The Download: This Week’s Top Security News – September 23, 2016
The Download: This Week’s Top Security News – September 23, 2016

The data and endpoint security landscape is always changing, and news happens fast. Each week we recap some of the top security news stories to help you stay informed. Here’s what happened this week.

The scientific news site EurekAlert! was hacked last week. EurekAlert! is used as a news source and reference point by reporters at many major science publications. The fallout from that incident continued into this week, as the site was taken offline in order to mitigate the damage done by the hacker.

A big change is coming, as plans move forward to change the key that essentially secures the Internet.  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit organization that coordinates the key technical services underlying the internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). ICANN plans to change the Root Zone Signing Key to improve overall cryptographic hygiene.

Reddit users on cryptocurrency subreddits are being targeted with a scam meant to empty e-wallets using a malware attack. Using stolen Reddit credentials, the attacker posts malicious links disguised as price updates on popular cryptocurrency subreddits.