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!
When a person pays with a debit or credit card, it’s swiped through a PoS device to complete the transaction, grabbing essential payment information to make the purchase. With all the data that PoS solutions handle, these systems become a likely target for malware and other cyberthreats.
Black Friday has become recognized as the event that kicks off the holiday shopping season for both online and brick-and-mortar. Thanks to popular e-commerce markets, shopping has never been more efficient. At the same time, it’s never been more dangerous for both businesses and consumers.
While everyone was worrying about the holiday influx of POS malware, a cybercriminal group quietly exploited a plug-in vulnerability with the mysterious SoakSoak malware and infected at least 100,000 sites utilizing WordPress’s content management system.
Security experts asked lawmakers for more action during a Congressional hearing on IoT security. On their wish list: consequences to manufacturers for delivering insecure products, a federally funded independent lab for pre-market cybersecurity testing, and a new cybersecurity federal agency.
Electronic Arts alone made $1.3 billion off in-game purchases last year. It’s no surprise, then, that they can also provide criminals with a way to rake in some fast cash. Anthony Clark, a member of the RANE Developments hacking group is set to stand trial for conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
A Phoenix man was indicted after launching a cyberattack which forced users to make nearly 300 hang-up calls to four law enforcement agencies. He allegedly told authorities that he only wanted to prank the police and that he believed he would be able to retrieve some sort of bug bounty from Apple.
An automotive cybersecurity company announced its new groundbreaking ECU Fingerprinting technology that can identify or trace source codes or messages that seem malicious or unauthorized. Tests conducted have shown that the Fingerprinting technology is highly accurate with zero false positives.
AT&T announced that it was collaborating with NASA to develop an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management program to allow agencies to monitor drones. The program will make it safer for drone operators to plan and monitor flight paths, navigate drones, and use drones for surveillance.
A 17-year-old has admitted being behind last year’s TalkTalk cyberattack, pleading guilty to seven offenses. Close to 160,000 of TalkTalk’s customers were affected by the incident, with over 15,000 having their personal bank details compromised.
The Casino Rama Resort in Rama, Ont., says its customers, vendors and current and former staff should keep an eye on their bank accounts, credit cards and other financial information. The resort says it became aware of the situation on Nov. 4.
Do you know how much time you spend online? It might be more than you think. Sources claim Americans spent more than five hours per day last year on their PCs, laptops, smartphones and other connected devices. The bad guys know this, and they’re coming after your data and devices.
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