BetaNews: Major US newspapers hit by cyberattack, disrupting printing and distribution

BetaNews: Major US newspapers hit by cyberattack, disrupting printing and distribution. “A number of major US newspapers — including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times — have been hit by a cyberattack that is said to originate from another country.”

Threatpost: WordPress Targeted with Clever SEO Injection Malware

Threatpost: WordPress Targeted with Clever SEO Injection Malware . “A clever malware built for SEO injection – where a black hat loads up a webpage with spammy links, redirects and ad keywords, unbeknownst to the site owner – has been seen evading detection with an innovative approach that involves appending itself in an unusual place in the back-end code of a WordPress site.”

TorrentFreak: Scammers Use Facebook and Google to Spread Malicious ‘Pirate’ Files

TorrentFreak: Scammers Use Facebook and Google to Spread Malicious ‘Pirate’ Files. “Scammers and spammers are using user-generated content sites to distribute links to malware and viruses. The malicious content is advertised as pirated software and games, in an attempt to lure users. The issue is plaguing many platforms but appears to be rather persistent on Facebook and Google groups.”

Bloomberg: Marriott Hit by Starwood Hack That Ranks Among Biggest Ever

Bloomberg: Marriott Hit by Starwood Hack That Ranks Among Biggest Ever. “The attack is troubling not just because of its sheer size, but also the level of detail potentially stolen by the attackers. The hack affects some 500 million guests, and for about 327 million of them, the data included passport numbers, emails and mailing addresses, Marriott said. Some credit card details may also have been taken.”

Ars Technica: I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Why AutoCAD malware keeps chugging on

Ars Technica: I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Why AutoCAD malware keeps chugging on. “Criminal hackers continue to exploit a feature in Autodesk’s widely used AutoCAD program in an attempt to steal valuable computer-assisted designs for bridges, factory buildings, and other projects, researchers said Tuesday.”