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Hackers Breached Virginia Bank Twice in Eight Months, Stole $2.4M

Krebs on Security

Now the financial institution is suing its insurance provider for refusing to fully cover the losses. The email allowed the intruders to install malware on the victim’s PC and to compromise a second computer at the bank that had access to the STAR Network , a system run by financial industry giant First Data that the bank uses to handle debit card transactions for customers. In June of 2016, National Bank implemented additional security protocols, as recommended by FirstData.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2021 – 9.8 million records breached

IT Governance

We found a comparatively low 9,780,931 breached records from publicly disclosed security incidents in June 2021. June’s figures bring the annual running total of security incidents to 729 and the total number of breached records to 3,947,030,094.

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in December 2020 – 148 million records breached

IT Governance

We logged 134 security incidents in December, which accounted for 148,354,955 breached records. What else would you expect from the final month of 2020 than the highest number of publicly disclosed incidents we’ve ever recorded?

2019 end-of-year review part 1: January to June

IT Governance

IT Governance is closing out the year by rounding up 2019’s biggest information security stories. Countless office workers were forced to get back to their jobs after Reddit suspended a host of accounts in light of security concerns.