Dixons Carphone: 2017 data breach affected 10 million 

European electronics and telecom retailer Dixons Carphone said a breach of its systems last year could have resulted in attackers accessing roughly 10 million records, including customers’ personal data.

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Malware-ransomware combo campaign hits North American inboxes

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Popular credential-stealing malware AZORult has been paired with the Hermes ransomware to send thousands of emails to computer users in North America, according to new research.

Economic cyber-espionage is here to stay, U.S. counterintelligence report says

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The report from ODNI's counterintelligence agency also raises concerns about the software supply chain as an attack vector.

Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi's three-act, 'shared fate' security plan

by Greg Otto • 1 month ago

In an exclusive interview with CyberScoop, Farshchi describes how he wants to secure Equifax and instill the idea that cybersecurity doesn't fall to the IT division.

Former Equifax employee charged with insider trading over 2017 data breach

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

It's the second time a former employee has been charged with selling off stock prior the public announcement of the company's massive data breach.

North Korea to blame for string of Latin America bank hacks, insiders say

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

A string of devastating bank hacks across Latin America all carry North Korean fingerprints, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

FBI announces arrest of 74 email fraudsters on three continents

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The FBI on Monday announced the arrest of 74 people across three continents for hijacking bank transfers using email fraud.

Claroty raises $60 million to protect industrial networks from 'perfect storm' of cyberthreats

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 months ago

Claroty looks to protect operational technology networks from cyberthreats as industrial control systems become increasingly connected and targeted.

As ransomware hobbled Atlanta, banks drilled for next iteration of attacks

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The exercise, which assembled 18 financial institutions and the industry’s threat-sharing center, simulated a “WannaCry-like” ransomware attack.

Hackers steal PII and payment info of thousands of California residents in company breach

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

The Social Security numbers and payment information of 5,678 California residents may be at risk in an incident involving the Corporation Service Company.

Inside 'Project Indigo,' the quiet info-sharing program between banks and U.S. Cyber Command

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

CyberScoop has uncovered "Project Indigo," a covert agreement between The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and U.S. Cyber Command that allows for the sharing of threat information.

Tanium gets $5 billion valuation after $175 million investment

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

The new funding reinforces Tanium’s position as the most well-funded cybersecurity startup.

A software vulnerability could have been used to siphon over $15 million from Mexican banks

by Mark Satter • 3 months ago

Over $15 million was stolen from Mexican banks this month by thieves who created fake money orders and phony accounts to withdraw funds from dozens of branches.

European Central Bank proposes framework to strengthen financial system’s defenses

by Mark Satter • 3 months ago

The European Central Bank (ECB) wants to make penetration testing a regular practice.

Carbon Black stocks close 26 percent up on first day of public trading

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

The company is optimistic about taking on the well-established players in the cybersecurity market.

Companies are stopping more cyberattacks, but have room to improve defenses, survey shows

by Michelai Graham • 4 months ago

An Accenture survey found that 87 percent of focused cyberattacks are prevented, compared to 70 percent reported in a similar study a year ago. Those numbers could easily be even higher, the consultancy said.

Mulvaney: CFPB hit by over 200 data 'lapses'

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Mick Mulvaney revealed Thursday that the agency had suffered some 240 “lapses” in data security over an unspecified time period, in addition to a suspected 800 other such incidents.

Cybersecurity startup empow raises $10 million in Series B funding round

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 months ago

The company says its unique in that it leverages its customers’ existing security infrastructure to respond to that threat and uses AI to determine the intent of a threat.

Carbon Black files for IPO

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 months ago

Carbon Black's SEC filing says it hopes to raise $100 million. The Boston area company provides antivirus and endpoint security services to protect customers from cyberthreats.

Delta and Sears data breach exposes credit card information of customers

by Mark Satter • 4 months ago

Some customers of Delta Airlines and Sears had their credit card information exposed following a data breach last fall at a mutual contractor, the companies announced Wednesday.

The fear over WannaCry is still very real

by Greg Otto • 5 months ago

The incident at Boeing looks like a tempest in a teapot. But the sting of WannaCry will be with us for years to come.

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