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Financial services industry most targeted with malware for second year straight

For the second year in a row, the financial services industry tops the charts as the most targeted industry with the highest volume of security incidents and the third highest volume of cyber-attacks.

Celebgate hacker who stole Jennifer Lawrence nudes pleads guilty of breaking into nearly 240 iCloud accounts

A Connecticut man admitted to hacking into the iCloud accounts of prominent females celebrities including "Red Sparrow" actress Jennifer Lawrence and more than 200 others.

Remotely hosted objects used to spread Formbook malware

Cybercriminals are once again abusing trusted applications, such as Microsoft Office, to launch multi-stage attacks inside malicious documents to deliver Formbook malware

Magento sites brute forced by cryptominers

Brute force attacks are being used to compromise Magento sites to scrape payment card data and deliver cryptomining malware.

Leaked Documents claim Cambridge Analytica Affiliate Gave Facebook Data to John Bolton

A whistleblower has released documents bolstering claims the U.K. company at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytical scandal didn't destroy user data.

Fancy Bear suspected in United Kingdom's Anti-Doping Agency cyberattack

Fancy Bear hackers are suspected of launching a foiled cyber-attack on the United Kingdom's Anti-Doping Agency.

Vanderbilt University researcher claims breaches linked to patient deaths

A Vanderbilt University researcher is claiming more than 2,100 patient deaths are linked to hospital data breaches each year.

Evasions common flaw in popular security products, says NSS Labs

SC Media chats with NSS Labs CEO Vikram Phatak to discuss some of the latest cyber threats and how evasions are one of the most common flaws in popular security products.

Bitcoin stealing malware distributed on for nearly a year

Bitcoin stealing malware that swaps user accounts with that of the attacker was hosted on servers for nearly a year.

Cryptocurrency mining attacks increasing exponentially, no end in sight

Cryptocurrency miners are seemingly working away under every rock on the internet and there is a good reason. It's an almost guaranteed payday with a much-reduced chance of discovery.

Judge rules U.S. breach victims can sue Yahoo

A federal judge in California Friday ruled Yahoo must face many of the claims brought against the firm in a lawsuit over the company's massive data breaches.

Hacking Team reunion samples found in 14 countries

The Hacking Team is back to developing spyware as previously unreported samples of its infamous surveillance RCS tool were reportedly spotted in the wild.

U.K. police use DDoS-style attacks on suspected drug dealer's phones

U.K. police tried DDoS style attacks to disrupt service on suspected drug dealer's phones in cases where they couldn't prosecute but were looking to interfere with the drug trade.

FS-ISAC hit with phishing attacks

A Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) employee feel victim to a phishing attack that compromised their login credentials.

Private chats and user accounts could be exposed by Tinder security bug

An easy-to-exploit bug has left Tinder accounts and private chats exposed to hackers, revealed a researcher this week.

Olympics Malware attack may have been part of larger cyberespionage scheme

Researchers discovered new details in the "Olympic Destroyer" malware which targeted the Winter Olympics in n Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Waldo County, Maine, phishing attack results in data breach

A phishing attack compromised the information of Waldo County employees in Maine.

First SCADA cryptominer seen in the wild

Radiflow researchers discovered the malware attacking the OT network of a water utility company in order to mine the Monero cryptocurrency.

Cybercriminals exploiting traditional trust measures for compromises, study

Cybercriminals are exploiting traditional measures of trust to gain a foothold on users systems by compromising trusted sites.

Columbia University grad arrested for using key logger software

A Columbia University grad student was arrested for leaving key logger malware on USB sticks left throughout the campus.

Stolen adult site login credentials help fuel dark web economy

Kaspersky researchers found that access to legitimate adult sites is fueling a lucrative trade on the dark web.

Hacked cryptocurrency exchange to reimburse customers after largest heist in history

Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Sunday told customers it would be repaying about 90 percent of the $534 million worth of NEM coin stolen.

Cryptominers halting businesses in 'smash and grab attacks'

A recent uptick in cyberattacks on organizations using cryptocurrency-mining tools suggest a trend of cybercriminals using cryptominers for more disruptive and destructive attacks.

Elusive FinFisher spyware can finally be cracked, researchers believe

The elusive FinFisher spyware, which is used widely in covert surveillance campaigns, especially by oppressive nations against political opposition, could soon be cracked, researchers believe.

Florida cop bought cyberespionage software on own dime

A Florida state law enforcement officer purchased publicly available software which could allow the interception of social media messages, email and other information.

Oh, baby! Infants' Social Security numbers spotted for sale on dark web

The personal identifiable information (PII) of infants, including Social Security numbers, were spotted advertised for sale on the dark web.

KillaMuvz pleads guilty to being a sophisticated malware operator

The UK creator of malware resources Cryptex and, used by thousands in the cyber-crime world, has this week pleaded guilty to charges under the Computer Misuse Act and Proceeds of Crime Act.

£500,000 in grants up for grabs to commercialise cyber-security ideas

Academics with innovative ideas in cyber-security that have potential for commercialisation are invited to apply for grants of up to £16k from Innovate UK, working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.