- MOZILLA Patches Critical Bug in THUNDERBIRD
Mozilla issued a critical security update to its popular open-source Thunderbird email client. The patch was part of a December release of five fixes that included two bugs rated high and one rated moderate and another low. Mozilla said Thunderbird, which also serves as a news, RSS and chat client, the latest Thunderbird 52.5.2 version released last week fixes the vulnerabilities.
- It was Déjà vu again when it came to bad passwords in 2017
The worst password of 2016 remains the number one worst password of 2017 as “123456” tops the list of the most commonly chosen passwords spotted in data leaks. Researchers found several version of the “1234” sequence passwords were among the top 30 most used passwords from an examination of more than five million passwords leaked by hackers in 2017, according to a recent report.
- Report says Third of UK Cybersecurity execs Expected to be Hacked
Ransomware, phishing attacks, and data loss are the three biggest issues that concern UK cyber security executives. The three biggest concerns in almost equal measures are ransomware (48%), phishing attacks (48%) and data loss (47%), according to cyber threats, detection & Response Report, which queried 400 professionals in the U.K. on the state of cyber threats.
- Irish Zoo scammed, nearly $600,000 stolen
Cybercriminals are now shifting their focus from humans to animals. As evidenced by the Dublin Zoo, the computer system got breached so that payments due it were electronically redirected to a criminal’s account. Ireland’s Economic Crime Bureau of its national police force, known as Gardaí, is investigating who intercepted various invoices totaling the Euro equivalent of approximately $600,000 due to the zoo, which told the Irish Examiner last week none of its consumer records were compromised in the breach.
- Nissan Canada Finance Alerts 1.13 Million Customers of Unauthorized Access
Nissan Canada Finance (NCF) reported last week that it became aware on Dec. 11 of unauthorized access to personal information of some of its 1.13 million customers. The company is still investigating exactly how many individual records were compromised, but it appeared the hack was limited to automobiles financed in Canada using NCF or INFINITI Financial Services Canada.