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. This week, leaders of six security agencies testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Equifax hack grew in severity, and hackers used the power of Machine Learning to spread malware.
Read on to learn more.
As agencies and security professionals continue to dig deeper into machine learning capabilities, hackers are looking toward AI-based processes to boost the effects of cyberattacks.
Attacks abusing cryptocurrency miners have been on an upswing — in large part due to the growing popularity of digital currencies.
The past weeks have seen a slew cryptocurrency-related hacks. More specifically: a new threat actor known as the Lazarus Group, and the other involving a scam by one of the new cryptocurrency startups.
The leaders of six agencies, including the CIA, the NSA and the FBI, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as part of the committee’s annual “Worldwide Threats” hearing.
The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.
Police in Thailand announced they have arrested a Russian national accused by U.S. authorities of running an online cybercrime marketplace.
Radiflow reports that they discovered cryptojacking software — malware that mines cryptocurrency — running in the monitoring and control network of an unnamed European water utility.
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