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CVS Health Records for 1.1 Billion Customers Exposed

CVS Health Records for 1.1 Billion Customers Exposed A vendor exposed the records, which were accessible with no password or other authentication, likely because of a cloud-storage misconfiguration.
17 June 2021

Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits

Most medical and fitness apps in Google Play have tracking capabilities enabled and their data collection practices aren’t transparent

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17 June 2021

Mission Critical: What Really Matters in a Cybersecurity Incident

The things you do before and during a cybersecurity incident can make or break the success of your response.
17 June 2021

Threat Actors Use Google Docs to Host Phishing Attacks

Threat Actors Use Google Docs to Host Phishing Attacks Exploit in the widely used document service leveraged to send malicious links that appear legitimate but actually steal victims credentials.
17 June 2021

This strange malware stops you from visiting pirate websites

An odd vigilante campaign is preventing victims from accessing pirate content online.
17 June 2021

Hiccup in Akamai’s DDoS Mitigation Service Triggers Massive String of Outages

Hiccup in Akamai’s DDoS Mitigation Service Triggers Massive String of Outages An hour-long outage hit airlines, banks and the Hong Kong Stock exchange. It's thought to have been caused by a DDoS mitigation service.
17 June 2021

Ukraine Police Disrupt Cl0p Ransomware Operation

Ukraine Police Disrupt Cl0p Ransomware Operation Growing list of similar actions in recent months may finally be scaring some operators into quitting, but threat is far from over, security experts say.
16 June 2021

Ransomware Operators' Strategies Evolve as Attacks Rise

Security researchers find ransomware operators rely less on email and more on criminal groups for initial access into target networks.
16 June 2021

Biden Tells Putin Critical Infrastructure Sectors 'Off Limits' to Russian Hacking

President Joe Biden said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to discuss boundaries in cyber activity.
16 June 2021

Security Flaw Discovered In Peloton Equipment

The vulnerability could give attackers remote root access to the bike's tablet, researchers report.
16 June 2021

Cars, Medicine, Electric Grids: Future Hackers Will Hit Much More Than Networks in an IT/OT Integrated World

Intelligent systems must include the right cybersecurity protections to prevent physical threats to operational technology.
16 June 2021

Russian National Convicted on Charges Related to Kelihos Botnet

Oleg Koshkin was arrested in 2019 and faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, the DoJ reports.
16 June 2021

IKEA Fined $1.2M for Elaborate ‘Spying System’

IKEA Fined $1.2M for Elaborate ‘Spying System’ A French court fined the furniture giant for illegal surveillance on 400 customers and staff.
16 June 2021

Is an Attacker Living Off Your Land?

Is an Attacker Living Off Your Land? Living-off-the-land attacks pose significant risks to organizations and, on top of that, are difficult to detect. Learn the basics about how these attacks operate and ways to limit their damage.
16 June 2021

Ransomware Poll: 80% of Victims Don’t Pay Up

Ransomware Poll: 80% of Victims Don’t Pay Up Meanwhile, in a separate survey, 80 percent of organizations that paid the ransom said were hit by a second attack.
16 June 2021

Keeping Your Organization Secure When Dealing With the Unexpected

There's no way to anticipate every possible scenario, but the right approach to business continuity can help you respond effectively in any situation.
16 June 2021

Takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

Takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack Hank Schless, senior manager of security solutions at Lookout, notes basic steps that organizations can take to protect themselves as ransomware gangs get smarter.
16 June 2021

Euros-Driven Football Fever Nets Dumb Passwords

Euros-Driven Football Fever Nets Dumb Passwords The top easy-to-crack, football-inspired password in a database of 1 billion unique, clear-text, breached passwords? You probably guessed it: "Football."
16 June 2021

Ukrainian Police Nab Six Tied to CLOP Ransomware

Authorities in Ukraine this week charged six people alleged to have been part of the CLOP ransomware group, a cybercriminal gang said to have extorted more than half a billion dollars from victims. Some of CLOP's victims this year alone include Stanford University Medical School, the University of California, and University of Maryland.
16 June 2021

Billions of records belonging to CVS Health exposed online

The exposure is another example of misconfiguration that can impact security.
16 June 2021