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Your Business Should Be More Afraid of Phishing than Malware

19 Září, 2018 - 11:44
LinuxSecurity.com: The headlines love to talk about sophisticated hacking gangs, exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities to break their way into businesses and steal corporate data.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New California Law Aims to Fix the Internet of Broken Things

19 Září, 2018 - 11:39
LinuxSecurity.com: California is hoping a new law will help fix the security and privacy problems that plague the so-called internet of things, but experts say a lot more needs to be done to seriously tackle the problem.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The makers of the Mirai IoT-hijacking botnet are sentenced

19 Září, 2018 - 11:34
LinuxSecurity.com: Three men who operated and controlled the notorious Mirai botnet have been sentenced to five years of probation.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux

18 Září, 2018 - 15:41
LinuxSecurity.com: In a surprising move, Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, is taking a break from his Linux kernel work to work on his behavior toward other developers. In a note to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Torvalds wrote, "I need to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely."
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Employee Personal Info Exposed in State Department Hack

18 Září, 2018 - 10:39
LinuxSecurity.com: As detailed by the Politico report confirmed by US officials, the employees affected by the e-mail system hack were notified, but the alert sent also discloses the fact that the e-mail system containing classified information was not breached.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

FBI Warns Parents of Edtech Security Risk

18 Září, 2018 - 10:36
LinuxSecurity.com: The FBI has warned US parents that school use of educational technology could be putting their children at risk from identity theft, cyber bullying and more.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

This new phishing attack uses an old trick to steal passwords and credit card details

17 Září, 2018 - 11:36
LinuxSecurity.com: A new phishing campaign is using an old trick in an effort to steal login credentials, payment details and other sensitive information from victims by claiming to offer them a tax refund which can only be claimed online.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Bristol Airport Hit by Ransomware Blackout

17 Září, 2018 - 11:27
LinuxSecurity.com: Normal service was finally resumed at Bristol airport yesterday after two days of ransomware-related outages caused a blackout of flight information screens.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Cybersecurity Is Only 1 Part of Election Security

16 Září, 2018 - 10:33
LinuxSecurity.com: The DEF CON 2018 Voting Machine Hacking Village aimed to raise awareness in voting security through a full day of speakers and panel discussions along with a challenge for attendees to hack more than 30 pieces of voting equipment. A partnership with rOOtz Asylum offered youths between 8 and 16 years old an opportunity to hack replicas of the websites of secretaries of state to demonstrate that even hackers with limited years of experience can easily compromise critical systems.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

The Linux Kernel Has Grown By 225k Lines of Code So Far This Year From 3.3k Developers

16 Září, 2018 - 10:26
LinuxSecurity.com: After writing yesterday about kernel contributions of AMD vs. NVIDIA vs. Intel, I kicked off the hours-long process of gitstats analyzing the Linux kernel Git repository for some fresh numbers on the current kernel development trends.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Potential Hurricane Florence Phishing Scams

15 Září, 2018 - 11:37
LinuxSecurity.com: NCCIC warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to exploit interest in Hurricane Florence. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New GandCrab variant attacks Florida School District

15 Září, 2018 - 11:33
LinuxSecurity.com: A GandCrab ransomware attack forced Monroe County School District in Florida to shut down its computer systems for at least three days.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

ICO Swamped with GDPR Breach Over-Reporting

14 Září, 2018 - 11:44
LinuxSecurity.com: The ICO has received 500 calls each week to its breach reporting helpline since the GDPR came into force in May, but around a third of these don't meet the minimum threshold, according to the deputy commissioner of operations.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

DDoS attacks: Students blamed for many university cyber attacks

14 Září, 2018 - 11:35
LinuxSecurity.com: Nation-states and criminal gangs often get the blame for cyber attacks against universities, but a new analysis of campaigns against the education sector suggests that students -- or even staff -- could be perpetrators of many of these attacks.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

California bill regulates IoT for first time in US

13 Září, 2018 - 12:00
LinuxSecurity.com: California looks set to regulate IoT devices, becoming the first US state to do so and beating the Federal Government to the post.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Edinburgh Uni Hit by Major Cyber-Attack

13 Září, 2018 - 11:55
LinuxSecurity.com: The website of Edinburgh University was still down at the time of writing after the institution suffered a major cyber-attack during its Freshers' Week.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

BEC scam artist ordered to pay back $2.5 million, lands hefty prison sentence

13 Září, 2018 - 11:52
LinuxSecurity.com: A Nigerian resident has been ordered to pay back $2.5 million in damages and serve five years in prison for running business email compromise (BEC) scams which sought to defraud victims out of $25 million.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

5 Things You Should Be Monitoring

12 Září, 2018 - 12:00
LinuxSecurity.com: Whether you're a developer building websites or internal applications, or an administrator building the infrastructure to back them, your job doesn't stop once they're up and running. Machine failure, releases containing bugs, and growth in usage can all lead to problems that need to be dealt with. To detect them, you need monitoring.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

4 Practical Measures to Improve Election Security Now

12 Září, 2018 - 11:46
LinuxSecurity.com: In the past, a midterm election season would pass without much fanfare. These have been torpid affairs with low voter turnout and few big-ticket issues, which historically has meant incumbents rather predictably hold their seats.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Russian National Extradited for 2014 JP Morgan Hack

11 Září, 2018 - 11:35
LinuxSecurity.com: Georgian officials have extradited Russian citizen Andrei Tyurin to the United States, where he will face charges related to a wide-ranging hacking campaign that targeted the US financial sector and included the 2014 breach of JP Morgan Chase.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security