cybersecurity

Change Healthcare stolen patient data leaked by ransomware gang

This is the second group to demand a ransom payment from Change Healthcare to prevent the release of stolen patient data in as many months.

Government spyware is another reason to use an ad blocker

Spyware makers are reportedly working on targeting individuals with stealthy data-stealing malware using online banner ads.

API startup Noname Security nears $500M deal to sell itself to Akamai

Akamai Technologies is in advanced acquisition talks with Noname Security, an API cybersecurity startup, according to a people person familiar with the deal.

Security engineer jailed for 3 years for $12M crypto hacks

Shakeeb Ahmed, a cybersecurity engineer convicted of stealing around $12 million in crypto, was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison. In a press release, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern Dis

Roku says 576,000 user accounts hacked after second security incident

Roku said it discovered malicious hackers compromised more than half a million user accounts while investigating an earlier spate of account hacks.

How Ukraine’s cyber police fights back against Russia’s hackers

On February 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Since then, life in the country has changed for everyone. For the Ukrainian forces who had to defend their country, for the regular citizens who h

US think tank Heritage Foundation hit by cyberattack

Founded in 1973, the Washington DC-based Heritage Foundation and supports and lobbies on conservative issues.

US says Russian hackers stole federal government emails during Microsoft cyberattack

CISA said the latest theft of government email — blamed on Russian government hackers — presents "a grave and unacceptable risk" to U.S. federal agencies.

US government urges Sisense customers to reset credentials after hack

The U.S. cybersecurity agency said it was responding to a "recent compromise" at the data analytics giant, which provides business intelligence to critical infrastructure companies.

Simbian brings AI to existing security tools

Simbian is a cybersecurity platform that effectively controls other cybersecurity platforms as well as security apps and tooling.

Apple alerts users in 92 nations to mercenary spyware attacks

Apple sent threat notifications to iPhone users in 92 countries on Wednesday, warning them that they may have been targeted by mercenary spyware attacks. The company said it sent the alerts to individ

AT&T notifies regulators after customer data breach

The legally required disclosure came a week after AT&T confirmed a cache containing millions of customers' data that leaked online was genuine.

Microsoft employees exposed internal passwords in security lapse

The tech giant secured a cloud storage server that was inadvertently spilling Microsoft internal data and credentials to the open internet.

Ransomware gang’s new extortion trick? Calling the front desk

Ransomware gangs are increasingly calling up victim organizations to extort and intimidate rank-and-file employees.

Google injects generative AI into its cloud security tools

At Cloud Next, many of the announcements had to do with Gemini, Google's flagship family of generative AI models.

Targus says cyberattack is causing operational outage

Targus' parent company, B. Riley Financial, said it discovered "a threat actor gained unauthorized access to certain of Targus’ file systems."

Hackers stole 340,000 Social Security numbers from government consulting firm

U.S. consulting firm Greylock McKinnon Associates (GMA) disclosed a data breach in which hackers stole as many as 341,650 Social Security numbers. The data breach was disclosed on Friday on Maine’s

Price of zero-day exploits rises as companies harden products against hackers

Tools that allow government hackers to break into iPhones and Android phones, popular software like the Chrome and Safari browsers, and chat apps like WhatsApp and iMessage, are now worth millions of

Indian government’s cloud spilled citizens’ personal data online for years

The Indian government has finally resolved a years-long cybersecurity issue that exposed reams of sensitive data about its citizens. A security researcher exclusively told TechCrunch he found at least

AT&T resets account passcodes after millions of customer records leak online

A security researcher told TechCrunch that leaked AT&T customer data contained encrypted account passcodes that can be easily unscrambled.
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