CCleaner App Hacked to Deliver Malware, 2.3 Million Users Infected

Researchers have discovered that certain versions of the popular CCleaner app were modified by hackers to deliver malware to millions of unsuspecting users. Created by Piriform and recently acquired by security firm Avast, the application allows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems, including the cleaning of temporary files and analyzing the system for … Read More The post CCleaner App Hacked to Deliver Malware, 2.3 Million Users Infected appeared first on The State of Security.
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Hacked LinkedIn Accounts Spreading Malicious Links via InMail

A new phishing campaign is targeting LinkedIn users, leveraging hacked accounts to send malicious links via the platform’s private messaging feature. According to security researchers at Malwarebytes, the campaign abuses Premium membership accounts, which can message other LinkedIn users – regardless of whether they’re connected or not. “The fraudulent message includes a reference to a … Read More The post Hacked LinkedIn Accounts Spreading Malicious Links via InMail appeared first on The State of Security.
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BlueBorne: Billions of Bluetooth Devices Vulnerable to Wireless Attacks

Researchers have uncovered several zero-day flaws affecting billions of Bluetooth-enabled devices, including smartphones, TVs, laptops, watches, smart TVs and more. Dubbed “BlueBorne,” the attack vector enables malicious actors to leverage the short-range wireless protocol to take full control over targeted devices, access data and spread malware to other adjacent IoT devices. According to researchers at … Read More The post BlueBorne: Billions of Bluetooth Devices Vulnerable to Wireless Attacks appeared first on The State of Security.
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Equifax Data Breach Could Impact 143 Million U.S. Consumers

Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting firms in the nation, announced on Thursday that a recent “cybersecurity incident” may have affected 143 million U.S. consumers. The information compromised includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers were also accessed, … Read More The post Equifax Data Breach Could Impact 143 Million U.S. Consumers appeared first on The State of Security.
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Mexican Tourist Tax Refund Firm Exposes 455K Customer Records

Tourists that visited Mexico in the past year, and applied for a tax refund on goods purchased while there, may have had their personal information exposed. According to security researchers, a database containing over 455,000 documents – including scanned passports, identification cards, credit cards, boarding passes and travel tickets – was left open to the … Read More The post Mexican Tourist Tax Refund Firm Exposes 455K Customer Records appeared first on The State of Security.
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Half of Organizations Fail to Maintain PCI Compliance, Finds New Report

Nearly half of organizations that store, process or transmit card data are still failing to maintain PCI DSS compliance from year to year, reveal new statistics. According to the 2017 Verizon Payment Security Report, the number of enterprises becoming fully compliant is on an upward trend—growing almost five-fold since 2012. Last year, 55.4 percent of … Read More The post Half of Organizations Fail to Maintain PCI Compliance, Finds New Report appeared first on The State of Security.
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US Government Cybersecurity Readiness Lags Behind Other Industries

According to a new report, the U.S. government’s overall cybersecurity ranked third to last compared to 17 other major industries, including transportation, finance, healthcare and more. The 2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Report (PDF) by SecurityScorecard analyzed over 500 federal, state and local government agencies, and evaluated their security capabilities across 10 categories. The … Read More The post US Government Cybersecurity Readiness Lags Behind Other Industries appeared first on The State of Security.
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New ‘Defray’ Ransomware Targeting Healthcare, Education, Manufacturing Sectors

A new strain of ransomware—dubbed Defray—has been found targeting a select group of industries, demanding $5,000 from infected victims. Security researchers at Proofpoint, who discovered the strain, warned they’ve observed two “small and selective targeted attacks” distributing the ransomware this month. According to Proofpoint’s analysis, one campaign aimed primarily at healthcare and education organizations, while … Read More The post New ‘Defray’ Ransomware Targeting Healthcare, Education, Manufacturing Sectors appeared first on The State of Security.
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NHS Cyber Attack Allegedly Exposes Personal Data of 1.2 Million Patients

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has reportedly fallen victim to another massive cyber-attack, exposing the confidential records of up to 1.2 million patients. According to reports, an unknown hacker claimed to exploit a weakness in the NHS’ appointment booking system, SwiftQueue. The vendor is contracted by eight NHS trusts to manage booked appointments, as … Read More The post NHS Cyber Attack Allegedly Exposes Personal Data of 1.2 Million Patients appeared first on The State of Security.
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