The Coca-Cola company announced a data breach incident this week after a former employee was found in possession of worker data on a personal hard drive.
This was a very quiet week with very few ransomware variants released and not much news at all, which we are always happy about. The biggest news has been the CryptON campaign that really picked up speed this month. As this ransomware is installed over hacked remote desktop services, everyone needs to tighten their RDP security.
As if Ben and Jerry's, beautiful landscape, and legalized marijuana wasn't enough of an incentive, Vermont has passed legislation called the "New Remote Worker Grant Program" that will pay a remote worker's expenses if they move to Vermont.
Security researchers have discovered a new banking trojan named BackSwap that uses never-before-seen techniques to facilitate the theft of online funds.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17677 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast and skip ahead rings. This build introduces new features to Microsoft Edge, Narrator improvements, Kernel debugging, Mobile Broadband (LTE) driver improvements, and changes to how Task Manager lists memory for suspended UWP apps.
Statistics gathered from over 11 million enterprise users reveal that Windows 10 market share is growing, Windows 7 has been slowly phased out, and, unfortunately, a large number of users are still using outdated operating systems.
A new pay what you want deal is available for 8 online courses that teach you how to get started in White Hat Hacking by learning Metasploit, WAPTP, Kali Linux, and more. This deal has a combined value of $1,528, but with the Pay What You Want bundles, you are able to get all of the courses by beating the average price.
The Z-Wave wireless communications protocol used for some IoT/smart devices is vulnerable to a downgrade attack that can allow a malicious party to intercept and tamper with traffic between smart devices.
Two years after being ousted, a criminal operation that has been inserting malware in the firmware of low-cost Android devices is still up and running, and has even expanded its reach.
As much as people enjoy their virtual assistants, sometimes they do things that are downright creepy. Such is the case for a family in Portland who discovered that Amazon Alexa recorded a conversation without permission and sent it to a random person in their contact list.
Earlier today, Microsoft released cumulative update KB4100403 that fixes several bugs, including the issues some users reported with Intel and Toshiba solid-state drives (SSDs).
Mozilla developers are working on an improved Tracking Protection system for the Firefox browser that will land in version 63, scheduled for release in mid-October.
An unidentified hacker has mounted several "double spend" attacks on the infrastructure of the Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency and has managed to amass over $18 million worth of BTG (Bitcoin Gold) coins in the process.
A hacker found a way around a previous patch in the Verge cryptocurrency source code and took advantage of the flaw to monopolize mining operations and create Verge coins (XVG) at a rapid pace.
Hackers have come up with a never-before-seen method of installing backdoored plugins on websites running the open-source WordPress CMS, and this new technique relies on using weakly protected WordPress.com accounts and the Jetpack plugin.
A new and active campaign for the CryptON Ransomware is currently underway where attackers are hacking into computers with Internet accessible Remote Desktop Services. Once the attackers gain access to the computer they manually execute the ransomware and encrypt your files.
Security researchers from Cisco said today that they've detected a giant botnet of hacked routers that appears to be preparing for a cyber-attack on Ukraine.