June 3, 2016

Herjavec Security News Watch: Week of May 30, 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.

In the News

Hackers Stole 65 Million Passwords From Tumblr, New Analysis Reveals: In a 2013 data breach, passwords of more than 65 million Tumblr users had been stolen. 

Hacker Tries To Sell 427 Milllion Stolen MySpace Passwords For $2,800: Peace, the same hacker behind the LinkedIn data breach, is reported to have stolen 427 million MySpace passwords in what is called one of the biggest data thefts ever. These passwords and user accounts have also been put for sale in the dark web. 

Bangladesh panel finds possible insider role in central bank cyber theft: Officials believe bank insider may be involved in the infamous Bangladesh bank heist where cybercriminals stole approx. $81 million.

Bug Poaching: A New Extortion Tactic Targeting Enterprises: More than 30 enterprise organizations have been targeted by a malicious tactic called bug poaching, used to extort large sums of money from its victims by offering to reveal website flaws that allowed the attacker onto a corporate network. 

Sandjacking: New iOS Threat Lets Attackers Out of the Box: With bring your own device policies (BYOD) on the rise, it is important now more than ever to be aware of the latest iOS threat: sandjacking, a new way for malicious actors to crack Apple protections, install rogue apps and get access to sensitive user files.

Crypto-ransomware Attacks Windows 7 and Later, Scraps Backward Compatibility: The writers of ZCRYPT, a new ransomware family, enabled it to encrypt files on all Windows 7 devices and later, removing backwards compatibility. Was this move purposeful or simply an overlooked mistake? Many are unsure. 

Tips & Tricks

Why you should delete the online accounts you don’t use anymore — right now: In light of the large-scale MySpace hack, it is highly crucial to delete the old online accounts you do not use anymore.

How to protect yourself from being scammed on your Android phone: Mobile malware is gaining popularity with the increasing dependence on smart phones but if you have an Android phone, this article provides you with some tips to protect yourself from being scammed. 

About Herjavec Group

Dynamic IT entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 to provide cybersecurity solutions and services to enterprise organizations. Herjavec Group delivers SOC 2 Type 2 certified managed security services globally supported by a state-of-the-art, PCI compliant, Security Operations Centre (SOC), operated 24/7/365 by certified security professionals. This expertise is coupled with leadership positions across a wide range of functions including consulting, professional services & incident response. Herjavec Group has offices globally including head offices in Toronto (Canada), New York City (USA), Reading (United Kingdom) and Sydney (Australia).  For more information, visit www.herjavecgroup.com.

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