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19 M California Voter Records Held for Ransom in MongoDB Attack

The records were first exposed in an unsecured MongoDB database, continuing a cyber-extortion trend.

Microsoft Azure AD Connect Flaw Elevates Employee Privilege

An improper default configuration gives employees unnecessary administrative privilege without their knowledge, making them ideal targets for hackers.

Adobe Flash Vulnerability Reappears in Malicious Word Files

CVE-2018-4878, a Flash zero-day patched earlier this month, has resurfaced in another campaign as attackers capitalize on the bug.

Yahoo Agrees to $80 Million Settlement with Investors

Investors alleged that Yahoo intentionally misled them about its cybersecurity practices.

Survey Suggests Many Are Still Waiting for Spectre, Meltdown Windows Updates

Microsoft's insistence on a specific registry key setting for offering the updates on systems appears to be the issue, security vendor Barkly says.

Threats from Mobile Ransomware & Banking Malware Are Growing

The number of unique mobile malware samples increased sharply in 2017 compared to a year ago, according to Trend Micro.

Thoma Bravo to Acquire Barracuda Networks for $1.6 billion

The cloud email security and management company accepts buyout offer as a means to accelerate its growth.

Are DDoS Attacks Increasing or Decreasing? Depends on Whom You Ask

Details on DDoS trends can vary, depending on the reporting source.

Samsung Pay Leaks Mobile Device Information

Researcher at Black Hat Europe will show how Samsung Pay's security falls short and ways attackers could potentially bypass it.

Massive Cloud Leak Exposes Alteryx, Experian, US Census Bureau Data

A misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 storage bucket exposed sensitive data on consumers' financial histories, contact information, and mortgage ownership.

Nearly Half of Cybersecurity Pros Solicited Weekly by Recruiters

More than 80% say they are 'open' to new job offers, while 15% are actively on the search, a new (ISC)2 survey shows.

Phishing Campaign Underscores Threat from Low Budget, Low Skilled Attackers

For just over $1,000, a phishing operation successfully spied on members of the Tibetan community for 19 months, Toronto University's Citizen Lab found.