Hackers have been exploiting 4 critical Android vulnerabilities

reader comments 1 with 1 posters participating Share this story Unknown hackers have been exploiting four Android vulnerabilities that allow the execution of malicious code that can take complete control of devices, Google warned on Wednesday. All four of the vulnerabilities were disclosed two weeks ago in Google’s Android Security Bulletin for May. Google has […]

Florida water plant compromise came hours after worker visited malicious site

reader comments 29 with 24 posters participating, including story author Share this story An employee for the city of Oldsmar, Florida, visited a malicious website targeting water utilities just hours before someone broke into the computer system for the city’s water treatment plant and tried to poison drinking water, security firm Dragos said Tuesday. Ultimately, […]

AT&T to spin off WarnerMedia, basically admitting giant merger was a mistake

reader comments 76 with 63 posters participating Share this story AT&T today announced it will spin off WarnerMedia—including HBO and Warner Bros.—into a new company, less than three years after AT&T bought Time Warner Inc. for $108 billion. AT&T said it struck a deal with Discovery, Inc. to combine WarnerMedia and Discovery’s assets into a […]

Colonial Pipeline paid a $5 million ransom—and kept a vicious cycle turning

Sean Rayford | Getty Images reader comments 11 with 10 posters participating Share this story Nearly a week after a ransomware attack led Colonial Pipeline to halt fuel distribution on the East Coast, reports emerged on Friday that the company paid a 75 bitcoin ransom—worth as much as $5 million, depending on the time of […]

Pipeline attacker Darkside suddenly goes dark—here’s what we know

reader comments 45 with 37 posters participating Share this story Darkside—the ransomware group that disrupted gasoline distribution across a wide swath of the US this week—has gone dark, leaving it unclear if the group is ceasing, suspending, or altering its operations or is simply orchestrating an exit scam. On Thursday, all eight of the dark […]

Ireland’s healthcare system taken down after ransomware attack

Enlarge / St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Bloomberg | Getty Images reader comments 22 with 19 posters participating Share this story Ireland has shut down most of the major IT systems running its national health care service, leaving doctors unable to access patient records and people unsure of whether they should show up […]

Biden signs executive order to strengthen US cybersecurity

reader comments 44 with 31 posters participating Share this story President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday in an attempt to bolster US cybersecurity defenses after a number of devastating hacks, including the Colonial pipeline attack, revealed vulnerabilities across business and government. “Recent cybersecurity incidents… are a sobering reminder that US public and […]

Colonial Pipeline resumes operations after ransomware prompted closure

reader comments 15 with 14 posters participating Share this story Colonial Pipeline said it restarted operations on Wednesday afternoon after a five-day outage brought on by a ransomware attack caused gasoline shortages and panic buying in East Coast states. “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return […]

Ransomware crooks post cops’ psych evaluations after talks with DC police stall

reader comments 78 with 52 posters participating Share this story A ransomware gang that hacked the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in April posted personnel records on Tuesday that revealed highly sensitive details for almost two dozen officers, including the results of psychological assessments and polygraph tests; driver’s license images; fingerprints; social security […]

Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

Enlarge / Amazon trailers backed into bays at a distribution center in Miami, Florida, in August 2019. reader comments 66 with 54 posters participating Share this story Amazon “seized and destroyed” over 2 million counterfeit products that sellers sent to Amazon warehouses in 2020 and “blocked more than 10 billion suspected bad listings before they […]