The Ukrainian energy ministry website has been hit by a ransomware attack, with the attackers demanding a ransom paid in Bitcoin in order to recover the files. The attack appeared to be an isolated incident with no other government websites or systems affected, cyber police spokeswoman Yulia Kvitko wrote in a message to Reuters.
Microsoft overnight announced that it received 153,000 reports in 2017 from customers who’d come in contact with tech-support scammers via a cold call, spam, or the web. The reports from customers last year were up 24 percent on 2016, with filings coming from 183 countries. Despite being a well-known fraud, some 15 percent of Microsoft customers who reported incidents lost money. Losses were typically between $200 and $400 each.
Today, cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies released its yearly report into vulnerabilities in financial applications. According to the report, the number of vulnerabilities the Positive Technologies teams discovered has fallen, which means banking apps and websites are getting safer. However, two thirds of online banking systems still contain at least one critical vulnerability.
An AutoFill plugin offered to LinkedIn members was affected by a bug that could have allowed an attacker to steal users’ personal data without them knowing. LinkedIn has long offered an AutoFill button plugin for paying marketing solutions customers, who can add the button to their websites to let LinkedIn users fill in profile data with a single click. Unfortunately, little did uses know that they were exposing sensitive information like email addresses, telephone numbers and job details.
Geneva, 23 April 2018 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT) is today launching with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) a new digital platform to expand global access to key ICT data and reporting. The new ITU iLibrary is accessible via www.itu-ilibrary.org.
TURKU, FINLAND – 24 April 2018 – Teleste Corporation will provide an integrated on-board solution to Alstom for the Greater Lyon metro network in France. The deployment will include systems for passenger information, public address and intercommunication as well as Mitron displays for 30 metro trains. The first deployments will take place in 2018.
In light of the news that ads from over 300 major companies, including Adidas, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Under Armour and LinkedIn, were found last week on YouTube channels promoting white nationalists, Nazis, pedophilia, conspiracy theories and North Korean propaganda.
The UK has already suffered stealth cyber attacks on more than 80 manufacturing plants, with criminals deploying tactics that could put critical national infrastructure at risk. In an anonymous survey of manufacturers, almost half admitted that they have fallen prey to cyber warfare, according to trade group EEF.
SunTrust Banks Inc. has revealed that a former employee stolen the personal information of more than a 1.5 million clients. It is thought the individual had access to critical data including customer names, addresses, phone numbers, and certain account balances.
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