Mirai and Gafgyt, two of the best known IoT botnets, have forked once again, but the new variants peek at the corporate sector for creating or replenishing their denial-of-service resources for distributed attacks.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has indicted a former Equifax engineer on charges of insider trading.
As part of its 8-K filing to the SEC, Equifax has unveiled the full extent of their massive 2017 146 million data breach. With the huge amount of people affected, almost half of all Americans, and the massive media exposure, hopefully most victims have been proactive in monitoring their credit to make sure no funny business is going.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that they have charged a former Equifax CIO, Jun Ying, of alleged insider trading. According to the complaint, Ying exercised all of his vested Equifax stock options and then sold those shares for proceeds close to 1 million dollars before the disclosure of Equifax's data breach.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a statement yesterday, warning high-ranking executives not to trade stocks before the disclosing breaches, major vulnerabilities, and other cybersecurity related incidents.
During an earnings call detailing the Q3 2017 financial results, Equifax execs said the company incurred $87.5 million in expenses related to the massive data breach it suffered earlier in the year and which it publicly disclosed in September 2017.
On Wednesday, and probably the previous days, Equifax's credit report assistance website (aa.econsumer.equifax.com) was caught redirecting users to all sort of nasty websites that were peddling fake Flash Player update files laced with adware, fake Android and iOS updates, and scam sites offering products at cheap prices.
For the second time since it fessed up to suffering a data breach last month, Equifax has issued a correction, acknowledging today in a press release that hackers stole details on over 15.2 million UK citizens.
According to a press release issued by Equifax today, a study conducted by Mandiant concluded that approximately 2.5 million additional Americans were affected by Equifax security breach.
In a press release published late Friday night, credit rating and reporting firm Equifax revealed new details about the security breach that exposed the personal details of over 143 million users, and also announced the immediate retirement of two high-ranking executives.
In an update posted to its security breach website, Equifax said hackers used an Apache Struts security bug to breach its servers and later steal data on over 143 million customers, from both the US and the UK.
Equifax — one of the largest providers of consumer credit reporting and other financial services in the US — said last night it was the victim of a hack during which attackers made off with details on over 143 million of its customers.