ICYMI: GoDaddy goes, Weird stories, Amazon phishing, Celebrite loss
ICYMI: GoDaddy goes, Weird stories, Amazon phishing, Celebrite loss

GoDaddy website hosting service revokes nearly 9000 SSL certificates

GoDaddy has revoked 8850 SSL certificates after the hosting service discovered a bug affecting domain validation. The bug was born in July 2016, when according to a blogpost by GoDaddy, the company “GoDaddy inadvertently introduced the bug during a routine code change intended to improve our certificate issuance process”. The bug would cause the domain validation process to fail in certain cases. The problem affected over 6000 customers. [Read more]

Top 10 weirdest stories of 2016

As we say goodbye to 2016, SC reviewed some of the more bizarre moments that came up in the cybersecurity sector? [Read more]

Amazon customers targeted in phishing scam

Sophos researchers pulled the covers off a phishing scam hitting Amazon customers who are looking for deals on electronics that are too good to be true. The scam is run by the supposed Amazon merchant Sc-Elegance and hooks victims by offering products at well below market prices, Sophos reported. Sc-Elegance has been caught using this tactic before on Amazon. [Read more]

Cellebrite loses 900GB of customer data in breach of old server

Israeli security company Cellebrite has suffered a data breach of its website, and as much as 900GB of information has been stolen. Cellebrite admitted to the breach in a statement on its website which says: “The impacted server included a legacy database backup of my.Cellebrite, the company's end-user licence management system.” [Read more]

WhatsApp has 'critical encryption backdoor', researcher claims

WhatsApp, famous for providing end-to-end encryption as standard in its messaging platform, is vulnerable to a backdoor hack that means WhatsApp could intercept messages between users, according to a security researcher. The researcher warned that WhatsApp could then hand over the messages to governments on request. But the claim has been greeted with scepticism by other security researchers. [Read more]