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IT Security in the News

  • Ransomware Slams Enterprises with $5.8M Blackmail Demands

    Retrieved from ZDnet - By: Charlie Osborne
    A new ransomware called 'MegaCortex" is hitting enterprise firms in the US and Europe demanding millions of dollars through blackmail and encryption. Read more here:...
    Posted: August 5, 2019 8:54 AM
  • U.S. Indicts for Phishing Campaign Targeting Colleges

    Retrieved from SCMagazine - By: Bradley Barth
    The DOJ indicted three people on multiple charges regarding phishing scams that targeted college employees, banks and other businesses. Read more here:...
    Posted: August 1, 2019 2:39 PM
  • Capital One Data Breach Hits More than 100 Million People

    A woman hacked into Capital One systems; accessing sensitive information such as credit reports and social security numbers of about 140,000 people. The breach affected more than 100 million...
    Posted: July 30, 2019 3:07 PM
  • Humans hear the private info Siri accidentally records

    Retrieved from NakedSecurity - By: Lisa Vaas
    Siri is known to be accidentally triggered quite often, namely on apple watches and the HomePod smart speaker, which results in the capturing of sensitive data.  ...
    Posted: July 30, 2019 10:39 AM
  • Google Found 6 iOS Vulnerabilities, Only 5 Have Been Fixed

    Retrieved from PCMag - By: Matthew Humphries
    Numerous iOS vulnerabilities have been located but despite their known existence, they have yet to be patched. ...
    Posted: July 30, 2019 10:18 AM
  • 3/4 of Gamers Suffer Hate and Harassment Online

    Retrieved from Naked Security - By: Danny Bradbury
    Trolling, stalking, sexual harassment, discrimination, and humiliation are just some of the high levels of harassment that gamers, specifically female gamers face online. Read more here:...
    Posted: July 29, 2019 8:24 AM
  • Equifax Might Owe You $125. Here's How To Get It

    Retrieved from Wired - By: Lily Hay Newman
    Equifax negotiated a settlement that entitles all victims to 10 years of free credit monitoring or $125. In addition to this, more monetary compensation is offered for victims who spent time/money...
    Posted: July 26, 2019 3:41 PM
  • Johannesburg Electricity Provider Falls Victim to Ransomware

    Retrieved from Tripwire - By: David Bisson
    City Power, an electricity provider in Johannesburg, South Africa fell victim to a ransomware attack leaving outages and assets encrypted. Read more here: ...
    Posted: July 25, 2019 11:07 AM
  • Facebook to Pay $5 Billion Fine & Setup New Privacy Program

    Retrieved from THN - By: Mohit Kumar
    The FTC confirmed that Facebook agreed to pay the imposed $5 Billion fine and enforce a 20 year long privacy framework as a result of user privacy violations surrounding the Cambridge Analytica...
    Posted: July 24, 2019 3:01 PM
  • AT&T Fails to Have $224M SIM-Swap Attack Lawsuit Dismissed

    Retrieved from ZDNet Security - By: Charlie Osborne
    Michael Terpin is suing AT&T for a hacking incident involving his cellphone where he lost millions in cryptocurrency. AT&T appealed to get the lawsuit thrown out of court to which a Los...
    Posted: July 24, 2019 8:49 AM