Bogus Linux vulnerability gets publicity

In the latest example of highly flawed security news about Android and Linux, GoSecure claims it’s discovered Chaos: a Stolen Backdoor Rising Again. Yeah. Right. Let’s look closer. First, we have a neat name. Can’t have a security bug these days without giving it a sexy name. But, what is it really? Well, it requires the attacker to […]

Massive data breach has cost Equifax nearly $90 million

A massive security breach that hit Equifax has cost the US credit bureau nearly $90 million so far, a figure that is set to rise further, its chief financial officer said on Thursday. Read the news about how Equifax data breach has cost the company $90 million on Phys.

Better Business Bureau to give more cyber security help to small firms

One of the biggest problems Canada faces is getting small businesses to lower the risk of being victims of cyber attacks by toughening their processes and IT infrastructure. With limited budgets, small businesses are less likely than larger firms to hire experts to advise them on proper procedures and technology. Read the news about Better Business […]

Hilton Settles Data Breach Suit for $700,000

The attorney general of New York announced a settlement with Hilton over the exposure of hundreds of thousands of credit card details, CNBC reported. The hospitality chain has agreed to pay a $700,000 settlement. Hilton brands include Conrad, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites and the Waldorf Astoria, Reuters reported. Read more about the news of data breach settlement […]

Feds warn energy, aviation companies of hacking threats

Hackers have been targeting the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries since May, according to Reuters. It’s even serious enough for Homeland Security and the FBI to email firms most at risk of attacks, warning them that a group of cyberspies had already succeeded in infiltrating some of their peers’ networks, including at […]

US government issues public security warning of hackers targeting industrial firms

The US government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. Read about the cyber security warning issued by Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation to nuclear, energy, aviation, […]

WPA2 Global Data Breach: What You Need To Know And Do

A staggering number of devices across the globe are likely to be exposed to attack due to WPA2 breach, which occurred at 7 a.m. EDT Sunday. Hackers, who can interfere with personal and enterprise Wi-Fi networks, can take advantage of the vulnerabilities in the existing internet protocol. Read the new about the new WPA2 data […]

New bill would allow hacking victims to ‘hack back’

Reps. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced a bill Friday that would allow hacking victims to “hack back” when attacked. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act allows individuals and companies to hack hackers if the goal is to disrupt, monitor or attribute the attack, or destroy stolen files. Read the new legislation introduced by […]

The 2013 Yahoo breach affected all 3 billion of its users

Yahoo, now part of the newly created Verizon subsidiary Oath, has announced that the 2013 breach it disclosed in December 2016 affected more users than previously believed. Read the news about how the 2013 Yahoo data breach affected all its 3 billion users on Help Net Security.

Equifax Breach Caused by Lone Employee’s Error, Former C.E.O. Says

The Equifax data breach, which exposed the sensitive personal information of nearly 146 million Americans, happened because of a mistake by a single employee, the credit reporting company’s former chief executive told members of Congress on Tuesday. Read Richard F. Smith, former chief executive testimony to members of Congress on Tuesday in which he says that a […]