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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 [...]

Tuesday Buzz: Learn From Hollywood Hack Attacks

In the news on Associations Now  |  By Raegan Johnson  |  May 09, 2017 Why a slew of recent Hollywood cyberattacks should have associations looking closely at vendor security. Also: a fundamental way to increase member engagement. Sneaky hackers pulled off several high-profile Hollywood cybercrimes recently, and associations should pay close attention to how they [...]

Hackers Find Celebrities’ Weak Links in Their Vendor Chains

In the news on The New York Times  |  By Nicole Perlroth  |  May 07, 2017 In December, hackers impersonating an executive at Interscope Records, the record label owned by Universal Music Group, managed to bypass all the latest in digital defenses with a simple email. In a carefully tailored message, the hackers urged an [...]