April 7, 2017
With over 1.45 billion compromised accounts, emails, social security numbers, dates of birth, and other data types, March was the biggest month for exposed data this year.
Seventeen companies reported data breaches in March, totaling 1,449,373,000 breached accounts. Major companies, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Coupa, and McDonald’s (Canada), experienced data loss. However, according to email marketing organization River City Media’s public reports, the organization took the biggest hit with 1.4 billion exposed email addresses. That’s over 96% of the total breached accounts for the month.
April 3, 2017
Today, Lookout and Google are releasing research into the Android version of one of the most sophisticated and targeted mobile attacks we’ve seen in the wild: Pegasus.
A “cyber arms dealer” named NSO Group developed the Pegasus malware, which jailbreaks or roots target devices to surveil specific targets. Last summer, after being tipped off by a political dissident in the UAE, Citizen Lab brought Lookout in to further investigate Pegasus. In August 2016, Lookout, with Citizen Lab, published research about the discovery of the iOS version of this threat. What we discovered was a serious mobile spyware operation that has since been reportedly used to target Mexican activists, according to The New York Times.
Google calls this threat Chrysaor, the brother of Pegasus. For simplicity, we’ll reference this as Pegasus for Android. Names aside, the threat is clear: NSO Group has sophisticated mobile spyware capabilities across a number of operating systems that are actively being used to target individuals.
Lookout enterprise and personal customers are protected from this threat.