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Identity Theft

Uber suffered massive data breach, paid hackers to keep quiet about it

Uber suffered a breach in October 2016, which resulted in the compromise of sensitive information of some 57 million users and drivers, and paid off the hackers to keep mum

Identity Theft

Hackers hit Sacramento transit system, demand money to stop attack

Hackers looking for a payout have hit the Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) system, defacing the agency website, erasing data from some of its servers, and demanding money to stop the

Vendor News

Global Cyber Alliance launched the Quad9 DNS service to secure your online experience

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) has launched the Quad9 DNS service (, a new free Domain Name Service resolver that will check user’s requests against the IBM X-Force’s threat intelligence

Identity Theft

Cash Converters Data Breach

News has just surfaced that Cash Converters has been hit by a data breach. The company reported that it had:“Received an email threat from a third party claiming to have


Why hackers reuse malware

Software developers love to reuse code wherever possible, and hackers are no exception. While we often think of different malware strains as separate entities, the reality is that most new


Attackers Exploiting Microsoft DDE Protocol to Install Malware

Attackers are using Microsoft’s Dynamic Data Exchange protocol to download and install malware. Microsoft has warned about the issue, and given users guidance on how to protect themselves, but does


Q3 Sees a Whopping 400M Malware Infections

There were nearly 400 million malware incidents around the world in the third quarter, permeating throughout every nation-state on the planet.According to Comodo Threat Research Labs’ Q3 2017 global report,


Ordinypt ‘Ransomware’ Destroys Data Instead of Encrypting It

A new malware called Ordinypt that targets German users is making the rounds—billing itself as ransomware. However, the code is really a wiper, with apparent twin motives of financial gain

Industry Insights

The healthcare industry’s fear of the cyber threat

Technology is booming in healthcare organisations with digital transformation policies leading to increased adoption of connected medical devices, big data analytics for faster and more accurate diagnoses, and paperless systems

Industry Insights

Vectra 2018 Cyber Security predictions

Ransomware as a disruptive or destructive attack will increase. Cyber warcraft is the new oil – in essence, total control of corporate networks or industrial plants have become as valuable