NEWS ARTICLES

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

FBI-owned Megaupload web pages serving up porn, adult services

FBI-owned Megaupload web pages serving up porn, adult services

Several web pages associated with the former file-sharing site Megaupload - seized by the FBI over four years ago in an online piracy investigation - are now serving up pornographic content and junk ads.

GoDaddy customers target of phishing scam

GoDaddy customers target of phishing scam

In what seems like a real email message from GoDaddy, users are prompted to upgrade storage within 24 hours, otherwise their emails account will be suspended

NH man pleads guilty to sextortion, accessed victims' social media accounts

NH man pleads guilty to sextortion, accessed victims' social media accounts

Ryan Vallee, a 22-year-old New Hampshire man, pleaded guilty to hacking into social media and email accounts and engaging in sextortion of almost a dozen female victims.

WoSign mistakenly assigns two user certificates

WoSign mistakenly assigns two user certificates

A Chinese certificate authority mistakenly handed out legitimate user certificates for Github and the University of Central Florida (UCF) to a couple of unauthorized users.

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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