27 Nov 2019

US, Russia And Israel Show Little Appetite For Cyber Destruction

The Atlantic Council recently conducted a study in order to assess the extent to which fears about the possible escalation of cyber conflicts between countries into physical confrontations are justified. The research involved “cross-national simulation and survey experiments” and focused on the United States, Russia and Israel. The conclusion of

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27 Nov 2019

Most businesses have yet to allocate a CCPA compliance budget

A recent survey by Egress shows that only 48% of organizations plan to meet the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance deadline of January 1 2020, including 30% of firms that are already compliant and 18% that plan to achieve this by the end of the year. 27% of companies

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27 Nov 2019

How scammers use Black Friday to target consumers

A new study by ZeroFOX analyzes holiday cyber scams. While focusing on 26 retail brands, the company detected 61,305 potential scams in the period from November 1 through November 20. The vast majority of these campaigns impersonated brick and mortar stores, with less common targets being tech brands and online

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27 Nov 2019

‘Dexphot’: A Sophisticated, Everyday Threat

A new report by Microsoft detailing the evolution of the Dexphot cryptomining malware highlights how even more everyday cyber threats are getting increasingly sophisticated. Dexphot was first detected in October of last year and has compromised tens of thousands of machines since then. While Dexphot has received relatively little attention,

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27 Nov 2019

Czech Intel Report Highlights Russian, Chinese Spying

A new report by the Czech intelligence service (BIS) states that “Russian and Chinese intelligence activities affected the sectors of politics, diplomacy, espionage, economy and information struggle” last year, and accuses Russia in particular of carrying out cyber operations “to manipulate the decision-making process and individuals responsible for decision-making.” The

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27 Nov 2019

Almost 60% Of Malicious Ads Come from Three Ad Providers

In the third quarter of 2019, Confiant saw the percentage of ads that are malicious fall from .25% to .15%, a new report by the firm indicates. While the study covered 75 supply side platforms (SSP), it found that just three of those are used to push over 60% of

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27 Nov 2019

As the online shopping season begins, consumers worry about cybercrime

Almost two in three Americans are concerned that their personal data will be compromised in a data breach (65%) and that threat actors will hack into their bank account (62%), a new F-Secure survey shows. While 81% of respondents consider it likely that they will experience cybercrime or identity theft

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26 Nov 2019

Church’s Chicken Restaurants Hit by Payment Card Breach

Church Chicken has announced a data breach affecting at least 160 of its restaurants in the United States. The company describes the incident as “unauthorized activity […] involving the payment processing systems that services our company-operated restaurants.” The full impact of the breach, which occurred in late October, may be

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26 Nov 2019

Most Organizations Have Incomplete Vulnerability Information

A new report by Risk Based Security shows that organizations need to get their vulnerability information from more sources than just the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and National Vulnerability Database (NVD) systems if they want to identify all flaws in their environment. This year alone, researchers with the firm

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26 Nov 2019

Over 38 Million Healthcare Records Exposed in Breaches Over 2019

From January through October of this year, more than 38 million health records were exposed, lost or stolen, compared to just over 12 million throughout 2018, new research published in HIPAA Journal shows. The number of exposed records still falls short of the 2015 record of 114 million, which was largely

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