Over 560 Million Passwords Discovered in Anonymous Online Database

 A trove of more than 560 million login credentials has been exposed by a leaky database, researchers revealed on Tuesday, including email addresses and passwords stolen from as many as 10 popular online services.    The dataset, which remains insecure, was first discovered this month by the Kromtech Security Center. It was further verified by … Continue reading Over 560 Million Passwords Discovered in Anonymous Online Database

Companies, governments brace for a second round of cyberattacks in WannaCry’s wake

As the world readies to open for business on Monday, companies and governments are bracing for a second round of cyberattacks in the aftermath of Friday’s WannaCry hack. Indeed, security experts are already warning that a new version of WannaCry has emerged over the weekend that doesn’t have the kill switch protocol that stopped the … Continue reading Companies, governments brace for a second round of cyberattacks in WannaCry’s wake

Trump signs executive order to modernize U.S. government info tech

President Donald Trump announced on Monday he has signed an executive order creating a new technology council to “transfer and modernize” the U.S. government’s information technology systems. A man types on a computer keyboard in front of the displayed cyber code in this illustration picture taken on March 1, 2017. A White House official confirmed … Continue reading Trump signs executive order to modernize U.S. government info tech

FitBit Step Counting Data Used In Murder Investigation

 Wearable technology is revolutionizing the way people keep active, and if prosecutors in Connecticut have their way, it may help put a suspected murderer behind bars. Officials say that the timeline given by Richard Dabate, accused of killing his wife in the couple’s Ellington, Connecticut, home in 2015, is at odds with data collected from … Continue reading FitBit Step Counting Data Used In Murder Investigation

FBI warns of surge in wire-transfer fraud via spoofed emails

Attempts at cyber wire fraud globally, via emails purporting to be from trusted business associates, surged in the last seven months of 2016, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a warning to businesses. Fraudsters sought to steal $5.3 billion through schemes known as business email compromise from October 2013 through December, the FBI … Continue reading FBI warns of surge in wire-transfer fraud via spoofed emails

Email Attack Hits Google: What to Do if You Clicked

Google said it was investigating an email scam winding its way through inboxes across the country and had disabled the accounts responsible for the spam. The scheme emerged Wednesday afternoon, when spammers dispatched malicious email, appearing to come from people the recipients knew, beckoning them to click on what appeared to be a shared Google … Continue reading Email Attack Hits Google: What to Do if You Clicked

Cyber attack hits 1,200 InterContinental hotels in United States

Global hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (IHG.L) said 1,200 of its franchised hotels in the United States, including Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, were victims of a three-month cyber attack that sought to steal customer payment card data. The company declined to say how many payment cards were stolen in the attack, the latest … Continue reading Cyber attack hits 1,200 InterContinental hotels in United States

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