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Jeff Goldman - Article Archives - Page 7

Unpatched Open Source Software Flaw Blamed for Massive Equifax Breach

September 12, 2017
The Apache Struts security flaw had been disclosed in March of 2017.
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Protecting Big Data: Over 26,000 MongoDB Servers Hit by Ransom Attacks

September 11, 2017
In many cases, companies that paid the ransom were scammed -- the data had simply been wiped.
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Equifax Web Application Vulnerability Exposes 143 Million Social Security Numbers

September 8, 2017
The exposed information also includes names, birthdates and addresses, as well as some driver's license numbers, credit card numbers and other data.
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Critical Infrastructure Compromised: New Cyber Attacks Hit Energy Companies in U.S., Turkey, Switzerland

September 6, 2017
The Dragonfly group now appears to be focused on compromising operational networks.
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Protect Your Data Now: Misconfigured Cloud Servers Expose Millions of Customer Records

September 6, 2017
A pair of misconfigured Amazon S3 buckets belonging to third party vendors exposed two companies' highly sensitive data.
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U.S. Deputy Attorney General Calls Encryption a Threat to Public Safety

September 5, 2017
And if tech companies don't provide access, Rosenstein said, "legislation may be necessary."
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The Ransomware Epidemic: 23 Million Spam Emails Distribute Locky in a Single Day

September 4, 2017
The campaign is just one of many currently distributing Locky ransomware.
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When Risk Management Means Life or Death: FDA Approves Recall of 465,000 RF-Enabled Pacemakers

September 1, 2017
Patients using the pacemakers will need to be provided with a firmware update by a medical professional.
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The Importance of Password Management: Spambot Server Exposes 711 Million Email Addresses

August 31, 2017
The data was found on a misconfigured server for the Onliner spambot.
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Security Pros Counting on AI, Machine Learning for Data Protection, GDPR Readiness

August 30, 2017
16 percent of IT security professionals say their company isn't preparing for GDPR at all, a recent survey found.
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The Current State of IoT Security: 8,000 IoT Login Credentials Posted Online

August 29, 2017
At least 1,774 of the devices were still accessible as of the end of last week.
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New Cyber Security Regulations Now in Force in New York

August 28, 2017
Financial services companies are now required to have a CISO, a written cyber security policy, and a fully funded and staffed cyber security program.
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The Risk of an Unprotected Website: Ransomware Returns to Ukraine

August 25, 2017
For the second time in as many months, a software developer's website was compromised and used to distribute malware.
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U.S. Infrastructure Council Warns of Imminent '9/11-Level Cyber Attack'

August 24, 2017
The NIAC says there's a 'narrow and fleeting window of opportunity' to organize effectively and prevent such attacks.
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84 Percent of IT Pros Attribute Cyber Security Incidents to Human Error

August 23, 2017
And while 20 percent have been hit with ransomware, just 8 percent said they paid the ransom, a recent survey found.
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Travelers Beware: Russian APT28 Hackers Hit Hotels in Europe, Middle East

August 22, 2017
The hacker group is using spear phishing emails to target hotel networks.
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Massive Chicago Voter Breach Underscores Importance of Cloud Security

August 21, 2017
Over 1.8 million Chicago voters' personal information was exposed online.
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Staff Shortage: 85 Percent of Cyber Security Pros Say They Need More People

August 18, 2017
And 70 percent say hiring experienced professionals is a priority, a recent survey found.
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Locky Ransomware Returns with New IKARUSdilapidated Phishing Campaign

August 17, 2017
Over 62,000 phishing emails delivered the new threat in the first three days of the campaign alone.
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