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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | NCSAM is Over, But Don’t Let Cybersecurity Fade to Black

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans This Halloween season, we’ve explored the deepest, darkest corners of cyberspace in our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) blog series—from cyber spooks and digital demons to deathly data breaches and compliance concerns. Our panel of cybersecurity experts assembled to tell you the spookiest things they’ve seen […]

Restaurant-goer has #Bitcoins #stolen over #unsecured public #wireless #network

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans AFTER logging on to the public Wi-Fi at a restaurant, a man unwittingly had $155,000 stolen from his digital wallet. This is the real problem with Bitcoin. AN UNSUSPECTING diner has had $155,000 worth of the digital currency Bitcoin stolen from him while logged on to […]

IS #militants #hack into #Swedish #radio station in #Malmo, take over #broadcast

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The attack occurred Friday morning in the southern city of Malmo, but went unnoticed until listeners began calling in. Experts say it is unlikely the prepetrators will be caught. Islamic State militants hacked into a Swedish radio station Friday, taking over its transmission and broadcasting an […]

Ethereum #heist: New #phishing scam sees #hackers rake in over $15,000 in just two hours

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A new Ethereum phishing campaign, targeting users of the online Ethereum wallet website Myethereumwallet.com, has been uncovered. The scam saw hackers make away with over $15,000 (£11,308) in just two hours. According to security researcher Wesley Neelen, who identified the campaign when he received a phishing […]

Craigslist Sides With LinkedIn In Battle Over Users’ Data

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Listings service Craigslist is backing LinkedIn in a fight with startup HiQ Labs over scraping. Website operators “have every right to employ technological measures” to block scraping by outside companies, Craigslist argues in a friend-of-the-court brief filed this week with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. […]

Thousands of Australians could have pacemakers being recalled in US over hacking risk

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Thousands of Australians are believed to have pacemakers that have been recalled in the United States because they are vulnerable to being hacked. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled 465,000 devices from Abbott’s (formerly St Jude Medical) because hackers could remotely cause the […]

Agency blames hackers over ‘F— Trump’ road sign in DC park

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Authorities are looking into the apparent hack of a road sign in Washington’s scenic Rock Creek Park that was emblazoned with a profane message Monday morning about President Trump. The electronic sign was supposed to inform drivers that a local road was closed for sewer work. […]

Police warn of hacking threat via our online fridges and kettles as fears are raised over the ‘internet of things’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Household appliances which connect to the internet will increasingly be hacked by criminals seeking to steal your identity, rob your home or bank accounts, a police chief has warned. Durham chief constable Mike Barton warned about the danger of the ‘internet of things’ as more ordinary […]

Target Gift Card Thief Spent Over $150,000, Pleads Not Guilty, OCDA Says

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A Stanton woman pleaded not guilty to racking up over $150,000 in purchases over seven months has pleaded not guilty to identity theft. LAKE FOREST, CA — Sure. Everyone loves shopping at Target. But could you spend over $150,000 there in seven months? A 28-year-old Stanton […]

Hackers could take over your computer if they fragged you on some CS:GO servers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans An exploit in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Source (SDK) engine was removed in a June update, according a report from software security company One Up Security yesterday. The vulnerability allowed users in CS:GO community browser and third-party servers to hack into another player’s computer merely through […]

UK Business to Spend Over £1m Recovering From Data Security Breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The cost of recovering from of a security breach for UK organisations has been estimated in a new report launched today by NTT Security, the specialised security company of NTT Group. The 2017 Risk:Value report, the company’s third annual study of business decision makers’ attitudes to […]