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  • Toyota Australia driven offline by cyber attack, as heart hospital hit by ransomware

    Graham Cluley
    Car maker Toyota admitted earlier today that it had suffered what appears to have been a malware attack at its facilities in Melbourne, Australia, which knocked out its website and other communications.
    Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
  • 139 US bars, restaurants and coffeeshops infected by credit-card stealing malware

    Graham Cluley
    North Country Business Products (NCBP), a provider of point-of-sales systems, has revealed that 139 of its clients have been hit by a malware infection that stole the payment card details of consumers.
    Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
  • Smashing Security #116: Stalking debtors, Facebook farce, and a cyber insurance snag

    Graham Cluley
    How would *you* track someone who owed you money? What was the colossal flaw Facebook left on its website for anyone to exploit and hijack accounts? And what excuse are insurance companies giving for not paying victims of the NotPetya malware millions of dollars?
    All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Joe Carrigan of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Join me to learn more about Magecart attacks - and how to defend against them

    Graham Cluley
    Attacks that can silently skim payment data as it is entered on websites have become a huge problem.
    Learn more about the likes of Magecart, and how to effectively combat such threats, in an upcoming free webinar.
  • Google in hot water after not revealing it had hidden a secret microphone in home alarm product

    Graham Cluley
    As if some folks weren’t concerned enough about the infiltration of potentially privacy-busting devices into the home, Google has admitted it did not disclose that it hid a secret microphone inside its Nest Secure product.
    Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
  • The man suing Apple over two-factor authentication has ‘previous’

    Graham Cluley
    Many have been baffled by Jay Brodsky’s legal action against Apple, including his claim that it takes between two and five minutes for him to pass the 2FA security check.
    But things began to fall a little more into place when you discover it’s not the first time he has sued Apple.
  • Why real-time intelligence matters for managing third-party risk

    Graham Cluley
    Graham Cluley Security News is sponsored this week by the folks at Recorded Future. Thanks to the great team there for their support!
    As leading companies in every industry today are undergoing digital transformation, the lines are blurring between any one organization and its partners, suppliers, vendors, and other third parties.
    In this new report, ESG examines how these business relationships can introduce new risks that need to be identified and managed “as if these third parties were part of the enterprise itself.”
    Download your copy now of “Third-Party Risk: Why Real-Time Intelligence Matters”
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    Recorded Future delivers more context than threat feeds, updates in real time so intelligence stays relevant, and centralizes information ready for human analysis, collaboration, and integration with security technologies. 91 percent of the Fortune 100 use Recorded Future.

    If you’re interested in sponsoring my site for a week, and reaching an IT-savvy audience that cares about computer security, you can find more information here.
  • 450,000 usernames and passwords stolen from Coinmama cryptocurrency broker

    Graham Cluley
    Coinmama, a site that is supposed to “make it fast, safe and fun” to buy Bitcoins and Etherium with a credit card, has suffered a data breach that has resulted in almost half a million customers having their personal details breached.
    Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
  • Apple sued over death blamed on faulty iPad battery

    Graham Cluley
    Was iPad’s Lithium-ion battery to blame for apartment fire that killed 64-year-old man two years ago?
  • Apple sued because two-factor authentication… oh, I give up

    Graham Cluley
    An American man is bringing a class action against Apple, complaining that two-factor authentication (2FA) on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time.

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