Stealthy hacker leaves feline calling card
A mystery hacker is wiping exposed databases
more than 1,500 so far
and overwriting data with the word "meow" and a series of numbers. It is unclear whether the "meow bot" is stealing the data or simply destroying it, and one researcher noted that if the attacker isn't misusing the data, the incidents "could actually be safeguarding users from more financially driven malicious attackers" by motivating the targeted companies to secure their databases.
Phishing: eMail fraudsters impersonate colleagues, vendors
The latest form of business email phishing attacks involve impersonating familiar senders, a
GreatHorn report found
. More than a third (36%) of respondents said they are seeing email threats coming into their inboxes every day.
FBI issues cybersecurity warning to air travelers
The FBI is warning air travelers that hackers are using fake airport websites to steal personal data and financial information when users book travel-related services. Hackers can also breach travelers' devices at airports via Wi-Fi networks, the FBI says.