In emerging market countries where economic volatility is a way of life, there aren’t a lot of relatively safe options for members of the burgeoning middle class to park their money.
Last weekend, Epic Games put forth its first true effort at official competitive Fortnite Battle Royale. It was a disaster.
In a previous post, in the spirit of our commitment to delivering industry-leading protection, customer choice, and transparency on the quality of our solutions, we shared insights and context into the results of AV-TEST’s January-February 2018 test cycle. We released a transparency report to help our customers and the broader security community to stay informed and understand independent test results better.
Clash of Clans. Image: Supercell
Kromtech Security—a German-based IT and security company—has discovered evidence of a large scheme where scammers use stolen credit cards to buy in-app currencies from mobile games Clash of Clans, Clan Royale, and Marvel Contest of Champions, then sell those currencies on the grey market for cash.
Last week, would-be Tesla owners in Ontario collectively lost their minds when the province cancelled an electric-vehicle (EV) rebate program that would have netted Tesla buyers a $14,000 discount on their new rides. All the people who put deposits down on Model 3s but haven’t yet received them just had a door slammed in their faces.
In what’s believed to be the biggest data breach in Singapore’s history, 1.5 million members of the country’s largest healthcare group have had their personal data compromised.
Armis, the cyber-security firm that discovered the BlueBorne vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth protocol, warns that nearly half a billion of today’s “smart” devices are vulnerable to a decade-old attack known as DNS rebinding.
One night this week, I came across one of my favorite movies Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The world had gone crazy after the reclusive Willy Wonka announces that he has hidden five golden tickets in chocolate Wonka Bars that promised a factory tour and a lifetime supply of chocolate. There’s a scene at a school where a teacher, Mr. Turkentine, decides to teach the kids about percentages and uses the Wonka Bars as an example. He asks one student how many Wonka Bars she bought and she replied, “About a hundred.” Mr. Turkentine tells her that there are ten hundreds in a thousand so that’s 10 percent. He asks a couple of other students and the percentages are easy to figure out. Then he asks Charlie Bucket, a poor paperboy, how many Wonka Bars he bought, and he says “Two.” Mr. Turkentine replied, “Two? What do you mean you only opened two? I can’t figure out the percentage for just two, so let’s just pretend you opened two hundred.”
In Part 4 of this series, we get to know RSAC APJ Ambassador Jonathan Trull.
Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, the FBI reports a global BEC loss of over $12 billion in 2018. Also, a Blackgear cyberespionage campaign has reemerged, using social media and command-and-control (C&C) to imbed malicious software.
In response to the latest reports on the Amazon’s downtime during this week’s Prime Day including estimates that the outage potentially resulted in ~$75 million in lost sales and was comparable to a self-invited DDOS) attack, Corero Network Security offers comments.
It may or may not be comforting to know that, ultimately, bulletproof security is out of your hands.
Research has been released identifying San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County (CA) International Airport and Houston’s William P. Hobby International Airport as America’s most cyber insecure airports.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Targeted as Part of SingHealth Cyberattack
Amazon Prime Day took place this week, with the retailer claiming that the first 10 hours grew even faster than the first 10 hours on the same day in 2017, exceeding the £766m ($1bn) in sales globally. According to reports, spending jumped 89 percent in the first 12 hours of the event compared to the same period last year.
“A fool pulls the leaves. A brute chops the trunk. A sage digs the roots.” – Pierce Brown
It has been reported that cloud-based human resources company ComplyRight said this week that a security breach of its Web site may have jeopardised sensitive consumer information — including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and Social Security numbers — from tax forms submitted by the company’s thousands of clients on behalf of employees.
LabCorp, a clinical lab based in Burlington, North Carolina, fell victim to a ransomware attack last week, in the latest in a long string of hacker attacks on the healthcare sector.