining Botnet

A new cryptocurrency-mining botnet could severely affect unprotected Android users. Experts say while the unprotected devices are mostly phones in Asia, these issues are becoming a big problem for technology security.

WeTransfer Incident Shares Transferred Files with Unintended Users

WeTransfer Incident Shares Transferred Files with Unintended Users

WeTransfer files were transferred to unintended users on June 16 and 17. The scope of the incident is not clear, but the company promptly logged out affected accounts and disabled the transfer links.

Huawei Confident It Will Meet German 5G Standards

Huawei Confident It Will Meet German 5G Standards

Germany has decided to level the playing field and offer all foreign companies fair and equal chances to build the national 5G infrastructure. Huawei has responded, claiming that despite the warnings of the United States, they will be able to comply and meet these standards.

IoT Cybersecurity Bill Advances to Full Senate

IoT Cybersecurity Bill Advances to Full Senate

The IoT Cybersecurity bill, which was introduced in March, passed through the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs last week and is now headed to the full Senate for a vote.

Google Fixes Nest Security Issue

Google Fixes Nest Security Issue

After a Facebook user discovered that the old Nest owners were able to see screenshots from their Nest’s new home, even after factory resets, Google quickly stepped in to resolve the security issue.

Insecure Data Storage in Mobile Applications Poses Security Issues

Insecure Data Storage in Mobile Applications Poses Security Issues

Users’ data might be more at risk than they realize. A new study shows that three quarters of mobile application have insecure data storage issues, putting passwords, financial information, personal data, and correspondence at risk.



Florida City Pays Almost $600,000 Ransom to Secure Records

Florida City Pays Almost $600,000 Ransom to Secure Records

After three weeks of city data being encrypted in Riviera Beach, Florida, city officials have unanimously voted to pay the hefty ransom to regain access.

Oregon Department of Human Services Breach Affects 645,000 Clients

Oregon Department of Human Services Breach Affects 645,000 Clients

In March, the department announced that 350,000 clients had been affected by a data breach in January 2019. On Tuesday, they updated the number and announced that 645,000 clients had been affected.

CISA Warns Microsoft Users to Patch Systems to Protect Against BlueKeep

CISA Warns Microsoft Users to Patch Systems to Protect Against BlueKeep

Through the BlueKeep vulnerability, it is possible to achieve remote code execution on vulnerable devices. Since the virus can spread, if it’s not contained, it could trigger a much bigger problem.

EatStreet Data Breach Risks Customers, Restaurants, Deliverers’ Information

EatStreet Data Breach Risks Customers' Information

In May, EatStreet experienced a data breach that compromised certain customers', restaurants', and deliverers' information. The service just recently disclosed the security breach.

Computer Science Student Shows Venmo Transactions Can Be Easily Acquired

Computer Science Student Shows Venmo Transactions Can Be Easily Acquired

A year after a privacy researcher showed the world that Venmo transactions could be easily accessed, a computer science student scraped seven million Venmo transactions to increase awareness of the issue.

Report reveals Russian Hackers May Be Responsible for $530 Million Cryptocurrency Hack

Report reveals Russian Hackers May Be Responsible for $530 Million Cryptocurrency Hack

It was previously believed that North Korean hackers were behind the January 2018 Coincheck hack, but recent developments in the investigation suggest that Russian actors may have been responsible.

Infusion Pump Vulnerabilities Could Offer Hackers Route To Control

Infusion Pump Vulnerabilities Could Offer Hackers Route To Control

Researchers at CyberMDX uncovered two vulnerabilities in older versions of an infusion pump that could allow hackers to gain control over the onboard computer.

Security researcher discovers bug within SymCrypt

Google vulnerability researcher discovers bug within SymCrypt

Tavis Ormandy, one of Google’s “Project Zero” team’s security researchers discovered a vulnerability that could effectively perform a denial-of-service attack on Windows servers. There is a 90-day disclosure deadline associated with Project Zero, and since it was day 91, Ormandy released the information.

The Internet of Things and the security challenges it creates for small business

The Internet of Things and the security challenges it creates for small business

Managing the traditional limitations of time and resources means that running a small business on a budget is a challenge, but these difficulties become more pronounced when resources are stretched even further by the increased security demands of new technology.

Telegram App Targeted in DDoS Cyberattack

Telegram App Targeted in DDoS Cyberattack

An DDoS attack aimed at slowing connectivity for the Telegram app took place this week. The cyberattack coincided with large protests in Hong Kong, and with most of the IP addresses coming from China, it is speculated that they were involved in the attack.

Kapersky Researchers Warn Google Calendar Users Against New Phishing Attacks

Kapersky Researchers Warn Google Calendar Users Against New Phishing Attacks

Kapersky security researchers have identified a new phishing attack that takes place in Google Calendar. Threat actors send a Google Calendar invitation to a user that contains a malicious link hosting a phishing URL.

Study Findings Show Dark Net Poses Great Risk to Large Enterprises

Study Findings Show Dark Net Poses Great Risk to Large Enterprises

Bromium®, Inc. has announced the findings of ‘Behind the Dark Net Black Mirror,’ a study that showed the growing risk posed by the dark net to the enterprise.

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