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Database breach affects 2.6 million Atrium Health patients


Atrium Health has reported a massive data breach exposing the PII of more than 2.6 million clients after someone gained access to a database belonging to a third-party vendor. The North Carolina-based healthcare provider stated that AccuDoc Solutions, a vendor providing billing and other services, had informed Atrium on October 1 that an unauthorized person had…

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Brazilian-made bank trojan use spreading


When it comes to banking trojans Brazil is not only a leading manufacturer, but most often its residents bear the brunt of these attacks, however, Cybereason has found the same malware normally used to attack this South American country has spread worldwide. The malware was found by Cybereason is being used against banks in more…

We must inspire more talent into cybersecurity careers

As the skills shortage worsens and cyber attacks soar to new heights, there’s a tangible need to attract fresh and experienced talent to careers in cybersecurity or catastrophe looms. By Mukul Kumar, CISO and VP of  cyber practice, Cavirin Systems The cybersecurity threat landscape continues to cause serious concern. As the number of cyber-attacks increases…

Cisco Webex flaw patched


SecureAuth today reported on a vulnerability it found in a recent Cisco Webex Meetings update that if left unpatched could lead to a code execution. The original issue, CVE-2018-15442, affects Webex Meetings desktop app version does not properly validate user-supplied parameters allowing an unprivileged local attacker to exploit this vulnerability by invoking the update…

The DOJ to investigate Uber breach

U.K., Dutch fine Uber $1.2 million over data breach violations


The U.K. and Netherland’s government fined Uber a combined $1.2 million over for the data breach the company endured in 2016 that exposed the data on many of its customers and drivers. Privacy regulators from the U.K. levied a $491,000 penalty, while their Dutch colleagues issued a $600,000 fine, according to The Irish Times. The…

How CISOs can tell a better security story to their board

By Ed Bellis, co-founder, CTO, Kenna Security Historically, when CISOs have been called to speak to their organization’s board of directors, it was an uncommon event. Just a decade ago, the CISO who presented more than once per year was a rare bird. Times have changed. Boards of directors are taking an interest in cybersecurity…

Consumers willing to be fleeced for the right Cyber Monday deal


The official start of the holiday shopping is here and even though cybersecurity firms are issuing warnings to help protect online shoppers many consumers may ignore safety advice if it stops them from saving money. A variety of scams have already been spotted, with cybercriminals creating fake store websites, launching shopping-related phishing campaigns and running…

PageUp client data likely not removed following data breach


The Australian human resources software firm PageUp has stated that cybercriminals installed exfiltration malware in the company’s system during a breach earlier this year, but concluded that no information was removed. PageUp reported that the investigation into the data breach was conducted by the forensic analyst firm Klein & Co. The HR company previously reported that…

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