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Scottish brewery ransomware attack leverages job opening


The Arran Brewery in Scotland was hit with a ransomware attack that saw a malicious actor using a job vacancy at the beer maker to slip in the malware. The brewery, located on the small island of Arran off the Scottish coast, had posted a job opening for a credit control and finance assistant, but…

Newegg Magecart data breach possibly avoidable


The cyber gang Magecart added another notch to its keyboard managing to infiltrate online electronics retailer Newegg with payment card skimming malware, according to two reports, with industry experts weighing in that such attacks can be avoided through higher levels of vigilance by corporate cybersecurity teams. Magecart, which was tagged as responsible for the British…

Adams County clerk resigns over role in data breach


One month after being accused of maleficence regarding a data breach that impacted Adams County, Wis., earlier this year, County Clerk Cindy Phillippi has resigned. Phillippi’s resignation came the day before the county board, which has been investigating the breach since it was made public in August, was expected to vote to remove her from…

Four Security Questions Healthcare Organizations Must Address When Moving to the Cloud

By Ameesh Divatia, co-founder and CEO, Baffle The healthcare industry is becoming more digitized with organizations seeing the value of shifting operations to the cloud. From patients and providers to insurers and pharmacists, cloud computing can help streamline everything from information storage and patient services to insurance transactions. In a HIMSS Analytics survey of healthcare…

iOS Webkit flaw found that forces iPhone restart


An independent cybersecurity researcher has come up with a short CSS that can force Apple iOS devices to do a full restart. How to force restart any iOS device with just CSS? 💣Source: YOU WANT TO TRY (DON’T BLAME ME IF YOU CLICK) :— Sabri (@pwnsdx) September 15, 2018 The researcher, who tweets…

You’ve Been Breached! Now What?

Cooperating with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Before and After a Cyberattack Can Help Companies Minimize Harm and Legal Exposure By Edward J. McAndrew Many companies that suffer a malicious cyber incident such as a breach hesitate to involve federal law enforcement, fearing an overbearing investigative process, loss of control over the incident response, additional pain…


Zero day found in NUUO video software allowing camera takeover


Multiple vulnerabilities, including a zero-day, have been uncovered in NUUO NVRMini2 video software that, if exploited, could expose thousands of surveillance cameras to remote code execution, allowing the video feed to be viewed and altered by unauthorized people. Tenable recommends those affected to update to NUUO NVRMini2 v. 3.9.1. The flaws, dubbed Peekaboo, were discovered by…

Altaba settles Yahoo class action suits to the tune of $47 million


Altaba, the company created in the wake of Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo, reported in an SEC filing it has reached an agreement to settle three class action suits stemming from massive data breaches for $47 million. “We are… pleased to announce today that we have reached an agreement in principle (subject to court approval) to…

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Cyber scammers using Hurricane Florence as a hook for malicious emails


Cybercriminals did not even wait for Hurricane Florence to pull out of the Carolinas before attempting to take advantage of not only the storm, but also the good intentions of others looking to help those in need. The National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) has issued a warning for malicious cyber activity centered on…

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