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MedSec goes its own way with medical device flaw

MedSec goes its own way with medical device flaw

Eschewing the bug bounty route, a cybersecurity firm which detected a flaw in a medical device from St. Jude Medical, partnered with an investment firm to capitalize on its knowledge and short sell stock in the device manufacturer.

Ransomware locks experts in debate over ethics of paying

Ransomware locks experts in debate over ethics of paying

The explosive growth in ransomware has once again heated up the debate as to whether infected organizations have an ethical responsibility to refuse payment. But are some companies exacerbating the problem by paying up even when they have viable data backups?

Dreambot banking trojan adds Tor functionality

Dreambot banking trojan adds Tor functionality

Proofpoint researchers spot new variants of the Ursnif trojan dubbed "Dreambot," some of which now include Tor communication capabilities and or P2P functionality.

Latest Locky version on the loose

Latest Locky version on the loose

A new version of Locky ransomware has been spotted sporting an improved delivery mechanism, better obfuscation which combined make it more difficult for anti-malware scanners to spot.

NEWS BRIEFS

Lieu asks FCC to expedite investigation of SS7 flaw after DCCC hack

Lieu asks FCC to expedite investigation of SS7 flaw after DCCC hack

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to accelerate its investigation of the SS7 flaw.

Cisco updates advisory: "We have started publishing fixes" for NSA-linked exploits

Cisco updates advisory: "We have started publishing fixes" for NSA-linked exploits

Cisco updated a security advisory for a remote code execution vulnerability affecting the SNMP application-layer protocol.

State wildlife agencies halt license sales after apparent vendor breach

State wildlife agencies halt license sales after apparent vendor breach

The fish and wildlife agencies of Washington, Oregon and Idaho have temporarily suspended the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and tags after the vendor operating their online licensing system was apparently breached.

U.S. CIO promotes $3.1B government-wide IT update

U.S. CIO promotes $3.1B government-wide IT update

U.S. CIO Troy Scott promoted a $3 billion proposal to modernize government technologywhile speaking at an annual summit.

DATA BREACH BLOG

Data breach hits Whitehead Nursing Home in Northern Ireland

A laptop taken home by an employee of the Whitehead Nursing Home was stolen.

Records exposed of 650K patients at Bon Secours

Patient records were compromised at Bon Secours, a nonprofit health care provider.

Banner Health data breach impacts 3.7 million

Phoenix-based Banner Health is notifying patients of a cyberattack that compromised patient records.

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