Dallas data center operator CyrusOne discloses ransomware attack

A major Dallas-based data center operator says it is working to restore service to six of its customers after a ransomware attack. CyrusOne Inc. disclosed the attack Thursday and said affected customers are primarily hosted at the company’s New York data center. The computer hack encrypted customers’ devices. “Upon discovery of the incident, CyrusOne initiated its response…

Exposed database reveals apparent ticket fraud scheme. Scammers are just like us: bad at securing their data.

It was a good plan, as far as frauds go: rip off fans of live performances while simultaneously fleecing some of the internet’s biggest ticket vendors, such as Groupon, Ticketmaster and TickPick. The fraudsters create accounts with the ticket sellers and use stolen credit card information to make their purchases. Then they turn around and resell the tickets to…