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Donald Trump owns 3,600 Domains

CNNMoney has carried out an investigation on Donald Trump’s online portfolio of domain names and found that he has 3,643 websites that range from TrumpEmpire.com to TrumpFraud.org. CNNMoney investigated 20 years of internet records using Domain name search tool DomainTools. Before he reached the White House, Trump’s company had laid claim to at least 3,643 website domains. The buying spree continued as ... Read More »

Most Hackers Can Access Systems and Steal Valuable Data Within 24 Hours

More than three-quarters (88%) of hackers can break through cybersecurity defences and into the systems they target within 12 hours, while 81% say they can identify and take valuable data within another 12 hours, even though the breach may not be discovered for hundreds of days, according to research by global technology company Nuix. The Nuix Black Report—the results of ... Read More »

Cloudbleed: Big web brands leaked crypto keys, personal secrets thanks to Cloudflare bug

Big-name websites leaked people’s private session keys and personal information into strangers’ browsers, due to a Cloudflare bug uncovered by Google researchers. As we’ll see, a single character – ‘>’ rather than ‘=’ – in Cloudflare’s software source code sparked the security blunder. Cloudflare helps companies spread their websites and online services across the internet. Due to a programming blunder, ... Read More »

Cybercriminal selling nearly one million Coachella accounts on the dark web

Nearly one million Coachella accounts are reportedly currently up for sale on the dark web. An underground data trader is allegedly selling over 950,000 Coachella user accounts data, which includes usernames, hashed passwords and email addresses, for $300. “Coachella complete database dump from this month,” the cybercriminal, who uses the handle Berkut, wrote in their listing, on the popular dark web marketplace Tochka, Motherboard reported. ... Read More »

Uber accused of ‘calculated theft’ of Google’s self-driving car technology

Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent Alphabet, filed a suit against Uber on Thursday alleging that the ride-share company engaged in the “calculated theft” of its self-driving technology. The suit is the latest setback for Uber, which is still reeling from the viral #DeleteUber campaign and which this week launched an “urgent investigation” into claims of sexual harassment. View full story ... Read More »

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Russia’s military has admitted for the first time the scale of its information warfare effort, saying it was significantly expanded post-Cold War. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian “information troops” were involved in “intelligent, effective propaganda”, but he did not reveal details about the team or its targets. The admission follows repeated allegations of cyberattacks against Western nations by ... Read More »

Briton ‘responsible for cyber attack on Germany’ arrested at Luton Airport

A British man has been arrested at Luton Airport accused of a cyber attack in Germany last year which hit a million homes. The 29-year-old suspect was held on a European arrest warrant accused of wiping out internet access to Deutsche Telekom subscribers in a planned attack. “The Briton stands accused of attempted computer sabotage in a particularly serious case,” ... Read More »

Nearly 80 percent of cyber professionals say enterprises must understand behaviours and intent as people interact with critical data and IP

Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint™ today released a new study – “The Human Point: An Intersection of Behaviors, Intent & Critical Business Data.” The study showed that, while an overwhelming majority of respondents – 80 percent – believe it’s important to understand the behaviors of people as they interact with intellectual property (IP) and other critical business data, only 32 percent ... Read More »

Hundreds of Mt. Healthy school employee W-2s could be in hacker’s hands

The federal W-2 forms of as many as 600 current and former Mount Healthy City Schools employees may be in the hands of hackers or scam artists. School district administrators said the district’s emails have been hacked or phished as part of a nationwide W-2 email phishing scam. Superintendent Dr. Reva Cosby told WLWT on Tuesday that she learned the ... Read More »

Operation BugDrop – hackers steal gigabytes of data from organisations, record conversations

A reconnaissance campaign dubbed “Operation BugDrop” has stolen gigabytes of data from at least 70 organizations in Ukraine and elsewhere. The threat intelligence research team at CyberX came across the operation after discovering an in-the-wild malware campaign. So far, the malware has captured documents, passwords, and screenshots from dozens of targets located in Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, and Austria. Those victims ... Read More »