Hackers automate the laundering of money via Clash of Clans

Popular smartphone games such as "Clash of Clans" are being used to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of credit card thieves. The post Hackers automate the laundering of money via Clash of Clans appeared first on The State of Security ... Read More
Microsoft offers up to $100,000 to identity bug finders

Microsoft offers up to $100,000 to identity bug finders

Want to earn $100,000? You could win as much as that if you manage to uncover a serious vulnerability in Microsoft’s various identity services. And you could be helping millions of people around the world better secure themselves both at home and in the workplace. Microsoft has announced that white ... Read More
Business Email Compromise Scams Have Netted $12.5 Billion, Says FBI

Business Email Compromise Scams Have Netted $12.5 Billion, Says FBI

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The FBI is once again warning businesses of the serious dangers posed by business email compromise (BEC) scams, saying that losses globally have risen by 136% since December 2016 ... Read More
Average cost of a data breach exceeds $3.8 million, claims report

Average cost of a data breach exceeds $3.8 million, claims report

Data breaches are getting more expensive. That’s one of the findings of a new global study by the Ponemon Institute that examines the financial impact of a corporate data breach. So what is the actual cost of a data breach? Well, obviously it varies depending on the nature of the ... Read More
New iOS security feature can be defeated by a $39 adapter… sold by Apple

New iOS security feature can be defeated by a $39 adapter… sold by Apple

Yesterday Apple released a brace of updates for its software – fixing bugs and patching security holes in the likes of MacOS, watchOS, tvOS, Safari, iTunes for Windows, iCloud for Windows, and iOS for iPhones and iPads. The update for iOS, bringing it to version 11.4.1, is particularly interesting as ... Read More
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Disgruntled programmer accused of trying to sell his firm’s iPhone spyware for $50 million

Your company doesn't have to work in the field of high-tech surveillance and spyware to find itself at risk from insiders. The post Disgruntled programmer accused of trying to sell his firm’s iPhone spyware for $50 million appeared first on The State of Security ... Read More

Hitherto unknown marketing firm exposed hundreds of millions of Americans’ data

The detailed personal information of 230 million consumers, and 110 million business contacts - including phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, estimated income, number of children, age and gender of children - exposed by careless security. The post Hitherto unknown marketing firm exposed hundreds of millions of Americans’ data appeared ... Read More
Ticketmaster breached for months, personal data stolen by hackers

Ticketmaster breached for months, personal data stolen by hackers

Ticketmaster has warned customers that their personal information may have been compromised, after malicious code was discovered running on its website. Up to 40,000 UK customers who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and June 23, 2018 are thought to be affected. In addition, international customers who purchased, ... Read More
Twitter gets physical – with support for hardware security keys

Twitter gets physical – with support for hardware security keys

Twitter has given millions of users a way of making their accounts even harder to hack, with the introduction of support for physical keys. Most Twitter users protect their accounts in the traditional way: username and password. As with any other internet account, such security is vulnerable to a number ... Read More
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