The news headlines that held our attention this week included the stolen Wawa data hitting the dark web marketplace and the hijacking of multiple NFL Twitter accounts.
In late December, the popular Northeast convenience store chain Wawa disclosed hackers had obtained payment data for some of its customers.
By: Catalin Cimpanu
OurMine crew hijacks social media accounts for the NFL, the 49ers, Cardinals, Bears, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Bucs, Cowboys, Colts, Chiefs, Eagles, Giants, Packers, Texans, and Vikings.
By: Joseph Cox
An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.' Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey.
By: Ingrid Lunden
Avast has made a huge business out of selling antivirus protection for computers and mobile devices, but more recently it was revealed that the Czech-based cybersecurity specialist was also cultivating another, more controversial, revenue stream: harvesting and selling on user data, some of which it amassed by way of those security tools.
The FBI is investigating the role of Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group Technologies in possible hacks on American residents and companies as well as suspected intelligence gathering on governments, according to four people familiar with the inquiry.
By: Mathew Ingram
Over the past two years, Facebook has been...designing what it calls an Oversight Board, and this week the company announced the bylaws or rules that the board will operate under, as well as its first staff member.
By: Todd Feathers
Prosecutors want to use audio captured by one of Amazon's home surveillance cameras as evidence in an unprecedented case.
By: Alexa Corse
Caucus workers will use the app on their personal smartphones, prompting questions of possible vulnerability.
By: Audrey Conklin
The vulnerability could have allowed hackers to eavesdrop on calls and have access to all documents shared in the meetings.
By: Shannon Vavra
The secretary of the Interior issued an order Wednesday grounding all of the Department of the Interior’s non-emergency drones so the agency can assess potential cybersecurity concerns before operating the devices any further.