Articles by Jeff Goldman 

1.4 Billion Data Records Exposed in 2016

That's an increase of 86 percent over the previous year, according to Gemalto.

Cybercriminals See 95 Percent Profit from DDoS Attacks

DDoS-as-a-service providers can launch attacks for as little as $7 an hour, according to a recent report.

Massive Data Breach Exposes 4.8 Million Job Seekers' Personal Info

Names, Social Security numbers and birthdates were accessed.

Apple Attributes Alleged iCloud Hack to Password Reuse

The allegedly compromised account information may have come from the LinkedIn breach.

Security Flaws Found in LastPass Extensions for Chrome, Firefox

The vulnerabilities, uncovered by security researcher Tavis Ormandy, were patched quickly.

Saks Fifth Avenue, Three U.K. Mistakenly Expose Customer Data

In both cases, the information appears to have been exposed by mistake, not by an external or internal attack.

MajikPOS Malware Currently Infecting U.S. Point-of-Sale Systems

The malware began infecting businesses across North America in late January.

63 Percent of Enteprises Use Advanced Tech Without Securing Sensitive Data

59 percent of senior security executives are concerned about security breaches due to attacks hitting cloud service providers, a recent survey found.

Women Comprise Just 11 Percent of Global Cyber Security Workforce

And men are nine times more likely than women to hold managerial positions, a recent survey found.

Russian FSB Officers Charged with Involvement in Yahoo Breach

'The indictment unequivocally shows the attacks on Yahoo were state-sponsored,' Yahoo's assistant general counsel said.

Anti-Virus Solutions Fail to Protect Against Ransomware

33 percent of respondents to a recent survey experienced a ransomware attack in the past year.

Misconfigured Backup Drive Exposes Sensitive U.S. Air Force Data

The exposed data included information on open investigations, as well as completed applications for national security clearances.

One-Third of Ransomware Victims End Up Paying the Ransom

Another 54 percent refuse to pay but are able to recover their data anyway, a recent survey found.

More Than Half of SIEM Users Are Frustrated with Results

And 70 percent want their SIEM to generate fewer alerts that are more meaningful, a recent survey found.

Payment Provider Verifone Suffers Data Breach

All employees and contractors have been blocked from installing software on their computers, and have been told to change their passwords. 

WikiLeaks Dumps CIA Hacking Docs

The organization claims the files were already circulating among former U.S. government hackers and contractors.

Russian Hackers Hit U.S. Progressive Organizations

The organizations have been targeted with ransom demands ranging from $30,000 to $150,000.

Half of All Phishing Attacks in 2016 Targeted Financial Data

And just under a third of financial phishing was detected on Mac OS computers, according to a recent report.

Over 153,000 Users Were Hit by Mobile Ransomware in 2016

Last year saw a volume of mobile malware equivalent to half of all the malware detected over the previous 11 years, according to a recent report.

82 Percent of IT Pros Say Hiring and Retaining Qualified Staff is a Key Challenge

And 43 percent have an IT team of less than 10, a recent survey found.

CloudPets Breach Exposes 2 Million Children's and Parents' Private Messages

Customer credentials were stored in a database that wasn't password-protected or behind a firewall.

Fully 84 Percent of Hackers Leverage Social Engineering in Cyber Attacks

And 50 percent change their attack methodologies with every target, a recent survey found.

Cloudflare 'Cloudbleed' Flaw Leaks User Data from Millions of Websites

The exposed data ranges from password manager data to hotel bookings and private messages.

New York Intros New Cyber Security Rules for Financial Companies

The regulations, requiring companies to establish and maintain cyber security programs, take effect on March 1.

950,000 Coachella User Accounts Being Sold Online

Email addresses, user names and hashed passwords are being offered for sale for $300.