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Amazon Probing Staff Data Leaks

By | 2018-09-17T21:45:14+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Amazon is investigating allegations that some of its staff sold confidential customer data to third party companies particularly in China, the online giant confirmed on Sunday. According to a Wall Street Journal report, which did not give figures, employees of the e-retailer sell internal data and other confidential information -- usually through intermediaries

New Bill Aims to Address Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage

By | 2018-09-17T20:49:41+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

A bill introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) aims to address the cybersecurity workforce shortage through a grant for apprenticeship programs. The new bill, called the Cyber Ready Workforce Act, is inspired by Nevada’s recently introduced cybersecurity apprenticeship program. This new piece of legislation would help establish a program within

Google’s Android Team Finds Serious Flaw in Honeywell Devices

By | 2018-09-17T19:46:31+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Members of Google’s Android team discovered that some of Honeywell’s Android-based handheld computers are affected by a high severity privilege escalation vulnerability. The vendor has released software updates that should address the flaw. Honeywell’s handheld computers are advertised as devices that combine the advantages provided by consumer PDAs with high-end industrial mobile computers.

MageCart Attackers Compromise Cloud Service Firm Feedify

By | 2018-09-15T17:55:13+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Hundreds of e-commerce Sites Impacted by MageCart Compromise of Cloud Service Provider Payment card data from customers of hundreds of e-commerce websites may have been stolen after the MageCart threat actors managed to compromise customer engagement service Feedify.  Feedify, which claims to have over 4,000 customers, provides customers with various tools to target

German Troops Face Russian ‘Hybrid War’ in Lithuania: Merkel

By | 2018-09-15T10:29:55+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday Berlin was boosting military cyber capabilities to respond to Russian hybrid warfare that is targeting its troops deployed on NATO's eastern flank. "Here you are also confronted with a situation that represents another part of the Russian military doctrine: the idea of hybrid warfare," she told German

Nigerian Fraudster Who Stole Millions Heads to U.S. Prison

By | 2018-09-15T09:27:35+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

A Nigerian man was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 60 months in prison for his role in fraudulent business email compromise (BEC) scams, the United States Department of Justice announced this week. The man, Onyekachi Emmanuel Opara, 30, of Lagos, Nigeria, was charged for defrauding thousands of victims of more than $25

Russian Spies Arrested on Suspicion of Plans to Hack Swiss Laboratory

By | 2018-09-15T08:26:44+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Dutch 'Expelled Two Russian Spies Over Novichok Lab Plot' Dutch intelligence services arrested two alleged Russian spies on suspicion of planning to hack a Swiss laboratory investigating the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, reports and officials said Friday. The two agents, believed to be working for Russia's GRU military intelligence service, targeted

China-linked APT10 Hackers Update Attack Techniques

By | 2018-09-15T07:24:21+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Recently attacks launched by the China-linked threat actor APT10 against the Japanese media sector revealed the use of updated tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), FireEye says.  Also known as menuPass and Stone Panda, which FireEye has been tracking since 2009, the group has a history of targeting Japanese entities. Last year, the group

Secureworks Launches New Security Maturity Model

By | 2018-09-15T06:23:24+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Secureworks has launched the Secureworks Security Maturity Model. It is released, announces Secureworks, in response to "research which shows that more than one-third of US organizations (37%) face security risks that exceed their overall security maturity. Within that group, 10% face a significant deficiency when it comes to protecting themselves from the threats

How Apple’s Safari Browser Will Try to Thwart Data Tracking

By | 2018-09-15T05:22:16+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

New privacy features in Apple's Safari browser seek to make it tougher for companies such as Facebook to track you. Companies have long used cookies to remember your past visits. This can be helpful for saving sign-in details and preferences. But now they're also being used to profile you in order to fine-tune