David Bisson

  David Bisson is an infosec news junkie and security journalist. He works as Contributing Editor for Graham Cluley Security News and Associate Editor for Tripwire's "The State of Security" blog.

   



536 Stories by David Bisson

Microsoft bug-tracking database was ‘hacked by Wild Neutron gang’

The Wild Neutron hacking group gained access to an internal database Microsoft uses to track software vulnerabilities.

David Bisson reports.

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RAT flies under the radar with exploit-laden file downloaded by decoy Word document

A malware campaign is using a decoy Word document to automatically download an exploit-laden file and install a remote administration tool (RAT) for nefarious...

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F-35 fighter jet secrets stolen from Australian defence contractor in ‘extensive’ hack

Unknown individuals stole sensitive information pertaining to Australia’s defense programs by hacking a government contractor.

David Bisson reports.

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Former policewoman who stalked married man is jailed for 11 months

A former policewoman will spend the next 11 months in prison for her decision to harass and stalk a married man online.

David Bisson reports.

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Equifax: Umm, actually hackers stole records of 15.2 million Brits, not 400,000

Equifax has confirmed that a recent data breach exposed a file containing 15.2 million UK personal information records.

David Bisson reports.

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VPN logs helped expose man’s cyberstalking campaign against former roommate, claims FBI

Using a VPN is not necessarily a guarantee that your identity will be kept secret from the police.

David Bisson reports.

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Do you trust your browser to save your credit card data and shipping info?

Technology could mean the end of sharing your credit card details with vendors.

David Bisson reports.

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‘Hola señorita’ says smart camera as it follows owner’s every move

It gets a little more NSFW from there…

David Bisson reports.

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Hackers publish school district’s student data after threatening to ‘kill some kids’

Hackers published the student directory of an Iowa school district online after they threatened to “kill some kids” at local schools.

David Bisson reports.

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Sonic publicly confirms payment card breach at drive-in locations

American fast food restaurant chain Sonic has publicly confirmed a payment card breach affecting some of its Drive-In locations.

David Bisson reports.

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Chinese Bitcoin exchange denies hacking rumors after theft of $2.5M

OKex, a Chinese Bitcoin trading exchange, has denied rumors that it suffered a hacking attack after its users mysteriously lost a total of $2.5...

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‘Critical’ zero-day bug found in three popular WordPress plugins

Outdated versions of three popular WordPress plugins suffer from a “critical” zero-day vulnerability that enables an attacker to take over a website.

David Bisson reports.

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Android keyboard app misled 200 million users about how it was collecting data

A popular keyboard app for Android offered conflicting statements about its data collection policies to its more than 200 million users.

David Bisson reports.

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‘Phish for the Future’ spearphishing campaign set digital civil liberty activists in its sights

One attack masqueraded as a YouTube comment to a legitimate video uploaded by the targe. Another posed as the target’s husband under the pretense...

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Taboola ads exploited to serve up tech support scams

Criminals are exploiting users’ natural sense of curiosity with native advertisements to serve up tech support scam pages.

David Bisson reports.

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Banking trojan campaign uses commercial packers to target Brazilian users

A banking trojan campaign is using commercial packing platforms to evade analysis and thereby successfully infect unsuspecting users.

David Bisson reports.

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