Equifax CEO Richard Smith steps down in aftermath of massive breach

Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday in the wake of a massive cybersecurity breach that exposed the birth dates, social security numbers, and other personal information of 143 million Equifax customers, The New York Times reports. Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. will vacate his post as the company’s president of the Asia-Pacific […]
  • 10 Months ago

Equifax stares down almost two dozen class actions after cyberattack

Credit reporting and monitoring company Equifax is facing at least 23 proposed class action lawsuits in the wake of its announcement Thursday that a cyber attack compromised the personal information of up to 143 million Equifax customers, USA Today reports. Various law firms have filed suits in 14 different states as well as D.C., according […]
  • 10 Months ago

China is using quantum cryptography to produce unhackable transmissions

China has proven itself able to use quantum cryptography to produce what are essentially unhackable transmissions. A Chinese group of researchers called the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale project, or QUESS, launched a quantum cryptography satellite into orbit in August last year. This satellite has enabled the QUESS project to send quantum-encrypted messages from earth to the satellite — […]
  • 11 Months ago

Malicious code can now jump from DNA to computers

We now live in a time in which you can use DNA to hack computer systems. The discovery was made by a group of researchers at the University of Washington made up of both computer science and molecular biology specialists. They focus on how information is encoded not only in computer systems, but also in biological systems, and […]
  • 12 Months ago

Cybersecurity Hero Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware Arrested on Malware-Related Charges

Marcus Hutchins, the cybersecurity researcher who disabled the WannaCry ransomware, was arrested in Las Vegas Wednesday, August 2 following a July 12 indictment on charges of creating, distributing, and profiting from a malware program that could seize credit card numbers and other banking information, Reuters reported Friday via nasdaq.com. On Friday, Judge Nancy Koppe set Hutchins’ […]
  • 12 Months ago

Data Breach Exposes Millions of Verizon Customer Records

Verizon’s partner Nice Systems suffered a data breach that exposed the records of 6 million customers. The data was accessed through an unprotected Amazon S3 storage server, leaving records compromised by customer service calls facilitator. Verizon claims that despite the data breach no loss or theft of customer information occurred. The records in question are […]
  • 1 year ago

Trump Hotels Customers’ Sensitive Information Breached

Trump Hotels announced Tuesday that data had been breached at 14 of its locations, including those in Las Vegas and Chicago, CNBC reports. Customers’ payment card numbers and security codes were seized by hackers who entered the systems of Sabre, a third party that manages reservations for Trump Hotels. Lee Matthews of Forbes says hackers […]
  • 1 year ago

Yahoo User Info Still Up for Sale after System Hack

Back in 2013, Yahoo was hacked and over one billion users account information was stolen and put up for sale on the dark web. The offer stands as $200,000 or best offers. Even though the passwords are available, the dates of birth, telephone numbers and even security questions could be extremely useful if put in […]
  • 1 year ago