Crooks threaten to leak customer data stolen from e‑commerce sites

A hack-and-extort campaign takes aim at poorly secured databases replete with customer information that can be exploited for further attacks. A number of e-commerce websites from multiple continents have had their customer databases stolen, with an unknown seller offering at least 1.62 million rows of personal records for sale on a public website. The online … More Crooks threaten to leak customer data stolen from e‑commerce sites

Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

The breach exposed the personal data of 160,000 people and cost the telecom company £77 million. Two young Brits have been jailed for their roles in the breach at the telecommunications company TalkTalk in 2015, The Guardian reports. The Old Bailey criminal court in London sentenced Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Staffordshire, to … More Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

All websites running WordPress urged to update NOW

Millions of websites running WordPress are being strongly urged to update to the latest version of the popular content management system as soon as possible, after a serious security vulnerability was uncovered. Anthony Ferrara, who discovered the WordPress flaw, starkly summed up the situation: “Today, a significant SQL-Injection vulnerability was fixed in WordPress 4.8.3. Before reading further, … More All websites running WordPress urged to update NOW