NEWS ARTICLES

OpenSSL patches 14 vulns, including high-severity flaw that can be exploited for DoS attacks

OpenSSL patches 14 vulns, including high-severity flaw that can be exploited for DoS attacks

Fourteen flaws in the OpenSSL project have been patched, including a high-severity vulnerability that can be exploited to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) attack.

IoT assault, connected devices increasingly used for DDoS attacks

IoT assault, connected devices increasingly used for DDoS attacks

While the information stored in internet of thing (IoT) devices is still valuable, researchers spotted an increase in attacks targeting IoT devices.

Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers

Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers

Even though biometric readers have not been rolled out on ATM's, cybercriminals have already developed tools to steal a person's fingerprint and other biological data.

Cities planning transparency laws for police surveillance tech

Cities planning transparency laws for police surveillance tech

Eleven cities are organizing local legislation intended to make the procurement and use of surveillance technologies by local police departments more transparent.

NEWS BRIEFS

Malware evades researchers' VM environments by looking up their Word doc history

Malware evades researchers' VM environments by looking up their Word doc history

One of the techniques malware can use to evade researchers' virtualized or sandbox environments is accessing recent documents to determine if the infected machine has a history of legitimate usage.

Cyber space wars may require new international regimes

Cyber space wars may require new international regimes

While it might not include the Death Star cyber warfare among the stars is almost inevitable.

Cybercrime blotter: Kosovo native sentenced to 20 years for providing aid to ISIS

Kosovo native Ardit Ferizi was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria, Va. after pleading guilty to providing aid to the Islamic State.

Air Force reports making progess on cybersecurity without additional funding

Air Force reports making progess on cybersecurity without additional funding

The Air Force is reporting progress in its mission to secure its weapons against cyberattacks.

DATA BREACH BLOG

324K Regpack users' info compromised when decrypted files placed on public-facing server

Independent Security Researcher Troy Hunt spotted a database containing the information of nearly 324,000 Regpack accounts.

University of Alaska breach may have exposed student info

On Tuesday, officials announced an attacker using employee credentials may have accessed University of Alaska student information.

87K affected in SCAN Health Plan breach

SCAN Health Plan is notifying users that remote attackers were able to gain access to the contact sheets system and accessed the personal information of past and current members and some non-plan members.

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