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Aluminium plants hit by cyber-attack, global company turns to manual operations

Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest producers of aluminium, says that it is battling an “extensive cyber-attack” that first hit its systems on Monday evening and then escalated overnight.

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


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Google Play is flooded with hundreds of unsafe Android anti-virus products

A new study has closely examined whether 250 security products for Android smartphones are capable of protecting users at all.

The results are in… and disturbing.

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


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US Senators say it shouldn’t be a secret when they’ve been hacked

Federal agencies and companies are required by law to disclose breaches, but Congress is under no such obligation – meaning that the public may have no idea that their political representatives have been hit.

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


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Man arrested for selling one million Netflix, Spotify, Hulu passwords

The WickedGen website bragged that it had over 120,000 users and almost one million sets of account details, offering monthly and yearly membership plans for those who wanted “access to thousands of premium accounts across a huge range of services.”

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


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Facebook sues quiz app developers who allegedly stole users’ private data through browser plugins

Facebook is taking a stand against a pair of Ukrainian app developers who it claims scraped personal information from users’ profiles.

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


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Hackable car alarms leave three million cars at risk of hijack

Millions of car owners were left at risk of having their vehicles stolen, because of the poor security of third-party app-connected car alarms.

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


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Thousands of patients impacted by ransomware attack at medical billing company

Following a ransomware attack at a medical billing company, thousands of patients are being warned that their highly sensitive medical information and personal details were amongst the data that was breached.

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


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FBI boss warns businesses of Chinese hackers stealing their intellectual property

What’s the biggest cybersecurity threat for US businesses?

If FBI chief Christopher Wray is to be believed, it’s China.

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


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Coinhive, the in-browser cryptomining service beloved by hackers, is dead

“To be completely honest, it isn’t economically viable anymore,” says Coinhive.

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


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Businesses warned of malware spread via LinkedIn job offers

Online criminals are using the temptation of a new job in a new malware campaign launched via LinkedIn.

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


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Russian creator of NeverQuest banking trojan pleads guilty in American court

Arrested as he returned his rental car at Barcelona’s airport, a 33-year-old Russian faces up to five years in jail after admitting to being the mastermind behind the sophisticated NeverQuest banking trojan.

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


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Toyota Australia driven offline by cyber attack, as heart hospital hit by ransomware

Car maker Toyota admitted earlier today that it had suffered what appears to have been a malware attack at its facilities in Melbourne, Australia, which knocked out its website and other communications.

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


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139 US bars, restaurants and coffeeshops infected by credit-card stealing malware

North Country Business Products (NCBP), a provider of point-of-sales systems, has revealed that 139 of its clients have been hit by a malware infection that stole the payment card details of consumers.

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


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Google in hot water after not revealing it had hidden a secret microphone in home alarm product

As if some folks weren’t concerned enough about the infiltration of potentially privacy-busting devices into the home, Google has admitted it did not disclose that it hid a secret microphone inside its Nest Secure product.

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


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450,000 usernames and passwords stolen from Coinmama cryptocurrency broker

Coinmama, a site that is supposed to “make it fast, safe and fun” to buy Bitcoins and Etherium with a credit card, has suffered a data breach that has resulted in almost half a million customers having their personal details breached.

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


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Hacker arrested for wave of fake bomb and shooting threats against schools

FBI agents have arrested a 20-year-old man alleged to have been part of a hacking gang which not only launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, but also launched a wave of chilling bomb and shooting threats against thousands of schools in the United States and United Kingdom.

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


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