Tag Archives: infosec

Hackers claim to steal 110,000 SSNs from Tenn. school system

A hitherto unknown hacking group claimed responsibility for a hacking attack on a county school system in Tennessee that may have exposed the names, Social Security Numbers and other personal data belonging to about 110,000 people

via Hackers claim to steal 110,000 SSNs from Tenn. school system.

LinkedIn Defends Security Practices, Leadership – Security – Attacks/breaches – Informationweek

many businesses see security as “an expensive add-on” and end up not paying sufficient attention to it. “So they’ll dual-hat their IT director and say he’s also doing IT security. And in some organizations–I call it the pile-on–they also pile the chief privacy officer (CPO) responsibilities onto the CIO or CISO role

via LinkedIn Defends Security Practices, Leadership – Security – Attacks/breaches – Informationweek.

Say hello to Tinba: World’s smallest trojan-banker

Tinba is a small data stealing trojan-banker. It hooks into browsers and steals login data and sniffs on network traffic. As several sophisticated banker-trojan it also uses Man in The Browser (MiTB) tricks and webinjects in order to change the look and feel of certain webpages with the purpose of circumventing Two factor Authentification (2FA) or tricking the infected user to give away additional sensitive data such as credit card data or TANs

via CSIS: Say hello to Tinba: World’s smallest trojan-banker.

Equifax Eyes Are Watching You–Big Data Means Big Brother

It maintains information about people who share the same phone number or address, “non-obvious” relationships between individuals, loans for dental work, magazine subscriptions, rental history, real estate assets, investment wealth, retail purchasing, the type of federal tax return someone files, marital status, employment, utility payments, cable TV accounts, criminal records, debt-to-income ratios, changes of address, motor vehicle files, post office boxes, inferences about someone’s capacity to pay bills, predictions about someone’s propensity to pay, links to past and potential fraud crimes–and more

via Equifax Eyes Are Watching You–Big Data Means Big Brother.