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Cloudbleed Exposed Data on 3,400 Websites

February 27, 2017

WatchDesk Team

Cloudflare revealed a bug in its code prompted sensitive data to leak from approximately 3,400 websites using the company’s services. Organizations such as Uber, Fitbit, OkCupid and 1Password all use Cloudflare and were impacted by the incident. Researchers warn the bug may have prompted crypto keys, user information and passwords to be exposed online. Cloudflare … More

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Hackers Target MySQL Servers with Ransomware

February 27, 2017

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A researcher discovered hackers are now attacking and hijacking MySQL servers using ransomware. The hackers are deleting the content databases hosted in MySQL servers and replacing the information with a ransom demand of 0.2 Bitcoin or approximately $240 worth, according to reports. The researcher found attackers are using brute-force attacks to target Internet-facing MySQL servers. … More

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UK Hosting Firm Hit by National Hackers Agency Group

February 27, 2017

WatchDesk Team

A cybercriminal group called the National Hackers Agency (NHA) has targeted the UK hosting firm DomainMonster. The hacker group managed to access a server belonging to the UK hosting firm DomainMonster and defaced 605 client websites. DomainMonster offers website hosting services, website development and domain registration. The breach and subsequent website defacements reportedly occurred on … More

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US Data Breaches Reach All-Time High

February 24, 2017

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Organizations in the United States suffered more data breaches in 2016, which amounted to an increase of 40 percent from 2015 to 2016. Records from federal and state governments show organizations suffered a total of 1,093 breaches in 2016, according to researchers from the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. A majority of the breaches … More

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Mirai Malware Evolves to Spread Across Windows

February 24, 2017

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Researchers discovered the infamous Mirai malware botnet now has a mechanism to spread across hundreds of Windows devices. The researchers found a Mirai malware spreader tool on more than 500 systems in 2017, according to reports. The infection attempts were allegedly blocked, but the researchers warn hackers will continue to seek to infect connected Internet … More

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Coachella Customer Data for Sale on the Darknet

February 24, 2017

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A hacker, who uses the handle Berkut, allegedly posted more than 950,000 Coachella user accounts for sale on the Darknet. The hacker posted the stolen user accounts for the popular music festival on the Darknet marketplace Tochka, according to reports. “Coachella complete database dump from this month,” the hacker allegedly wrote on the marketplace. The … More

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Android Weather App Infected with Malware

February 24, 2017

WatchDesk Team

The Good Weather app for Android mobile users is reportedly infected with malware designed to compromise banking applications. The cybercriminals behind the malware exploited the weather application by injecting a trojan that delivers banking malware, according to reports. The researchers claim the banking trojan is called Trojan.Android/Spy.Banker.HU. The Good Weather app is a legitimate Android … More

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7.3 Billion IoT Devices Projected By 2020

February 23, 2017

WatchDesk Team

A new study conducted by researchers at Samsung revealed the security challenges that will arise from an estimated 7.3 billion connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices by 2020. The dramatic expansion of connected IoT devices is driven by organizations seeking to build “smart offices” and families looking to buy “smart homes” or other technologies. The … More

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New Mac Malware Strain Spreads Via Torrents

February 23, 2017

WatchDesk Team

A new Mac OS X ransomware strain, dubbed “Patcher,” leverages BitTorrent distribution sites to spread the malware to victims’ devices. The attackers rely on victims wishing to download patcher software from torrent sites to update their device or a specific software, according to reports. The attackers’ patcher is allegedly placed in a ZIP file that … More

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Louisiana Reinsurance Broker Breach Affects 8,000 Members

February 23, 2017

WatchDesk Team

The Louisiana Department of Insurance disclosed a reinsurance broker working with the Louisiana Health Cooperative suffered a data breach. The breach has potentially compromised the personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to members of the Louisiana Health Cooperative (LAHC), according to reports. The personal information exposed in the breach includes policyholders’ names, health insurance information and … More

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