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Study: German Industry down almost $50 Billion thanks to Cyber Attacks

BERLIN (Reuters) – Two thirds of Germany’s manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe’s largest economy some 43 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a survey published by Germany’s IT sector association on Thursday.

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DNC Thought it was Under Attack(it was a Red Team Phish Test)

The FBI received a report from the US Democratic National Committee (DNC) that unknown actors sought access to a voter database through a phishing campaign. Security firm Lookout was reported to have warned the DNC Tuesday that it had found a fake login page for VoteBuilder, a tool the party uses so its campaigns can better target voters. The apparent attackers' apparent aim was to obtain credentials they could use to access the party's voter information. The DNC's Chief Security Officer Bob Lord briefed party officials on the attack yesterday, then made a public statement denouncing the current US Administration for not protecting the political process from hackers. The party also spoke about the incident to a number of media outlets.

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Zenis Encrypts Your Data & Deletes Your Backups

Larry Abrams at Bleepingcomputer warned against a new strain called Zenis Ransomware, which was discovered this week by the MalwareHunterTeam.

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"WannaMine" attacks, and how to avoid them.

It's suddenly all over the news. In hindsight, it was a matter of "not if, but when". Sophos just warned against a new hybrid worm that combines the ETERNALBLUE exploit and cryptomining.

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Newark City Hall Computers Infected With Ransomware

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Ransomware. The City of Newark’s computer system has been disable...

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The 3 B's of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses to Avoid Breaking the Bank

A great article by Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Director, Ostrom Wo...

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A Look Inside the Tech Support Scam

Dennis Fisher at OnThe Wire reported on some fascinating research by three PhD candidates at Stony B...

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SecureWorks Exposes Phishing Russian Hacker Gang

Atlanta-based SecureWorks has a Counter Threat Unit which has been closely watching the Russian hacker ga...

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CEO Punished for Yahoo Breaches

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will pay a penalty for the two breaches the company suffered in 2013 and 2014 by ...

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Seven Reasons Why You Need to Create a Human Firewall

Employees are your last line of defense and need to become an additional security layer when (not if) att...

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First-Ever Mac Macro Malware Discovered

Appleinsider reported Feb 9, 2017: "Mac malware discovered in Microsoft Word document with auto-running m...

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U.S. Cyber Command struggles to retain top cybersecurity talent

Top official in Defense Department's cybersecurity unit says organization is doing an ‘effective jo...

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FFIEC Issues Statement on Safeguarding the Cybersecurity of Interbank Messaging and Payment Networks

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) members today advised financial institutio...

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Netflix Resets Passwords Following LinkedIn, Myspace Breaches

Heads up for those who tend to reuse the same password across the Web: If you want to get back into your ...

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Fed Inspector General Plans Information Security Audit

The Federal Reserve’s Office of the Inspector General is planning an audit of the Fed’s infor...

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Dropbox Smeared in Week of Megabreaches

Last week, LifeLock and several other identity theft protection firms erroneously alerted their customers...

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