Marriott faces $123 million fine in UK for data breach

Marriott faces $123 million fine in UK for data breach By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABC News: Technology   Marriott says it will fight a $123 million U.K. government fine related to its massive data breach.Marriott has the right to respond to the proposed fine before a final determination is made by the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office.…

Ex-NSA contractor to be sentenced in stolen documents case

Ex-NSA contractor to be sentenced in stolen documents case By: ERIC TUCKER AND MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS, ABC News: Technology     A former National Security Agency contractor who stored two decades’ worth of classified documents at his Maryland home was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison. Harold Martin, 54, apologized to the federal judge who…

Cyber weapons readily available to criminals, researchers warn

Cyber weapons readily available to criminals, researchers warn Security researchers have discovered an attack campaign infrastructure designed to scan, brute-force and infect tens of thousands of MS-SQL and PHPMyAdmin servers China-based cyber attackers have breached more than 50,000 servers belonging to companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, media and IT sectors using sophisticated attack tools, security…

‘NanshOu’ China-Based Attack Uses APT-Like Techniques

‘NanshOu’ China-Based Attack Uses APT-Like Techniques to Infect Servers Worldwide During the past two months, the Guardicore Labs team says that it has been following a China-based campaign trying to infect Windows MS-SQL and PHPMyAdmin servers worldwide. They observed that the breached machines included over 50,000 servers belonging to companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, media and IT…

Hackers reportedly used a tool developed by the NSA

Hackers reportedly used a tool developed by the NSA to attack Baltimore’s computer systems EternalBlue was also used in the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks in 2017 By Andrew Liptak Since May 7th, the Baltimore’s city government has been dealing with a ransomware attack that has shut down everything from its email to the systems that allow…

The ‘Unprecedented Challenge’ of Cybersecurity in an Age

The ‘Unprecedented Challenge’ of Cybersecurity in an Age of Burgeoning Threats   Technological and legal complexities abound in this age of heightened cybersecurity threats—including a rise in state-sponsored hacking. This “unprecedented challenge” was the topic of conversation between Dorian Daley, Oracle executive vice president and general counsel, and Edward Screven, Oracle’s chief corporate architect. Here…