Dutch Bitcoin Broker Litebit Suffers Second Data Breach in Six Weeks

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HomeNewsCryptoDutch Bitcoin Broker Litebit Suffers Second Data Breach in Six Weeks Dutch Bitcoin Broker Litebit Suffers Second Data Breach in Six Weeks JP Buntinx September 17, 2017 Crypto, News TheMerkle Litebit Data Breach It is never good to see Bitcoin exchanges or brokers suffer a hack. Although not all of…


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Hackers use botnets, bitcoin for malware attacks: Research

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Bitcoin technology is gaining increasing prominence, especially among #hackers. The safest way to force out millions of dollars without being detected is through bitcoin currency. Therefore, the majority of cyber criminals are turning towards this method. The recent major malware attacks – including the infamous WannaCry attack – attempted carrying…


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The Dangers of the Hackable Car

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Hackers may have a new target in their sights—one that’s just as central to everyday life as computers are. Our cars. As vehicles fill up with more digital controls and internet-connected devices, they’re becoming more vulnerable to cybercriminals, who can hack into those systems just like they can attack computers….


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Three Lessons IBM i Shops Can Learn From The Equifax Hack

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The recent Equifax data breach exposed extremely sensitive data of 143 million consumers, putting more than half of Americans at risk. While an IBM i server was likely not involved here, Equifax’s actions – and more importantly, its inactions – can teach IBM i shops something about data security. Just…


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The Security Setting You Must Always Turn On

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“Two-factor authentication.” It’s an ugly term for something that needs to be in your daily life. But you also need to know its limitations. First, though, let’s start with something more basic: What is two-factor authentication? It’s where you log into a website or app and, once you type in…


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Cybercrime proliferates against banks, other businesses

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Keep employees off the Internet and have workers avoid clicking on any attachment or link in an email. Those are the only sure ways to avoid cyberattacks, according to three experts who spoke today at the North Bay Business Journal’s conference on cybersecurity in Rohnert Park. Maybe it sounds severe…


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Is brain hacking possible?

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Brain hacking. It may evoke images of Hephaestus, Greek god of craftsmen and metallurgy, hacking literally through the head of his father Zeus, enabling the birth of Athena, fully grown with weapons and armor. But we’ll be hearing increasingly about a more modern form of brain hacking, and it doesn’t…


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Foothill still working to gain control of hacked Twitter account

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LAS VEGAS – Foothill High School has yet to regain control of its Twitter account a day after a hack attack. The hacker posted several tweets on Tuesday with obscene messages and nudity. Students at Foothill displayed a range of emotions from laughter to indifference to distaste. “I haven’t seen…


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Scammers Are Constructing Fake People to Get Real Credit Cards

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On a warm day in May, agents from the FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service descended on a leafy neighborhood in South Carolina and raided the home of a DJ suspected of using fake identities to obtain 558 credit cards from Capital One Financial Corp. Outside the house in…


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5 Ways to Protect or Freeze Your Credit After Identity Theft

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In the wake of the Equifax data breach, which compromised the personal information of up to 143 million Americans — nearly half of the U.S. population, according to NBC News — many Americans are looking to prevent potential identity theft. The Equifax breach is just the latest in a string…


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Apple’s New iPhone X Could Help Identity Thieves Steal Your Face

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Apple has announced that it plans to replace previous iPhone login credentials with facial recognition technology to log into the iPhone and to access Apple Pay. This should prompt some privacy and security concerns, but probably not the ones you’re thinking. It’s not the TSA or the Deep State who…


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Russian cyber hacker pleads guilty in identity theft case

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A Russian cybercriminal identified as a leader of a $50 million identity theft and credit card fraud ring has pleaded guilty in Atlanta to helping to steal millions of debit card numbers and swiftly loot accounts in cities around the world, federal authorities said. Roman Valeryevich Seleznev pleaded guilty Thursday…


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How healthcare providers can curb medical identity theft

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Medical records are valued at 20 to 50 times more than financial identities on the black market. Medical identity theft is on the rise. Medical records are a hot target for hackers because, according to the FBI, medical identities are valued at 20 to 50 times more than financial identities…


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‘Cybersecurity’ term might be scaring off young talent

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While 18- to 26-year-olds are showing interest in cybersecurity, there’s a disconnect in the language around the field, skills and opportunities. BOSTON — When the National Cyber Security Alliance asked 18- to 26-year-olds what skills they are looking for in a career, researchers uncovered a list that would, if framed…


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EU plans more robust security to shore up cyber defenses

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Growing cyber crime has spurred proposals to strengthen the European Union’s specially dedicated security agency and set up a fund to help countries who suffer such attacks. An increase in ransomware attacks such as this year’s WannaCry worm that locked up more than 200,000 computers around the world has convinced…


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Breaches Becoming More Common

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The massive security breach last week involving Equifax Inc., is drawing more concern as ransomware, phishing and other kinds of hacking become more frequent on a small and large scale. Around 143 million Americans — including 8 million New Yorkers — were affected in the latest massive breach with the…


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Vermont town’s computer system hacked

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ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. Vermont officials say their town’s computer system was hacked by a type of malware that targeted payroll and tax bill files. St. Johnsbury town manager Chad Whitehead tells The Caledonian Record (http://bit.ly/2wX8MoB ) the computer system was hacked sometime Saturday. Whitehead says the hack froze the sensitive…


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Compliance with Initial New York DFS Cybersecurity Rules Now Mandatory

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As of August 28, 2017, insurance companies, banks, and other financial services companies regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) must comply with an initial wave of new cybersecurity requirements intended to protect customer data, including maintaining written cybersecurity policies and procedures, designating a Chief Information Security…


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Turkey will soon roll out new cybersecurity plan

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The government is preparing a new and comprehensive cybersecurity blueprint to combat growing domestic and global threats, Transportation, Shipping and Information Minister Ahmet Arslan has said. In an interview that was published in Sabah newspaper yesterday, Arslan said the National Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan will have five strategic…


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FA to increase World Cup cyber security over hacking concerns

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The English Football Association will increase cyber security for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after hacking attacks by a group suspected of links to a Russian spy agency, media reports said. The FA has written a letter to soccer’s governing body FIFA expressing its concerns about sensitive information such…


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