Hackers are feared to have swiped sensitive personal information held by two of the best-known companies in the US – after malware infected a customer support software maker.
Both Sears and Delta Air Lines said Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of customers’ payment card numbers, expiration dates, and CVV security codes, were potentially extracted by the malware and siphoned to its masterminds.
Healthcare breaches are common in our monthly lists – but the number of incidents this month is insane. Take a look at the list, and you’ll quickly notice that the majority of them are healthcare related. There’s a mixture of incidents in there, from a rogue employee to someone accidentally sending information to the wrong fax number.
Three months after news first leaked, Microsoft officially announced today the launch of new anti-ransomware features for Office 365, the company’s commercial subscription-based office tools suite. The new feature is called File Restore and is a OneDrive feature that will allow users to go back in time and restore files to a previous state from the past 30 days.
Intel has issued a security advisory about its remote keyboard app after discovering a bug that made it possible for a remote user to mimic keyboard and mouse input with elevated privileges. Intel Remote Keyboard was available for both iOS and Android, but the critical vulnerability — and two other bugs with a High rating — means that it has now been pulled from Google Play and the App Store. Intel is also recommending that anyone using the app uninstalls it as soon as possible.
Once upon a time, viruses were the bane of the computing industry. They haven’t totally disappeared, they just evolved and took on different forms. Malware is now even spread through malicious links and some can even hold your files for ransom. Microsoft’s software and services still have the notoriety of being the target of such attempts and Redmond is taking a few steps to ensure the safety of its OneDrive and Office 365 users.
Facebook was warned by security researchers that attackers could abuse its phone number and email search facility to harvest people’s data. On Wednesday, the firm said “malicious actors” had been harvesting profiles for years by abusing the search tool. It said anybody that had not changed their privacy settings after adding their phone number should assume their information had been harvested. One security expert told the BBC the attack had been possible “for years”.