A new botnet called GoldBrute is actively scanning the internet and using brute-force methods to attack 1.5 million Windows machines that have exposed Remote Desktop Protocol connections, according to research from Morphus Labs. The goal of group controlling the botnet is not clear.
Federal prosecutors brought racketeering and other charges against four people, including one U.S. citizen, related to Darkode, a notorious online forum that specialized in buying and selling of malware and other hacking tools. Law enforcement closed the site nearly four years ago.
A month after Baltimore's IT network was hit with the RobbinHood ransomware variant, officials believe the May 7 attack will cost $18 million, which includes recovering and restoring computer systems as well as lost municipal revenue.
Tech Data says it has disabled a logging server used for its StreamOne cloud services marketplace after a data exposure. Tech Data differs with researchers over the sensitivity over what was exposed, but the logging server is offline now.
A security researcher has posted a demonstration showing how an attacker could exploit the BlueKeep vulnerability to take over a Windows device in a matter of seconds. Meanwhile, the NSA has joined Microsoft in urging users to patch devices before an attacker takes advantage of this vulnerability.
A third medical lab test firm - BioReference Laboratories - has acknowledged that it's a victim of the data breach at American Medical Collection Agency, which may have exposed data on more than 20 million patients. Meanwhile, at least four state attorneys general are now investigating the breach.
One year after the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect, data protection experts gathered at the European Data Protection Summit in London to review the state of privacy - not just in the U.K. and Europe but across the world. Here are eight takeaways.
Organizations and their applications are under attack from automated bots and bad actors. And many of these attacks are undetectable by conventional security technologies. How can organizations detect and prevent this activity? Carl Gustas of Cequence Security shares insights.
How big will the American Medical Collection Agency data breach get? LabCorp has now revealed that data on 7.7 million of the patients it serves was potentially compromised in the breach. Earlier, Quest Diagnostics said nearly 12 million of its clients were affected. Two U.S. senators are demanding answers.
A Kansas hospital has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle allegations that it falsely attested to conducting a security risk analysis as required under the HITECH Act electronic health records financial incentives program. Two whistleblowers in the case will receive $50,000 from the settlement.
Apple will introduce a feature in its new iOS 13 operating system later this year that allows the use of Apple credentials to log into other services. The feature is designed to reduce the amount of personal information that app developers obtain, a clear shot across the bow of Facebook and Google.
Australian National University has detected a data breach that resulted in the copying of "significant amounts" of staff and student data stretching back 19 years. The intrusion began in late 2018 and was detected on May 17.
First American Mortgage Corp., the title insurance company that left hundreds of millions of personal documents exposed on the internet, is now facing a lawsuit and an inquiry by New York's financial regulator. The company is also offering free credit monitoring for anyone who used its title and settlement services...
A data breach at American Medical Collection Agency has affected nearly 12 million patients who had lab tests performed by Quest Diagnostics, exposing a wealth of information, including Social Security numbers.
A proposed $74 million settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit against Premera Blue Cross after a 2014 data breach that affected nearly 11 million individuals includes $32 million for breach victims and also would require the health insurer to invest $42 million to bolster data security.