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Ransomware: The average ransom payment has doubled in just three months

A new report into the state of ransomware at the tail end of 2019 has revealed that things aren’t getting any better.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Teenager charged over $50 million SIM-swap cryptocurrency theft

Samy Bensaci, an 18-year-old living in Montreal, Canada, has been charged in connection with the theft of over $50 million worth of cryptocurrency in a SIM-swapping scam.

Find out what a SIM swap scam is, and read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Sextortion scam leverages Nest video footage to fool victims into believing they are being spied upon everywhere

A bizarre sextortion scam is attempting to trick victims that not only has their smartphone been hacked to spy upon their private lives, but also every other device they have encountered which contains a built-in camera.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Peekaboo Moments app left baby videos, photos, and 800,000 users’ email addresses exposed on the internet

The developer of a smartphone app has carelessly left a database accessible to anybody with an internet connection, leaving exposed a database of millions of records containing baby videos and photos, as well as the email addresses of users.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Cryptojacked routers reduce by 78% in SE Asia following Operation Goldfish Alpha

Operation Goldfish Alpha was a six-month effort to secure hacked devices across Southeast Asia.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

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Man jailed for using webcam RAT to spy on women in their bedrooms

A British man has been jailed for two years after police caught him using a notorious Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to hijack the webcams of young women, and spy upon them.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Waco water bill attack just the latest in a wave of Click2Gov breaches

The City of Waco has warned residents that their online payments for water services may have been intercepted by hackers who stole credit card details.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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1&1 Telecom GmbH hit by almost €10 million GDPR fine over poor security at call centre

1&1 Telecom GmbH has been hit with one of the largest fines dished out so far under European GDPR legislation, Germany’s federal privacy watchdog has announced.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Hackers steal credit card details from Sweaty Betty customers

Women’s activewear retailer Sweaty Betty has emailed some of its customers warning that their payment card details may have been compromised by malicious code running on its website.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Amazon battles leaky S3 buckets with a new security tool

A new AWS feature is supposed to help avoid accidental misconfigurations that could result in sensitive data being exposed, a company’s brand being damaged, and even – potentially – put its customers at risk.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

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Major data center provider hit by ransomware attack, claims report

CyrusOne, a major provider of enterprise data center services, is reported to have suffered a ransomware attack.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Customers complain after alarms go offline, as security firm hit by ransomware attack

Earlier this week Spanish security firm Prosegur shut down its network after its systems were hit by a ransomware infection.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Palo Alto Networks employee data breach highlights risks posed by third party vendors

The personal details of some past and present Palo Alto Networks employees – their names, dates of birth and social security numbers – have been exposed online. But is it really the company’s fault?

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

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Facebook and Twitter warn some users’ private data was accessed via third-party app SDK

Facebook and Twitter have announced that personal data related to hundreds of users may have been improperly accessed after users logged into third-party Android apps with their social media accounts.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Smash-and-grab car thieves use Bluetooth to target cars containing tech gadgets

For a long time it has been regarded as one of the security industry’s urban myths, but now law enforcement agencies have confirmed that they are investigating whether thieves have been identifying which cars might be carrying high tech gadgets through the use of Bluetooth scanners.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

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Hackers attack OnePlus again – this time stealing customer details

Hackers have once again successfully compromised the website of Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus, opening up opportunities for online criminals to target the company’s customers.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.