This Week in Security News: Hackers and Cyber Attackers

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, Chili’s parent company – Brinker International – announced that consumer credit and debit card information had been compromised at some locations. In addition, Trend Micro helped the FBI takedown hackers behind the notorious malware, Scan4You.

Read on to learn more.

The Rise and Fall of {Scan4You}

In May 2017, Scan4You, one of the biggest cybercrime facilitators went offline after the FBI arrested and extradited two main suspects.

Blockchain: The Missing Link Between Security and the IoT?

The internet of things (IoT) has been associated with major cyberattacks, often involving the abuse of vulnerable connected devices, such as surveillance cameras, to facilitate malicious activities.

White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role

The White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council, a post that helped develop policy to defend against increasingly sophisticated digital attacks.

Homeland Security Unveils New Cyber Security Strategy Amid Threats

The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a national strategy for addressing the growing number of cyber security risks amid concerns about the security of the U.S. midterm congressional elections.

Data Breach in San Francisco Exposes Personal Information of Nearly 900 Patients

Nearly 900 patients at two city-run hospitals in San Francisco are being notified that their personal information was exposed in a data breach late last year.

Chili’s Says Customers’ Payment Information Compromised in Data Breach

Chili’s parent company, Brinker International, announced that customer credit and debit card information had been compromised in some Chili’s restaurants.

Suspected Member of TheDarkOverlord Hacking Group Arrested in Serbia

Serbian police have arrested a 38-year-old man from Belgrade on suspicion of being part of infamous hacking group, The Dark Overlord (TDO).

What do you think of the White House’s decision to eliminate the cybersecurity coordinator position? Share your thoughts in the comments below or follow me on Twitter to continue the conversation; @JonLClay.

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