Amazon hit with a Data Breach right before Black Friday

Amazon hit with a Data Breach right before Black Friday

EXCERPTS:“Our website inadvertently disclosed your email address or name and email address due to a technical error. The issue has been fixed. This is not a result of anything you have done, and there is no need for you to change your password or take…

Microsoft's Multi-Factor Authentication Failure Impacts Office 365 Users Globally

Microsoft's Multi-Factor Authentication Failure Impacts Office 365 Users Globally

A failure of Microsoft’s multi-factor authentication services has impacted Office 365 business users in the early hours of Monday. The global outage impacted multifactor authentication services to leave users stranded from being able to use their Office products with the lack of a secondary six-digit…

Infowars Admits Store Breach from Card Skimming Malware

Infamous conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ show Infowars has admitted to a malware infection that has impacted the payment card information of customers on its online store. First discovered by a Dutch security researcher, the malware found on the Infowars’ store website had the ability to…

Internet Traffic Hijack Disrupts and Redirects Google to China and Russia

An internet redirect hijack that rerouted traffic through Russia and China disrupted multiple Google services, including cloud-hosting and searches, on Monday. According to independent analysis, the cause of the issue was a redirect of traffic through Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Russia, China and Nigeria.…

Threat Actors and Exploits Top Ten Lists of 2018

AlienVault, an AT&T cyber security company, released a survey with Top Ten lists of security threats in 2018, from CVE numbers to Threat Actors based on the first two quarters of this year. From the table below, we can see a big trend regarding exploitation on Microsoft Office suite.…

Sextortion by college students, sugar babies, online scammers, and sex crime masters.

Sextortion in online dating sites is hitting main stream proportions, according to ABC News. Facebook, Tinder, OK Cupid, Suggardaddyforme.com, SeekingArrangement.com, Instagram, WhatsYourPrice.com, Wealthymen.com, Sugardaddy.com, Establishedmen.com, LoveStruck, Millionarematch, SugarDaddie, LoveMe, lavaPlace, Meetville, BeHappy2Day, loveAwake, DatingDirect and POF.com allegedly offer cyber space and are easy to lurk…

Trickbot now stealing credentials

Trickbot is a banking malware that targets Windows machines, developed around 2016, and already with a lot of features. Many of those inspired on another banking trojan called Dyreza, according to Malware Bytes analysis. As if it was not enough by targeting a wide array…

USCYBERCOM: Uploading Malware to VirusTotal

This last Monday, 11/04, the cyber security community saw an interesting move from the Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), a branch unit of U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). The CNMF engaged in sharing malware samples they discovered by uploading them to the well-known platform VirusTotal, an online scanning service and malware…

DHS John Felker and Kirstjen Nielsen on Cyber Resilience and Incident Response

As the Department of Homeland Security continues to advance in handling cyber threats the U.S. faces, the director of NCCIC John Felker improved capabilities and operational capacity of highly skilled professionals, including digital forensics investigators. Reducing and addressing the risk of systematic cyber security and communication challenges is…

Texas County Sheriff Office Suffers Ransomware Attack, with No Evidence

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office in Texas was struck by a ransomware attack in 2017 but records of it are non-existent following a loss of data. During a recent trial following the attack, HCSO investigator Marco Antonio Mandujano’s testimony proved the exception to the lack…

Hackers Steal and Sell Private Messages of Over 81,000 Facebook User Accounts

A BBC investigation has revealed that hackers stole the private messages belonging to over 81,000 Facebook accounts to then sell them for 10 cents per account. The investigation began when the BBC spotted an ad on a web forum, offering to sell access to Facebook…

Hackers Breach Eurostar, Forcing Password Resets

An “unauthorized attempt” to hack Eurostar systems containing users’ emails, passwords, credit card information and other data has forced the company to reset all passwords. Eurostar customers began receiving emails confirming the attempted hack, which had attackers target users’ email and passwords between the 15th…