Snowden & Publisher Sued for Book Proceeds

The Justice Department is suing Edward Snowden and his publisher MacMillan and Holtzbrinck. Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA and NSA government agencies, released …

Microsoft Security Patch Released 9/10/19

Microsoft issued security updates yesterday to plug roughly 80 security issues holes in its Windows operating systems and software. Over 25% of those updates are …

Over 400 Million Facebook Users’ Phone Numbers Found Online

A server without password protection gave anyone access to more than 419 million Facebook users’ private information globally.   Each accessible record contained a user’s Facebook …

Chrome Security Fix

Justin Schuh, Google Chrome’s security lead and Engineering Director, has issued a warning that all Chrome users need to run an update NOW.  Google Threat …

Google Researchers Warn iPhone Users to Keep Security Up

  Google researchers released a report earlier today that warns your iPhone can be hacked just by visiting one innocent-looking website. A previous iPhone hacking …

Cyber-Insurance Companies: Are They Fueling Ransomware Frequency Spikes?

ProPublica says cyber-insurance companies are making the push to pay ransom demands because it saves them money in the long run.  A $500,000 payout makes …

Surge in Ransoms Expected Due to MegaCortex 2.0

  According to researchers from Accenture’s iDefense team, this newer version is ready for wide-scale attacks, with increased ability to kill a number of security …

Threat Intelligence Bulletin Warns Software Developers are High Targets

Cybersecurity company Glasswall’s August 2019 Threat Intelligence Bulletin stated that the technology sector accounts for nearly half of phishing campaigns.  Software developers appear to be …

iNSYNQ Ransom Attack Possibly Caused by Phishing

KrebsOnSecurity has reported that a ransomware outbreak that compromised QuickBooks cloud hosting firm iNSYNQ in mid-July started with a phishing attack. A sales employee for iNSYNQ apparently fell …

Steam Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered and Fixed

Despite Valve determining that a flaw submitted by their bug bounty program HackerOne was “Not Applicable”, two independent researchers confirmed a zero-day privilege escalation vulnerability …

Pakistani National Faces 20 Year Sentence for AT&T Unlock Scheme

Muhammad Fahd, a 34-year-old Pakistani national arrested by the United States Federal Government back in February has now been charged with bribing employees at AT&T …

Tencent Discovers Android “QualPwn” Vulnerabilities

Security researchers from Tencent’s Blade team discovered a series of Android vulnerabilities collectively known as QualPwn in February and March this year.  The vulnerabilities lie …

New Android Ransomware Filecoder.C

ESET researchers have discovered a new Android ransomware strain called Android/Filecoder.C.  The strain was distributed on adult content-related topics in Reddit and in the “XDA …

Cybersecurity Practices Affect the Valuation of Your Company

According to a study by Ocean Tomo, intangible assets have emerged as the leading determinant of a company’s value.  From 1975 to 2025, the value …

Paige Thompson Arrested in Capital One Server Hack

Paige Thompson, a software engineer who formerly worked for Amazon Web Services, is accused of breaking into a Capital One server.  Thompson obtained access to …