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…

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…

Germany, Europe’s Largest Economy, Lost $50 Billion Due to Cyberattacks

According to a survey by Germany’s IT sector association, two-thirds of Germany’s manufacturers have been struck by cybercrime attacks, costing a massive 43 billion euros, or $50 billion, in lost revenue. The survey, conducted by German industry association Bitkom, queried 503 security chiefs and executives…

A Fistful of Dollars Gained by Hacking American Citizens, Enterprises and the US Government

What is a cost for Hackers for Hire? Hackers marketplace has its own rules and pricing depending on geographical region, criminal cyber group. $300 is the online price to have an average citizen hacked. This is where your digital death starts.   $3,000 of botnets can execute a DDoS attack on an enterprise resulting in 5 million dollars…

Sextortion Emails – A Variant of Cyber Extortion Holding Ransom Your Character in Exchange for Bitcoin Money

LIFARS is frequently called in to address cyber extortion.  A popular recent variant is sextortion emails.  In this scheme, an email is received falsely claiming that your computer was compromised by a threat actor and your webcam was used to record a video of you while you were watching porn. The threat actor threatens…

Q & A Session with Mike Fabrico of TrapX Security (Part 2)

  LIFARS recently interviewed Mike Fabrico, Sales Director, TrapX Security of the US East Coast. In this three part interview, we discussed deception technology and why this approach to cybersecurity is growing in popularity amongst the largest companies in the world. TrapX Security currently leads…

‘Big Four’ Giant KPMG: No Business is Safe from Cyber Attacks

Businesses that operate online should ensure operational resilience whereas those in the financial sector should also focus on collaboration, says professional services giant KPMG. KPMG’s technical director of cyber security practice David Ferbrache has stressed the importance of companies addressing the cyber risks they face,…

Cyberattacks ‘Could Lead to Inadvertent Missile Launches’, Says Think Tank

A number of nuclear weapons systems in the United States, Britain and other countries are at risk from cyberattacks that could target aging or unsophisticated weapons systems, a think tank warned on Thursday. In a new report, international relations thinktank Chatnam House said it had…

100% of Govt Entities See Own Employees as Biggest Cybersecurity Risk

A new cybersecurity report has claimed that the government sector is way behind others in implementing modern cybersecurity protocols and defenses, leading to an increase in data breaches targeting government servers. According to security firm Netwrix’s new report, the failure to implement and upgrade cybersecurity…

Lisa Bock on A New Twist on Ransomware - Internal DDoS

Lisa Bock is an associate professor of information technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology (www.pct.edu) in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She has taught a variety of courses that include networking, security, biometrics, protocol vulnerabilities, CCNA Security, and requirements analysis and is an author for Lynda.com. Lisa provides an…