“A hacker could break into your phone, take control of your device, read all your messages, take all your passwords and watch all your browsing — all without you having to download a virus or even be connected to the internet.”
“CCleaner is a popular Windows utility used by many millions of internet users to remove cookies, wiped browsing histories, and clean-up temporary internet files where malware might be lurking. It’s the kind of tool that many tech-savvy Windows users rely upon to speed up and optimise their PCs.”
Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was obtained in a breach.
The breach was discovered July 29.
Personal data including birth dates, credit card numbers and more were obtained in the breach.
“US healthcare provider Aetna has apologised after letters sent to thousands of patients publically displayed their HIV status. The correspondence was sent to about 12,000 people to report a change in medication access.”
“A hacker broke into Virgin America’s corporate network earlier this year, the company has confirmed. The airline said in a letter to employees, published Thursday, that the hacker had “gained unauthorized access to certain Virgin America information systems containing your data.”
“There’s no cure for the latest ransomware attack, but a researcher has discovered a way to prevent infection through the creation of a single Windows file. Only weeks after WannaCry caused chaos worldwide, the latest ransomware campaign to disrupt businesses is Petya/NonPetya.”
“A security lapse that affected more than 1,000 workers forced one moderator into hiding – and he still lives in constant fear for his safety A security lapse that affected more than 1,000 workers forced one moderator into hiding – and he still lives in constant fear for his safety 03.”
“One week after it first hit, researchers are getting a better handle on how the WannaCry ransomware spread so quickly — and judging from the early figures, the story seems to be almost entirely about Windows 7.”
Dan Tentler on Twitter: “this is horrible. stop using email to send sensitive stuff around, i guess. https://t.co/OwSrjfPKgg“
“The developers of open source video transcoder app Handbrake have issued a security warning to Mac users after a mirror download server hosting the software was hacked. The alert was issued on Saturday after it was discovered that the original HandBrake-1.0.7.”