Halloween comes early for Syniverse, Facebook, and Twitch: What we can learn from their spooky outages plus breaches

It looks like more than ghosts are wreaking havoc on haunted networks. We’re less than a full week into October, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month isn’t quite taking shape the way…

Telecom giant behind routing SMS discloses 5-year-long data breach

Syniverse, the targeted telecom firm, works with carriers like T-Mobile, Verizon, Twilio, and AT&T in routing SMS text messages exchanged between them and carriers abroad. Syniverse, the well-known telecom giant,…

VMware ESXi Servers Encrypted by Lightning-Fast Python Script

The little snippet of Python code strikes fast and nasty, taking less than three hours to complete a ransomware attack from initial breach to encryption. Researchers have discovered a new…

Global Telecom Company Syniverse Reveals Five-year Breach

Last week, Syniverse, an international organization that provides technology and business services for several telecommunications companies, has confirmed it had suffered a massive attack that exposed billions of text messages and…

12 years jail for man who unlocked phones, defrauded AT&T of $200m

By Deeba Ahmed According to the US DoJ, Fahd remotely unlocked phones belonging to AT&T despite knowing that an investigation was launched against him. This is a post from HackRead.com…

AT&T Phone-Unlocking Malware Ring Costs Carrier $200M

Threat Post –  Threat Post –  With the help of malicious insiders, a fraudster was able to install malware and remotely divorce iPhones and other handsets from the carrier’s U.S.…