12 Russian Intelligence Officers Accused of Hacking DNC During 2016 Election

The U.S. Justice Department has charged a dozen Russian intelligence officers with a series of hacking offenses against the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments on Friday as part of the ongoing investigation into Russia’s possible interference with the 2016 presidential election. The indictment ... Read More

Macy’s, Bloomingdales Alert Online Customers of Data Breach

Macy’s is notifying customers of a data breach involving unauthorized access to their payment card data and personal information. In a notice sent to affected customers, Macy’s said it first detected suspicious login activity from certain Macys.com accounts on June 11, 2018. “Based on our investigation, we believe that an ... Read More

UK Financial Regulators Cracking Down on Banks’ IT Failures

Financial regulators have ordered British banks and other financial services firms to provide a detailed plan for responding to IT outages and cyber-attacks. The Bank of England (BoE) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a joint discussion paper on Thursday, asking firms to report on their exposure to risk ... Read More
Facebook Bug Temporarily Unblocked Users from 800K Accounts

Facebook Bug Temporarily Unblocked Users from 800K Accounts

Facebook announced it is notifying more than 800,000 affected users after a bug temporarily reset certain account privacy settings. The social media giant said the bug allowed users who had been previously blocked on both Facebook and Messenger to become unblocked. In a statement, the company said the bug was ... Read More

Ticketmaster Warns of Data Breach, Customer Payment Details Potentially Exposed

Ticketmaster has alerted thousands of UK-based customers that it has learned of a security breach in which their payment information may have been exposed. In a statement on its website, the popular ticketing service stated that it recently identified malicious software on a customer support product hosted by an external ... Read More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Accuses Employee of ‘Extensive and Damaging Sabotage’

A disgruntled employee at Tesla has caused “extensive and damaging sabotage,” according to the company’s CEO Elon Musk. In an email sent to employees late Sunday night, Musk revealed an employee had broken into the company’s computer systems in an effort to disrupt operations. The message, as first reported by ... Read More

FBI Arrests 74 in Global Takedown of Business Email Compromise Scammers

Federal authorities have arrested dozens of alleged fraudsters in an international takedown of Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes. According to the Department of Justice, a total of 74 individuals were arrested, including 43 in the US, 29 in Nigeria, and three in Canada, Mauritius and Poland. The operation – dubbed ... Read More
Survey Finds Most Financial Firms Unprepared for Looming GDPR Deadline

Survey Finds Most Financial Firms Unprepared for Looming GDPR Deadline

With only a few weeks until the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, many businesses are finding themselves at risk of missing the deadline and facing hefty fines. According to a recent study conducted by Cordium and AmberGate, more than 50 percent of investment firms globally ... Read More
London Police Launch New Cybersecurity Initiative for Local Businesses

London Police Launch New Cybersecurity Initiative for Local Businesses

The City of London police introduced a new initiative on Monday aimed at helping local businesses defend themselves against cyber threats. Called Cyber Griffin, the initiative is based around three key deliverables, including free-of-charge threat briefings, incident response exercises and advisory groups. Starting June 29, police officers will deliver threat ... Read More
A Look at the 2018 Verizon DBIR: Key Takeaways and Industry Highlights

A Look at the 2018 Verizon DBIR: Key Takeaways and Industry Highlights

Now in its 11th installment, Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is a must-read for cybersecurity professionals across the globe. The 2018 edition dives deep into more than 53,000 real incidents and 2,216 confirmed data breaches with the ultimate goal of informing defenders on the threats they face and how ... Read More
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