Hackers threaten to wipe 200 million iCloud accounts: Also, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you

Hackers from a new organization, the Turkish Crime Family, claim to have access to 200 million iCloud accounts and are going to wipe them unless Apple pays a ransom. Also, I have come into a very nice bridge and would be willing to cut you a great deal on it. 

Malware targets industry: The fight gets real

A strain of malware that goes after industrial plants found that nearly 3,000 a year are infected with malware, signaling that hackers could potentially have real-life effects from their cybercrimes. 

Nigerian email scams: They’re actually working

Emails claiming to be from a Nigerian prince used to be the running joke of IT security. Who would actually fall for those things? Well, it turns out West African cybercriminals have gotten a lot better over the years. And similar scams targeting businesses are making them big money. 

Apache vulnerability won’t be an easy one to patch

News of a vulnerability in Apache Struts web application framework is coming in. And by all accounts, this won’t be an easy fix. The code-execution zero-day bug was discovered on March 7, 2017. At that time, there were already multiple exploits of this vulnerability in the wild, leading to everything from information disclosure to stealing […]

Consumer Reports to begin ranking products on security

This may not be the leap in Internet of Things (IoT) security that’s sorely needed, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction. 

A few keystrokes brought the Internet to its knees

There’s new information on what caused that massive Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage last week. Or should we say, who caused it? 

Windows 7 actually gaining market share

So much for Windows 10 replacing all other versions. Last month, the somewhat-soon-to-be outdated version of Microsoft’s operating system gained user share. 

3 lessons you can take away from Amazon’s outage

If webpages were loading slowly for you or not at all yesterday, you’re not alone. An outage at Amazon Web Services threw many organizations into chaos. Here’s why it matters, and what you can do to prepare. 

Huge mistake: Company gets breached, doesn’t inform the victims … its employees

Talk about bad employee morale. After a hacker breached 30,000 employees of Sports Direct, a British retailer, the company failed to take the next obvious step: letting those employees know about it. 

Cost of cyberattacks reach $350 million

Yahoo’s breaches continue to be big news long after their discovery. And they could turn out have huge financial implications.