Reports that a plea deal is about to be reached for Karim Baratov - extradited from Canada to the United States on charges that he assisted Russian intelligence agents with the massive hack of Yahoo in 2014 - are premature, his attorney tells Information Security Media Group.
The steady stream of new reports about years-old breaches continues as Imgur, the popular photo-sharing service, belatedly warns that it suffered a breach in 2014 that compromised 1.7 million users' accounts.
Give crooks credit for topicality: They remain loathe to miss a trick. Indeed, hardly any time elapsed after Uber came clean about the year-old breach it had concealed before crack teams of social engineers unleashed appropriately themed phishing messages designed to bamboozle the masses.
Britain's data privacy watchdog has launched a probe of the massive 2016 data breach suffered by Uber. More than 12 months after the breach, the ride-hailing service is scrambling to notify 57 million individuals across multiple countries that their personal details were exposed.
Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about a 2016 breach that exposed 57 million accounts belonging to customers and drivers, Bloomberg reports. But was the payment a bug bounty, as Uber has suggested, or really an extortion payoff and hush money?
U.S. prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against an Iranian man charged with trying to extort entertainment company HBO for $6 million in bitcoins. The case marks a rare public naming of someone accused of cyber extortion, which poses an increasing risk for all organizations.
Security experts are awaiting more details from Intel about two classes of vulnerabilities in its chips that could put organizations' most trusted data at risk. Millions of computers are affected, and computer manufacturers must prepare and distribute customized patches.
Recent versions of Windows have a security problem: They're not random enough, CERT/CC warns. The problem centers on certain uses of ASLR, which is designed to block return-oriented programming techniques and code reuse attacks.
HealthcareInfoSecurity Executive Editor Marianne Kolbasuk McGee reflects on the just-concluded Healthcare Security Summit in New York in the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, PCI Security Standards Council CTO Troy Leach addresses ransomware risks.
India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, or MeitY, plans to create a "challenge grant" program to support cybersecurity startup companies in an effort to encourage domestic development of innovative technologies.
Kaspersky Lab says it "inadvertently" scooped up classified U.S. documents and code from an NSA analyst's home computer, but suggests it wasn't the conduit by which the material ended up in Russian hands. It claims that the computer was riddled with malware.