Tag Archives: Oceanside

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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Security Never Sleeps- Google Apps, Fancy Bear

Google Kicks 500 Apps Off Online Store Over Spyware Concerns

“Developers likely unaware of flaws”

The decision to remove over 500 apps from the Google Play online app store comes after researchers raised spyware concerns. Cyber security firm Lookout have disclosed that they have found apps that contain and spread spyware programs. Certain software used in the apps had the ability to covertly siphon people’s personal data on their devices without alerting the app makers, Lookout said.

Potential Data Breach of Oceanside Online Utility Payment System

“Residents report abnormalities”

City of Oceanside officials said Tuesday that the internet payment systems where Oceanside residents can pay their utility bills have possibly been breached. Authorities first learned of the potential issue when several residents alerted the municipal institutions, saying the cards they used to pay utility bills had charges to their accounts that had not been authorized. At least two victims used the affected accounts only to pay their utility bill and no other purpose. Though Oceanside officials have not confirmed the utility payment is necessarily the source of the breach, the reports raised the concern and speculation of vulnerability.

Russia-Linked Hackers Leak Football Doping Files

“Fancy Bear claims to be associated with the hacking attacks”

The infamous Fancy Bear, a group of hackers commonly believed to be operating out of Russia has leaked emails and medical records related to football (or soccer, to us Americans) players who have used illegal substances. Fancy Bears has made assertions before to be associated with the broader Anonymous hacktivist movement previously. Their members have constructed a website, fancybears.net, where they leaked numerous files as part of a campaign dubbed “OpOlympics.”

The hackers released a statement in which they comment on their operations: “Today Fancy Bears’ hack team is publishing the material leaked from various sources related to football. Football players and officials unanimously affirm that this kind of sport is free of doping. Our team perceived these numerous claims as a challenge and now we will prove they are lying.”

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