Sat.Nov 24, 2018 - Fri.Nov 30, 2018

Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

Krebs on Security

Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. Unfortunately, this has never been more useless advice.

Propaganda and the Weakening of Trust in Government

Schneier on Security

On November 4, 2016, the hacker "Guccifer 2.0,: a front for Russia's military intelligence service, claimed in a blogpost that the Democrats were likely to use vulnerabilities to hack the presidential elections.

When Do You Need to Report a Data Breach?

Security Affairs

The way in which you respond to a data breach has a significant impact on how severe its consequences are. Reporting an event is one action that can help. The number of data breaches that were tracked in the U.S. in 2017 totaled 1,579, a nearly 44.7 percent increase from the previous year.

Two Iranians Charged in SamSam Ransomware Attacks

Data Breach Today

US Prosecutors Allege Pair Targeted More Than 200 Victims, Including Cities, Hospitals A federal grand jury has indicted two Iranians for allegedly waging SamSam ransomware attacks on more than 200 entities, including Atlanta and other municipalities and six healthcare organizations.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Marriott: Data on 500 Million Guests Stolen in 4-Year Breach

Krebs on Security

Hospitality giant Marriott today disclosed a massive data breach exposing the personal and financial information on as many as a half billion customers who made reservations at any of its Starwood properties over the past four years.

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When It Comes to PII, Santa’s Got Nothing Over Amazon

Weissman's World

Amazon this week announced new software that, as described by The Wall Street Journal, “can read patient records and other clinical notes, analyze them, and pluck out key data points.”

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Marriott's Starwood Reservation Hack Could Affect 500 Million

Data Breach Today

Database Intrusion Dates Back to 2014 The Marriott hotel chain has announced its Starwood guest reservation database has been hacked, potentially exposing up to 500 million accounts. The unauthorized access to the database started in 2014, the company says

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2018 – 251,286,753 records leaked

IT Governance

Last month I thought I’d try something new, so I focused on three stories rather than putting together a long list of breaches. It wasn’t a very popular approach. So the list is back. I count this month’s total of known leaked records to be 251,286,753.

MY TAKE: Michigan’s Cyber Range hubs provide career paths to high-schoolers, underutilized adults

The Last Watchdog

Michigan is cultivating a collection of amazing cybersecurity training facilities, called Cyber Range hubs, that are shining models for what’s possible when inspired program leaders are given access to leading-edge resources, wisely supplied by public agencies and private foundations.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Experts demonstrate how to exfiltrate data using smart bulbs

Security Affairs

Security researchers with Checkmarx developed two mobile applications that abuse the functionality of smart bulbs for data exfiltration. Security researchers with Checkmarx developed two mobile applications that exploit smart bulbs features for data exfiltration.

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Dell, Dunkin Donuts Reset Passwords After Incidents

Data Breach Today

The Impacts of Both Incidents Appear to Be Limited Dell and Dunkin Donuts have both initiated password resets after experiencing separate security incidents aimed at gaining access to customer accounts. The impacts of the attacks, however, appear to be limited

How Surveillance Inhibits Freedom of Expression

Schneier on Security

In my book Data and Goliath , I write about the value of privacy. I talk about how it is essential for political liberty and justice, and for commercial fairness and equality. I talk about how it increases personal freedom and individual autonomy, and how the lack of it makes us all less secure.

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MY TAKE: Why security innovations paving the way for driverless cars will make IoT much safer

The Last Watchdog

Intelligent computing systems have been insinuating themselves into our homes and public gathering places for a while now. But smart homes, smart workplaces and smart shopping malls are just the warm-up act. Get ready for smart ground transportation. Related: Michigan’s Cyber Range hubs help narrow talent gap. Driverless autos, trucks and military transport vehicles are on a fast track for wide deployment in the next five years.

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The Key to Strategic HR: Process Automation

Do you want to automate your HR processes, but don’t know where to start? In this eBook, PeopleDoc explores which processes benefit the most from automation, and how an HR Service Delivery platform can help get things off the ground.

Knock-Knock Docker!! Will you let me in? Open API Abuse in Docker Containers

Security Affairs

Exploring the open API abuse for Docker Containers. Docker is a popular container product which has been adopted widely by the community. Preface. IT industry has seen quite a few transformations in last couple of decades with advent of disruptive technologies.

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UK Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Privacy Documents

Data Breach Today

Bikini App Developer's Lawsuit Discovery Feeds Parliament's Facebook Probe A British lawmaker has obtained sealed U.S.

How Cyber Essentials can help secure against malware

IT Governance

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a world-leading assurance mechanism for organisations of all sizes to help demonstrate that the most critical cyber security controls have been implemented.

Distributing Malware By Becoming an Admin on an Open-Source Project

Schneier on Security

The module "event-steam" was infected with malware by an anonymous someone who became an admin on the project.

North Korea-linked group Lazarus targets Latin American banks

Security Affairs

According to security reearchers at Trend Micro, the North Korea-linked APT group Lazarus recently targeted banks in Latin America. The North Korea-linked APT group Lazarus recently targeted banks in Latin America, Trend Micro experts reported.

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Google Faces GDPR Complaints Over Web, Location Tracking

Data Breach Today

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GUEST ESSAY: 5 anti-phishing training tools that can reduce employees’ susceptibility to scams

The Last Watchdog

The vast majority of cyber attacks against organizations pivot off the weakest security link: employees. The good news is that companies today have ready access to a wide variety of tools that can simulate common types of attacks and boost employee awareness. Here’s a guide to five such services. PhishMe. This tool, from Cofense, proactively engages employees via simulated attacks based on real-time threats for various phishing tactics.

How to build a cyber incident response team

IT Governance

Who will you call when your organisation has been compromised? Having a cyber incident response team ready to go can save your organisation from disaster. There’s no escaping the threat of cyber security incidents.

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327 million Marriott guests affected in Starwood Data Breach

Security Affairs

Starwood Data Breach – Hackers accessed the guest reservation system of the Marriot owned Starwood since 2014 and copied and encrypted the information.

Court Approves Lenovo's $7.3 Million Adware Settlement

Data Breach Today

Manufacturer Preinstalled Superfish Visual Discovery Adware on 800,000 Laptops A court has preliminarily approved Lenovo's proposal to pay $7.3 million to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit filed over its preinstallation of Superfish adware onto laptops purchased by 800,000 consumers.

FBI Takes Down a Massive Advertising Fraud Ring

Schneier on Security

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Data breaches grow across UK education sector

IT Governance

A recent freedom of information request by chartered accountants UHY Hacker Young reveals a worrying rise in reported data breaches across the UK education sector.

Ransomware attack disrupted emergency rooms at Ohio Hospital System

Security Affairs

Ransomware attacks continue to threaten the healthcare industry, the last incident in order of time impacted the Ohio Hospital System.

Another Healthcare Website Security Issue Revealed

Data Breach Today

Tandigm Health Reports Vulnerability in Physician Portal In yet another sign that website security issues are far too common in the healthcare sector, Tandigm Health says a vulnerability on a physician portal potentially exposed patient data

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Endgame May Be in Sight

WIRED Threat Level

Recent developments in the special counsel investigation show indicate that things are about to heat up. Security

Uber fined £385,000 for data breach cover-up

IT Governance

The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has fined Uber £385,000 for a data breach affecting 35 million people, including 2.7 million British customers.

FBI along with security firms dismantled 3ve Ad Fraud Operation

Security Affairs

FBI along with cybersecurity firms dismantled a sophisticated ad fraud scheme that allowed its operators to earn tens of millions of dollars.

Uber Fined $1.2 Million in EU for Breach Disclosure Delay

Data Breach Today

Credential Stuffing Attack Cracked Uber's Amazon S3 Buckets, Investigators Say Uber has been slammed with $1.2 million in fines by U.K. and Dutch privacy regulators for its cover-up of a 2016 data breach for more than a year.