Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
On January 13, college student Zachary Shames pleaded guilty to a federal district court in Virginia, U.S., for authoring Limitless Logger, the malicious keylogger that was used to steal thousands of sensitive user information like passwords and banking credentials.
Two Italians referred to as the “Occhionero brothers” have been arrested and accused of using malware and a carefully-prepared spear-phishing scheme to spy on high-profile politicians and businessmen. This case has been called “EyePyramid,” which we first discussed last week.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live and work forever. It makes us more productive, healthier and happier, and it enables businesses to work smarter, more efficiently and with greater agility. There’s just one problem: from a security perspective IoT devices are fundamentally flawed.
The ubiquity of mobile devices among individual users and organizations, along with advances in technologies that power them, reflect the exponential proliferation, increasing complexity and expanding capabilities of mobile threats.
Security experts discovered a new ransomware called Sage 2.0, which is now being distributed through a malicious spam campaign. Sage, a variation of the ransomware called CryLocker, is infecting machines through the RIG and Sundown exploit kits.
The Sundance Film Festival suffered its first cyberattack this weekend when its box office system was temporarily shut down. The cyberattack caused the popular U.S. film festival to close its box office on Saturday afternoon. About 40 minutes later, the ticketing system was restored.
Lloyds Bank was the target of a cyberattack nearly two weeks ago which stopped a substantial number of customers using their online accounts. The breakdown in service from the group, including Halifax and Bank of Scotland, came after the websites were overwhelmed with millions of requests in a denial of service attack.
Data Privacy Day is on January 28, and I’m willing to bet this isn’t a day most people are aware of. However, with cyber threats such as ransomware, data breaches and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams plaguing the small business landscape, observing Data Privacy Day should be a priority.
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