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Tag: IT Security and Data Protection

Magecart hits hundreds of websites via ad supply chain hijack

A criminal Magecart gang successfully compromised hundreds of ecommerce websites via a malicious script that silently harvested personal data and payment card information as customers bought goods and services online. The post ...
Nearly 800 Million Email Addresses Exposed in “Collection #1” Data Breach

Nearly 800 Million Email Addresses Exposed in “Collection #1” Data Breach

A data breach known as “Collection #1” exposed approximately 800 million email addresses as well as tens of millions of passwords. In the beginning of January, multiple people reached out to Australian ...
Two Ukrainians Charged with Plot to Hack into SEC and Commit Fraud

Two Ukrainians Charged with Plot to Hack into SEC and Commit Fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged two Ukrainians with participating in a plot to hack into computers systems at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and use the information ...
Del Rio City Hall Disables Internet Connection for All Departments after Ransomware Attack

Del Rio City Hall Disables Internet Connection for All Departments after Ransomware Attack

Officials in the City of Del Rio have disabled the internet connection for all departments at City Hall following a ransomware attack. The City of Del Rio, which is located 152 miles ...
Mozilla Announces It Will Disable Support for Flash Plugin in Firefox 69

Mozilla Announces It Will Disable Support for Flash Plugin in Firefox 69

Mozilla has announced that it will disable support for the Adobe Flash Player plugin by default in version 69 of its Firefox web browser. On 11 January, Mozilla senior software engineer Jim ...
Free Decryption Tool Created for PyLocky Ransomware Family

Free Decryption Tool Created for PyLocky Ransomware Family

A researcher has created a free decryption tool which victims of the PyLocky ransomware family can use to recover their affected files. Mike Bautista, a security researcher at the Cisco Talos Intelligence ...
Reddit users locked out of accounts after “security concern”

Reddit users locked out of accounts after “security concern”

A large number of Reddit users are being told that they will have to reset their passwords in order to regain access to their accounts following what the site is calling a ...
Neiman Marcus to Pay $1.5 Million under Data Breach Settlement

Neiman Marcus to Pay $1.5 Million under Data Breach Settlement

Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. has agreed to pay $1.5 million as part of a settlement for an earlier data breach that exposed customers’ information. Ken Paxton, Attorney General of Texas, announced on ...

How Cybercriminals Are Getting Initial Access into Your System

This article covers the main techniques cybercriminals use at the initial stage of attacks against enterprise networks. There are several dangerous phases of cyberattacks targeting the corporate segment. The first one encountered ...
Humana Informs Customers of Third-Party Security Incident

Humana Informs Customers of Third-Party Security Incident

Humana has notified customers of a third-party security incident that might have exposed some of their personal information. According to a breach notification letter obtained by DataBreaches.net, the for-profit American health insurance ...
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