A computer security researcher has discovered a vast marketing database containing 340 million records on U.S. consumers. The database is the latest in a long line of databases to have been left exposed to the internet without authentication, thus putting people's personal data at risk.
Mexico's central bank says attackers attempted to hack its interbank electronic transfer system, but says no client money was lost. It's activated "contingency measures" at the targeted banks and says payment transfers could slow as a result.
The Reserve Bank of India is requiring that payment system operators store all their data domestically. Many security practitioners and payment companies in India have lauded the move, stating that the mandate could lead to quicker resolution of breach cases.
A handful of popular music videos published on YouTube were defaced on Tuesday, with two hackers claiming credit. But Google, which owns YouTube, says that tampering didn't occur directly on its platform.
Malaysia's central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, says it detected and successfully blocked an attack that attempted to steal funds via fraudulent SWIFT interbank money-moving messages. The attack against BNM led the central bank of the Philippines to issue an alert to banks in that country.
A U.S. power company, unnamed by regulators, has been fined a record $2.7 million for violating energy sector cybersecurity regulations after sensitive data - including cryptographic information for usernames and passwords - was exposed online for 70 days.
Whoever unleashed malware built to disrupt last month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, designed it to look like it had been executed by a group of hackers tied to North Korea. But researchers at the security firm Kaspersky Lab say any such attribution would be false.
Kaspersky Lab says it has uncovered an elegantly written piece of malware that leverages a Latvian-designed router to launch stealthy attacks. The security firm hints that the malicious code could only have come from a well-resourced attacker, but it stops short of naming one.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued an unequivocal promise about the extradition potential for 13 Russian nationals accused of working for a Kremlin-backed troll factory: "Never." It's unclear how the U.S. might best battle Russia's influence operations.
In a groundbreaking prosecution, two individuals in Ukraine have been sentenced for running extortion campaigns that disrupted international victims' websites with massive DDoS attacks unless they paid bitcoin ransoms of up to $10,000.
Anyone who dined out at one of 166 Applebee's restaurants in 15 states may have had their payment card details compromised by point-of-sale malware infections that began in November 2017, RMH Franchise Holdings warns.
An analysis of a massive 8.8 GB trove of files containing usernames and plaintext passwords suggests hundreds of services may have experienced unreported or undiscovered data breaches. Data breach expert Troy Hunt says the trove of 80 million records appears to contain fresh data.
Information security truisms: 2017 was the year of more cybersecurity - more attacks, more spending, more defenses, more breaches - and 2018 will see more of everything "cyber," plus GDPR enforcement, proxy wars online and more.