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Magecart Hackers Open Fire at Smith & Wesson Customers

Phil Muncaster reports: Digital skimming hackers have been in action again, this time targeting the website of a leading US gun-maker and its customers.c Springfield, Massachusetts-based Smith & Wesson was attacked on Black Friday, during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, according to Sanguine Security. The security vendor’s forensics man, Willem de...

Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse

Zack Whittaker reports: A massive database storing tens of millions of SMS text messages, most of which were sent by businesses to potential customers, has been found online. The database is run by TrueDialog, a business SMS provider for businesses and higher education providers, which lets companies, colleges, and universities send bulk text messages...

Mixcloud data breach exposes over 20 million user records

Zack Whittaker reports: A data breach at Mixcloud,  a U.K.-based audio streaming platform, has left more than 20 million user accounts exposed after the data was put on sale on the dark web. The data breach happened earlier in November, according to a dark web seller who supplied a portion of the data to TechCrunch, allowing...

Dutch Govt Warns of 3 Ransomware Infecting 1,800 Businesses

Ionut Ilascu reports: A confidential report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the Netherlands informs that at least 1,800 companies are affected by ransomware across the world. The report names three file-encrypting malware pieces responsible for the infections that use the same digital infrastructure and considers them “common forms of ransomware.”  ...