Hacker Group Anonymous Declares War on Global Banks and the NYSE

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Security Researcher Arrested after Revealing Flaws in Election Website
A security researcher who revealed vulnerabilities in a Florida county election website has been arrested on criminal charges for unauthorized access (hacking) and was jailed for six hours.

Hacker Group Anonymous Declares War on Global Banks and the NYSE
The infamous hacking group known as Anonymous has issued a threat to central banks around the world. Its targets include the likes of the Bank of England and even the New York Stock Exchange.

Cybersecurity Is a Business Issue
Increasingly, cybersecurity is not merely an IT priority. It is, inherently, a business issue. In today’s digital world, safeguarding intellectual property, financial information, and the online presence & reputation makes cybersecurity a crucial part of the overall business strategy. Suffice to say, at a time when DDoS take-down threats and malware attacks are rife, improving cybersecurity becomes a formidable challenge.

New App Tells iPhone Users If Their Phone is Hacked
Although Apple’s security measures had left the FBI bewildered for months before the agency eventually cracked into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone with help from Grey-hat hackers, iPhones are oftentimes hacked and spied upon. Malicious actors routinely employ malware to break in and snoop in on targets.

Interesting Reading From Around the Web

Ex-Skype Crew Sued Developers Of WhatsApp Encryption Over '$2m Extortion'
As the fight between Apple and the FBI attested, we’re in the midst of Cryptowars 2.0. But it would be reductive to claim it’s technologists facing off against the government over how to best protect the public from criminal hackers and terrorists. On both sides there are internecine battles being fought, as shown in a quickly-dismissed case between two developers of secure messaging and call services, Wire Swiss and Open Whisper Systems, the organization behind WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption rollout.

Wendy’s: Breach Affected 5% of Restaurants
Wendy’s said today that an investigation into a credit card breach at the nationwide fast-food chain uncovered malicious software on point-of-sale systems at fewer than 300 of the company’s 5,500 franchised stores. The company says the investigation into the breach is continuing, but that the malware has been removed from all affected locations.

Online Transaction Fraud to Double by 2020
A study from the United Kingdom-based Juniper Research found fraudulent online transactions will reach $25.6 billion by 2020, up from $10.7 billion last year. That means for every $1,000 spent, $4 will be fraudulent.

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