Weekend news review: January 26-30

'Sexy Girls' wallpaper app in Google Play store accessed account info

'Sexy Girls' wallpaper app in Google Play store accessed account info

The app is no longer available from the Google Play store, but prior to being removed it had been installed between 50,000 and 100,000 times. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/sexy-girls-wallpaper-app-in-google-play-store-accessed-account-info/article/394512/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
WikiLeaks requests information on staffers search warrant data requests

WikiLeaks requests information on staffers search warrant data requests

WikiLeaks penned a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt requesting more information about search warrants under which the company handed over WikiLeaks staffers' data. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/wikileaks-pens-letter-to-googles-ceo-after-finding-out-about-secret-search-warrants/article/394518/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Insider threats changing security spending, report says

Insider threats changing security spending, report says

The 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat Report found that a large majority of U.S. companies believe they are vulnerable to insider threats. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/93-percent-of-us-orgs-vulnerable-to-insider-threats/article/394765/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
New attack uses ransomware to drop trojans and keyloggers

New attack uses ransomware to drop trojans and keyloggers

The Internet Crime Compliant Center issued a warning on Thursday about a new scam that might be rooted in an initial ransomware infection. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/ic3-warns-of-attack-using-ransomware-to-drop-trojans-and-keyloggers/article/394762/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
House subcommittee hears testimony on data breach law

House subcommittee hears testimony on data breach law

Testimony in House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing aimed at shaping national data breach notification law. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/testimony-before-legislators-outlines-elements-of-data-breach-law/article/395045/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
FTC publishes security recommendations for IoT device makers

FTC publishes security recommendations for IoT device makers

A new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides data security steps for businesses and promotes data minimization. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/ftc-report-looks-at-expanding-threat-of-the-iot/article/395034/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Winnti trojan may help set stage for Skeleton Key attacks, analysts say

Winnti trojan may help set stage for Skeleton Key attacks, analysts say

Security firm Symantec found a backdoor, called Winnti, on a computer also infected with Skeleton Key. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/backdoor-trojan-may-have-been-used-in-conjunction-with-skeleton-key/article/395317/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Zeus variant targeting Canadian banks, U.S. banks may also be a target

Zeus variant targeting Canadian banks, U.S. banks may also be a target

A new Zeus trojan variant is targeting a number of banks in Canada, including Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, and National Bank of Canada. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/zeus-variant-targeting-banks-spread-by-social-engineering-exploit-kits/article/395326/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Researchers observe databases being encrypted, websites held for ransom

Researchers observe databases being encrypted, websites held for ransom

High-Tech Bridge is referring to the threat as 'RansomWeb' because it involves encrypting databases and holding websites for ransom. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/ransomweb-compromises-websites-encrypts-databases/article/395558/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Report: From Q3 to Q4, 90 percent increase in global DDoS attacks observed

Report: From Q3 to Q4, 90 percent increase in global DDoS attacks observed

In Q4 2014, Akamai observed an even busier season for attackers than expected. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/ddos-attacks-target-enterprises-around-the-globe/article/395560/" target="_blank">Read more</a>

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) expounded on previous comments surrounding the inherent risk in the Internet of Things (IoT) by releasing a detailed report. Also this week, ransomware was documented, for the first time, as dropping trojans and malware on infected users' systems. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section. Read more

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