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Cyberattacks: The Biggest Threat To OPEC

Authored by Irina Slav via OilPrice.com, Oil and cybersecurity in one sentence certainly makes for a thrilling read, and there will be an increasing amount of information on the topic as the Internet of Things expands and the global oil industry adopts automation and digital technology. OPEC is no exception in this digitalization drive, but […]


“FALLCHILL”: DHS, FBI Release Details On North Korean Hacking Tools

As tensions between the U.S. and North Korea mount, the DHS and FBI have just issued a pair of technical alerts about cyber attacks which they say are sponsored by the North Korean government and that have been targeting the aerospace, telecommunications and financial industries since 2016.  According to the alert, North Korean hackers have […]


Equifax Web-Page Goes Offline Amid Reports Of New Breach

Equifax has taken one of its web pages offline as its security team looks into reports of another potential cyber breach, the credit reporting company, which recently disclosed a hack that compromised the sensitive information of 145.5 million people, said on Thursday. "We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the […]


Russian Hackers Win Again: John Kelly’s Personal Cell Allegedly “Compromised” For Months

Is John Kelly the latest victim of the now infamous, pesky, yet extremely elusive, ‘Russian hackers’ that cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election and are slowly taking over the world?  According to Politico, he just might be… White House officials believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s personal cellphone was compromised, potentially as long ago […]


Putin Strikes Again: Russian Hackers Reportedly Stole NSA Data On Cyber Defense

Looks like Russian President Vladimir Putin is back at it. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that hackers working for the Russian government have stolen data describing how US intelligence agencies infiltrate foreign computer networks and how they defend against cyberattacks. The data were stolen after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified […]


Watch Live: Former Equifax CEO Faces Congressional “Public Shaming” Over Hack Farce

Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith (now retired) can expect a serious grilling this morning as he faces a congressional hearing into the utter farce surrounding the company's gross mishandling (and potential insider trading) of a cyber-security breach which has left almost 150 million people at risk. As The Washington Post reports, some lawmakers plan to […]


Airports Systems Just Crashed Globally; Could The Power Grid Be Next?

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Airport computer systems crashed around the globe yesterday. The crash caused passenger delays, angst, and fright among travelers, but a more ominous question has arisen in light of this glitch. Could the next failure be a worldwide power grid outage? Thousands of travelers were grounded yesterday when a computer glitch […]


Peak Irony: Equifax Is (Finally) Hiring A “Fraud Monitoring Leader”

Overnight, one day after the now former CEO of Equifax, Richard Smith, announced his “retirement” from the humiliated, and hacked company, but not before collecting an exit bonus as much as $90 million, his replacement, interim CEO Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. penned another apology, this time in the WSJ: On behalf of Equifax , […]


In Stunning Reversal, DHS Says Russians Were Not Behind Attempted Wisconsin Vote Hacking

Just in time for the weekend, the Associated Press reported on Friday that the Department of Homeland Security had notified 21 states earlier that day that their election systems had been targeted by malicious cyber actors. The states and DHS quickly jumped to the conclusion that Russia had ordered the cyberattacks, even though it was […]


SEC Admits US Public Filing System Was Hacked, “May Have Resulted” In Countless Illegal Profits

Over two years ago, on an otherwise uneventful Thursday in May 2015, shares of Avon Products suddenly jumped 20% leaving investors stunned. The catalyst was quickly discovered: a filing recently uploaded to Edgar, the SEC’s public filings database and purportedly from London-based “PTG Capital”, claimed that the "private-equity" firm was bidding to take Avon private. […]


September 21, 2017, Uncategorized
Muddy Waters’ Carson Block Sues Equifax For $500,000

Disgraced credit-monitoring company Equifax, which has seen its stock drop by nearly 40% since disclosing what will likely be remembered as one of the most damaging data breaches in US history, eliciting dozens of class-action lawsuits, calls for investigations by at least one state attorney general, and requests from multiple Congressional committees for more information […]


Another Coverup? Equifax Accused Of Scrubbing That Its Chief Security Officer Was A Music Major

Update: And… she’s gone: EQUIFAX SAYS CIO AND CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER ARE RETIRING * * * One week after what may be the biggest security leak in US history, when Equifax belatedly admitted that hackers had made off with over 143 million private data profiles, sending the company’s stock 37% lower in the past week… […]


“Humbled” Equifax CEO Explains Why Company Hesitated To Disclose Massive Data Breach

Two days after the company revealed that hackers had stolen the sensitive information of more than 143 million customers, prompting a deluge of lawsuits from outraged consumers alleging everything from negligence to outright fraud, the credit-security company’s CEO Richard Smith has chosen the op-ed pages of USA Today – America’s largest circulation newspaper – as […]


“We’re Just Trying To Feed Our Families” – Equifax Hackers Demand $2.6 Million Ransom In Bitcoin

Two days after credit-monitoring company Equifax revealed that, because of its staggering negligence, hackers had managed to penetrate the company’s meager cybersecurity defenses and abscond with up to 143 million social security numbers and a trove of other personal data – including names, addresses, driver’s license data, birth dates and credit-card numbers – the cyberthieves […]


Massive Data Breach At Equifax: As Many As 143 Million Social Security Numbers Hacked

Credit-reporting company Equifax shocked investors, and more than a third of America, when it announced on Thursday afternoon that hackers had breached its data systems, compromising the personal information of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed “primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.” In […]