Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about a 2016 breach that exposed 57 million accounts belonging to customers and drivers, Bloomberg reports. But was the payment a bug bounty, as Uber has suggested, or really an extortion payoff and hush money?
U.S. prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against an Iranian man charged with trying to extort entertainment company HBO for $6 million in bitcoins. The case marks a rare public naming of someone accused of cyber extortion, which poses an increasing risk for all organizations.
Kaspersky Lab says it "inadvertently" scooped up classified U.S. documents and code from an NSA analyst's home computer, but suggests it wasn't the conduit by which the material ended up in Russian hands. It claims that the computer was riddled with malware.
The U.S. Justice Department has identified at least six members of the Russian government that investigators believe orchestrated last year's hack of Democratic National Committee computers and dumping of stolen information and may file charges next year, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos learned that Russia had thousands of pilfered emails containing "dirt" on Hillary Clinton three months before they appeared online, according to court documents.
Security officials at Britain's biggest airport have been left scrambling after a USB stick that reportedly contained sensitive information was found on a London street. Heathrow Airport says it has launched an investigation and is working with London's Metropolitan Police.
Anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab says that an internal probe has confirmed that in 2014 a PC running its anti-virus software flagged and submitted new Equation Group APT malware variants. But after an analyst realized the provenance of the source code, the firm says its CEO ordered that it be immediately deleted.
It is said that "Data is the new oil." If that's the case, then organizations need to do a far better job inventorying and securing their wells.
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A hacker exploited an unpatched, 12-month-old flaw in a small Australian defense contractor's IT help desk and stole data for the country's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, among other secrets, the Australian government has warned.
North Korea's leaders apparently blew a gasket over "The Interview," a comedy film that centered on an assassination plot against North Korea's leader. So how might the country have reacted to U.S.-South Korean "decapitation strike" plans reportedly stole last year by Pyongyang-affiliated hackers?
Credit-reporting agency Equifax now says records exposed in the massive data breach it revealed last month included information relating to 15.2 million U.K. residents - a much higher figure than the business first suggested.
It is said that "Data is the new oil." If that's the case, then organizations need to do a far better job inventorying and securing their wells, says Laurence Pitt of Juniper Networks. He offers insights on leveraging and securing data.
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on May 25, 2018, any organization handling EU residents' personal data should be prepared to comply with stricter privacy regulations or be ready to pay fines up to four percent of their global annual revenue. This is a substantial penalty for...