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

Target app shares holiday wishlists, personal info with friends, family… and rest of the internet?

This holiday season, it might be a good idea to just call up your friends and family and tell them what you want for...

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Vulnerable parking apps allow hackers to steal your login and credit card details

Six Android parking payment apps come under the microscope, and are found lacking when it comes to security.

David Bisson reports.

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LatentBot malware opens a backdoor on the finance industry

Security researchers have uncovered the LatentBot malware, a sophisticated and unusual attack that is using multiple levels of obfuscation to target companies in the...

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Malware found on Guardian article that asks if cybercrime is out of control

Oh the irony.

An article on The Guardian website discussing whether cybercrime is out of control is redirecting users to the malicious Angler exploit kit,...

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Hacking, stalking, and sextorting women from a US embassy PC

A former US State Department employee has admitted stalking hundreds of women online and sextorting his targets after hacking into their email accounts.

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How the Packrat gang has targeted South America with malware for over seven years

A hacker group has spent the past seven years targeting countries in South America with malware campaigns, phishing attacks, and fake news organizations.

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Stealthy Nemesis financial malware loads before the operating system, avoids detection

Hackers targeting payment card data are using sophisticated malware that executes before the operating system has started booting, according to new research.

David Bisson reports.

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Teenagers increasingly being lured into the world of online crime

Experts say that teenagers are increasingly being attracted to the world of online crime because of the appeal of the environment and the kudos...

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Bank refuses to pay $3,000,000 ransom, hacker exposes customer account details

A hacker has published the account statements of hundreds of United Arab Emirates (UAE) bank customers after his $3 million ransom demand went unfulfilled.

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Hack helped anti-Semitic spammer target four million mobile users

A hacker tried to send four million “Death to America. Death to the Jews” SMS messages to users in the United Arab Emirates.

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Come to the dark side. Chimera ransomware asks victims to become affiliates

Researchers have observed that the Chimera ransomware offers victims the option of joining its affiliate program upon infection.

David Bisson reports.

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App broke ‘every rule in the book’, leaving billboards open to the threat of real-life ad-blocking

Vulnerabilities ahead! SmartLink app patched for allowing attackers to potentially control billboards, and steal users’ logins.

David Bisson reports.

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Nothing says love like a £1.6 million online dating scam

Two men tricked a woman into sending separate payments of cash totalling £1.6 million as part of an online dating site scam.

David Bisson reports.

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Port fail – Serious privacy vulnerability threatens VPNs with port-forwarding capabilities

Researchers have identified a serious vulnerability affecting VPN providers with port-forwarding services that allows an attacker to obtain the real IP address of a...

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Hello Barbie brings smiles to kids, nightmares to privacy advocates

Privacy advocates are concerned that attackers can hack the new Hello Barbie doll and gain access to our children’s most intimate thoughts.

David Bisson reports.

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Black Friday deals? Nope, this fake Amazon Android app only harvests your personal data

Security researchers have uncovered a fake Amazon Android app that promises Black Friday deals but in reality harvests users’ personal information, including SMS messages,...

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