June 24, 2016

Herjavec Security News Watch: June 18 – 24, 2016

Stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity news, activity, trends and breaches. Follow Herjavec Group’s Security News Watch each week and stay informed.

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Cybercriminals Use New Tricks in Phishing Attacks: As the cybersecurity industry evolves, so do the criminals; phishing attacks get more efficient in an effort to target more high-value executives.

New Android Malware Can Secretly Root Your Phone and Install Programs: The new malware can hide itself in legitimate-looking apps and secretly root your phone once active. 

Google Ventures Invests $20 Million to Rate Enterprise Security Threats: Google Ventures is putting security threat analysis to the forefront by leading a Series B funding round and raising $20 million for Security Scorecard. 

Anonymous Creates a Political Party in the US: The new political company is called The Humanity Party, or THumP, and hopes to change the political state from the inside using peaceful and lawful tactics. 

Hackers Would Like to Join Your LinkedIn Network – and You’d Probably Accept Them: Nearly 24% of people surveyed by Intel Security have connected to someone they don’t know on LinkedIn and this practice allows hackers to access information that can be used for spear phishing, malware drops, and more. 

US Cyber Command Gets First Taste of Action Against ISIS: The ongoing battle against ISIS will give the US Cyber Command its first chance to engage in “digital combat”. 

Mobile Advertising Firm Found Tracking Users to Pay $950K: The India-based company, InMobi, reportedly watched users – including children – without their consent. 

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How Will PCI-DSS Evolve in Next 10 Years: Troy Leach, the CTO of the PCI Security Standards Council, discusses how the PCI-DSS will change in the next ten years. 

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