Seagate is trying to fight off a lawsuit filed by employees whose personal information was lost when the storage giant was hit with a phishing attack.
The company is in the midst of a hearing over whether the aggrieved workers have grounds to sue their employer for negligence after someone in human resources was duped into handing over copies of employee W‑2 tax forms.
2016 appears to be the year of the "mega breaches" and the hits keep on coming, with the Russian instant messaging service QIP.ru becoming the latest victim of hackers.
Cybersecurity startup Heroic, which offers hacker and cyberattack protection to users, told IBTimes UK that the firm had "obtained and validated a data breach of over 33 million accounts associated with the Russian instant messaging platform".
Dropbox has already raised some eyebrows over its requests for ever-deeper access to your computer, and recent discoveries aren't helping things much. Users now claim that Dropbox's Mac app asks for overly broad permissions, swipes your password and even hacks the operating system. The cloud storage service denies the claims and is trying to allay those fears, though. Desktop app team member Ben Newhouse has responded to concerns on Hacker News with both an explanation of design decisions and a promise to improve its transparency.
Trying to scam someone on the internet is always a bad idea, but if that someone turns out to be the head of a security research company, you’re in for a whole world of hurt.
Christian Haschek is an Austrian security researcher who was trying to sell $500 in US Apple gift cards on Reddit, since they’re a pain to use from overseas. He thought he had struck a deal with a buyer, but that buyer turned out to be less than honest.
After security journalist Brian Krebs exposed the DDoS-for-hire service, vDOS, and the alleged owners of the service were arrested, a massive attack was launched against the Krebs on Security site.
Last Thursday, Krebs wrote about vDOS and the two 18-year-old Israeli hackers running the DDoS attack service. In the past two years, the duo launched over 150,000 attacks and made at least $618,000. vDOS had been hacked and Krebs had obtained a copy of the vDOS database.