Joe Warminsky

Joe Warminsky is the news editor for Scoop News Group.

Technology

Serious flaw found and patched in WordPress, but it might lurk in plugins

by Joe Warminsky • 4 days ago

The bug appears in WordPress instances prior to version 4.9.9 and was exploitable for as long as six years, the RIPS Technologies researchers said.

Technology

With eyes squarely on the cloud, Symantec acquires Israeli network security firm Luminate

by Joe Warminsky • 2 weeks ago

The Silicon Valley cybersecurity giant said it is acquiring Luminate Security because of its strength in zero-trust security and "software defined perimeter" technology.

Technology

Data-backup service Carbonite acquires long-running cybersecurity firm Webroot

by Joe Warminsky • 2 weeks ago

One of the earliest players in the cloud data-backup business, Carbonite, is acquiring Webroot, whose reputation stretches back to the 1990s. Carbonite is putting up about $618.5 million in cash.

Financial

Hacked Pakistani bank cards for sale on the dark web again

by Joe Warminsky • 3 months ago

Hackers dumped tens of thousands of cards just a couple of weeks after Pakistan's banking system and government were roiled by a similar dumped and an apparent hack on at least one bank.

Technology

RSA Conference: No more all-male panels

by Joe Warminsky • 3 months ago

One of the biggest annual cybersecurity trade shows says it will no longer allow all-male panels on its keynote stages.

Financial

Pakistan's banks and law enforcement clash over severity of hack

by Joe Warminsky • 4 months ago

An official from the country's top criminal investigation agency said that most of the country's major banks had been affected by breaches that began in October, but the State Bank of Pakistan said it "categorically rejects such reports."

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