Debenhams warns flower-buying customers after website hacked for over six weeksMay 8, 2017, 09:04 AM Ben Gane
British high street retailer Debenhams has warned that the company which owns and operates its flower delivery website has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of up to 26,000 customers...
2FA fail; hackers exploit SS7 flaw to drain bank accountsMay 8, 2017, 08:58 AM Ben Gane
From as early as 2014, common vulnerabilities in Signaling System 7 (SS7) have been spotlighted for allowing cybercriminals to spy on conversations and text messages on mobile phones, but also track location by simply knowing the victim’s phone number...
iPhone Phishing Scam Crosses Over Physical CrimeMay 8, 2017, 08:56 AM Ben Gane
Last late April a friend of mine had his iPhone stolen in the streets—an unfortunately familiar occurrence in big, metropolitan areas in countries like Brazil. He managed to buy a new one, but kept the same number for convenience. Nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary at first...
Critical Android security patches released – but will your phone ever see them?May 4, 2017, 09:05 AM Ben Gane
Google has released new security patches for its Android operating system this week, tackling a wide array of vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious attackers. The most critical of the patched vulnerabilities address security flaws...
A Look at Ransomware in the Financial SectorMay 4, 2017, 09:03 AM Ben Gane
Now that we’re firmly in the second quarter of the year, it’s clear that ransomware attackers have intensified their assault on organizations. New customers have been telling us about their own past attacks, the ransoms they’ve paid...
Travel tech company Sabre confirms breach affected reservations systemMay 4, 2017, 09:01 AM Ben Gane
A global travel technology company has confirmed a breach has affected at least some of the many bookings that passed through its reservations system. Sabre Corp., whose Global Distribution System helps travel agents around the world...
The phishing swindle that conned $100 million out of Google and FacebookMay 2, 2017, 09:24 AM Ben Gane
Imagine this. You work in the finance department of a large US-based company. You have a number of manufacturers and service providers based around the world who you regularly do business with. It’s not unusual for you to receive invoices...
Hacker holds Netflix to ransom over ‘Orange is the New Black’May 2, 2017, 09:22 AM Ben Gane
A hacker claims to have released the new series of the hit prison TV show “Orange is the New Black” onto the internet, after Netflix failed to agree to pay an undisclosed ransom. The hacker has also claimed to have stolen shows belonging to other broadcasters including Fox, National Geographic, and ABC.