Russian game developer bans and doxes 6,700 cheaters

Cheaters are an annoying part of almost every online video game. And banning them has become an important routine for game developers and publishers to keep their users happy. The publisher of Escape

Police arrest suspected members of prolific DoppelPaymer ransomware gang

An international law enforcement operation has led to the arrests of suspected core members of the prolific DoppelPaymer ransomware operation. German and Ukrainian police, working with law enforcement

Indian startup Yes Madam exposed sensitive data of customers and gig workers

Indian at-home salon platform Yes Madam exposed the sensitive data of its customers and gig workers due to a server-side misconfiguration. Noida-based Yes Madam operates in more than 30 cities in the

US government warns Royal ransomware is targeting critical infrastructure

The U.S. government is sounding the alarm about the Royal ransomware operation, which it says has targeted numerous critical infrastructure sectors across the United States. In a joint advisory releas

Secret Service and ICE conducted warrantless stingray surveillance, says watchdog

A government watchdog has found that the Secret Service and ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit repeatedly failed to obtain the correct legal paperwork when carrying out invasive c

Hackers steal gun owners’ data from firearm auction website

Hackers breached a website that allows people to buy and sell guns, exposing the identities of its users, TechCrunch has learned. The breach exposed reams of sensitive personal data for more than 550,

The life-upending flaw that USPS won’t fix

Sometime in November, someone walked into a U.S. post office and filled out a change of address form, just as tens of millions do each year to route their mail to a new address. The person signed the

MortalKombat ransomware victims can now decrypt their files for free

Romanian cybersecurity firm Bitdefender has released a free decryption tool for MortalKombat, a months-old strain of ransomware targeting predominantly cryptocurrency users. MortalKombat, named after

Gamers are fixing a video game ‘taken over’ by hackers

A popular first-person shooter game has significant vulnerabilities that allow malicious hackers to take over other players’ computers, as long as they are in the same online match. The situation is

Cloud security startup Wiz, now valued at $10B, raises $300M

Cybersecurity continues to be a major area for investment among businesses — and VCs. While a decline from the previous year, venture capital funding in the cybersecurity sector totaled $18.5 bi

CyberSmart raises $15M for an all-in-one cybersecurity and insurance solution targeting SMBs

Cybersecurity continues to be a major area for investment among businesses, and today a startup building solutions for smaller enterprises is announcing a funding round to meet that demand. CyberSmart

Activision did not notify employees of data breach for months

On December 4, hackers successfully phished an employee at the games giant Activision, gaining access to some internal employee and game data. This data breach was not disclosed until last weekend, wh

Hackers steal Activision games and employee data

Unknown hackers stole internal data from the games giant Activision. On Sunday, the cybersecurity and malware research group vx-underground published screenshots of data purportedly stolen from Activi

Sensitive US military emails spill online

A government cloud server was spilling internal military emails data onto the open internet because no password was set.

How to keep your Twitter secure without giving Elon Musk any money

Late on Friday, Twitter announced a new policy that will remove text message two-factor authentication (2FA) from any account that won’t pay for it. In a blog post, Twitter said that it will onl

FBI confirms it’s investigating a cyber incident on its own network

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that it’s investigating malicious cyber activity on its own network. CNN reported on Friday that hackers compromised an FBI computer system at

Atlassian and Envoy briefly blame each other for data breach

Australian software giant Atlassian and Envoy, a startup that provides workplace management services, were at loggerheads on Thursday over a data breach that exposed the data of thousands of Atlassia

Ransomware gang uses new zero-day to steal data on 1 million patients

A prolific ransomware operation is back with old tricks — and new victims. Community Health Systems (CHS), one of the largest healthcare providers in the United States with close to 80 hospitals in

Security breach? Don’t blame your employees

Many organizations have defaulted to a blame culture when it comes to data security, but a culture of trust is key.

Democratizing good privacy and compliance practices

Security and privacy compliance shouldn't be luxury items. The more startups that can up their game in this regard, the better.
Load More