2018

Credit Freezes are Free: Let the Ice Age Begin

Krebs on Security

It is now free in every U.S. state to freeze and unfreeze your credit file and that of your dependents, a process that blocks identity thieves and others from looking at private details in your consumer credit history.

Strong, streamlined and secure: How to get the most out of centralized key management

Thales eSecurity

With organizations around the world now deploying ever-increasing amounts of encryption solutions in an effort to ward off cybercrime, businesses are facing a combination of challenges.

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Legacy Content Migration: Urgent Need is Largely Invisible

Weissman's World

Fun fact: an estimated 75% of today’s content management solutions were installed before the year 2010 – meaning that most organizations are now depending upon systems that at best are dated, and at are worst dangerously close end-of-life.

GDPR: EU Sees More Data Breach Reports, Privacy Complaints

Data Breach Today

Ireland, France, Germany and UK Report Increases Since Privacy Law Took Effect The number of data breach reports filed since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect has hit nearly 3,500 in Ireland, over 4,600 in Germany, 6,000 in France and 8,000 in the U.K.

Security Breaches Don't Affect Stock Price

Schneier on Security

Interesting research: " Long-term market implications of data breaches, not ," by Russell Lange and Eric W. Burger.

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.

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How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro

Krebs on Security

‘Tis the season when even those who know a thing or two about Internet scams tend to let down their guard in the face of an eye-popping discount or the stress of last-minute holiday shopping.

What the Marriott Breach Says About Security

Krebs on Security

We don’t yet know the root cause(s) that forced Marriott this week to disclose a four-year-long breach involving the personal and financial information of 500 million guests of its Starwood hotel properties.

USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users

Krebs on Security

Postal Service just fixed a security weakness that allowed anyone who has an account at usps.com to view account details for some 60 million other users, and in some cases to modify account details on their behalf. Image: USPS.com.

How Cyber Insurance Is Changing in the GDPR Era

Data Breach Today

Privacy Breach Claims Are Rising, Says Thomas Clayton of Zurich Insurance Although the EU's General Data Protection Regulation only went into full effect on May 25, its mandatory privacy breach notifications are already having an effect on the cyber insurance marketplace, says Thomas Clayton of Zurich Insurance.

Equifax Hit With Maximum UK Privacy Fine After Mega-Breach

Data Breach Today

Multiple Failures' Cited as Watchdog Levies Maximum Possible Pre-GDPR Fine Credit bureau Equifax has been hit with the maximum possible fine under U.K.

U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

Krebs on Security

A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that “Informed Delivery,” a new offering from the U.S.

Management by Magazine (InfoGov Edition)

Weissman's World

Today, on Perpective Check: The truth and consequences of your boss flipping through the pages of a magazine and saying, “I just read about [new shiny infogov object] that EVERYBODY’S using. How come we’re not??” link]. The post Management by Magazine (InfoGov Edition) appeared first on Holly Group.

Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever

Krebs on Security

Most of us have been trained to be wary of clicking on links and attachments that arrive in emails unexpected, but it’s easy to forget scam artists are constantly dreaming up innovations that put a new shine on old-fashioned telephone-based phishing scams.

Connecticut City Pays Ransom After Crypto-Locking Attack

Data Breach Today

Separately, a Water Utility Hit by Ryuk Ransomware Vows to Restore, Not Pay A tale of two different ransomware victims' responses: One Connecticut city says it had little choice but to pay a ransom to restore crypto-locked systems.

Equifax Breach 'Entirely Preventable,' House Report Finds

Data Breach Today

Democrats Slam Republican Report for Not Advancing New Breach-Prevention Laws The massive data breach suffered by Equifax in 2017 "was entirely preventable," according to a report released by the House Oversight Committee's Republican majority.

Ransomware Crypto-Locks Port of San Diego IT Systems

Data Breach Today

Port Remains Open and Accessible to Ships, Officials Say Several days after the Port of San Diego was hit by a crypto-locking ransomware attack, incident response efforts remain underway and many port systems remain offline.

Romanian Hacker 'Guccifer' Extradited to US

Data Breach Today

Former Taxi Driver Receives Conditional Release From Prison in Romania The notorious Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, who revealed the existence of Hillary Clinton's private email server and admitted to hacking numerous email and social media accounts, has reportedly been extradited from Romania to begin serving his 52-month U.S. prison sentence.

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Hackers Intercepted EU Diplomatic Cables for 3 Years

Data Breach Today

Phishing Attack Against Cyprus Stole Access Passwords, New York Times Reports For the past three years, hackers have been intercepting sensitive diplomatic cables sent between EU member states after stealing passwords for accessing the EU network via a phishing attack against diplomats in Cyprus, The New York Times reports.

FDA Reveals Steps to Bolster Medical Device Cybersecurity

Data Breach Today

Ransomware Keeps Ringing in Profits for Cybercrime Rings

Data Breach Today

SamSam, Dharma, GandCrab and Global Imposter Make for Ongoing Bitcoin Paydays Criminals wielding crypto-locking ransomware - especially Dharma/CrySiS, GandCrab and Global Imposter, but also SamSam - continue to attack.

Anthem Mega-Breach: Record $16 Million HIPAA Settlement

Data Breach Today

Regulators Say Health Insurer Failed to Take Basic Security Steps Federal regulators have smacked health insurer Anthem with a record $16 million HIPAA settlement in the wake of a cyberattack revealed in 2015, which impacted nearly 79 million individuals. What missteps does the settlement highlight

Busting SIM Swappers and SIM Swap Myths

Krebs on Security

KrebsOnSecurity recently had a chance to interview members of the REACT Task Force , a team of law enforcement officers and prosecutors based in Santa Clara, Calif.

Q&A: Crypto jackers redirect illicit mining ops to bigger targets — company servers

The Last Watchdog

Illicit crypto mining is advancing apace. It was easy to see this coming. It began when threat actors began stealthily embedding crypto mining functionality into the web browsers of unwitting individuals. Cryptojacking was born. And now, the next-level shift is underway. Related article: Illicit crypto mining hits cloud services. Cybercriminals have shifted their focus to burrowing onto company servers and then redirecting those corporate computing resources to crypto mining chores.

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SMS Phishing + Cardless ATM = Profit

Krebs on Security

Thieves are combining SMS-based phishing attacks with new “cardless” ATMs to rapidly convert phished bank account credentials into cash. Recent arrests in Ohio shed light on how this scam works.

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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North Korean Hackers Tied to $100 Million in SWIFT Fraud

Data Breach Today

FireEye Traces APT38 Attacks; US-CERT Issues ATM Cash-Out Malware Attack Alert A gang of North Korean government hackers, known as APT38, has stolen more than $100 million from banks in Asia and Africa via fraudulent SWIFT transfers, cybersecurity firm FireEye warns. Separately, the U.S.

HSBC Bank Alerts US Customers to Data Breach

Data Breach Today

Unauthorized Entry' to Some Accounts Exposes Account Details and Statements HSBC bank is warning some of its U.S. customers that their personal data was compromised in a breach, although it says it's detected no signs of fraud following the "unauthorized entry."

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.

GDPR: 8,000 Data Breach Reports Filed So Far in UK

Data Breach Today

Privacy Watchdog Counts 41 Daily Breach Reports Since GDPR Enforcement Began The U.K.'s s privacy watchdog says that six months after enforcement of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation began, it's seen a dramatic increase in data breach reports - as well as privacy complaints from the publi

Health Data Breach Tally Shows Mistakes That Lead to Trouble

Data Breach Today

Organizations Need to Avoid Mishaps That Can Make Matters Worse Recent additions to the federal health data breach tally shine a light on the mistakes that contribute to breaches - and in some cases, make situations far worse

Pentagon Travel Provider Data Breach Counts 30,000 Victims

Data Breach Today

Department of Defense Has Begun Notifying Military and Civilian Breach Victims The Pentagon is warning that a data breach at a third-party travel management service provider exposed records for an estimated 30,000 civilian and military personnel.

GovPayNow.com Leaks 14M+ Records

Krebs on Security

Government Payment Service Inc. — a company used by thousands of U.S.

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Europe Catches GDPR Breach-Notification Fever

Data Breach Today

Privacy Law is Fast Revealing the True Extent of Data Breaches Across UK and EU Less than four months after GDPR went into enforcement, Europe has arguably entered the modern data breach era.

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