Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).
Are Sally Beauty, Harbortouch Breaches Linked? Weighing Theories About Latest Apparent Intrusion (Bank Info Security)
Other experts had theorized that a suspected second attack at the retailer could be a sign that the company did not fully eradicate malware linked to its first attack or that the same hackers took advantage of an undiscovered "backdoor" they installed.
Cybercrime will Cost Businesses Over $2 Trillion by 2019 (Cbnco.com)
New research from leading market analysts, Juniper Research, suggests that the rapid digitization of consumers’ lives and enterprise records will increase the cost of data breaches to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, increasing to almost four times the estimated cost of breaches in 2015.
Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes (KrebsOnSecurity)
Microsoft today issued 13 patch bundles to fix roughly four dozen security vulnerabilities in Windows and associated software. Separately, Adobe pushed updates to fix a slew of critical flaws in its Flash Player and Adobe Air software, as well as patches to fix holes in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
Fraudsters Drain Starbucks Accounts Report: Attackers Target Loyalty Card, Mobile App Users (Bank Info Security)
When it comes to getting a coffee fix, beware automatic refills.
Why It's Tough to Pass Data Breach Bill Measures to Create Federal Notification Law Mired in Congress (Data Breach Today)
Backers of a national data breach notification law say it would greatly simplify compliance for businesses, which now must comply with laws in 51 different jurisdictions - 47 states, three territories and Washington, D.C.
Home routers co-opted into self-sustaining DDoS botnet resulting mess will be hellishly difficult to clear up, say researchers (The Register)
Hackers have established "self-sustaining" botnets of poorly secured routers, according to DDoS mitigation firm Incapsula.
Phishers Out in Force to Con Yahoo and Dropbox Users (InfoSecurity)
Security experts are warning of two major new phishing campaigns directed at Dropbox and Yahoo users, designed to compromise email accounts and enable follow-up scams.
New 'Breaking Bad' ransom Trojan is no laughing matter, says Symantec (CSO)
Windows users across the English-speaking world have been warned to be on the lookout for a new Trojan campaign that borrows imagery from the TV show Breaking Bad as part of a not-so-amusing attempt to extort money from anyone infected by it.
How Can You Tell When a Hacker is Working in Your Email? (Info Tech)
Email hacking seems to be everywhere these days, with hackers showing no signs of slowing down. Whether you are a large organization or a small or medium sized business (SMB), having your email account hacked can undermine the loyalty of your existing customers, and it can affect your ability to attract and retain new customers as well.