Tag: e-mail

U.K. Parliament Attack Reshines Light on Persistent Vulnerability of Passwords

U.K. Parliament Attack Reshines Light on Persistent Vulnerability of Passwords

In-brief: Password security remains a thorn in the side of security experts as once again proven by the cyberattack on U.K. Parliament, which focused on gaining access to members’ e-mail accounts merely by guessing their passwords.

AIG has started offering personal cyber insurance to wealth families and individuals, the company announced on Monday.

The Rich Aren’t Like Everyone Else: They Have More Cyber Insurance

In-brief: Insurance giant AIG announced Monday that it has started offering cyber insurance to protect individuals and families from ransomware attacks, data theft and cyber bullying. But don’t go looking to sign up at Wal-Mart: the service is only available to AIG’s high net worth customers. 

A database containing 900 gigabytes of customer data and support requests for the Israeli firm Cellebrite was stolen and leaked to the website Motherboard. Cellebrite makes technology that helps law enforcement agencies get data off of mobile devices.

Surveillance Technology Vendor Cellebrite Has Customer Data Stolen

In-brief: Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that sells mobile phone forensic tools, was the victim of a hack that stole information on customers – many of them law enforcement agencies and governments.

Reuters reported on a secret program at Yahoo to scan email messages for content of interest to the National Security Agency.

Exclusive: Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails for NSA | Reuters

In-brief: Yahoo created a special program to scan through hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts for certain keywords at the behest of the U.S. government, Reuters reports. 

U.S. intelligence agencies  believe that the Russian government actively worked to influence the election on behalf of President Elect Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported. (Image courtesy of CrowdStrike.)

Trump Dump: Russian Hackers Infiltrate DNC, Steal Research on GOP Candidate

In-brief: sophisticated hacking crews with ties to the Russian government compromised computer networks run by the Democratic National Committee and absconded with oppositional research on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.