On Wednesday, security researcher Randy Abrams visited the Equifax site to contest bad information in his credit report and was attacked by malicious software that tried to get him to download a fake Flash updater that was a vector for an obscure piece of malware called Adware.Eorezo.
Other users confirm that they wereRead More
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is the go-to protocol for low-powered networking in personal devices, so “smart” sex-toy manufacturers have adopted it — despite the protocol’s many vulnerabilities. That means that hackers can now wander city streets, detecting and compromising sex toys from the sidewalk, in a practice that Pentest Partners’ Alex Lomas has dubbedRead More
Just over a year ago, Yahoo admitted that it had been hacked in 2013, and estimated that 500 million accounts had been compromised (the company blamed state-sponsored actors, and federal prosecutors have indicted two Russian spies for ordering the operation). Now the company has admitted that all three billion of its accounts were affected.
Before Equifax changed its name in 1976 — in the midst of a Congressional investigation and a national scandal — it was the Retail Credit Company, founded in Atlanta in 1899.
Retail Credit served as a kind of free market Stasi, sending out spies to covertly and overtly gather data on Americans, encouragingRead More
One week after announcing the worst breach in American history, and days after it was revealed that the breach had been caused by simply negligence, Equifax has announced the “retirement” of its Chief Information Officer, David Webb, and Chief Security Officer, Susan Mauldin, though “the company’s review of the facts is still ongoing.”
A hacker who appears to have ongoing, continuous access to Australia’s electronic health care records is selling access to any full record for 0.0089 bitcoin, or about USD22.
The records are for sale through a darknet auction site, and the seller promises that they will soon offer bulk access. All that’s neededRead More