Monthly Archives: May 2018

  • New VPNFilter Malware Targets at least 500K Networking Devices Worldwide

    Posted on May 25, 2018 by in News, Security

      For several months, Talos has been working with public- and private-sector threat intelligence partners and law enforcement in researching an advanced, likely state-sponsored or state-affiliated actor’s widespread use of a sophisticated modular malware system we call “VPNFilter.” We have not completed our research, but recent events have convinced us that the correct way forward […]

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  • How bad was Equifax’s data breach? Bad.

    Posted on May 18, 2018 by in News, Security

    For the first time, Equifax is revealing just how much personal data was exposed in the massive data breach that affected more than 148 million Americans.  In a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the credit reporting agency broke down in detail the types of – and how much exactly – sensitive personal information was exposed to hackers in the breach. […]

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  • Think Credit Freezes Have You Covered? Think Again.

    Posted on May 11, 2018 by in Security

    I spent a few days last week speaking at and attending a conference on responding to identity theft. The forum was held in Florida, one of the major epicenters for identity fraud complaints in United States. One gripe I heard from several presenters was that identity thieves increasingly are finding ways to open new mobile […]

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