Data Breach at Stanford Exposes Student Records, Personal Info

Data Breach at Stanford Exposes Student Records, Personal Info

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 20.02.2019

A third-party vulnerability exposed admission records, essays, transcripts and sensitive personal information of Stanford University students, including Social Security numbers, ethnicity, legacy status, home address, citizenship, criminal record and financial situation, writes The Stanford Daily. The university has been using NolijWeb, the vulnerable content management system, for about 10 years but now plans to find [and#8230;] read more

Google in hot water after not revealing it had hidden a secret microphone in home alarm product

Google in hot water after not revealing it had hidden a secret microphone in home alarm product

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 20.02.2019

As if some folks werenand#8217;t concerned enough about the infiltration of potentially privacy-busting devices into the home, Google has admitted it did not disclose that it hid a secret microphone inside one of its products. Owners of the Nest Secure were surprised earlier this month to read an announcement from Google that it was adding [and#8230;] read more

The Impact of Quantum Computing on Cybersecurity

The Impact of Quantum Computing on Cybersecurity

by Business Insights , on 20.02.2019

Earlier this year, Quantum computing took another big step out of the laboratory and toward commercial viability with the release of the IBM Q System One. Last year Google announced its ‘Bristlecone’ Quantum Computing Chip. read more

Ransomware to land cyber-crooks decades in Maryland prisons if new bill passes

Ransomware to land cyber-crooks decades in Maryland prisons if new bill passes

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 19.02.2019

Ransomware attacks have been increasing steadily for a few years, and operators gain confidence with every new strike. While cyber-experts burn the midnight oil coming up with solutions to thwart this dangerous form of malware, lawmakers in the U.S. state of Maryland are trying a shortcut – they aim to increase prison time for ransomware [and#8230;] read more

US Version of GDPR Could Be in the Cards for 2019

US Version of GDPR Could Be in the Cards for 2019

by Business Insights , on 19.02.2019

Only three months short of its first year anniversary on May 28, it’s time to take a look at EU’s GDPR by numbers. Enforced to protect European users from unethical and illegal commercial practices, the internet privacy law has so far led to three major fines for privacy infringement. read more

New GandCrab v5.1 Decryptor Available Now

New GandCrab v5.1 Decryptor Available Now

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 19.02.2019

Today we’re happy to announce that our collaboration with the Romanian Police, Europol and other law enforcement agencies has yielded another new decryptor for all GandCrab ransomware versions released since October 2018. If you need to decrypt versions 1, 4 and up through 5.1, then download and run our brand new tool: Bitdefender Labs on […] read more

450,000 usernames and passwords stolen from Coinmama cryptocurrency broker

450,000 usernames and passwords stolen from Coinmama cryptocurrency broker

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 19.02.2019

Coinmama, a site that is supposed to and#8220;make it fast, safe and funand#8221; to buy Bitcoins and Etherium with a credit card, has suffered a data breach that has resulted in almost half a million customers having their personal details breached. Coinmama says that it believes the breached data involves approximately 450,000 email addresses and [and#8230;] read more

Fear of Data Breaches Driving Big Businesses to Raise Spending on IT in 2019, Survey Shows

Fear of Data Breaches Driving Big Businesses to Raise Spending on IT in 2019, Survey Shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 18.02.2019

54 percent of companies will increase IT security spending in 2019, and almost a third will do so by 10 to 20 percent or more, according to a study by eSecurity Planet. The reason? Fear of data breaches and the penalties under new privacy regulations like Europe’s GDPR. read more

Popular Torrents Uploader Caught Sharing ‘GandCrab’ Ransomware [Updated with GandCrab v.5.1 decryptor]

Popular Torrents Uploader Caught Sharing ‘GandCrab’ Ransomware [Updated with GandCrab v.5.1 decryptor]

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 18.02.2019

Torrent sites are banning CracksNow, a popular source of torrent uploads, after discovering that the uploader of cracks and keygens was distributing ransomware. CracksNow was labeled as “trusted” before a number of users started noticing bad things happening to their computers. Torrentfreak shows one of the more recent examples in a screenshot depicting comments to [and#8230;] read more

In Lead-up to Elections, Australia Confirms Nation-State Attack on Infrastructure, Political Parties

In Lead-up to Elections, Australia Confirms Nation-State Attack on Infrastructure, Political Parties

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 18.02.2019

On February 8, the Australian government announced its computer network was hit by a major cyberattack. Following investigations by the country’s cyber experts, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Monday that the government fell victim to a nation-state cyberattack, writes The Guardian. Duncan Lewis, the head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization, offered no [and#8230;] read more

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