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Two years after WannaCry, a million computers remain at risk - The threat posed by the leaked NSA tools remains a concern
Two years ago today, a powerful ransomware began spreading across the world. WannaCry spread like wildfire, encrypting hundreds of thousands of computers in over 150 countries in a matter of hours. It was the first time that ransomware, a malware that encrypts a user’s files and demands crypt…
securityNegligence  informationSecurity  digitalWarfare 
may 2019 by joeybaker
Ransomware Hits Yet Another U.S. Airport
Cybercriminals have hit another major U.S. airport with ransomware
informationSecurity  securityNegligence 
april 2019 by joeybaker
A Vancouver woman is sounding the alarm for millions of Canadians who have credit and debit cards, after information about her debit card was shared when it shouldn't have been.
A Vancouver woman is sounding the alarm for millions of Canadians who have credit and debit cards, after her financial information was shared without her realizing it. Turns out, some cards have “updating services” that allow banking information to be shared with other companies — a little-known fact for most customers, and something a privacy expert says needs to change.
userIsTheProduct  securityNegligence  corporateCorruption  informationOwnership 
april 2019 by joeybaker
Chinese woman with 2 passports, malware arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club
Yujing Zhang was charged with making false statements toward federal law enforcement agents & unlawfully entering restricted building or grounds
securityNegligence  securityTheater 
april 2019 by joeybaker
Hackers Hijacked ASUS Software Updates to Install Backdoors on Thousands of Computers
The Taiwan-based tech giant ASUS is believed to have pushed the malware to hundreds of thousands of customers through its trusted automatic software update tool after attackers compromised the company’s server and used it to push the malware to machines.
securityNegligence 
march 2019 by joeybaker
This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can't Even Tell You About It
A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings, for all to see on a server freely accessible over the internet. And it still hasn’t taken the data down.
securityNegligence  informationSecurity 
march 2019 by joeybaker
'Yelp for conservatives' MAGA app leaks users data
63red Safe app left its backend API exposed online without authentication.
cultureWars  notSiliconValley  securityNegligence 
march 2019 by joeybaker
Senate report: Equifax neglected cybersecurity for years
A new report claims Equifax neglected cybersecurity for years leading up to the massive 2017 data breach.
securityNegligence  corporateIndemnity 
march 2019 by joeybaker
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