Canadian behind leaked credentials website appears in court

Canadian behind leaked credentials website appears in court

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 16.01.2018

The Canadian arrested for running leaked credentials site and allegedly selling billions of passwords from major data breaches appeared in his first court hearing on Monday. The man is accused of trafficking in identity information, unauthorized use of computer (s. 342.1 of the Criminal Code), mischief to data and possession of property obtained by crime, [and#8230;] read more

Human error identified as the #1 reason behind most cyberattacks

Human error identified as the #1 reason behind most cyberattacks

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 16.01.2018

A survey of 612 Chief Information Security Officers suggests CISOs have a tough road ahead in an ongoing climate of high-profile data breaches. read more

Cybersecurity quiz winners rewarded with malware-infected USB sticks

Cybersecurity quiz winners rewarded with malware-infected USB sticks

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 16.01.2018

It is a truth universally acknowledged in the infosecurity community, that giving away free USB sticks only leads to trouble. On countless occasions weand#8217;ve seen businesses embarrassed as they hand out thumb drives which are not only stuffed to the brim with marketing material, but are also unwittingly hiding malware. And yet, companies continue to [and#8230;] read more

Chinese toy company VTech violated US child privacy laws; fined $650,000 by FTC

Chinese toy company VTech violated US child privacy laws; fined $650,000 by FTC

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.01.2018

An educational toy manufacturer from China has settled with the FTC to pay $650,000 in fines over an older data breach that exposed data illegally collected from approximately 5 million parents and children, the FTC announced. The FTC discovered the illegal data collection in 2015 while investigating a cyberattack detected by a journalist. “As connected ... The post Chinese toy company VTech violated US child privacy laws; fined $650,000 by FTC appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Ransomware attack drives Indianapolis hospital back to pen and paper

Ransomware attack drives Indianapolis hospital back to pen and paper

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 15.01.2018

A hacker out to make a fast buck last week decided to hit an Indianapolis hospital with a ransomware attack, demanding a ransom payment to his Bitcoin wallet in exchange for de-crippling the facility’s computer network. Hancock Health fell victim to the attack sometime last week, when employees noticed the network started running more slowly [and#8230;] read more

A Key Questions as U.S. Federal Government Agencies Move Further Into the Cloud: How to Manage and Secure Their New Hybrid Environments

A Key Questions as U.S. Federal Government Agencies Move Further Into the Cloud: How to Manage and Secure Their New Hybrid Environments

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 15.01.2018

U.S. federal government agencies today are among the biggest users of cloud services. This is a result of years of effort to shift data and workloads to the cloud in order to reduce spending and increase efficiency. read more

Home Appliances Make Decisions for Your Benefit

Home Appliances Make Decisions for Your Benefit

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 14.01.2018

The world of home appliances has changed and continues to transform due to the introduction of artificial intelligence to consumers. Household machines can talk to each other, anticipate tasks and adapt their settings for optimum performance, and ultimately increase the owner’s comfort. The Consumers Electronics Show this year reveals a new range of home products ... The post Home Appliances Make Decisions for Your Benefit appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

TVs Become Masters of the Connected Home

TVs Become Masters of the Connected Home

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 12.01.2018

With thousands of exhibitions, the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year is bound to deliver an abundance of innovation. Big brands show off their technological advances, with TVs dominating the attention through with resolution, superior image quality and larger, adjustable sizes. But the television sets announced at CES also head in ... The post TVs Become Masters of the Connected Home appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Hackers increasingly target patient records as HCPs do little to protect data – research

Hackers increasingly target patient records as HCPs do little to protect data – research

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 12.01.2018

One in five healthcare professionals has experienced breaches of patient data, yet many also say they’re “very confident” in their facility’s ability to protect that data against theft, according to a survey by University of Phoenix College of Health Professions. Despite increased data breaches in all industries, only a quarter of registered nurses (RNs) have [and#8230;] read more

Man Charged With Spying on MacOS Users with Malware for 13 Years

Man Charged With Spying on MacOS Users with Malware for 13 Years

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 11.01.2018

A computer programmer from Ohio was recently indicted on 16 charges involving developing and using spyware to exfiltrate sensitive user data, and producing child pornography. Developed for MacOS devices, the FruitFly malware is believed to have been infecting thousands of victims for over 13 years. Although security experts estimate that it remained undetected for years, [and#8230;] read more

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