63 Landry’s Restaurants Affected By Data Breach

Houston-based dining giant, Landry’s, recently revealed that more than 60 of its restaurants had been affected by a data breach.   The breach was the result of malware that infected its order-entry system, which allows waitstaff to enter kitchen and bar orders and swipe Landry’s Select Club rewards cards.   However, in a notification, Landry said: …

Chinese Linked ‘Cloud Hopper’ Campaign Was Worse Than Reported

An investigation by the Wall Street Journal revealed that the Chinese ‘Cloud Hopper’ campaign was much worse than originally reported.   ‘Cloud Hopper’ is a global hacking campaign, carried out by Chinese-state sponsored hacking group APT10, that targeted several cloud providers and managed service providers.   The report from the WSJ, which focused on Hewlett …

Wawa POS Systems Infected With Malware

Gas station and convenience store chain — Wawa — has revealed that a card-skimming malware was found on its point-of-sale (POS) systems.   In an open letter to customers, Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens said the company discovered the malware on December 10.   Even though the malware has since been removed, Wawa’s systems have been compromised since …

Thousands of Passwords Associated With Ring Found on Dark Web

Thousands of passwords associated with Ring doorbell have been found on the dark web.   Buzzfeed News first reported the data leak, which exposed the login credentials of 3,672 Ring Cameras, including emails, passwords, time zones, as well as, the names given to specific Ring cameras. Then, later in the day, TechCrunch reported that over …

Congress Approves New Bill to Fight Back Against Robocalls

Today, Congress took another step towards fighting back against robocalls by approving the TRACED Act.   TRACE, which stands for Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement Act, will give the government new powers to prosecute robocallers,  The Washington Post says.   Additionally, under the new law, mobile carriers have to “to adopt technology that’s supposed to help …

Visa Warning: Group of Hackers Stealing Card Data At Gas Stations

For years, cybercriminals have targeted gas pumps, using an attack method known as skimming. Now, however, Visa is warning of a new kind of attack.   In a post, Visa said a sophisticated hacking group known as FIN8 is targeting “fuel dispenser merchants” throughout North America.   Visa revealed that its fraud disruption team is …

New iOS Update Fixes AirDrop Bug

Today, Apple released iOS 13.3, which included fixes for a slew of vulnerabilities including an AirDrop bug that could temporarily lock nearby iPhones.   Kishan Bagaria discovered the AirDrop bug, which he calls AirDoS.   When asked to describe the bug, Kishan said he was able to repeatedly send files with an open-source tool to …

Unnamed Company Exposes Over 750,000 Applications for US Birth Certificate Copies

An unnamed online company that allows users to obtain copies of US birth and death certificates has exposed more than 752,000 applications — including personal information — online, TechCrunch reports.   UK-based penetration testing company, Fidus Information Security, found the exposed data, which was stored on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket. Even worse, the …

44 Million Microsoft Accounts Are Using Breached Passwords

Microsoft’s threat research team analyzed a database, which contained over 3 billion leaked credentials and found that 44 million of its users are using usernames and passwords that have been leaked in security breaches.   As ZDNet reports, the tech company scanned all Microsoft accounts between January and March of this year. Microsoft then compared …

US Department of Justice Nabs Key Players in Evil Corp Hacking Group

On Thursday, the US Department of Justice indicted members of the Russian hacking group known as Evil Corp. The group developed and distributed the Dridex malware that’s responsible for stealing at least $100 million from banks.   Dridex was capable of evading common anti-virus software and was spread through email phishing campaigns.   Once infected, …