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185M incidents bypassed perimeter defenses - report

185M incidents bypassed perimeter defenses - report

Two recent reports warn of the dangers of over-reliance on perimeter security as an enterprise defense method.

Pagers found leaking patient health information

Pagers found leaking patient health information

Even in an age dominated by smartphones and tablets, the device that helped start the mobile communications revolution, the beeper or pager, is still a doctor's constant companion, but a study found this little device is ill suited for keeping medical information secure.

OVH suffers massive 1.1Tbps DDoS attack

OVH suffers massive 1.1Tbps DDoS attack

An internet hosting company has been the subject of a distributed denial of service attacks the likes of which the world has never seen

Uber prevents fraud and protects driver accounts with selfies

Uber prevents fraud and protects driver accounts with selfies

Uber will now require drivers to take selfies to prevent fraud and protect their accounts from compromise.

NEWS BRIEFS

Android.Xiny trojan receives upgrade

Android.Xiny trojan receives upgrade

A new version of the Andoid.Xiny trojan that can now root a device to gain admin privileges and that is harder to uninstall has been spotted by security researchers.

Voldemort ransomware rears its ugly head

Voldemort ransomware rears its ugly head

Death Eaters, or perhaps just bad guys, with a taste for the Harry Potters franchise have unleashed a new strain of ransomware they've dubbed Voldemort, named for the villain of the book and movie series.

MarsJoke ransomware distributed via Kelihos, targets U.S. state, fed gov't agencies

MarsJoke ransomware distributed via Kelihos, targets U.S. state, fed gov't agencies

A large-scale email campaign was spotted distributing a new ransomware variant called MarsJoke.

Former NSA Deputy Director pans Snowden film

Former NSA Deputy Director pans Snowden film

"Not because it was revealing a truth that I want to put away, but because I was in a constant state of wonder about the misappropriation of the truth."

DATA BREACH BLOG

324K Regpack users' info compromised when decrypted files placed on public-facing server

Independent Security Researcher Troy Hunt spotted a database containing the information of nearly 324,000 Regpack accounts.

University of Alaska breach may have exposed student info

On Tuesday, officials announced an attacker using employee credentials may have accessed University of Alaska student information.

87K affected in SCAN Health Plan breach

SCAN Health Plan is notifying users that remote attackers were able to gain access to the contact sheets system and accessed the personal information of past and current members and some non-plan members.

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