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    2020 CYBERSECURITY PREDICTIONS: EVOLVING VULNERABILITIES ON THE HORIZON

    Jan 22, 2020

    Cybersecurity threats are seemingly omnipresent in today’s hyper-connected, digital world. In fact — no surprise here — they will only continue to increase in sophistication, frequency, diversity, scale, and scope this year and in the near future. New Internet-based technologies ai...

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    THSUITE, POS SYSTEM IN CANNABIS INDUSTRY, LEAKS 85,000 FILES

    Jan 22, 2020

    Led by internet privacy researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a data breach in THSuite, a point-of-sale system in the cannabis industry. The research team identified an unsecured Amazon S3 bucket owned by THSuite that exposed 85,000 files of sensitive data ...

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    US CYBERSECURITY FIRM FOUNDER ADMITS FUNDING DDOS ATTACKS

    Jan 21, 2020

    An American businessman who co-founded a cybersecurity company has admitted to hiring criminals to carry out cyber-attacks against others. Tucker Preston, of Macon, Georgia, confessed to having paid threat actors to launch a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks between December 201...

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    US COULD APPOINT A CYBERSECURITY LEADER FOR EACH STATE

    Jan 20, 2020

    The USA is considering legislation that would protect local governments by requiring the appointment of a cybersecurity leader for each state. Backers of the Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act of 2020 say the proposed law will improve intelligence sharing between state and federal governments and s...

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    HACKER LEAKS MORE THAN 500,000 TELNET CREDENTIALS

    Jan 20, 2020

    As reported by ZDNet, a hacker who seems to be a DDoS-for-hire (DDoS booter) service operator, has published a massive list of 515,000 Telnet credentials consisting passwords of servers, home routers, and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The published list also includes IP address of each device al...

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    DECEMBER CYBER ATTACK COSTS NEW ORLEANS $7 MILLION, SO FAR

    Jan 20, 2020

    A ransomware attack targeting the city of New Orleans has inflicted $7 million in losses so far, with more to be incurred in coming months, Mayor Latoya Cantrell said in a recent update. At 5 a.m. on December 13, New Orleans was becoming the latest victim in a long string of ransomware attacks direc...

    SECURITY BOULEVARD
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    CYBER-SECURITY BREACHES AT 67 PERCENT OF HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS LAST YEAR

    Jan 16, 2020

    A survey has found that a large portion of healthcare organisations in the UK experienced cyber-security incidents last year, which were mostly due to employees sharing data. According to new research, in the last 12 months, 67 percent of healthcare organisations in the UK suffered a cyber-security ...

    EUROPEAN PHARMA
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    LORCA ANNOUNCES FOURTH AND LARGEST COHORT OF CYBERSECURITY INNOVATORS

    Jan 16, 2020

    The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) has announced the 20 scale-ups selected to join its fourth cohort of cyber-innovators. The latest group is LORCA’s largest and most international yet – including companies from the UK, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Sing...

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    HOW DO WE ENSURE THE SECURITY OF WHAT COMES AFTER THE 5G REVOLUTION?

    Jan 16, 2020

    2020 will see huge investments in 5G networks Greensill estimated that the 5G rollout throughout the global supply chain will top $2.7 trillion by the end of the year. That’s not a number to sneeze at either, as it’s equal to roughly three percent of the world’s total gross domesti...

    SECURITY INTELLIGENCE
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    CYBER SECURITY FIRM FINDS 'MULTIPLE VULNERABILITIES' IN TIK TOK SECURITY

    Jan 15, 2020

    A cybersecurity firm tested the security of Tik Tok and found "multiple vulnerabilities" in the app's code, allowing for security loopholes and hacking accounts. Check Point Research published their findings on the app, showing the security concerns. The firm's research shows they ...

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    TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT LOSES $2.3M IN PHISHING RAID

    Jan 14, 2020

    A Texas school district has found out the hard way that phishing attacks remain a serious financial threat to organizations of all shapes and sizes, losing an estimated $2.3m in a recent scam.Manor Independent School District took to Twitter to post official confirmation that the FBI is currently in...

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    ACCENTURE TO BUY SYMANTEC'S CYBER SECURITY SERVICES BUSINESS

    Jan 13, 2020

    Accenture’s security arm is set to get a boost with the anticipated acquisition of Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business.The professional services firm has agreed to buy Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom in a bid to enhance its ability to help companie...

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TRENDING NEWS


    COURIER AND FREIGHT FIRM TOLL GROUP TARGETED IN CYBER ATTACK

    Feb 20, 2020

    Customers of a courier and freight firm that has two offices in Christchurch are experiencing disruption and delays after the company’s website was targeted in a cyber-attack.Toll Group received a ‘targeted ransomware attack’ on January 21, which it is still attempting to resolve.T...

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    SIEM IS A GREAT TOOL BUT IT'S ADMINISTRATIVE CHALLENGES ARE A BARRIER

    Feb 20, 2020

    Sumo Logic's survey finds 38.5% of users found administration was the biggest struggle of SIEM complexity, whilst 32% cited deployment. SIEM engineering and management require a dedicated team that is accustomed to the platform and its internal infrastructure and operations. ...

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    CYBERTHREATS HOVERING OVER THE IMPENDING TAX SEASON

    Feb 19, 2020

    Cybercriminals are aggressively jumping into the tax season," says Proofpoint's research. Attackers use tax-themed emails with enticingly titled malicious attachments. Finance and Construction industry is being targeted disproportionately. Proofpoint...

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    CYBER-FLASHING ON UK TRAINS DOUBLES

    Feb 19, 2020

    British Transport Police have reported an alarming increase in the number of women being sent sexually explicit images by strangers while traveling via train. In 2018, 34 cases of cyber-flashing offenses were reported to British Transport Police. In 2019, the number of recorded cases rose to 66, alm...

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    REELING FROM CYBERATTACK, TOLL NOW HAS ITS CUSTOMERS LEAVING

    Feb 17, 2020

    Toll Group was hit with a ransomware attack took down many of its delivery and tracking systems and leaving it unable to tell customers where their parcels were. The company had to remove up to 500 applications that supported its international operations, spanning 25 countries. There is a growing se...

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    CYBER-ATTACK TAKES DOWN REDCAR COUNCIL SERVICES

    Feb 17, 2020

    A local authority in the north-east of England appears to have suffered a major ransomware attack, leaving online public services down for 135,000 locals, for over a week. At the time of writing, the website of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council was still down. An update on the council’s o...

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    MASTERCARD SETS UP ITS FIRST EUROPEAN CYBER RESILIENCE CENTER

    Feb 17, 2020

    Mastercard is taking yet another step towards combating cyberattacks by opening the European Cyber Resilience Centre, a state-of-the-art cyber and security center in Europe.The center will act as a cybersecurity hub for the region and will bring together national cybersecurity centers, law enforceme...

    INFORMATION AGE
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    PERSONAL DATA OF 144K CANADIANS BREACHED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    Feb 17, 2020

    New figures tabled in Canada's House of Commons have revealed that at least 144,000 Canadians have had their personal information mishandled by federal departments and agencies over the past two years. The figures were part of an 800-page document written in response to an Order Paper question f...

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    AFTER AVAST'S MALEFACTION, DATA PROTECTION SHOULD BE HIGH-PRIORITY

    Feb 14, 2020

    Avast had been harvesting the web browsing data habits from its hundreds of millions of customers to supply some of the world’s biggest firms.Avast's wrongdoings are what many privacy and security experts have long warned about: Attempts to deanonymize data sets.The story stands as a lesso...

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    US CHARGES HUAWEI WITH STEALING TRADE SECRETS

    Feb 14, 2020

    The U.S. Justice Department has filed new charges against Huawei and several of its subsidiaries, plus its CFO, accusing them of racketeering and engaging in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from American companies. The new accusations are in addition to previous charges filed against the company...

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    CYBER-CRIMINALS LURE VICTIMS WITH CORONAVIRUS CURE CONSPIRACY THEORIES

    Feb 13, 2020

    Threat actors exploiting public interest in the ongoing coronavirus outbreak have baited their phishing traps with a new lure conspiracy theories about unreleased cures. The new tactic was noted by researchers at Proofpoint, who have been monitoring global malicious activity related to the life-thre...

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    PRIVACY EXPERTS SKEPTICAL OF PROPOSED DATA PROTECTION AGENCY

    Feb 13, 2020

    A new federal bureaucracy, the Data Protection Agency (DPA), has been proposed to completely revamp how the U.S. government regulates data collection and misuse by big tech companies. However, while privacy experts call the agency a “good first step,” they remain skeptical about how effe...

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SPOTLIGHT

This research paper provides some thoughts on how to configure a network in order to make lateral movement harder to accomplish and easier to detect, as well as how to prepare to deal with an infection. Given the advances attackers have been making, it is very unlikely that organizations will be abl

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