2020

U.S. Treasury, Commerce Depts. Hacked Through SolarWinds Compromise

Krebs on Security

Communications at the U.S. Treasury and Commerce Departments were reportedly compromised by a supply chain attack on SolarWinds , a security vendor that helps the federal government and a range of Fortune 500 companies monitor the health of their IT networks.

Marriott Hit With $24 Million GDPR Privacy Fine Over Breach

Data Breach Today

Privacy Regulator in UK Cautions Organizations to Conduct Thorough Due Diligence Hotel giant Marriott has been hit with the second largest privacy fine in British history, after it failed to contain a massive, long-running data breach. But the final fine of $23.8

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The Current Chaos of Zero Trust Architecture

Adapture

Everyone seems to agree that organizations need to move to a zero trust architecture, but zero trust in action currently ranges from a single area that can be “zero trust-like” to a complete environment being considered a zero trust architecture… But there aren’t actually agreed upon standards as of yet.

How to Choose the Right Metrics for Your Records Management Program

TAB OnRecord

In a three-part post we are looking at the role of metrics in demonstrating the value of RM, specifically in organizations that have implemented an electronic records management system. In this post we outline a four-step process to arriving at the right metrics. Read More.

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

In-House Legal Security: Using Cloud Technology to Address Threats

Zapproved

There are two major categories of security features cloud vendors can offer to address threats. Technology and operations each contribute to data security.

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How a Game Developer Leaked 46 Million Accounts

Data Breach Today

WildWorks Data Breach Shows Danger of Sharing Sensitive Keys Over Chat Chat and collaboration software tools such as Slack are critical for software development teams.

Probing Marriott's Mega-Breach: 9 Cybersecurity Takeaways

Data Breach Today

Microsoft Finds Backdoor, CISA Warns of New Attack Vectors

Data Breach Today

Devastating Scope of Hacking Campaign Expands Microsoft says on Thursday it has removed malware related to an expansive hacking campaign that has ensnared thousands of organizations and U.S. government agencies.

CISA Warns of Password Leak on Vulnerable Fortinet VPNs

Data Breach Today

Agency Says Hackers Can Use a Known Bug for Further Exploitation CISA is warning about a possible password leak that could affect vulnerable Fortinet VPNs and lead to further exploitation.

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

Hackers Stealing and Selling VoIP Access

Data Breach Today

Attackers Exploit a Vulnerability in Asterisk VoIP PBX Servers Check Point Research has uncovered a large and likely profitable business model that involves hackers attacking and gaining control of certain VoIP services, which enables them to make phone calls through a company's compromised system

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GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

Krebs on Security

Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week. The attacks were facilitated by scams targeting employees at GoDaddy , the world’s largest domain name registrar, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

DOJ Seizes $1 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Linked to Silk Road

Data Breach Today

Prosecutors Says Stolen Cryptocurrency Tied to Mysterious Digital Wallet The U.S. Justice Department is looking to seize more than $1 billion worth of bitcoin that investigators have linked to the notorious Silk Road darknet marketplace.

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Data of 27 Million Texas Drivers Compromised in Breach

Data Breach Today

Misconfigured Database Might Have Led to Data Breach, Security Experts Say An unauthorized person appears to have gained entry to insurance software firm Vertafore and compromised the driver's license information of over 27 million Texas citizens.

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

Cybercrime Review: Hackers Cash in on COVID-19

Data Breach Today

Phishing, Spam, Malware, Social Engineering and Other Recent Attack Trends Reviewing online attack trends for the first half of the year, numerous cybersecurity firms agree: COVID-19 was king.

Senators Demand More Details on VA Breach

Data Breach Today

Lawmakers Say 17,000 Healthcare Providers Affected; VA Disputes Claim Several Senate Democrats are demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about cybersecurity practices after a breach that the VA says exposed data on 46,000 veterans, but which the senators claim also apparently affected 17,000 healthcare providers.

MY TAKE: Why companies and consumers must collaborate to stop the plundering of IoT systems

The Last Watchdog

The Internet of Things (IoT) has come a long, long way since precocious students at Carnegie Melon University installed micro-switches inside of a Coca-Cola vending machine so they could remotely check on the temperature and availability of their favorite beverages.

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3 Iranian Hackers Charged With Targeting US Satellite Firms

Data Breach Today

DOJ: Hackers Used Social Engineering Techniques, Spear Phishing Three Iranian hackers have been charged in connection with using social engineering and phishing techniques to steal data and intellectual property from U.S. satellite and aerospace companies, according to the Justice Department.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

Morgan Stanley Hit With $5 Million Data Breach Suit

Data Breach Today

Poor Procedures for Discarding Old Equipment Led to Breach, Lawsuit Alleges A $5 million lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Morgan Stanley, claiming the financial organization failed to properly safeguard personally identifiable information when the company discarded old computer equipment.

Elon Musk Says Tesla Saved From 'Serious' Ransom Attempt

Data Breach Today

FBI: $4 Million Scheme - Mixing Malware, DDoS and Extortion - Thwarted by Insider Tesla CEO Elon Musk says a "serious attack" aimed at stealing corporate data and holding his company to ransom has been thwarted.

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Malware-Wielding Extortionists Target Tesla: 8 Takeaways

Data Breach Today

How Many Organizations' Threat Models Feature Russian Criminals Bribing Insiders?

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So You Want to Build a Vulnerability Disclosure Program?

Data Breach Today

Address the Challenges of Siloed Monitoring Tools

Companies frequently experience monitoring tool sprawl. Find out why monitoring tool sprawl occurs, why it’s a problem for businesses, and the positive business impacts of monitoring tool consolidation.

Who’s Behind Wednesday’s Epic Twitter Hack?

Krebs on Security

Twitter was thrown into chaos on Wednesday after accounts for some of the world’s most recognizable public figures, executives and celebrities starting tweeting out links to bitcoin scams.

Medical Records Exposed via GitHub Leaks

Data Breach Today

Report: 9 Leaks Account for Exposure of PHI for at Least 150,000 Patients Never store hardcoded credentials in code uploaded to public-facing GitHub repositories, and make sure none of your business associates are doing that.

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Biden's Cybersecurity Mission: Regain Momentum

Data Breach Today

Experts Say Cybersecurity Will Be a Higher Priority Cybersecurity is poised to become a higher White House priority when President-elect Joe Biden takes office. And he's expected to renew key international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks

Ransomware Reportedly Hits Ventilator Maker

Data Breach Today

Incident Reflects Threats Facing Those Involved in COVID-19 Response A manufacturer of transit communication systems that pivoted to build ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic is reportedly the latest victim of the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang

Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

'Return to Office' Phishing Emails Aim to Steal Credentials

Data Breach Today

Researchers: Employees Lured With Messages About Shift to Workplace Researchers at Abnormal Security have uncovered a credential-stealing phishing campaign that spoofs internal company memos concerning returning to the office

US Secret Service Forms Cyber Fraud Task Force

Data Breach Today

Newly Formed Task Force Combines Electronic and Financial Crimes Units The U.S. Secret Service is combining its electronic and financial crimes units into a single task force that will focus on investigating cyber-related financial crimes such as BEC schemes and ransomware attacks.

SANS Institute Sees Its Breach as Teachable Moment

Data Breach Today

Cyberecurity Training Center Wants Others to Learn From Phishing Attack The SANS Institute, which is known for its cybersecurity training courses, is now planning to turn its own data breach into a teachable moment for its membership