Maybe Coinbase should send Twitter an invoice, because it certainly sounds like their quick thinking helped prevent last week’s hack from leaving a lot more Twitter users with empty wallets.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. …

Yevgeniy Nikulin lived the high life, funded by a life of cybercrime.
Now he faces a significant prison sentence after stealing millions of user records from the likes of LinkedIn and Dropbox.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. …

Things just got serious.
Business Email Compromise is no longer solely the province of chancers. Organised criminal gangs with a high level of professionalism have seen the opportunity and seized it.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog. …

Hackers are once again finding unsecured MongoDB databases, wiping their contents, and leaving ransom demands.
So far, so normal. But what’s different this time is that they’re also threatening to report their victims for violating GDPR.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog. …

A smartphone app, disguised as a regular app delivering the top world, sports, and entertainment news, containing a secret feature that allows victims of domestic abuse to send a covert distress call for help at the touch of a button.
What could possibly go wrong?
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. …

Do you think you have found a vulnerability in the Sony PlayStation 4 or the PlayStation Network?
You could be heading towards a sizeable sum of money, after Sony announced details of its new bug bounty program. Just be sure to play by the rules…
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog. …

58-year-old Danielle Bulley may not look like your typical cybercriminal, but the act of revenge she committed against a company had just as much impact as a conventional hacker breaking into a business’s servers and causing havoc.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. …

On March 20th, the Claire’s accessories retail chain beloved by young girls around the world made the sensible decision to close all of its physical stores in response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.
A nuisance for shoppers, certainly. But also an opportunity if you were a malicious hacker.
Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog. …

The City of Florence in northern Alabama has agreed to pay a ransom of US $300,000 worth of Bitcoin to hackers who compromised its computer systems and deployed ransomware.
And they’re not the only US city finding themselves dealing with the aftermath of a ransomware outbreak this week…
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. …

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