The Associated Press is reporting on a trove of data accidentally leaked by the Russian-backed advanced persistent threat (APT) group known as Fancy Bear that suggests the group conducted a years-long campaign against targets in the US, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Syria.
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.
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.
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.
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.