10,000 people and businesses paying extortion money each month to avoid having their sensitive data, or Client data, released or scrambled. Source: Hackers steal data from 1.5 million user accounts after esports company refuses to pay ransom | VentureBeat | Security | by Jonathan Vanian, Fortune
Forrester predicts that more than 500,000 internet of things (IoT) devices will suffer a compromise in 2017 Source: Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017 | CSO Online
Over 412 million accounts on dating and entertainment network FriendFinder Networks have reportedly been exposed, the second time that the network has been breached in two years, according to a popular breach notification website. Source: 412 million FriendFinder Network accounts said to be exposed in hack
Drupal sites locked with new strain of Web ransomware Source: Crooks Used SQL Injections to Hack Drupal Sites and Install Fake Ransomware – EXCLUSIVE
Have you made a security check of your power plant lately? National and private infrastructure is vulnerable to many levels of attacks. Sometimes it require a mindset like a criminal or terrorist to ensure that your infrastructure security is as bulletproof as can be. Could this happen in your organisation?
Internet security is in crisis. These four proposals offer tangible solutions — including one scheme to change the Internet’s workings from top to bottom Source: 4 big plans to fix internet security | InfoWorld
News of a second case comes as law enforcement authorities in Bangladesh and elsewhere investigate the February cyber theft from the Bangladesh central bank account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Swift has acknowledged that that scheme involved altering Swift software to hide evidence of fraudulent transfers, but that its core messaging system was..
SQL injection attacks are the workhorses of hacking incidents, tricking web sites into spilling credit card numbers and other sensitive data to hackers. Source: Hacker Lexicon: SQL Injections, an Everyday Hacker’s Favorite Attack | WIRED
Searchable database displays more than 300,000 entities from the Panama Papers and Offshore Leaks investigations The searchable database that ICIJ published today allows users to explore the networks of companies and people that used – and sometimes abused – the secrecy of offshore locales with the help of Mossack Fonseca and other intermediaries. The leaked..
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will release on May 9 a searchable database with information on more than 200,000 offshore entities that are part of the Panama Papers investigation Source: Coming Soon: ICIJ to Release Panama Papers Offshore Companies Data · ICIJ