Threatpost writers recap 2016’s biggest news stories, including the proliferation of IoT botnets, ransomware, the FBI vs. Apple story, and more.
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A bug bounty hunter earned $5,000 for a Facebook hack that allowed him to bypass security protection and access any Facebook user’s true email address.
A trove of data belonging to Ameriprise Financial was found earlier this month and included Social Security number, decryption keys and confidential internal company documents.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including Yahoo’s latest breach announcement, a DDoS-for-hire crackdown, hackers seeking help with Mirai, and some new Adobe patches.
Yahoo disclosed today that attackers in 2013 stole data associated with more than 1 billion accounts. CISO Bob Lord said this incident is “distinct” from a 2014 attack in which 500 million accounts were breached.
Google Tuesday disclosed the contents of eight National Security Letters it received between 2010 and 2015, becoming the latest company under reforms afforded by the USA Freedom Act to do so.
Details have surfaced on another patched Flash Player flaw that is a potential privacy nightmare.
Hackers are mining Zcash cryptocurrency surreptitiously on PCs infected with cleverly named programs such as system.exe, taskmngr.exe and svchost.exe.
KFC Corporation warned 1.2 million of its UK-based Colonel’s Club members to reset their passwords after 30 members were targeted in an attack.
A sandboxed alpha version of the Tor Browser was released over the weekend and while there are still some rough edges and bugs, it could be a step toward protecting Tor users from recent de-anonymization exploits.