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Data Privacy Day: Reminding Us of Data Protection

Every year on January 28th we are reminded of the importance of our personal data and how it could be misused against us. More than 47 European countries along with United States and Canada celebrate it, unanimously agreeing that our personal and private information is worth more than we could imagine. In 2015 alone we’ve seen numerous data breaches, ranging from Ashley Maddison and Anthem to the Office of...

Over Half of Major New Business Processes will Adopt IoT by 2020, According to Gartner

Businesses processes will incorporate more Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and services over the next four years as development and production costs continue to drop, according to Gartner. IoT devices will become more practical and affordable, but will still lack security, performance and integration capabilities. Consequently, 75 percent of IoT projects are estimated to double their planning lifecycl...

Rail Networks Vulnerable due to “Derailed” SCADA Security

Rail network SCADA systems have been deemed vulnerable by Russian hackers, who published hard hardcoded industrial control system credentials. Although the bugs found were not described in detail, Sergey Gordeychik, Aleksandr Timorin, and Gleb Gritsai say they involve vulnerabilities entertainment systems, collision-avoiding interlocking platforms and mobile communication. "If somebody can attack the modem,...

Google follows Microsoft, Firefox in blocking SHA-1 certificates

Google has announced it will not treat SHA-1 certificates anymore starting in early 2016 in a plan to completely stop supporting them over the next year. In line with Microsoft and Firefox, Google’s Chrome version 48 will start displaying a certificate error when encountering websites with leaf certificates signed with SHA-1 issued after January 1 2016 or chains to a public Certificate Authority (CA). “Star...

Hacker Demands $3 million Ransom for Keeping the Lid on Stolen UAE Bank Customer Information

"Hacker Buba" allegedly hacked into UAE Invest Bank and threatened to expose banking information of thousands of customers unless he was paid a ransom of $3 million for his silence. According to stolen information posted via various Twitter handles, some dumped accounts contained up to $12 million, all of them potentially amounting to more than $110 million. Although the hacker also directly contacted some...

ISIS Help Desk Teaches Terrorists How to Use Encrypted Communication

A 24-hour Jihadi Help Desk is said to be teaching ISIS terrorists how to use communication encrypting technologies to prevent intelligence and law enforcement agencies from eavesdropping on their messages. The platform is believed to be highly decentralized and maintained by five or six core members with expert technical knowledge, creating materials for both savvy and non-tech savvy ISIS foot soldiers. Rec...

Cryptolocker/Cryptowall Ransomware Kit Sold for $3,000 – Source Code Included

The Cryptolocker/Cryptowall 3.1 ransomware kit is being sold for $3,000 worth of bitcoins, according to a Pastebin post, which claims to even offer the source code along with the manual and free support. For those interested in purchasing only a couple of binaries, the malware developers offer a bundle of 8 per customer for $400. However, the developer also seems open to an affiliation program in which both...

Medical Data on Stolen Laptop Worth $90,000 to State of Connecticut

The Hartford Hospital and EMC were fined $90,000 after the theft of a laptop belonging to an employee of EMC Corporation that was said to contain health information on 8,883 Connecticut patients, according to Attorney General George Jepsen’s office. Although the 2012 theft was immediately reported to authorities following a burglary at the home of the employee of the Hartford Hospital’s contractor, EMC, aff...

$1 Million Private Zero-Day Bounty Reward for iOS 9

A team of hackers recently landed a bounty of $1 million for reporting three iOS 9.x and Google Chrome vulnerabilities to a private company that deals with selling exploits to corporations and governments on a subscription basis. The remote browser-based vulnerabilities reportedly work for iPhone 6 and iPhone 5 lines, iPad Air 2 and Air, iPad 4 and 3, and the iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 2, according to one of...

LibreSSL Vulnerability Found During OpenSMTPD Bug-Hunt

Researchers investigating ways to cause remote code execution against known vulnerabilities in OpenSMTPD have stumbled across a memory leak in LibreSSL, affecting all versions. “In order to achieve remote code execution against the vulnerabilities that we recently discovered in OpenSMTPD (CVE-2015-7687), a memory leak is needed,” reads the advisory. “Because we could not find one in OpenSMTPD itself, we sta...

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