“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.
“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.”