Language Pattern Analysis to Detect Social Network Attacks
Sontiq BreachIQ Data Breach Report: Week of Nov. 22 · Is Ransomware a Technology Pandemic in the Making? 8 Security Developments to be Thankful Attacks by scammers appear to make sophisticated use of language ideology to abuse trust relationships. Language that indexes Africans allows perceived “authenticity” to be constructed in a way that breaks down […]
Hackers hit Robinhood (HOOD) Biggest Brokerage Vishing Attack | efani
Vishing attack update: The call was coming from inside the company. Or so it seemed when the mobile phone of a customer-service representative for Robinhood Markets Inc. lit up on the evening of Nov. 3, 2021. More than an hour passed and the conversation went on and on. The caller reeled in the hapless employee. […]
Data breach New Mexico Healthcare Impacts 62,000 | efani SAFE?
The personally identifiable information of more than 62,000 US citizens may have been compromised following a cyber-attack against a New Mexico-based healthcare insurer. True Health New Mexico offers a range of health insurance services to small and large employers across the southwestern US state. In a recent security alert, the company said an authorized third […]
Roblox Suing Player $1.6 million Fraud Breach Contract | efani Partner TheNFG.com
The lawsuit claims YouTuber leads a “cybermob” that terrorizes Roblox and its staff, seeks $1.6 million in damages Roblox has filed a lawsuit against a player who was permanently banned from its platform, claiming he has been harassing and threatening both the company’s staff & events. The complaint was filed in the Northern District of […]
efani | Crypto Cell Phone SIM Port Hijacking Identity Theft
SIM/PORT SWAP IDENTITY THEFT “SIM swapping” (also known as “SIM hijacking”) is a growing crime and form of identity theft in the telecommunications world that requires little more than a thorough Google search, a willing telecommunications carrier representative, and an electronic or in-person impersonation of the victim. To perpetuate the theft, the cellphone service provider […]
efani.net News | T-Mobile to Settle 2020 Outage for $19.5 Million
T-Mobile USA agreed to settle a U.S. probe for $19.5 million after a massive 2020 outage led to more than 20,000 failed 911 emergency calls. The settlement was prompted by a Federal Communications Commission investigation into a more than 12-hour outage in June 2020 that led to congestion across No. 3 wireless carrier T-Mobile’s networks, […]
efani.net | 3 Quad-Cities municipalities victim to cyber attacks
Scammers pretending to be Brandt Construction emailed a city of Rock Island accountant to update automatic payment information. After the fraudsters returned a form, the accountant called their company contact to confirm, following the city’s usual practices, only to discover it was fake. Scammers, that time, weren’t paid. In Bettendorf, the city’s human resources director […]
Were efani Secure Phones used by Trump Jan 6th? | efani Partner TheNFG.com
Jan. 6 Organizers Used Anonymous ‘Burner Phones to Communicate with White House and Trump Family, Sources Say A key planner of the Jan. 6 rally near the White House insisted the burner phones be purchased with cash, a source says Some of the organizers who planned the rally that took place on the White House […]
efani | Vestas Wind Systems has reported a data breach
Vestas Wind Systems has reported a data breach against its corporate IT systems that caused shutdowns across its business units. Vestas Wind is gradually opening up its IT systems in the wake of shutdowns last Friday to contain the damage. Danish Vestas Wind Systems, manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines, which has recently […]
efani | United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley Data Breach
United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley announced on Friday it was the victim of a data breach incident that apparently began in August. The Fresno-based federally qualified health center has a couple of dozen clinics in the Central Valley. The system delivers about 200,000 medical, dental, and other service encounters per year. On […]
Catphishing Fake LinkedIn profiles| efani Partner TheNFG.com
Identity theft. Catphishing in LinkedIn. Singapore fines travel service for a data breach. Fake LinkedIn profiles: too real to be true. Intelligence blogger @hatless1der discovered an operation in which fraudsters are taking advantage of the implicit trustworthiness of the professional networking platform LinkedIn. Scammers create profiles that seem aboveboard at first glance by using AI-created […]
efani | GoDaddy NYSE: GDDY Breach Leaks 1.2 Million WordPress Customers Data
Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N) said on Monday email addresses of up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers had been exposed to unauthorized third-party access. The company said the incident was discovered on Nov. 17 and the third party accessed the system using a compromised password. “We identified suspicious activity in […]
efani | How to Protect Yourself From SIM-Swapping Attacks
You think you’re making all the right moves. You’re smart with your security. You have two-factor authentication enabled on all your accounts. But hackers have a way to bypass that: SIM swapping. It’s a devastating method of attack with dire consequences for those who fall victim to it. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself. […]
efani 6 million Sky Routers Eexposed to Attacks for 17 Months
Around six million Sky Broadband customer routers in the UK were affected by a critical vulnerability that took over 17 months to roll out a fix to customers. The disclosed vulnerability is a DNS rebinding flaw that threat actors could easily exploit if the user had not changed the default admin password, or a threat […]
efani | $700k – 159.8 ETHEREUM Tokens Stolen by SIM Swap Scammers
AT&T Sued After SIM Swapping Attack Causes Customer’s $700k Cryptocurrency Loss September 10th, 2020 was a day a Texas resident suffered what is known as a SIM Swap hack. A suit was filed against mobile carrier AT&T for violations of state law on September 5th, 2020. The complaint accuses AT&T Inc. of failing to safeguard […]
efani US Regulators Order Banks Report Cyberattacks in 36 hours
US federal bank regulatory agencies have approved a new rule ordering banks to notify their primary federal regulators of significant computer-security incidents within 36 hours. Banks are only required to report major cyberattacks if they have or will likely impact their operations, the ability to deliver banking products and services, or the US financial sector’s […]
efani T-Mobile Proposed Privacy Class Action Paused by Federal Judge
Cases on ice until Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation rules · Telecom giant accused of negligence after suffering a data breach. Two proposed privacy class actions against T-Mobile US Inc. were put on ice after a Washington federal judge found that pausing those cases would conserve judicial and party resources. The cases have been stayed […]
Canadian Teen Arrested for SIM Swap That Looted $36 Million | efani SAFE?
Canadian police say the incident is ‘currently the biggest cryptocurrency theft reported from one person. Police in Canada arrested a local teenager for stealing US$36 million in cryptocurrency from a single victim through a SIM-swapping attack. On Tuesday, the Hamilton Police Service in Ontario reported it had arrested the unnamed “youth” following a joint investigation […]
MNG Kargo Hacked: User Information Stolen | efani SAFE?
MNG Cargo, which has a wide transportation network in our country, announced that some of its corporate customers were attacked by cyber attacks as a result of their user names and passwords being seized. Notifying the Personal Data Protection Authority, the company announced that the names, surnames, addresses, and phone numbers of the cargo recipients […]
efani.net News | 500,000 Utahns’ sensitive information possibly hacked
More than 500,000 Utahns’ sensitive information was possibly hacked More than 500,000 Utahns may have had their information hacked through a data breach reported to the federal government. Utah Imaging Associates, Inc. (UIA), a Farmington-based radiology medical practice, learned that a hacker gained access to sensitive personal information of former and current patients. A hacker […]
Twitter NASDAQ: (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey targeted by SIM swap | efani
How Twitter attacks probably happened One day in 2019, Jack Dorsey started sending out a string of bizarre tweets. Jack’s followers knew his account had been compromised. What was less obvious to more than 4 million followers was how attackers took control of the Twitter CEO’s account for almost 20 minutes. Twitter reported hackers had […]
Nvidia Inc. NASDAQ NVDA CEO Omniverse | efani SAFE?
Jensen Huang, Nvidia’s CEO, believes virtual 3-D worlds will be commonplace in the next phase of the internet and, as a result, drive major demand for the chipmaker’s new Omniverse software and its GPUs. ‘Hopefully one of these days — we’ll try to realize it as fast as we can — every transaction that goes […]
Bitcoin BTC Freefall to $56k down $1.2k off $68k high | efani SAFE?
There have been few investment assets as controversial as Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies). Few, if any, took them seriously when they came out in 2009. The early adopters used to trade it for free between them, and it was offered as “consolation prizes” in some early online competitions. 2021 has been great for this crypto […]
efani Amazon NASDAQ: AMZN Dark Secret Failed to Protect Your Data
Amazon’s Dark Secret: It Has Failed to Protect Your Data On September 26, 2018, a row of tech executives filed into a marble- and wood-paneled hearing room and sat down behind a row of tabletop microphones and tiny water bottles. They had all been called to testify before the US Senate Commerce Committee on a […]
Data Breach Notice Identity Theft Resource Center | efani SAFE?
Organizations need to review how they notify consumers of data breaches to reduce the level of inaction and improve the credit freeze adoption rates,” said Eva Velasquez, President, and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center. Today, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity crime, […]
Do you know where your data sleeps at night? | efani SAFE?
The key steps to securing your data and giving it a new home on-premise. Any business that has been around for more than a few years will have generated quite a lot of data. And as the business grows, so too does the number of different devices and applications that are storing data, including personal […]
efani | Fortinet Hack Microsoft NASDAQ: MSFT Vulnerabilities
US, UK warn of Iranian hackers exploiting Microsoft Exchange, Fortinet US, UK, and Australian cybersecurity agencies warned today of ongoing exploitation of Microsoft Exchange ProxyShell and Fortinet vulnerabilities linked to an Iranian-backed hacking group. The warning was issued as a joint advisory released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of […]
efani.net News | Rittenhouse lawyers ask judge for mistrial 3rd time
Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys asked the judge to declare a mistrial even as the jury in the murder case was deliberating Wednesday, saying the defense received an inferior copy of a potentially crucial video from prosecutors. Judge Bruce Schroeder did not immediately rule on the request, the second mistrial motion from the defense in a week. […]
NASDAQ: CPKI California Pizza Kitchen Data Breach | efani SAFE?
California Pizza Kitchen Data Breach Exposes Personal Information: Murphy Law Firm Investigates Victims’ Legal Claims Murphy Law Firm announces its investigation into claims on behalf of individuals whose information was compromised in the California Pizza Kitchen data breach. On or about September 15, 2021, California Pizza Kitchen discovered suspicious activity on its computer systems. By […]
TikTok $92M data breach settlement | efani SAFE?
TikTok agrees to $92M data breach settlement: Users are in for a payday Millions of TikTok users may be eligible for a payout after TikTok agreed to a $92 million settlement in light of lawsuits over user privacy. TikTok users may be eligible for a share of $92 million after the social media company agreed […]
Survey 20% of Defense Contractors Risk Attack | efani SAFE?
A survey featuring some of the United States’ top defense contractors suggests that about 20% of them are “highly susceptible” to a ransomware attack, with 42% having experienced a data breach in 2020 alone. This data comes from Black Kite, a cybersecurity research firm. Survey respondents included defense contractors working in financial services, health care, […]
Alibaba NYSE: BABA ECS instances targeted Cryptojacking | efani SAFE?
Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign Hackers have been found attacking Alibaba Cloud Elastic Computing Service (ECS) instances to mine Monero cryptocurrency in a new cryptojacking campaign. Security researchers at Trend Micro discovered cybercriminals disabling security features in cloud instances so that they could mine for cryptocurrency. ECS instances come with a preinstalled […]
Meta NASDAQ:FB formerly Facebook after high-profile leaks | efani SAFE?
Meta, formerly Facebook, is restricting the flow of internal information after high-profile leaks, report says Meta has changed its company culture to restrict the flow of internal information, per The Verge. This follows the leaking of company documents by whistleblower Frances Haugen. Meta, formerly Facebook, has canceled presentations and slowed the release of internal research, […]
efani.net News | Vulnerabilities in GitHub NPM packages malicious versions
GitHub fixed serious npm registry vulnerability, will mandate 2FA use for certain accounts GitHub has fixed a serious vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to publish new, malicious versions of any existing package on the npm registry. About the fixed vulnerability The vulnerability, flagged by security researchers Kajetan Grzybowski and Maciej Piechota, existed because several […]
Top Cybersecurity Threats Around the Globe | Are You efani SAFE?
Cybersecurity threats, risks, and challenges vary a lot from one region to the next and one nation to the next. Targets vary based on local resources to exploit. Cyber criminals and nation-state attackers zero in on specific nations, companies, and organizations for varying incentives. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated cybersecurity threats. Attackers might launch […]
efani Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to Sell Spare Parts to Repair iPhones Macs
Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) on Wednesday said it will for the first time start selling spare parts and tools to the general public to perform their own repairs on some iPhones and Mac computers. The self-service repair program comes after years of pressure from consumer groups has resulted in Apple providing greater access to repair […]
Strip Chat Hacked 65 MILLION Models Exposed Data
AN ADULT cam site security breach has caused the data of millions of users and models to be exposed. StripChat, which is one of the internet’s top five adult cam sites, suffered the breach earlier this month. Security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered that the website exposed its ElasticSearch database cluster online without a password for […]
Cybersecurity experts say public-private partnership key to prevent future attacks
The number of data breaches through the third quarter of 2021 is up 17% over the previous year combined, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. A study by IBM and the Ponemon Institute says the cost of the average data breach is up to $4.24 million, up from $3.86 million in 2020. Some estimates […]
efani.net News | The biggest healthcare data breaches of 2021
The biggest healthcare data breaches of 2021. More than 40 million patient records have been compromised this past year by incidents reported to the federal government in 2021. Amidst warnings from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation about hacking groups and news from the Department of Justice about ransomware-related arrests, an adage has begun to […]
Everyone Talking Robinhood NASDAQ: HOOD AMC GME
Robinhood Markets (NASDAQ: HOOD) recently became a hot topic again after a series of negative developments caused the online brokerage’s stock to tumble below its IPO price of $38. Let’s review those headlines, if investors overreacted, and if its stock is still worth buying. An ugly earnings miss Robinhood’s latest decline started after it released […]
Creating A World In Which Data Breaches Are Improbable, Not Inevitable
Creating A World In Which Data Breaches Are Improbable, Not Inevitable Recently, one of the folks on my team shared the news about the latest Microsoft breach, in which power apps had caused some data leaks. On the same day, we heard that T-Mobile suffered a data breach. So, my first reaction was, “Ah, it’s […]
FBI Hacker is Selling Robinhood Data on Forum | efani SAFE?
The threat actor is looking for a minimum offer of “five figures” for the data, which includes seven million email addresses The hacker behind last week’s Robinhood data breach is now selling the company’s customer data on a hacking forum. Known as ‘pompompurin’, the threat actor – who also claimed responsibility for the recent hack […]
Northwestern faces cheer team, retirement, tuition & Data Breach Lawsuits
Northwestern has faced numerous lawsuits in the past few years, ranging from the cheer team to its retirement plan — the latter of which will be heard in front of the Supreme Court next month. The University was also recently involved in a suit alleging unfair tuition during the pandemic, a lawsuit dealing with a […]
Data the Cat-and-Mouse Game of Security | efani Partner TheNFG.com
Security has always been a cat-and-mouse game. Hackers find a way to breach security. Security teams fix the holes and implement new controls. Then bad actors find a way to circumvent those new measures. Rinse and repeat. The odds, unfortunately, are in the attackers’ favor. It’s not a matter of if but when the next […]
efani If Cybercriminals can’t see Encrypted Data Nothing to Steal
If cybercriminals can’t see data because it’s encrypted, they have nothing to steal Here’s the irony of ransomware data breach stories that gets surprisingly little attention: cybercriminals enthusiastically encrypt and steal sensitive data to extort money and yet their victims rarely bother to defend themselves using the same obviously highly effective concept. It should be […]
efani Cavoukian Newfoundland cyber attack: It’s appalling
One of Canada’s leading privacy experts is outraged that hackers were able to access the data of thousands of patients and hospital employees in the Newfoundland and Labrador healthcare system. “It’s appalling,” former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian, now executive director of the Global Privacy and Security by Design Centre, said in an interview. “What […]
Ministry Defense not aware harm following data breaches TheNFG.com
Afghanistan: Ministry of Defence not aware of any harm following data breaches The Ministry of Defence has said it is “not aware anyone has come to harm” as a result of data breaches involving the email addresses of Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces. The MoD launched an inquiry after more than 300 people […]
efani Executive Interview: Tom Rosamilia Sr VP IBM Software
Tom Rosamilia has had a remarkable career by most any measure, but it is particularly notable in the tech industry, where employment tends to be highly peripatetic. After graduating from Cornell University in 1983 with degrees in computer science and economics, Rosamilia joined IBM where he worked in programming, software and product development, and management […]
Cyber Insurance Claims Spike With Major Attacks Ransomware Costs Down
While ransomware remains a plague on organizations around the world, a new report from commercial insurance firm Corvus indicates that ransomware costs are being cut considerably due to better preparedness. And though cyber insurance claims spiked in early 2021 due to the Microsoft Exchange vulnerability, they have been on a steep downward trend since. Cyber […]
Beyond The Device With Self-Sovereign Identities | efani SAFE
The first commercial transactions were face-to-face. It was a good way to ensure trust: the other person had to be physically present. And if they ran off, at least you could chase after them. But with the advent of technology, a divide has been created between people. Over the years, products evolved to bridge this […]