Disney Plus Blames Past Hacks for User Accounts Sold Online

Disney said Disney Plus account passwords being sold in underground hacking forums are coming from previous breaches at other companies, predating last week’s launch of its streaming service. The company reiterated Wednesday that it found no evidence of a security breach and that account problems are limited to “a very small percentage of users” of Disney Plus. Disney and other traditional media companies are trying to capture the subscription revenue…

November 20, 2019
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Cryptocurrency Stealer Delivered From Official Monero Website

The official website for the Monero cryptocurrency was hacked recently and attackers replaced legitimate wallet files offered for download with a malicious version. The breach was discovered on November 18 after someone noticed that the hashes for the Linux CLI wallet available for download on getmonero.org did not match the hashes provided by the software’s developers. An investigation revealed that some of the legitimate wallet files had been replaced with…

November 20, 2019
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5 Tips for Preventing a Webcam Hack | Avast

Boost webcam security with these tips to keep spying eyes and listening ears away. There is perhaps no more nightmarish violation than home invasion. Your home is where you feel safe and care for your loved ones. It’s where you’re particularly vulnerable. And in the age of IoT, you open a new gateway into your home with each new connected device. Hackers know this well, and you can bet they…

November 20, 2019
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Technology Firms and Victim Advocacy Groups Launch Coalition Against Stalkerware

Stalkerware is a growing social problem with potentially dire personal consequences. It is a complex issue with no simple solution — but ten organizations have come together to create the global Coalition Against Stalkerware to provide victim support and cybersecurity expertise. The founding organizations are Avira, Electronic Frontier Foundation, European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence, G DATA Cyber Defense, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, National Network to End Domestic…

November 19, 2019
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Ransomware Attack Hits Louisiana State Servers

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday revealed that a ransomware attack hit state servers, prompting a response from the state’s cyber-security team. The incident appears to have affected only some of the state’s servers, but the Office of Technology Services (OTS) decided to take offline all of the servers in an effort to ensure that the infection is contained. “Today, we activated the state’s cybersecurity team in response to…

November 19, 2019
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Payment Card Skimmer Found on Macy’s Website

Macy’s has started informing some of its customers that their personal and financial information may have been stolen by cybercriminals. According to the company, it noticed on October 15 that there had been a suspicious connection between macys.com and another website. An investigation revealed that malicious code had been added to the checkout page and the My Account wallet page on macys.com. The malicious code was designed to capture information…

November 19, 2019
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First Cypriot to Be Extradited to US, on Hacking Charges

A 20-year-old Cypriot wanted for hacking offences in the United States is set to be the country’s first citizen to be extradited there, his lawyer said Monday. The FBI accuses Joshua Epifaniou of extorting thousands of dollars from US firms while still a teenager by breaking into their IT systems and threatening to leak their data if they didn’t pay. Following a protracted case, during which Epifaniou spent almost two…

November 18, 2019
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DDoS-for-Hire Service Admin Gets 13 Months in Prison

An Illinois man was sentenced to 13 months in prison for his role as administrator of stresser services that launched millions of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The man, Sergiy P. Usatyuk, 21, of Orland Park, Illinois, pled guilty earlier this year to owning, administering, and supporting booter services and booter-related websites between August 2015 and November 2017. These services include ExoStress.in, QuezStresser.com, Betabooter.com, Databooter.com, Instabooter.com, Polystress.com, and Zstress.net. Usatyuk worked…

November 18, 2019
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Two Massachusetts Men Arrested and Charged in SIM Swapping Scheme

Two Massachusetts men were arrested and charged this week for employing SIM swapping in attacks aimed at stealing cryptocurrency from their victims’ accounts. The two, Eric Meiggs, 21, of Brockton, and Declan Harrington, 20, of Rockport, were charged in an 11-count indictment, the United States Department of Justice announced. The men are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud and abuse, and aggravated identity theft. Meiggs and Harrington allegedly targeted…

November 15, 2019
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