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Frost & Sullivan employee, customer data for sale on dark web

A group is hawking records of more than 12,000 Frost & Sullivan’s employees and customers on a hacker folder. “The breach occurred to a misconfigured backup directory on one of Frost and Sullivan public-facing servers,” Cyble CEO Beenu Arora said in a BleepingComputer report. “The backup directory had its employees and customers records, along with…

Triage plan can fend off insider threats, Latson says

Insider attacks doubled last year from two years ago, according to recent Ponemon Institute research, and most likely most of those insiders’ network behavior could have foreshadowed a preventable attack only if their data access were properly monitored. That’s where a proactive strategy comes in, advised InfoSec World 2020 featured speaker Velma C. Latson, who…

Twitter ‘incident’ leaves billing info stored in browser cache

A “data security incident” at Twitter caused billing information for companies using the social media company’s advertising and analytics platform to be stored in the browser’s cache. While Twitter doesn’t believe the information – including the last four digits off credit card numbers, email addresses and phone numbers – has been compromised it can’t rule…

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BlueLeaks files expose data from law enforcement, fusion centers

As protesters continue to take to the streets to demand racial justice and police reform in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the activist group DDoSecrets published data on a searchable portal that it says was nicked from  more than 200 law enforcement agencies and fusion centers in the U.S. The BlueLeaks files – more…

Equifax CISO Farshchi: Transparency, focus on behavior transformed security, culture

When Jamil Farshchi takes the stage this morning at InfoSec World 2020 to deliver the keynote “Leaders Needed: Preventing the Next Big Breach,” no one would doubt the Equifax CISO knows from whence he speaks. After all, he joined the credit monitoring company after a devastating breach reported in 2017 exposed information on tens of…

NetWalker claims credit for attack on Crozer-Keystone Health System

The NetWalker ransomware group claimed to be behind an attack on Philadelphia area Crozer-Keystone Health System, prompting the health care provider to take systems offline. The hackers are threatening to begin releasing information nicked in the attack in six days, according to a Cyberscoop report. The company, which operates eight medical facilities, including four hospitals,…

Report: Lazarus Group has large-scale Covid-19 phishing campaign in the works

North Korea’s Lazarus group is likely behind a planned coronavirus-related phishing campaign taking aim at more than 5 million businesses and people in the U.S. and five other countries June 21. “The hacking campaign involved using phishing emails under the guise of local authorities in charge of dispensing government-funded Covid-19 support initiatives,” researchers at Cyfirma…

Zoom will extend optional end-to-end encryption to free users

Zoom said Wednesday that it would extend end-to-end encryption to users of its free service. The popular conferencing platform had drawn criticism for its plans to provide E2EE only to its paid customers but after consulting with civil liberties groups, encryption experts, child safety advocates and others, released an updated and inclusive E2EE design on…

Adobe fixes 18 critical vulnerabilities on heels of largest-ever Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Adobe on Tuesday patched 18 critical vulnerabilities – five of them in Illustrator and another five in After Effects. The out-of-band updates came a week after the company patched four flaws in Flash and Microsoft unveiled its largest Patch Tuesday ever, offering updates for 129 vulnerabilities. The After Effects out-of-bounds read, out-of-bounds write and overflow…

Aflac’s Tim Callahan presses hard line on managing third-party risk

Ask 100 people to define risk and you’ll get 100 definitions (if not more), but all typically agree on one thing: identifying and managing risk is extremely important to an organization’s livelihood and resilience. It can make a difference in curbing, mitigating and/or recovering from cybersecurity incidents. Recently, that resilience and the ability to manage…

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