Hacker "Courvoisier" Pleads Guilty to Attacks on Uber, Groupon, T Mobile, Others

Catalin Cimpanu

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-courvoisier-pleads-guilty-to-attacks-on-uber-groupon-t-mobile-others/

Excerpt:

“A UK man living in a caravan park has pleaded guilty last week to cyber-attacks on 17 websites and selling stolen user information on the Dark Web.”


Uber says data breach compromised 380K users in Singapore

Eileen Yu

http://www.zdnet.com/article/uber-says-data-breach-compromised-380k-users-in-singapore/

Excerpt:

 

“Uber says an estimated 380,000 users in Singapore were impacted by the 2016 data breach that compromised 58 million accounts globally, but finds no incidents of fraud related to the attack.”


Business Email Compromise scammer sentenced to 41 months in prison

Graham Cluley

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/12/15/business-email-compromise-scammer-sentenced-41-months-prison/

Excerpt:

“A US judge has sentenced a Nigerian man to three years and five months in a federal prison after he pleaded guilty to taking part in a business email compromise (BEC) scam that targeted organisations around the world.”


US Charges Three Men with Creating and Running First-Ever Mirai Botnet

Catalin Cimpanu

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-charges-three-men-with-creating-and-running-first-ever-mirai-botnet/

Excerpt:

“Three men have pleaded guilty for their role in the creation of the Mirai malware and the use of the subsequent Mirai botnet to launch DDoS attacks on multiple targets across the Internet, according to documents unsealed today by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).”


By 2020, artificial intelligence will create more jobs than it eliminates

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/12/14/artificial-intelligence-create-jobs/

Excerpt:

“2020 will be a pivotal year in AI-related employment dynamics, according to Gartner, as artificial intelligence (AI) will become a positive job motivator.”


Hackers may have stolen the personal data of 80,000 people associated with Osaka University

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/12/13/national/crime-legal/hackers-may-stolen-personal-data-80000-people-associated-osaka-university/#.Wjd3vXkRVhE

Excerpt:

“Osaka University said Wednesday that personal data of around 80,000 students, graduates, staff, former workers and others may have been stolen by hackers.”


IoT data exchange: Building trust and value

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/12/13/iot-data-exchange/

Excerpt:

“ The results of Cisco’s IoT Value/Trust Paradox report show that, while most consumers believe IoT services deliver significant value for them, very few understand or trust how their IoT data is being managed and used. This conclusion has revealed an interesting paradox: despite their lack of trust in IoT data security, consumers on the whole say that they are unwilling to disconnect from IoT services, even temporarily.”


Bangladesh minister: We want to 'wipe out' Philippines bank after $80 million heist

Charlie Osborne

http://www.zdnet.com/article/bangladesh-minister-we-want-to-wipe-out-philippines-bank-after-80m-heist/

Excerpt:

“Bangladesh's finance minister has said he wants to "wipe out" the Philippines bank linked to a cyberattack that left the country's central bank $81 million out of pocket.”


This ransomware asks victims to name their own price to get their files back

Danny Palmer

http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-ransomware-asks-victims-to-name-their-own-price-to-get-their-files-back/

Excerpt:

“A new form of ransomware, which shares similarities with Locky, allows its victims to negotiate the price for retrieving their encrypted files.”


Ransomware Attacker Demands $23K from Mecklenburg County

 David Bisson

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/latest-security-news/ransomware-attacker-demands-23k-mecklenburg-county/

Excerpt:

“A criminal who infected the computer systems of Mecklenburg County with ransomware has demanded a ransom payment of $23,000 for the decryption key.”


A popular virtual keyboard app leaks 31 million users' personal data

Zack Whittaker

http://www.zdnet.com/article/popular-virtual-keyboard-leaks-31-million-user-data/

Excerpt:

“Personal data belonging to over 31 million customers of a popular virtual keyboard app has leaked online, after the app's developer failed to secure the database's server.”


DDoS attackers increasingly targeting cryptocurrency exchanges

Zeljka Zorz

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/12/06/ddos-cryptocurrency-exchanges/

Excerpt:

“The extraordinary volatility of the price of bitcoin has spurred speculators to employ a wide variety of tricks to make it swing between extremes, so that they can take advantage of it.”


Why phishers love HTTPS

Zeljka Zorz

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/12/06/why-phishers-love-https/

Excerpt:

“As more and more sites switch to HTTPS, the number of phishing sites hosted on HTTPS domains is also increasing.”


'Cyber heist': 600 bank accounts hacked for Rs 10million

http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/417385-Cyber-heist:-600-bank-accounts-hacked-for-Rs-10million

Excerpt:

“Cyber hackers have stolen at least Rs 10million in a development that was reported Monday from some 600 bank accounts of multiple banks.”


Cybersecurity concerns may stop consumers from purchasing a connected car

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/12/04/cybersecurity-concerns-purchasing-connected-car/

Excerpt:

“93% of consumers believe they do not own or do not know if they own a connected car and 49% do not own and do not plan on buying one in the future. However, the Irdeto Global Connected Car Survey of 8,354 consumers indicates that they are aware that a connected vehicle is susceptible to a cyberattack.”


Google Chrome will block code injection from third-party software within 14 months

Pierluigi Paganini

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/66229/security/code-injection.html

Excerpt:

“Google announced the block of code injection from third-party applications into the Chrome browser. Developers have 14 months to update their code.”


Four Europeans Arrested for ATM Tampering, Creating Fake Credit Cards

David Bisson

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/latest-security-news/four-europeans-arrested-for-atm-tampering-creating-fake-credit-cards/

Excerpt:

“Law enforcement has arrested four individuals for having tampered with ATMs in multiple European cities and created counterfeit credit cards.”