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Security Never Sleeps- SEC Security, CCleaner Security

SEC admits data breach, suggests illicit trading was key

“Regulator database opened”

The SEC has admitted to being hacked in 2016, with illegal trading potentially at the root of the breach. On Wednesday, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said one of the financial regulator’s databases, containing corporate announcements, was compromised and may have been used to gain an advantage in stock trading.

CCleaner Hack Carried Out In Order to Target Big Tech Companies

“Group believed to operate out of China”

The CCleaner hack that took place over the summer and came to light this week might have been carried out by an infamous cyber-espionage group, believed to be operating out of China, and which targeted a list of who’s who of western tech companies. Thin lines connect evidence collected from the CCleaner incident to the activity of a cyber-espionage group that goes primarily by the name of Axiom, but is also referenced as APT17, DeputyDog, Tailgater Team, Hidden Lynx, Voho, Group 72, or AuroraPanda.

Attackers Take Over WordPress, Joomla, JBoss Servers to Mine Monero

“Frequency of attacks up about 6 times”

Attacks aimed at delivering cryptocurrency mining tools on enterprise networks have gone up significantly, according to telemetry data collected by IBM’s X-Force team between January and August 2017. A recent report by fellow cyber-security firm Kaspersky found that cryptocurrency mining malware also infected over 1.65 million machines running Kaspersky solutions in the first eight months of the year.

Equifax Sent Breach Victims to Fake Website

“Failure after failure”

Equifax has made another blunder following the massive data breach suffered by the company – it advised some customers on Twitter to access a fake support website set up by a security researcher. Equifax staff advised breach victims on Twitter at least 8 times to access securityequifax2017.com instead of equifaxsecurity2017.com, the website created by the credit reporting agency following the hacker attack that affected as many as 143 million consumers in the U.S., 400,000 in the U.K. and 100,000 in Canada.

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Security Never Sleeps- Avast and CCleaner, Apple Face ID

Avast reckons CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users

“Popular PC optimization software infected”

Users of a free software tool designed to optimize system performance on Windows PCs and Android mobile devices got a nasty shock this morning when Piriform, the company which makes the CCleaner tool, revealed in a blog post that certain versions of the software had been compromised by hackers — and that malicious, data-harvesting software had piggybacked on its installer program.

LiteBit Bitcoin Exchange Hacked Twice in Two Months

“Fuels concerns over security of trading platforms”

LiteBit.eu, a multi-currency exchange based in the Netherlands, has suffered yet another data breach, two months in a row. According to emails sent to affected customers after each event, no Bitcoin or altcoin funds were stolen in any of these two incidents but the possibility remains a primary issue for those holding the currencies.

Apple’s Face ID isn’t flawless — technology can and will be hacked, cybersecurity expert says

“No facial recognition systems truly safe”

Facial recognition technology, such as in Apple’s new high-end iPhone X, is more secure than other authentication systems but it isn’t perfect, a cybersecurity expert warned on Friday. “None of these systems are flawless. And you’ll see it with Apple. They can be defeated. Somebody will do that,” said Tom Grissen, CEO of biometrics firm Daon, whose clients include USAA and MasterCard.

Malware blamed for city’s data breach

“Oceanside payment system affected”

A malicious form of computer code known as “malware” has been blamed for the security breach that shut down Oceanside’s online payment system in August, city officials said this week. The cyber attack targeted names, billing addresses and credit card information, and other sensitive information of the 40,000 customers who use the online system to pay their various utility bills such as  water, sewer and trash bills, city officials said.

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