Cyber Crime


Global Outbreak of WannaCry Ransomware (ETR-2017-C020)

E Com Security Solutions has been closely monitoring the latest ransomware outbreak that has affected several organizations around the world – which is being commonly referred to as WCRY or WannaCry. Based on our initial analysis of this ransomware – it appears to be taking advantage of a recently disclosed Microsoft vulnerability (MS17-010 – “Eternalblue”) [...]

ATM Cards of Indian based Banks Hacked, 3.2 Million Cards Affected

SBI, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, YES Bank and Axis Bank were among the worst. About 2.6 million affected cards are reportedly on the Visa and Mastercard platform, while 600,000 are on RuPay Banks in India will either replace or ask users to change the security codes of as many as 3.2 million debit cards in [...]

October 20th, 2016|Cyber Crime, Security NEWS|

TalkTalk is fined £400,000 after 150,000 customer details were compromised in 2015

The Information Commissioner's Office issued the fine – the largest ever for a data protection incident – to the company following an investigation after it found it was easy for hackers to access customer data. Investigators from the ICO found that hackers were able to get into TalkTalk's systems "with ease" and take advantage of [...]

Dropbox Hacked Accounts are now available for Download!

68 Million Drop Box accounts that were hacked in 2012, are leaked iin 2016 and went for sale on Darknet Last month. It is now available for free download. Dropbox, the online storage platform has suffered a massive blow back in August when the company learned that over 60 million of its user accounts got [...]

October 4th, 2016|Cyber Crime, Security NEWS|

How to know if you’re at risk in Yahoo hack

If you're wondering what to do after hearing about the massive data breach, follow these steps to make sure you're safe. Yahoo on Thursday revealed a hack that compromised 500 million user accounts, and yours might be among them. It's the largest-ever publicly disclosed data breach, and it could affect a lot more than your [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Cyber Crime, Cyber Security, Security NEWS|

Myspace, victim of a major data breach: 360M accounts potentially affected

Myspace has revealed in an official announcement that it was the victim of a major data breach. The incident took place a few years ago and is thought to have affected close to 360 million accounts. Myspace’s technical security team confirmed that information that was being offered on an online forum is genuine. Myspace, which is a Time [...]

June 1st, 2016|Cyber Crime, Security NEWS|

CBS Sports App, Mobile Site Left Millions of Users’ Personal Data Exposed

CBS recently fixed a vulnerability in its popular Sports application that could have exposed users to man-in-the-middle attacks and inadvertently leaked personal data. According to researchers, upon registration, users’ names, email addresses, account passwords, dates of birth, and zip codes were all sent over an unencrypted connection, in cleartext, to the app’s servers. Both the Android [...]

PwC Report Shows Cybercrime in the UK is Growing Rapidly

In the latest edition of their Global Economic Crime Survey, PricewaterhouseCoopers have announced a finding of a 20% increase in cybercrime, making it the fastest growing category of economic crime. The UK seems to be the most severely affected, with 55% of organisations being affected by some type of cybercrime, higher than the US which [...]

April 5th, 2016|Cyber Crime|

Two thirds of companies fail to declare data breaches

A poll of 1000 Institute of Directors members in the UK has found that two thirds of the companies who fall victim to a data breach are failing to declare it publicly or report it to the police for fear of reputational damage. Also, only around half of companies have a solid cyber security strategy [...]

March 24th, 2016|Cyber Crime|