Uber Reportedly Paid Hackers $100K to Conceal Data Breach Impacting 57M Users

A massive breach impacting 57 million Uber customers and drivers went undisclosed for more than a year. According to Bloomberg, the ride-hailing app ousted its Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and one of his deputies for attempting to conceal the data breach. The cyberattack, which dates back to October 2016, led to the exposure of … Read More The post Uber Reportedly Paid Hackers $100K to Conceal Data Breach Impacting 57M Users appeared first on The State of Security.
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Forever 21 Alerts Customers of Potential Payment Card Breach

Forever 21 announced that it recently learned of unauthorized access to its payment systems, potentially exposing the credit card details of customers who shopped in stores. In a press release on Tuesday, the popular fast fashion retailer said it immediately began an investigation after receiving a report from a third-party regarding the security incident. The … Read More The post Forever 21 Alerts Customers of Potential Payment Card Breach appeared first on The State of Security.
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New ‘IcedID’ Banking Trojan Found Targeting Financial Institutions, Researchers Warn

Security researchers have discovered a new banking Trojan that is actively targeting U.S. financial institutions. Dubbed IcedID, the malware is believed to have emerged in the wild back in September 2017, when its first test campaigns were launched. According to IBM X-Force, IcedID was developed with “modular malicious code and modern capabilities” similar to those … Read More The post New ‘IcedID’ Banking Trojan Found Targeting Financial Institutions, Researchers Warn appeared first on The State of Security.
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Fake WhatsApp Downloaded Over 1 Million Times Pulled from Google Play

Over one million Android users unknowingly downloaded a fake version of the popular WhatsApp messaging service from the Google Play Store. Disguised as an “update,” the app was designed to look nearly identical to the official version, and claimed to be developed by “WhatsApp Inc.” Over the weekend, however, several users on Reddit flagged the … Read More The post Fake WhatsApp Downloaded Over 1 Million Times Pulled from Google Play appeared first on The State of Security.
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FBI Charges 22-Year-Old Student for Hacking System to Change Grades

A former student at the University of Iowa was arrested on computer-hacking charges for accessing copies of exams in advance, and altering grades for himself and his classmates. Chemistry major and wrestler Trevor Graves, 22, allegedly plugged keyloggers into university computers in classrooms and labs, allowing him to see whatever his professors typed, including their … Read More The post FBI Charges 22-Year-Old Student for Hacking System to Change Grades appeared first on The State of Security.
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Nearly 1 in 3 CEO Email Accounts Exposed in Breaches, Reveals New Report

Thirty percent of CEOs have used their company email address to register for a service that was later breached, exposing their password and other potentially valuable details, reveals a new report. The finding comes from a study conducted by researchers at F-Secure, who checked known email addresses for over 200 CEOs at the biggest companies … Read More The post Nearly 1 in 3 CEO Email Accounts Exposed in Breaches, Reveals New Report appeared first on The State of Security.
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New Android Malware Found in Minecraft Apps on Google Play

A new, “highly prevalent” strain of Android malware was found infecting several Minecraft-related apps on the Google Play store, adding compromised devices into a botnet. According to security researchers at Symantec, at least eight mobile apps – with an install base ranging from 600,000 to 2.6 million devices – were infected with Sockbot. “The legitimate … Read More The post New Android Malware Found in Minecraft Apps on Google Play appeared first on The State of Security.
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Hacker Stole 30GB of Sensitive Data from Australian Defense Contractor

Australian government officials reported on Wednesday that a hacker stole approximately 30GB of data from a Department of Defense contractor. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the compromised data included sensitive information on Australia’s next-generation spy planes, naval warships and its $14 billion Joint Strike Fighter program. A spokesperson for the Australian Cyber Security Centre … Read More The post Hacker Stole 30GB of Sensitive Data from Australian Defense Contractor appeared first on The State of Security.
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Research Firm Forrester Discloses Data Breach, Client Reports Stolen

Forrester – one of the world’s leading market research and advisory firms – announced late last week that its website had been hit by a cyberattack. According to the firm, the attack was limited to research reports made available to its clients through Forrester.com. The “outside hacker” gained access to such reports after stealing valid … Read More The post Research Firm Forrester Discloses Data Breach, Client Reports Stolen appeared first on The State of Security.
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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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