Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads

A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. In this scam, the fraudsters demand bitcoin in exchange for a promise not to flood the publisher’s ads with so much bot and junk traffic that Google’s automated anti-fraud…

Incident Of The Week: Security Researcher Uncovers 440 Million Records From Esté…

A security researcher discovered an exposed database containing 440 million records belonging to beauty manufacturer Estée Lauder. The data for a middleware system was publicly accessible. In this Inc… Read More

Incident Of The Week: Quaker Steak & Lube Alerts Customers To Payment Card Incid…

Several independently owned restaurants in the Quaker Steak & Lube chain announced their retail point-of-sale terminals were remotely accessed and infected with malware that captured customer payment… Read More

Cybercriminals flooding the web with coronavirus-themed spam and malware

Hackers have expanded their exploitation of the outbreak fears with hundreds of scams and operations. Read More

How banks can protect their customers from coronavirus-themed phishing emails

The coronavirus, which has already led to the deaths of more than 1,000 people, is a topic that scammers are corrupting for their own purposes. Read More

Android facial recognition is more secure than you think

After running real-world tests of Android’s facial recognition on a Pixel 4, Jack Wallen shares his theory of why some people are so concerned about facial recognition. Read More

MIT finds massive security flaws with blockchain voting app

Researchers say hackers can alter, stop, or expose how an individual user has voted through the Voatz app. Read More

Voatz defends blockchain solution for its voting via app

The for-profit company wants to make absentee voting easier for members of the military, people with disabilities, and older adults, but its biggest test included only 15,000 voters. Read More

A Light at the End of Liberty Reserve’s Demise?

In May 2013, the U.S. Justice Department seized Liberty Reserve, alleging the virtual currency service acted as a $6 billion financial hub for the cybercrime world. Prompted by assurances that the government would one day afford Liberty Reserve users a chance to reclaim any funds seized as part of the…

Incident Of The Week UPDATE: Wawa Customer Payment Card Data Found on Dark Web

Convenience and fuel retail chain Wawa disclosed a data incident in December 2019. Now, payment card information for 30 million customers has been found for sale online. We discuss how a malware attac… Read More