Cybersecurity spending soars - This week in cybersecurity
Several HBO Twitter accounts were hacked and taken over by the notorious OurMine hacking group, posting #HBOHacked messages and warnings about security. Read more.
A newly uncovered cyber attack that targeted more than 4,000 organizations in the oil and gas, mining, construction, and transportation sectors has been found to have been carried out by a 20-year-old man in Nigeria. Read more.
A researcher has uncovered an elaborate bank-fraud scam that's using a malicious extension in Google's Chrome Web Store to steal targets' passwords. Read more.
Maersk, the world's largest container ship and supply vessel operator, reports that they may lose up to $300 million in revenues for 2017 due to the effects of the Petya ransomware attack. Read more.
Gartner is projecting that worldwide spending on IT security products and services will grow 7 percent, year over year, to reach a total of $86.4 billion in 2017. Read more.
More than 100,000 names and driver's license numbers were stolen in a 2014 data breach of Uber's database, operated by Amazon Web Services. The Federal Trade Commission said the company could have made low-cost attempts, like using multi-factor authentication, to prevent the breach. Read more.
A vulnerability in the Windows Object Linking Embedding (OLE) interface is being exploited by cybercriminals through Microsoft PowerPoint in order to install malware. Read more.