Roughly 500 million iOS users have been affected by a cyberattack that takes advantage of an iOS Chrome bug.
The attacks are the work of the eGobbler gang, researchers said, which has a track record of mounting large-scale malvertising attacks ahead of major holiday weekends. Easter is coming up, and the crooks are banking on consumers spending a lot more time than usual browsing the web on their phones.
Another research firm says this attack can also affect Safari users. Be careful this weekend.
This morning The Weather Channel was knocked off the air after a malicious software attack, and federal law enforcement are investigating.
LONDON – The EU does not have an overall plan to deal with hackers seeking to disrupt its election in May 2019. According to a feature in Wired, each of the 27 states who will be in the EU when the election takes place is expected to secure the vote in their own country. Consequently, smaller member states could be left vulnerable, and cyber-attacks or disinformation could have a serious effect on the election results.
If a tiny member state is left it to go alone against Russia’s state-backed hacking teams and disinformation brigades, the calculus of the European Parliament could be engineered by a third-party state to tilt in its favor. The stakes are huge, and some say the EU hasn’t faced up to the enormity of the issue.
Marriott International revealed that 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were stolen from its Starwood unit’s customer database.
Hackers stole the personal details of nearly 1000 people who defected from North Korea to South Korea, officials in Seoul have revealed.
The Marriott hotel group has suffered one of the biggest corporate data breaches in history, data from half-a-billion customers stolen.