This week's trending cybercrime events include Wendy's announcing its point-of-sale breach is significantly larger than previously reported, a breach at the Democratic National Committee and theft of Donald Trump opposition research, and a nearly 8-million strong breach at Japan's top travel agency. The University of Calgary also joined the growing list of organizations that have made sizable ransomware payments, and file sharing service iMesh became the latest company to face a massive breach of user records. Advisories include more dark web dumps, a variety of espionage-related headlines, the apparent demise of the Angler Exploit Kit, and updates on malware, including ransomware targeting smart TVs. Trending legal stories include a hearing on the 6-month-old Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a ruling in favor of Net Neutrality, and a $1 million Morgan Stanley fine. Also, the once maligned Healthcare.gov website now ranks among the web's most trustworthy sites.
June 17, 2016