Dow Jones is the latest company to expose customer records on a cloud server
“2.2 million records left unsecured”
DowJones & Co. are the latest in a sequence of large firms to leave massive amounts of private customer data on unsecured cloud servers. Similar to the Verizon error recently, Dow Jones consumer data was found publicly in an Amazon Web Service S3 bucket discovered by Chris Guard of UpGuard Inc.
New Leak: WSJ parent company Dow Jones exposed 4 million customers via AWS S3 bucket https://t.co/TQHXm0oOeL pic.twitter.com/0PKN5qK8pl
— UpGuard (@UpGuard) July 17, 2017
GhostCtrl malware silently haunts Android users, hijacking functionality
“Versatile remote access Trojan growing in infection”
Researchers have found GhostCtrl, a highly adaptable trojan malware that steals sensitive information and is capable of performing ransomware attacks. The backdoor is part of a massive campaign that involves RETADUP.A, according to Trend Micro.
#Android backdoor #GhostCtrl is actually based on a remote access Trojan #OmniRAT commercially sold from $25-$75: https://t.co/5pFqwuSHCu pic.twitter.com/fZxxGiEdE8
— Trend Micro (@TrendMicro) July 18, 2017
A Single Extreme Cyberattack Could Cost the U.S. More than Hurricane Katrina
“U.S. Economy incredibly vulnerable”
An increase in global ransomware attacks has prompted Lloyds of London to publish a report on the state of danger that the U.S. faces in regards to cybersecurity. Published with Cyence, the report speculates that the U.S. stands to lose as much as $121.4 billion.
The best of Black Hat: The consequential, the controversial, the canceled
“Review of the acclaimed conference”
Black Hat has gained a reputation over two decades as a conference that demonstrates much of the cutting-edge research in information security and industry trends that began in Las Vegas and has extended to annual events globally. This year, the event also had its share of controversy stemming from last minute cancellations.
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