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Embryology Data Breach Follows Fertility Clinic Ransomware Hit

Embryology Data Breach Follows Fertility Clinic Ransomware Hit Approximately 38,000 of RBA's customers had their embryology data stolen by a ransomware gang.
21 June 2021

How Cyber Safe is Your Drinking Water Supply?

Amid multiple recent reports of hackers breaking into and tampering with drinking water treatment systems comes a new industry survey with some sobering findings: A majority of the 52,000 separate drinking water systems in the United States still haven't inventoried some or any of their information technology systems -- a basic first step in protecting networks from cyberattacks.
21 June 2021

Agent Tesla RAT Returns in COVID-19 Vax Phish

Agent Tesla RAT Returns in COVID-19 Vax Phish An unsophisticated campaign shows that the pandemic still has long legs when it comes to being social-engineering bait.
21 June 2021

iPhone Wi-Fi Crushed by Weird Network

iPhone Wi-Fi Crushed by Weird Network … until you reset network settings and stop connecting to a weirdly named network, that is. FUD is spreading. iOS Wi-Fi demolition is not.
21 June 2021

Are Ransomware Attacks the New Pandemic?

Ransomware has been a problem for decades, so why is government just now beginning to address it?
21 June 2021

State‑sponsored or financially motivated: Is there any difference anymore?

What does the increasingly fuzzy line between traditional cybercrime and attacks attributed to state-backed groups mean for the future of the threat landscape?

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21 June 2021

Attackers Find New Way to Exploit Google Docs for Phishing

Tactic continues recent trend by attackers to use trusted cloud services to send and host malicious content.
18 June 2021

Accidental Insider Leaks Prove Major Source of Risk

Research reports highlight growing concerns around insider negligence that leads to data breaches.
18 June 2021

This Week in Database Leaks: Cognyte, CVS, Wegmans

Billions of records were found exposed this week due to unprotected databases owned by major corporations and third-party providers.
18 June 2021

11 Security Certifications to Seek Out This Summer

11 Security Certifications to Seek Out This Summer The more you know, the more you grow. The Edge takes a fresh look at leading security certifications that can help advance your career.
18 June 2021

What’s Making Your Company a Ransomware Sitting Duck

What’s Making Your Company a Ransomware Sitting Duck What's the low-hanging fruit for ransomware attackers? What steps could help to fend them off, and what’s stopping organizations from implementing those steps?
18 June 2021

Carnival Cruise Cyber-Torpedoed by Cyberattack

Carnival Cruise Cyber-Torpedoed by Cyberattack This is the fourth time in a bit over a year that Carnival’s admitted to breaches, with two of them being ransomware attacks.
18 June 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

5 steps to take to minimize damage from a ransomware attack – The double-edged sword of OSINT – Watch out for vishing scams

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18 June 2021

4 Habits of Highly Effective Security Operators

These good habits can make all the difference in advancing careers for cybersecurity operators who spend their days putting out fires large and small.
18 June 2021

Insider Versus Outsider: Navigating Top Data Loss Threats

Insider Versus Outsider: Navigating Top Data Loss Threats Troy Gill, manager of security research at Zix, discusses the most common ways sensitive data is scooped up by nefarious sorts.
18 June 2021

‘Oddball’ Malware Blocks Access to Pirated Software

‘Oddball’ Malware Blocks Access to Pirated Software Rather than steal credentials or hold data for ransom, a recent campaign observed by Sophos prevents people from visiting sites that offer illegal downloads.
18 June 2021

First American Financial Pays Farcical $500K Fine

In May 2019, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that the website of mortgage settlement giant First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] was leaking more than 800 million documents -- many containing sensitive financial data -- related to real estate transactions dating back more than 16 years. This week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled its investigation into the matter after the Fortune 500 company agreed to pay a paltry penalty of less than $500,000.
18 June 2021

Faux ‘DarkSide’ Gang Takes Aim at Global Energy, Food Sectors

Faux ‘DarkSide’ Gang Takes Aim at Global Energy, Food Sectors A DarkSide doppelganger mounts a fraud campaign aimed at extorting nearly $4 million from each target.
18 June 2021

A deep dive into the operations of the LockBit ransomware group

Most victims are from the enterprise and are expected to pay an average ransom of $85,000.
18 June 2021

5 essential things to do before ransomware strikes

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail – here’s what you can do today to minimize the impact of a potential ransomware attack in the future

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18 June 2021