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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 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Ransomware Hits Yet Another U.S. Airport
Cybercriminals have hit another major U.S. airport with ransomware
informationSecurity  securityNegligence 
11 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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
Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online
A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S., has been found online after a server security lapse. The server, running an Elasticsearch database, had more than a decade’s worth…
securityNegligence  informationObscurity  bankIncompetence 
january 2019 by joeybaker
200 million Chinese resumes leak in huge database breach
Last night, HackenProof published a report stating that a database containing resumes of over 200 million job seekers in China was exposed last month. The leaked info included not just the name and working experience of people, but also their mobile phone number, email, marriage status, children, politics, height, weight, driver license, and literacy level as …
securityNegligence 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used a computer.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be. Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying Wednesday to questions from independent and opposition legislators. “I give instructions to my aide and so I don’t punch into a computer myself,” he said. “But I am confident our work is flawless.” When asked about the power grid and malware, Sakurada said USB was “basically never used” in the utility systems, appearing to not know what it might be.
governmentIncompetence  securityNegligence  oligarchy 
november 2018 by joeybaker
I Bought Used Voting Machines on eBay for $100 Apiece. What I Found Was Alarming
Opinion: The fact that voter information is left on devices, unencrypted, that are then sold on the open market is malpractice.
securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Researchers: 11-year-old flaw in vote scanner still unfixed. The vote-counting machine is used in 23 U.S states
An uncorrected security flaw in a vote-counting machine used in 23 U.S states leaves it vulnerable to hacking 11 years after the manufacturer was alerted to it, security researchers say. The M650 high-speed ballot scanner is made by Election Systems...
digitalDemocracy  informationSecurity  securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
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