French Police ‘Neutralize’ Monero Mining Virus on 850k Devices

Aziz Abdel-Qader reports: The cybercrime unit at French police has uncovered and neutralized a virus that secretly infected more than 850,000 devices worldwide to mine a cryptocurrency called Monero (XMR). Monero, as a cryptocurrency focused on privacy and anonymity, was reported as forming the preferred target for miners malware. Dubbed “Retadup” and originating from...

NZ: Hospital emails stolen in phishing scam

CCDHB reports: A Capital & Coast DHB staff member has fallen victim to an email phishing scam which took thousands of emails from their address to other email addresses across New Zealand and internationally. But no private or patient information has been compromised. The staff member’s email address was immediately locked down to prevent...

IN: Man detained for data theft at Revenue dept.

Sharad Vyas reports: A desktop engineer from the State Information Technology (IT) Department was detained on Tuesday for allegedly stealing data from the Revenue Department, after the government filed a complaint with the Marine Drive police station. The engineer allegedly hacked into 28 computers connected to the Mumbai Collector, Deputy Collector and other tehsil...

Imperva discloses security incident impacting cloud firewall users

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Cyber-security and DDoS mitigation firm Imperva disclosed today a security incident that impacts customers of its cloud web application firewall (WAF), formerly known as Incapsula. “On August 20, 2019, we learned from a third party of a data exposure that impacts a subset of customers of our Cloud WAF product who...