Law firms start collective action against BA

Law firm SPG Law has started the process of gathering names for a group action in the recent British Airways security breach that compromised more than 380,000 customers sensitive personal data. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Privacy Laws The post Law firms start collective action against BA appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

September 11, 2018
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Law firms start collective action against BA

Law firm SPG Law has started the process of gathering names for a group action in the recent British Airways security breach that compromised more than 380,000 customers sensitive personal data. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Privacy Laws The post Law firms start collective action against BA appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

September 11, 2018
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Exploit vendor Zerodium releases zero-day for old version of Tor

Exploit vendor Zerodium, which made headlines in September last year by offering a million-dollar bounty for any zero-day exploits in the Tor browser running on Tails Linux or Windows, has itself released a zero-day exploit for the browser. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IT Wire The post Exploit vendor Zerodium releases zero-day for old version of Tor appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

September 11, 2018
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‘Web hackers held my data hostage,’ says Wiltshire police commissioner

The revelation came as Wiltshire Police plans to this week shine a light on its digital investigations team. Angus Macpherson, who has acted as police and crime commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire since 2012, said: “I was actually subject to a ransomware attack on my personal computer two years ago. The criminals demanded money and effectively held some of my personal data and photographs hostage.” View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE:…

September 11, 2018
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A group of researchers showed how a Tesla Model S can be hacked and stolen in seconds using only $600 worth of equipment

A savvy car thief could drive off with a Tesla Model S by using just a few, relatively inexpensive pieces of computing hardware and some radios — at least, the thief could have until recently, when Tesla fixed an overlooked vulnerability in its cars’ security systems. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Business Insider The post A group of researchers showed how a Tesla Model S can be hacked and stolen…

September 11, 2018
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Ransomware campaign targets businesses with fake invoice message

A concentrated spam campaign pushing ransomware is targeting businesses in Europe, encrypting files and demanding victims pay a ransom in order to retrieve them. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet The post Ransomware campaign targets businesses with fake invoice message appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

September 11, 2018
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A year after the Equifax hack exposed 145 million Americans’ personal information, the Trump administration hasn’t announced any punishments

A new report by congressional investigators details how hackers broke into Equifax last year in a breach that exposed the financial information of more than 145 million Americans. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Business Insider The post A year after the Equifax hack exposed 145 million Americans’ personal information, the Trump administration hasn’t announced any punishments appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

September 10, 2018
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Putin hackers fake Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s emails to swindle wealthy Tory donors

Russian cyber crooks created a fake email for Williamson, contacting wealthy party donors, claiming the MoD needed assistance in paying a vast ransom View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Sun The post Putin hackers fake Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s emails to swindle wealthy Tory donors appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

September 10, 2018
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UK.gov went ahead with under-planned, under-funded IT upgrade? Sounds about right

An “under-planned and underfunded” IT upgrade delayed national security vetting and is costing about £17m a year in inefficiencies, according to the UK government’s spending watchdog. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register The post UK.gov went ahead with under-planned, under-funded IT upgrade? Sounds about right appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

September 10, 2018
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