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Malicious npm package taken down after Microsoft warning – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Criminals have been caught trying to sneak a malicious package on to the popular Node.js platform npm (Node Package Manager). The problem package, 1337qq-js, was uploaded to npm on 31 December, after which it was downloaded at least 32 times according to figures from npm-stat. According […]

Is the Y2K bug alive after all? – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Right at the end of 2019, we wrote about the “decade-ending Y2K bug that wasn’t” in a serious article with a humorous side. In that article, we described a perennial “gotcha” facing Java programmers faced with the simple task of printing out the year. If you […]

#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | The first thing to do after you’re involved in a hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans There were a bunch of big data hacks in 2019, and 2020 will likely be just as bad as the number of cyberattacks increase. (The average number of security breaches in the last year grew by 11% from 130 in 2017 to 145 in 2018, according to Accenture research.) Companies […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Marketing Agency Temporarily Halts Operations after Ransomware Attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A marketing agency announced just days before Christmas that it would be temporarily suspending operations as it works to recover from a ransomware attack. Sandra Franecke, CEO of the Heritage Company, sent a letter to employees that the company would temporarily be suspending its operations. She […]

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | UK minister says concerned about election interference after…

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans * UK-U.S. trade documents were leaked last month * Reddit believes Russian campaign behind the leak * UK fears attempt to influence the Dec. 12 election * British spies investigating the matter By Michael Holden LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The leak of classified UK-U.S. trade […]

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Pollies to face phishing tests after Parliament breach – Strategy – Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Parliamentarians and their staff will be subject to phishing email simulations in the wake of the state-sponsored cyber attack against Parliament House earlier this year. The Department of Parliamentary Services will conduct the simulations as part of a new program to test the cyber security awareness […]

#school | #ransomware | Las Cruces Public Schools computers still offline a week after hacking attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Education LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — The computer network for the Las Cruces Public Schools remained offline a week after a ransomware attack by hackers forced the shutdown of the entire system. After originally trying to get existing servers for dozens of schools back online late […]

#cybersecurity | #infosec | How Facebook helps an abusive ex-partner find out your new identity, even after they’ve been blocked

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Imagine the scenario. You’re a woman in an abusive relationship with a man. Things have turned violent. You leave the man, block his account on Facebook, and maybe even change your name legally as you want to start afresh. You update your Facebook profile to reflect […]

Cash #Converters is #HACKED: Cyber #criminals hold UK #customer #credit card numbers, addresses and #passwords to #ransom after major #security breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers who attacked the now defunct website of second hand goods store Cash Converters may have access to the account details of thousands of customers. Usernames, passwords, delivery addresses and potentially partial credit card numbers are among the data believed to have been stolen. The culprits […]

Chinese Bitcoin exchange denies hacking rumors after theft of $2.5M

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A Chinese Bitcoin trading exchange has denied rumors that it suffered a hacking attack after its users lost a total of $2.5 million in Bitcoins to unknown actors. On 4 October 2017, OKex, a cryptocurrency exchange which functions as part of the Chinese Bitcoin company OKcoin, […]

Bitcoin Exchange Denies Getting Hacked After Customers Lose $3 Million

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans OKEx, a Bitcoin exchange based in China, issued a statement over the weekend, denying it was hacked and blaming recent thefts on careless users who didn’t secure their accounts. Rumors that hackers breached OKEx started since the end of August when several users began complaining about […]

Schools re-examine cybersecurity measures after Flathead hacking

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans We’re looking into school cybersecurity after a hacker’s threats forced Flathead Valley officials to cancel school for three days. A group called Dark Overlord Solutions demanded money to keep the personal information it stole safe. Now other school districts are re-examining their cybersecurity.   When we […]