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Lax Online Security Can Destroy Your Brand Overnight

In the news on Entrepreneur  |  By Rehan Lijaz  |  October 13, 2017 Managing your brand in the twenty-first century can be a tremendous challenge. Many factors impact your reputation, which is of growing concern for most entrepreneurs. A recent study from RiskVision found that businesses are even more concerned about their reputation than security [...]

Post-Acquisition, Yahoo Now Says 3 Billion Accounts Affected by 2013 Breach

In the news on eSecurity Planet  |  By Jeff Goldman  |  October 05, 2017 While integrating with Verizon, the company determined that all user accounts were impacted. Yahoo parent company Oath, part of Verizon, announced this week that the August 2013 Yahoo breach, which the company had previously said impacted over a billion user accounts, [...]

SEC Filing System Hack Highlights Need to Fortify Public Data Security

In the news on eWeek  |  By Robert Lemos  |  September 21, 2017 The SEC alerted the financial world that its public filing system had been hacked in 2016, an incident that may have resulted in insider trades based on the stolen information. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Sept. 20 that the agency [...]

The Irish National Teachers’ Organization has suffered a breach affecting more than 30,000 teachers in that country

In the news on Infosecurity Magazine  |  By Tara Seals   |  September 21, 2017 The INTO has warned that hackers may have compromised its online learning portal, exfiltrating users’ personal data. That includes names, email addresses, city, country, gender and information related to courses—all perfect fodder for follow-on phishing attempts. In some cases, users’ [...]

Big data means big risk, Swedish Transport Agency leak shows

In the news on Computer Weekly  |  By Warwick Ashford   |  July 25, 2017 The Swedish Transport Agency exposed sensitive information by transferring its databases to a third party cloud provider without following data protection procedures Sweden’s Transport Agency outsourced its databases to IBM in the Czech Republic, but it has now been revealed [...]

Sabre SynXis Breach Expands to Trump, Four Seasons, Hard Rock, Loews Hotels, Highlighting Need for Risk Management

In the news on eSecurityPlanet  |  By Jeff Goldman |  July 14, 2017 While the hotel chains themselves weren't targeted, their use of the SynXis reservations system exposed them to the breach. The Trump, Four Seasons, Loews and Hard Rock hotel chains are warning customers that their personal information may have been exposed as a [...]

Honda Plant Shut Down by Ransomware Attack

In the news on eSecurityPlanet  |  By Jeff Goldman |  June 24, 2017 Competitors Nissan and Renault were also forced to stop production last month, Reuters reports. Honda was recently forced to stop production at its Sayama, Japan plant after its network was infected with WannaCry ransomware, Reuters reports. The plant, which produces 1,000 vehicles [...]

Protecting the point of sale means improved third party vetting

In the news on PaymentsSource  |  By Joe Fantuzzi |  June 09, 2017 GameStop. Wendy’s. Verifone. Chipotle. With retail breaches now gracing headlines on what feels like a weekly basis, it’s now well established that the retail sector represents a growing target for cybercriminals. Attackers are increasingly eyeing industry networks as a wealth of personal [...]

Kmart cyber attack highlights PoS vulnerabilities

In the news on Computer Weekly  |  By Warwick Ashford |  June 02, 2017 The cyber attack on Kmart should be a major wake up call for retailers to review the security of their point-of-sale systems, say security experts Some Kmart stores have been targeted by hackers, leading to unauthorised activity on some of its [...]

TheDarkOverlord Strikes Again, Targeting Multiple Companies

In the news on DarkWebNews  |  By Richard |  May 29, 2017 Before moving shifting focus to Hollywood, the hacker or hacking outfit that operates under the alias “TheDarkOverlord” was notoriously known for various data breach incidences in multiple organizations, including Gorilla Glue, at least three healthcare companies and a small cancer charity known as [...]