In September, Yahoo announced it had been hacked, and that data from 500 million users had been compromised. A few days ago, the company announced it was hacked a second time, this time with 1 billion users’ data being compromised. Both attacks occurred back in 2013, and hacked data has reportedly been for sale on the dark web.
News about the attacks came to light after Yahoo struck a deal with telecom giant Verizon, in which the internet giants’ core business would be sold to the telecommunications company for $4.83 billion. The sale is now in jeopardy.
According to Andrew Komarov, Chief Intelligence Officer at cybersecurity firm InfoArmor, all of the hacked data [...]
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the telecom giant’s business-to-business (B2B) unit that functions as a defacto anti-breach unit that usually warns others of data breaches, was ironically the target of a breach itself. The breach saw some 1.5 million customers of Verizon Enterprise affected. The data has been put up on sale on an underground cybercrime forum.
Prominent security researcher and journalist Brian Krebs has revealed that Verizon Enterprise, the unit of Verizon that routinely aids global firms in the area of security and data breaches is now suffering one, of its own.
KrebsOnSecurity has also revealed that a ‘prominent’ member of an underground cybercrime forum [...]
On Friday, officials at the University of California Berkeley have revealed that they are alerting up to 80,000 people about the possibility of a cyber attack that targeted a system storing social security and bank account numbers.
UC Berkeley officials has today revealed that they are reaching out to 80,000 individuals including current and former students, university faculty and vendors to notify them about the possibility of their social security numbers and bank account data being breached.
As reported by Berkeley News, the alert is a precautionary measure as there is no evidence of the attackers actually breaching the system to siphon away personal information. [...]