Hackers reportedly used a tool developed by the NSA to attack Baltimore’s computer systems

EternalBlue was also used in the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks in 2017 Since May 7th, the Baltimore’s city government has been dealing with a ransomware attack that has shut down everything from its email to the systems that allow residents to pay water bills, purchase homes, and other services. According to a report in The New York Times, … Read moreHackers reportedly used a tool developed by the NSA to attack Baltimore’s computer systems

885 Million Records Exposed Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

Several million records said to include bank account details, Social Security digits, wire transactions, and other mortgage paperwork, were found publicly accessible on the server of a major U.S. financial service company. More than 885 million records in total were reportedly exposed, according to Krebs on Security. The data was taken offline on Friday. Ben Shoval, … Read more885 Million Records Exposed Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

UK to invest $28M in cyber operations centers

The United Kingdom is preparing to invest 22 million pounds, the equivalent of almost $28 million, to open new cyber operation centers. British Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt is set to make the announcement during a conference in London at the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre.   “It’s time to pay more than lip service to cyber,” she … Read moreUK to invest $28M in cyber operations centers

How Hackers Access Direct Deposit Paycheck — And What to Do About It

Getting your paycheck deposited directly into your bank account seems like a handy solution but in some cases. hackers can access them. Getting your paycheck deposited directly into your bank account seems like a handy solution because you don’t have to pick up the check from your workplace and take it to the bank to … Read moreHow Hackers Access Direct Deposit Paycheck — And What to Do About It

Windows 10 WARNING: Huge vulnerability discovered as Microsoft releases May 2019 Update

WINDOWS 10 users have been warned about a newly discovered security vulnerability shortly after Microsoft started releasing its May 2019 Update for the operating system. Windows 10 May 2019 Update is the latest improvement to hit the software and touts a wealth of improvements for users to look forward to. The software grants fans access to … Read moreWindows 10 WARNING: Huge vulnerability discovered as Microsoft releases May 2019 Update

Hackers have been holding the city of Baltimore’s computers hostage for 2 weeks

A ransomware attack means Baltimore citizens can’t pay their water bills or parking tickets. Thirteen bitcoins are standing between the city of Baltimore and many of the services and processes its citizens rely on after hackers seized thousands of government computers at the start of the month. The ordeal has been going on for two weeks, and … Read moreHackers have been holding the city of Baltimore’s computers hostage for 2 weeks

Would you pay $1m for a laptop full of malware?

A laptop deliberately infected with six notorious strains of malware, including WannaCry and ILoveYou, is being auctioned in the US as an art project. At time of writing, the highest bid for the device was $1.1m (£800,000). The auction states that the Samsung laptop’s internet connectivity will be disabled when the device is shipped to … Read moreWould you pay $1m for a laptop full of malware?

Critical Flaws in Khan Academy Opened Door to Account Takeovers

The two critical cross-site request forgery flaws in the online learning non-profit Khan Academy have been resolved.Two critical cross-site request forgery (CSRF) flaws in educational non-profit Khan Academy’s website may have affected some users by allowing account takeover. Khan Academy, a non-profit learning organization, produces short lessons in the form of videos that can be … Read moreCritical Flaws in Khan Academy Opened Door to Account Takeovers