15 Mar 2019

Data breach reports delayed as organizations struggle to achieve GDPR compliance

A new Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Redscan for data from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reveals that UK businesses were seriously falling short in terms of data breach disclosure in the year before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, which happened in May

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12 Mar 2019

IT managers can’t ignore endpoints because most cyberattacks start there

New research by Sophos shows that cyberattacks are rarely discovered on endpoints, even though that is where many cyberattacks start. The survey found that while 37% of cyberattacks on mid-sized organizations are discovered on servers and another 37% on networks, a mere 17% are detected on endpoints and only 10%

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11 Mar 2019

Iranian Group Stole 6TBs of data from Citrix

Cybersecurity company Resecurity claims that hackers belonging to the IRIDIUM group that has been linked to Iran have stolen 6 terabytes of valuable corporate data from software vendor Citrix. According to Resecurity, the attack took place over Christmas last year as “part of a sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign supported by nation

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08 Mar 2019

An Email Marketing Company Left 809 Million Records Exposed Online

Once again, an unsecured database has exposed sensitive data on millions of people and companies This time, “email validation” firm Verifications.io failed to properly secure a MongoDB database containing 809 million marketing-related records. The data included 763 unique email addresses, as well as names, gender, birth dates, phone numbers, physical

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07 Mar 2019

Hundreds of immigrant recruits risk ‘death sentence’ after Army bungles data, lawmaker says

Between July 2017 and Jan. 2018, US Army officials accidentally sent immigrant recruits a confidential list containing sensitive information on over 4,200 immigrant recruits on at least three separate occasions. According to US Congressman Tom Malinowski, who served in the State Department under President Barack Obama, the breach endangers hundreds

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07 Mar 2019

12,449 Data Breaches Confirmed in 2018, a 424% Increase Over the Previous Year

A new 4IQ report found that 12,449 data breaches occurred in 2018, which is a staggering increase of 424% compared to the year before. However, the number of records exposed per breach was 4.7 times lower than in 2017, namely a drop from over 1 million records per breach to

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05 Mar 2019

Experian: More Than a Third of Companies are Unprepared to Respond to a Data Breach

New research by Experian shows that companies are still falling short when it comes to cyber security disaster preparedness. The study found that just over one-third of business executives (36%) believes their organization is ready to respond to a data breach involving business confidential information and intellectual property, even though

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28 Feb 2019

Why businesses fear cyberattacks from ex-employees more than nation states

According to a new AppRiver survey, 58% of cybersecurity decision makers at small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are more concerned about their organization experiencing a data breach than about facing a flood, fire, transit strike, or a physical break-in. For larger SMBs (with between 150 and 250 employees) the number

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25 Feb 2019

Credit card details worth nearly $3.5 million put up for sale on hacking forum

In the past month, three large collections of stolen payment card data have been uploaded to a major underground marketplace. Two of the dumps involved data on 69,189 Pakistani payment cards, including PIN codes. The cards were offered for $50 per unit, which could enable the criminals behind the dump

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18 Feb 2019

Hacker puts up for sale third round of hacked databases on the Dark Web

For the third time in a little over a week, a threat actor using the moniker ‘Gnosticplayers’ has put a large collection of stolen data from multiple companies for sale on the Dark Web. While the first two collections affected 620 million and 127 million users respectively, the latest batch combines

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