Uber to pay $148 million to states for 2016 data breach

The incident revealed sensitive information on 57 million users, and the company kept the hack secret for more than a year.

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Researchers implicate online card-skimming group in British Airways hack

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The same group may have been behind the ticketmaster breach in the UK.

Automotive companies are warming up to vulnerability disclosure programs

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The automotive industry is looking to step up its collaboration with cybersecurity researchers to identify software and hardware bugs after a watershed 2015 hacking demo.

The fear over WannaCry is still very real

by Greg Otto • 7 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.

DMARC 2.0? New BIMI standard will help fight spoofing and phishing

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

Major email service providers are teaming up with large corporations like to develop a new email security standard.

Hoping to fill a global void, private companies push for 'cyber norms'

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

Private technology companies are hoping to fill a void left by governments that have continued to face international road blocks to create cyber norms.

Tesla falls victim to cryptomining scheme, minor breach

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 8 months ago

Hackers used exposed elements of Tesla's cloud environment to mine cryptocurrency. They also gained access to sensitive company information.

Why GDPR is flipping the thought process around data ownership

by Greg Otto • 8 months ago

In a new podcast, CyberScoop gets experts to separate fact from fiction when it comes to GDPR.

Senators grill Uber CISO over 2016 breach, extortion incident

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 9 months ago

During the hearing, the lawmakers questioned Uber’s chief security officer while also receiving an education from experts on how bug bounty programs are supposed to operate.

Experts: Time is running short to meet GDPR requirements

by cyber_admin • 10 months ago

"Thousands of companies have no idea they're directly covered by this law."

Israeli autonomous car cybersecurity firm Upstream Security raises $9 million

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 10 months ago

Protecting cars from cyberattacks is a "huge challenge," an investor said.

Uber paid $100K to cover up 2016 data breach of 57 million users

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 11 months ago

The breach took place in October 2016 and revealed names, email addresses, phone numbers and U.S. driver's license numbers.

Why automotive cybersecurity needs to go beyond IT-based security

by CyberScoop Staff • 12 months ago

A number of experts say cybersecurity inside autonomous vehicles needs to be different from that of traditional networks if the public is ever going to embrace self-driving cars.

Our year conquering the chaos in the cybersecurity community

by Greg Otto • 1 year ago

Our managing editor reflects on the first year of CyberScoop.

Meet Berla, the little-known company that can pull smartphone data from your car

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

Automobile manufacturers are pulling data from cars in little-known partnerships that allow government access to data that would otherwise be protected by smartphone security.

New report warns of connected-car security dangers

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

Securing the connected, smart and increasingly autonomous cars of tomorrow against hackers and online criminals will only get harder, warns the Cloud Security Alliance.

U.S. oil and gas companies are 'still trying to catch up' on cybersecurity, experts say

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

Digital systems and internet networks belonging to U.S. oil and gas companies have increasingly come under attack from hackers in recent years, experts tell CyberScoop.

BlackBerry hires former Coast Guard CIO for cyber center

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

The new center "will be a single touch point for agencies" across the whole range of company products and federal requirements, according to retired Coast Guard Rear Adm. Robert Day

This Trump national security adviser wants to use encryption as a weapon

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

A powerful, newly appointed adviser to President-elect Donald Trump believes she has crafted the “ultimate” plan to punish Russia for its high-profile cyberattacks on U.S. political organizations and institutions. This supposed strategy would effectively weaken the Kremlin’s ability to censor internet content that is viewed, shared and created, domestically.

San Francisco transit hacker fails to extort victim, gets doxxed instead

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

After three days without payment, an unnerved hacker that infected computer systems with ransomware operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency threatened to leak 30GB worth of sensitive data late Monday night. SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose is calling the hacker’s latest threat a bluff.

Malware targeting San Francisco transit may have been in wild at least 2 months, research shows

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

Ransomware used in a cyberattack that was disclosed over the weekend against the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, or SFMTA, may be the mutated offspring of an older variant discovered by researchers in September, experts tell CyberScoop.

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