Facebook is under fire after reports suggested data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica obtained private information on 50 million Facebook users. The social network contends that it didn't suffer a "breach," saying the information was legally obtained but subsequently misused.
Anyone who dined out at one of 166 Applebee's restaurants in 15 states may have had their payment card details compromised by point-of-sale malware infections that began in November 2017, RMH Franchise Holdings warns.
Equifax has identified 2.4 million U.S. consumers whose names and snippets of their driver's license numbers were stolen, adding to one of the worst breaches in history, which resulted in personal data for most U.S. adults being exposed.
Digital certificate vendor Trustico is sparring with DigiCert, which recently took over Symantec's digital certificate business, over a serious security incident. The private keys for at least 23,000 Trustico digital certificates have been compromised, prompting a scramble to protect affected websites.
An analysis of a massive 8.8 GB trove of files containing usernames and plaintext passwords suggests hundreds of services may have experienced unreported or undiscovered data breaches. Data breach expert Troy Hunt says the trove of 80 million records appears to contain fresh data.
Equifax says that its digital forensic investigators have found that while its tally of 145.5 million U.S. breach victims hasn't changed, more of them had their email addresses, tax identification numbers and driver's license information exfiltrated.
Orwell got it wrong: People are less likely to surrender their privacy to a totalitarian state than to the lure of sharing holiday snaps, cat videos or the route and time they took for their latest cycling, jogging or kiteboarding outing, as captured by a wearable fitness device.
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How much does it cost to buy cybercrime-enabling products or services? Just $5 and up, security researchers say. Law enforcement agencies warn that small-time players as well as "serious and organized" crime rings are using cybercrime as a service to make illicit profits.
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Microprocessor makers Intel, ARM and AMD, as well as operating system and software developers and makers of smartphones and other devices, are rushing to prep, test and ship fixes for the serious CPU flaws exploitable via Meltdown and Spectre attacks.