Baltimore ransomware, a Trump golf hack, and more of the week’s top security news….
Kaspersky Lab researchers have uncovered a worrying rise in malware designed to steal credentials and money from users’ bank accounts: in Q1 2019, researchers found 29,841 files of such malware, up from 18,501 in Q4 2018. Overall, attacks on more than 300,000 users were detected. These are among the main findings of Kaspersky Lab’s IT […]
Canadian authorities announced last week that Defiant Tech Inc., the company that ran LeakedSource, pleaded guilty to trafficking identity information and possession of property obtained through crime. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Defiant Tech entered a guilty plea one year and a half after charges were brought as part of a law […]
Three-fifths (59%) of consumers would feel more secure if their personal information was protected by their fingerprint Despite the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May last year, research from IDEX Biometrics Asa has revealed UK consumers don’t feel their personal information is any safer. In fact, 84% of respondents don’t think GDPR […]
Google announced on Wednesday that it’s offering a free replacement for its Titan Security Key dongles following the discovery of a potentially serious vulnerability. The Titan Security Key is designed to help users protect themselves against phishing attacks and account takeover by using FIDO standards for two-factor authentication (2FA). The product uses cryptography to verify […]
San Francisco on Tuesday became the first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by police or other government agencies. Backers of the legislation argued that using software and cameras to positively identify people is, as city councillor Aaron Peskin put it, “not ready for prime time.” All but one of the nine […]
School lunches exec faces felony charges related to the hacking of his rival’s network to expose weak security Every form of crime seems to invade the world of cybersecurity. Sooner or later that had to include the age-old childhood bullying trauma of school lunch theft. Except in this case the pilfered prize was data, not […]
In Xinjiang, northwest China, the government is cracking down on the minority Muslim Uyghur population, keeping them under constant surveillance and throwing more than a million people into concentration camps. But in Istanbul, 3,000 miles away, a community of women who have escaped a life of repression are fighting a digital resistance….
Sumo Logic, a SaaS machine data analytics platform provider, today announced that it has secured $110 million through a funding round led by Battery Ventures. The latest funding brings the total amount raised by the Redwood City, Calif.-based tech company to $345 million, with a current valuation over $1 billion. Founded in 2010, Sumo Logic […]
Once again, we are happy to support a large, voluntary, collaborative effort like the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report. While our data contribution is completely anonymous, it is based in some of the 2018 data set that our private report customers receive from our efforts to protect all of our customers against every type of […]