Cyber Breaches on the Financial sector skyrocketed in 2016

More than 200 million financial services records were breached in 2016, representing a 937% percent increase over the previous year, according to data from IBM. The monetary gains associated with corporate and customer data available throughout the financial sector proved appetising to cybercriminals in a year which saw hackers switch their focus away from the …

US Senate votes to allow ISPs sell Web browsing history to advertisers

The US Senate today voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get consumers’ explicit consent before selling or sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other companies. The rules were approved in October 2016 by the Federal Communications Commission’s then-Democratic leadership, but are opposed by the FCC’s new …

FBI Warns Cyber Criminals Targeting FTP Servers For Health Data

The Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI issued a warning that cyber criminals are actively targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers operating in “anonymous” mode and associated with medical and dental facilities to access protected health information (PHI). The federal agency said in a release that cyber criminals are targeting FTP servers to access PHI as …

IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2017 Says New Domains Attracts Spammers

The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence team a vital aspect revealed in its 2017 Threat Intelligence Index that, spam levels increased, launching innumerable fresh malware-laced attachments consisting of ransomware and banking Trojans. Networkworld.com posted this, March 13, 2017. Newer gTLDs, such as .click .top and .xyz, are now accounting for 5, 4 and 3 percent of …

Is Yahoo Collaborating With US Intelligence Agencies

It was revealed yesterday that Yahoo has been scanning people’s email for the federal government. Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. …

Cybersquatting complaints against .com names are reducing

.COM registrations are at an all-time high. Yet the fact remains: Overall, .COM domains feature in UDRPs less and less. That wasn’t the headline of WIPO’s March article. Instead, their press release bore the provocative title, “Cybersquatting Cases Up in 2015, Driven by New gTLDs”. WIPO – for those just joining the party – stands for the World Intellectual Property Organization. …

Study: Over 60% of web services, App APIs have high risk vulnerability

For Infosecurity Europe 2016, High-Tech Bridge has released a comprehensive overview of trends across all major fields of web security. The trends include all types of security and privacy issues, from web application vulnerabilities to HTTPS traffic encryption and PCI DSS compliance. Over 1,000 people per day use High-Tech Bridge’s free web security services: SSL/TLS …