This week, a representative for the healthcare insurance provider Premera revealed that the core servers of their customer database had been breached, unearthing the details of millions of medical records and putting the majority of their userbase at risk for possible identity theft or worse.
This week a new, previously unknown exploit appeared on the scene that can work its way through fully patched versions of Internet Explorer. The problem affects Windows 7 and 8.1, and for the time being at least, can not be stopped by the browser’s in-house anti-phishing firewall.
Members of Google’s highly-regarded Zero security team have released details about a new privilege exploit they discovered buried deep in the central architecture of Windows 8.1.
Over the weekend it was revealed that in response to the recent raid on The Pirate Bay in Sweden, Anonymous has launched attacks against email providers for Swedish authorities in order to voice their displeasure with the takedown of one of their favorite online P2P portals.
This week, the security research group at Palo Alto Networks revealed their annual Threat Landscape Review, which alleges that 80 percent of all global malware traffic in October of this year came from a single place, the ancient, yet still fully functional Asprox botnet.
UK Internet users are reusing passwords and exercising poor password practices, which is putting their data at risk, according to a new study. In a survey conducted by TeleSign of more than 2,000 consumers, the mobile identity company discovered that 62 percent of consumers risked compromise of their online accounts and other similar credentials because Read More
A few days ago, it was confirmed that the forum for the popular anti-virus company MalwareBytes had been compromised by an unknown assailant, and that user credentials could have possibly been stolen in the attack. Obviously the hack doesn’t bode well for the faith that MalwareBytes would expect its users to have in its anti-virus Read More
On Friday, a hacking group calling themselves “DerpTrolling” posted on their Twitter that they had been the culprits behind many of the year’s biggest gaming-related server hacks, including PlayStation Network, Windows Live, and Blizzard Entertainment. To prove it, Derp posted a glut of username/password combinations on Pastebin, many of which were stolen from another game Read More
Scammers have come up with a new virus scare, C93, which targets users of Microsoft Windows Outlook and is aimed at stealing their login details. In this fresh scam, hackers have released a fake C93 virus that targets the users of Windows Outlook. It begins with a phishing email that seems to be coming from Read More
Trend Micro’s new research paper sheds light on Limitless and Predator Pain keyloggers, unscrupulous but effective tools that scammers are increasingly making use of. According to Ryan Flores, senior threat researcher, more of these remote access tools are “simple, off-the-shell” offerings that are used to commit email fraud in corporations on a significant scale. The Read More