“In a not too distant future, everything from our banking, supply chains, law, accountancy, communications services – and even governments – will have been redefined. Dramatically more egalitarian means of raising capital for start-ups will have been implemented.”
“A well-designed email scam targeting Netflix subscribers is trying to steal personal information from the streaming service’s users. The Australian cyber security firm MailGuard identified the email scam, which tells the intended victim that they have to update their billing information.”
“Heathrow Airport says it has launched an internal investigation after a USB stick containing security information was reportedly found on the street.”
“Google Docs threw some users for a loop on Tuesday when the service suddenly locked them out of their documents for violating Google’s terms of service. The weird part? The documents were innocuous.”
“Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows attackers within range of vulnerable device or access point to intercept passwords, e-mails, and other data presumed to be encrypted, and in some cases, to inject ransomware or other malicious content into a website”
“A newly discovered ransomware called RedBoot is one of the most dangerous yet. Not only does it encrypt files, it also alters the partition table and the master boot record (MBR) to cause what seems to be permanent damage.”
“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.