The security firm Cybereason has uncovered a persistent cyber espionage attack on telecommunications companies worldwide to steal data on high-profile users and then spy on them.
A Russian cyber criminal going by the name of “C0rpz” is believed to be the source of a massive trove of over one billion online credentials known as “Collection 1,” the firm Recorded Future reports.
Iranian state-sponsored hackers are regrouping after the shutdown last year of their main security forum, migrating to other forums and making new connections for potential cyber-response against mounting political pressures from the United States and Europe, according to a new report.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:44 — 35.2MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s podcast: For all the great new gadgets unveiled in Las Vegas, how many can be repaired? Kyle Wiens of iFixit joins us to report from the CES show. Also: more and more our physical surroundings are populated by small, wireless sensors. How secure are they from hacking and manipulation? Not very says our second guest, Roi Mit of the firm Regulus Cyber.
The Marriott breach underscores how companies fail to price in the risk of poor data security. In the age of GDPR, that could be an expensive failure.