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Category: Attacks & Breaches


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw

October 16, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A crippling flaw in a widely used code library has fatally undermined the security of millions of encryption keys used in some of the highest-stakes settings, including national identity cards, software- and application-signing, and trusted platform modules protecting government and […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Senator wants Kaspersky out of U.S. voting systems

October 16, 2017

Via: FCW

A U.S. senator has linked two of the hottest tech policy stories around – efforts by U.S. agencies to blacklist cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky Lab and concerns about the vulnerability of voting systems used by cities and states. Sen. Amy Klochubar […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Equifax rival TransUnion also sends site visitors to malicious pages

October 13, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Equifax isn’t the only credit-reporting behemoth with a website redirecting visitors to fake Adobe Flash updates. A security researcher from AV provider Malwarebytes said transunioncentroamerica.com, a TransUnion site serving people in Central America, is also sending visitors to the fraudulent […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Was Equifax Hacked Again?

October 12, 2017

Via: Fortune

While Equifax continues to deal with the fallout of the massive data breach it announced in September, a security expert is raising fears that the consumer credit rating agency might have another security problem on its hands. Independent security analyst […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A Surprise in the Equifax Breach: Victims Likely to Get Paid

October 10, 2017

Via: Fortune

When hackers steal consumer data from a major company, the fallout is depressingly familiar: The corporation comes to a settlement with class action lawyers, who get paid nicely, while most of the victims of the breach get credit monitoring or […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

DHS chief sees cyber threats every day

October 5, 2017

Via: FCW

To defend and protect cyberspace going forward, government and the private sector both must improve their information sharing and workforce development to handle increasing threats, said the head of the Department of Homeland Security. As essential services become ever more […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

IRS IT leaders didn’t know about $7M Equifax award

October 5, 2017

Via: FCW

The CIO for the Internal Revenue Service told a congressional panel Oct. 4 that she learned of a $7 million contract awarded to Equifax for fraud prevention and e-authentication “this morning” and did not sign off on the award. The […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Flawed Apple Mac firmware updates may leave them vulnerable to attack

September 29, 2017

Via: ZDnet

A flaw in the way Apple Mac firmware is updated could leave users unprotected from targeted cyber attacks – even though they believe the correct updates have been applied. Researchers at Duo Labs analysed over 73,000 Mac systems and found […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

How cyber impacts the full spectrum of terror threats

September 28, 2017

Via: FCW

Despite the immediate logistical demands of three catastrophic hurricanes in the last two months and various geopolitical flashpoints, cybersecurity remains a key issue and very much on the minds of top federal defenders. “There is no longer a ‘home game’ […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

After huge Equifax breach, CEO “retires”

September 26, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

In the wake of a stunning security breach that has sent shock waves throughout the financial world, Equifax’s CEO, Richard Smith, has stepped down from his post. According to a Tuesday press release, Smith’s “retirement” is effective today. The company’s […]