Credit card info of 1.8 million people stolen from sports gear sites

By: Bill Toulas Four affiliated online sports gear sites have disclosed a cyberattack where threat actors stole credit cards for 1,813,224 customers. While not much is known about the attack, a law firm representing the four websites stated that personal information and credit card information, including full CVV, were stolen on October 1st, 2021. The […]

New zero-day exploit for Log4j Java library is an enterprise nightmare

By Sergiu Gatlan Proof-of-concept exploits for a critical zero-day vulnerability in the ubiquitous Apache Log4j Java-based logging library are currently being shared online, exposing home users and enterprises alike to ongoing remote code execution attacks. Log4j is developed by the Apache Foundation and is widely used by both enterprise apps and cloud services. Thus, while […]

Online Holiday Scams are Upon Us

Holidays are the times we look forward to our entire year. Whether it be joyful times with family or vacation plans, everything can be messed up if you are not careful enough. You see, cybercriminals are also looking forward to holidays to gain some monies and steal your deets.  FBI warns against Cyber Monday scam […]

Costco discloses data breach after finding credit card skimmer

By: Sergiu Gatlan Costco Wholesale Corporation has warned customers in notification letters sent this month that their payment card information might have been stolen while recently shopping at one of its stores. The retail giant (also known as Costco Wholesale and Costco) is an American multinational that operates a large chain of membership-only retail stores, the fifth-largest […]

FBI: Ransomware targets companies during mergers and acquisitions

By: Sergiu Gatlan The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns that ransomware gangs are targeting companies involved in “time-sensitive financial events” such as corporate mergers and acquisitions to make it easier to extort their victims. In a private industry notification published on Monday, the FBI said ransomware operators would use the financial information collected before attacks […]

US government discloses more ransomware attacks on water plants

By: Sergiu Gatlan U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) Sector facilities have been breached multiple times in ransomware attacks during the last two years, U.S. government agencies said in a joint advisory on Thursday. The advisory also mentions ongoing malicious activity targeting WWS facilities that could lead to ransomware attacks affecting their ability to provide […]

Facebook privacy Settings you should change now

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by: Kaleb Brown As if Facebook didn’t have enough drama last week following the testimony from the whistleblower and the outage affecting all of its sites on October 4th, privacy research company Privacy Affairs found personal data from more than 1.5 billion Facebook users for sale on a hacker forum. According to the Statista Research […]

Enterprises Warned About Zix-Themed Credential Phishing Attacks

By Eduard Kovacs Enterprise users have been warned that cybercriminals may be trying to phish their credentials by luring them with fake emails that appear to be related to services offered by security company Zix. Zix provides cybersecurity, compliance and productivity solutions to 21,000 organizations, and cybercriminals have been leveraging the company’s reputation in a […]

US farmer cooperative hit by $5.9M BlackMatter ransomware attack

By: Lawrence Abrams U.S. farmers cooperative NEW Cooperative has suffered a BlackMatter ransomware attack demanding $5.9 million not to leak stolen data and provide a decryptor. NEW Cooperative is a farmer’s feed and grain cooperative with over sixty locations throughout Iowa. In a weekend ransomware attack, the threat actors demand a 5.9 million dollar ransom, […]