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Hundreds of Companies Expose PII, Private Emails Through Google Groups Error
A small settings error has resulted in the exposure of confidential business emails and employee data, researchers have warned. On Monday, RedLock revealed in a blog post that companies including IBM's Weather Company, Fusion Media Group -- the parent firm of companies including Gizmodo, The Onion, and Lifehacker -- as well as helpdesk support service provider Freshworks and video ad platform SpotX were affected by the security issue. According to the team, "hundreds" of Google Groups have publicly exposed messages containing sensitive information belonging to such companies, all because of a customer-controlled configuration error in the service.
Nuance the Latest NotPetya Victim to Report Financial Impact
On July 21, the Waltham, Massachusetts-based company issued a financial statement warning Wall Street analysts that its fiscal 2017 Q3 and likely Q4 revenue and earnings results would be negatively impacted by the June 27 ransomware attack. Nearly a month after the attack, the company is still trying to restore all its services to customers. Most impacted has been its medical transcription services business.
One Simple Error Led to AlphaBay Admin's Downfall
Hollywood loves to portray hackers as wunderkinds with such exceptional cybercrime mojo that they can hack or crack anything, even with their eyes closed. But in reality, it seems like cops often find their suspects not because they've had to throw the cybersecurity equivalent of a Sherlock Holmes at a case, but because the crooks screwed up.
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How Secure Are Today's ATMs? 5 Questions Answered
Monday, July 24, 2017
By installing fake card slots, or even extra attachments (called “skimmers”) on top of the existing card slot, attackers can read the information on cards’ magnetic strips. That can help them make fake duplicate cards to use in other ATMs.
When Student Debt Payoff Becomes Complicated by Identity Theft
Monday, July 24, 2017
After contacting the IRS, we found that someone took out a fraudulent student loan using my former married name. I also got my credit reports, which showed the loan. I was able to get the signed loan documents from the U.S. Department of Education but now the department does not respond to my certified letters or phone calls.
Stolen Medical Records Uncovered in Identity Theft Scheme
Monday, July 24, 2017
"We've been violated as a hospital, the community's been violated, and we suffered the theft of some records that was inappropriate, and will not happen again." Mercy Health Love County administrator Richard Barker said."
One Essential Step to Prevent Identity Theft
Monday, July 24, 2017
If you suspect that your identity has been compromised, here's one essential step you must take to stop criminals from opening credit card accounts under your name.
VIDEO: Oakland Man Indicted for Allegedly Trying to Support ISIS, Identity Theft
Monday, July 24, 2017
“The indictment alleges that the services Alhaggagi attempted to provide included opening social media accounts for the use, benefit, and promotion of ISIS, and that the personnel he provided was himself,” a DOJ press release said. The indictment also includes three counts of identity theft. Alhaggagi allegedly used a stolen credit card to make almost $5,000 in fraudulent online purchases from a clothing company, FBI officials said.