A hacker claims to have stolen close to 10 million patient records and is selling them for about US$820,000.
Over the weekend, the hacker, called thedarkoverlord, began posting the sale of the records on TheRealDeal, a black market found on the deep Web. (It can be visited through a Tor browser.)
It's 2016, and Microsoft Office macros are still a viable infection vector: security outfit Avanan says it's spotted a week-long, large-scale malware attack against Office 365 users.
The campaign began on June 22, and Microsoft started blocking the malicious attachment on June 23.
Avanan says the attackers tried to send messages to 57 per cent of the organisations on its security platform using Office 365. Users were sent an Office document that invoked the malware via macros.
Attackers have popped three prominent US hospitals, using deliberately ancient malware so old that it slips under the radar of modern security controls to compromise Windows XP boxes and gain network beacheads.
The attacks were foiled using deceptive honeypot-style frameworks, according to California-based TrapX.
Hospitals were attacked between late 2015 and early this year, potentially compromising medical systems such as x-ray machines, and fluoroscopy radiology systems.
Black hats hack for espionage, crime, and disruption. White hats hack to defend, digging up security vulnerabilities so that they can be fixed. And then there are the confusing ones: hackers whose black hats are covered in the thinnest coat of white paint, or so patchwork that even they don’t seem to remember which color they’re wearing.
Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices.