Can malware be good?
It’s bad enough that we seem to learn about a new data breach every week, but today we learned about four new data breaches, including one that leaked 15M customer record. Watch today’s video to learn which companies were affected, what data was stolen, and what users should do about it
Today, Apple fixed a few security flaws but also suffered from a new one. A researcher has found a new way to bypass Gatekeeper — the OS X component that’s supposed to keep suspicious software off Macs.
A time-honored method of extracting cash from stolen credit cards involves “reshipping” scams, which manage the purchase, reshipment and resale of carded consumer goods from America to Eastern Europe — primarily Russia. A new study suggests that some 1.6 million credit and debit cards are used to commit at least $1.8 billion in reshipping fraud each year, and identifies some choke points for disrupting this lucrative money laundering activity. Many retailers long ago stopped allowing direct shipments of consumer goods from the United States to Russia and Eastern Europe, citing the high rate of fraudulent transactions for goods destined to those areas
Apple’s not having a great security week. First the XcodeGhost issue, which infected their App Store with malware, now a new iOS 9 lockscreen bypass vulnerability. A Spanish speaking YouTuber disclosed a new lockscreen bypass flaw this week
The New York Times is reporting that Apple encryption is hampering an FBI investigation: In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply. Government officials had warned for months that this type of standoff was inevitable as technology companies like Apple and Google embraced tougher encryption.
The FBI today warned about a significant spike in victims and dollar losses stemming from an increasingly common scam in which crooks spoof communications from executives at the victim firm in a bid to initiate unauthorized international wire transfers. According to the FBI, thieves stole nearly $750 million in such scams from more than 7,000 victim companies in the U.S
I’ve talked about the Ashley Madison breach before, but the news keeps coming. Today’s video covers, tragic suicides, new attack details, a CTO hacker, and criminals extorting the victims.