May 212019

Bradley Barth reports: Cyber-attacks leveraging the Windows Server Message Block exploit known as EternalBlue have reportedly reached historically high levels over the last few months, even though the vulnerability it affects was patched by Microsoft more than two years ago. In a 17 May blog post, ESET security evangelist Ondrej Kubovic said his company’s telemetry data […]

May 212019

Zack Whittaker reports: A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities and brand accounts has been found online. The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look inside. At the time of writing, the database had over 49 million records — but […]

May 202019

Jayed Rahman of the Paterson Times is likely loving work these days, with the Paterson schools giving the paper — and the reporter — lots of imprudent statements to report on.  In today’s installment, it sounds like the district’s superintendent is walking back a perceived threat to sue the paper for basically committing journalism. After […]

May 192019

The Canadian Press reports: The RCMP says a Canadian-based company that peddled an illicit trove of 1.5 billion user names and associated passwords has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. In a news release, the Mounties say Defiant Tech Inc. admitted in court Friday to trafficking in identity information and possession of property obtained by crime […]