What is Cyber Security Awareness and Why is it Important?

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For all the talk of criminal hacking, ransomware infections and the technologies to prevent them, the key to protecting your organisation is cyber security awareness training. The importance of cyber security staff awareness. Cyber security awareness best practices.

Massive Data Breach at Uber

Schneier on Security

It’s big : The breach appeared to have compromised many of Uber’s internal systems, and a person claiming responsibility for the hack sent images of email, cloud storage and code repositories to cybersecurity researchers and The New York Times.

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When Efforts to Contain a Data Breach Backfire

Krebs on Security

Earlier this month, the administrator of the cybercrime forum Breached received a cease-and-desist letter from a cybersecurity firm. The administrator responded to this empty threat by purchasing the stolen banking data and leaking it on the forum for everyone to download.

The Growing Cost of Data Breaches, Especially in Healthcare

Data Breach Today

Data breaches in the healthcare sector cost about $10.1

Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

Analysis: The Latest Data Breach Trends

Data Breach Today

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of data breach trends. Also featured: yet another Microsoft Exchange vulnerability and misconceptions about cybercrime groups

Analysis: 2020 Health Data Breach Trends

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Ransomware, Phishing Incidents, Vendor Hacks Prevail Hacking incidents, including ransomware and phishing attacks, as well as security incidents involving vendors dominated the federal tally of major health data breaches in 2020

Coca-Cola Investigating Data Breach Claim

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Stormous Ransomware Group Says It Exfiltrated 161GB of Critical Data Ransomware group Stormous, in a Telegram post on Monday, said that it has breached and exfiltrated 161GB worth of critical data from beverage manufacturing giant Coca-Cola.

Delayed Data Breach Detection: Facing the Consequences

Data Breach Today

Yearslong Breach at Health Plan Administrator Leads to Lawsuit Settlement Two health data breaches that each took about a decade to discover illustrate just how tough it can be to detect a security incident. One of those breaches has led to a recent lawsuit settlement

Plex discloses data breach and urges password reset

Security Affairs

The company disclosed a data breach after threat actors have access to a limited subset of data stored in a compromised database. Exposed data includes emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords. This is a headache, but we recommend doing so for increased security.

Samsung discloses a second data breach this year

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Electronics giant Samsung has confirmed a new data breach after some of its US systems were compromised in July. After the attack that hit the company in late July 2022, Samsung disclosed a data breach. Various other data, confidential source code from Qualcomm.

T-Mobile Investigating Claims of Massive Data Breach

Krebs on Security

On Sunday, Vice.com broke the news that someone was selling data on 100 million people, and that the data came from T-Mobile. A sales thread tied to the allegedly stolen T-Mobile customer data. ” Data Breaches IntelSecrets IRDev John Erin Binn T-Mobile Und0xxed V0rtex

CafePress Data Breach: Owner Agrees to Feds' Settlement

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Neiman Marcus Says 4.6M Affected by Data Breach

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Exposed Data Includes Login Credentials, Security Questions Neiman Marcus Group says it is notifying 4.6 million of its online customers who are affected by a data breach that occurred in May 2020.

TikTok denies data breach following leak of user data

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Threat actors published a sample of data allegedly stolen from TikTok, but the company denies it was breached. The hacking collective AgainstTheWest recently published a post on Breach Forums message board claiming to have hacked TikTok and stolen source code and user data.

Defense Department Agency Reports Data Breach

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Defense Information Systems Agency Has a Security Mission A U.S.

LastPass data breach: threat actors stole a portion of source code

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Password management software firm LastPass has suffered a data breach, threat actors have stole source code and other data. At this time, the company claims that its investigation has shown no evidence of any unauthorized access to customer data in its production environment.

Elekta Health Data Breach Victim Count Grows

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Some security experts say this points to the additional risks offshore business associates can pose to their clients Swedish Vendor's Recent Cyber Incident Leads to More Notifications The number of U.S.

T-Mobile suffered a new data breach

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T-Mobile discloses a new data breach that impacted a “very small number of customers” who were victim of SIM swap attacks. T-Mobile has suffered another security breach, threat actors gained access to the accounts of “a small number of” customers.’.

IBM Cost of a Data Breach study: average Cost of Data Breach exceeds $4.2M

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The ‘Cost of a Data Breach’ report commissioned by IBM Security states that the cost of a data breach exceeded $4.2 The study highlights the significant impact of the ongoing pandemic on the cost of data breaches and the effort to contain them.

OpenSubtitles data breach impacted 7 million subscribers

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OpenSubtitles has suffered a data breach, the maintainers confirmed that the incident impacted 7 Million subscribers. OpenSubtitles is a popular subtitles websites, it suffered a data breach that affected 6,783,158 subscribers.

Top data breaches of 2020 – Security Affairs

Security Affairs

Data from major cyber security firms revealed that tens of billion records have been exposed in data breaches exposed in 2020. Hackers offered for sale on the dark web data belonging to 538 million Weibo users, including 172 million phone numbers.

Ubiquiti discloses a data breach

Security Affairs

American technology company Ubiquiti Networks is disclosed a data breach and is notifying its customers via email. The company is not aware of any access to any databases that were containing user data. The post Ubiquiti discloses a data breach appeared first on Security Affairs.

How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach

Krebs on Security

I’m not a huge fan of stories about stories, or those that explore the ins and outs of reporting a breach. But occasionally I feel obligated to publish such accounts when companies respond to a breach report in such a way that it’s crystal clear they wouldn’t know what to do with a data breach if it bit them in the nose, let alone festered unmolested in some dark corner of their operations. Nor did the statement even acknowledge a security incident.

Data Breaches: ShinyHunters' Dominance Continues

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Prolific Cybercrime Group Recently Tied to Breaches of E-Commerce and Dating Sites In 2020, a cybercrime operation known as ShinyHunters breached nearly 50 organizations, security researchers say.

Massive Brazilian Data Breach

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I think this is the largest data breach of all time: 220 million people. Lots more stories are in Portuguese

California Pizza Kitchen discloses a data breach

Security Affairs

American pizza chain California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) suffered a data breach that might have exposed personal information of its employees. According to a data breach notification sent to the impacted employees, the security breach was discovered on September 15.

Data Breach Settlement Calls for Enhanced Security Measures

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million settlement of a class action lawsuit against Banner Health stemming from a 2016 data breach. The settlement spells out steps the Phoenix-based organization must take to improve information security Court Grants Final Approval of $8.9

Twilio discloses data breach that impacted customers and employees

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Communications company Twilio discloses a data breach after threat actors have stolen employee credentials in an SMS phishing attack. Communications company Twilio discloses a data breach, threat actors had access to the data of some of its customers.

New GoDaddy data breach impacted 1.2 million customers

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GoDaddy suffered a data breach that impacted up to 1.2 GoDaddy discloses a data breach that impacted up to 1.2 million of its customers, threat actors breached the company’s Managed WordPress hosting environment. SecurityAffairs – hacking, data breach).

The U.K. Labour Party discloses a data breach

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Labour Party discloses a data breach after a ransomware attack hit a service provider that is managing its data. Labour Party discloses a data breach after a service provider that manages its data was hit by a ransomware attack. The U.K.

Wind River Systems Investigating Possible Data Breach

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Company: Social Security Numbers and Other Data May Have Been Exposed Embedded software vendor Wind River Systems is investigating a security incident within its internal network, according to a notification filed with California authorities.

Okta's Data Breach Debacle After Lapsus$ Attack: Postmortem

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Perfect Storm: How a Minor Security Event Became a Customer Relationship Headache A hacking group called Lapsus$ caused major headaches for identity vendor Okta in March when it dropped incriminating but misleading screenshots of a security breach.

Hospitality Chain McMenamins discloses data breach after ransomware attack

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Hospitality chain McMenamins disclosed a data breach after a recent ransomware attack. Hospitality chain McMenamins discloses a data breach after a ransomware attack that took place on December 12. The good news is that customer financial data was not affected.

Russian streaming platform Start discloses a data breach impacting 7.5M users

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The Russian subscription-based streaming service Start discloses a data breach affecting 7.5 The Russian media streaming platform START disclosed a data breach that impacted 7.5 Russian news outlet Medusa verified that the leaked data are valid.

Proposed Settlement in Nebraska Medicine Data Breach Lawsuit

Data Breach Today

Complaint Alleged Multiple Security 'Failures' Leading to 2020 Cyberattack A federal court has approved a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit filed in February against Nebraska Medicine in the wake of a 2020 malware attack and exfiltration of sensitive personal and health data for tens of thousands of individuals.

Robinhood data breach exposes 7 Million users’ information

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Robinhood disclosed a security breach, an unidentified threat actor gained unauthorized access to approximately 7 million customer records. The company disclosed a data breach, a threat actor gained access to the personal information of approximately 7 million customers.

Equifax's Data Breach Costs Hit $1.4 Billion

Data Breach Today

Massive 2017 Breach Continues to Bite the Credit Reporting Giant's Bottom Line Equifax has reported a loss in its latest quarter due to ongoing incident response, legal, investigative and corporate information security overhaul costs resulting from its 2017 data breach. billion as a result of the massive breach

Flagstar Bank discloses a data breach that impacted 1.5 Million individuals

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US Flagstar Bank disclosed a data breach that exposed files containing the personal information of 1.5 US-based Flagstar Bank disclosed a data breach that impacted roughly 1.5 This security breach also impacted nearly 1.5

Web developers SitePoint discloses a data breach

Security Affairs

The website, and publisher of books, courses and articles for web developers, SitePoint discloses a data breach that impacted 1M users. The company has disclosed a data breach and notified its users via email. The total volume of data available for sale is composed of 368.8