Data Breaches

Bodybuilding.com Data Breach, A Year After A Phishing Attack

There are times, that the bad effects of a phishing attack are not immediately felt. The phishers usually run many parallel campaigns all at the same time, and due to volume may take a while for them to “schedule” a “follow-up” attack against a target after a successful phishing expedition. This what happened when bodybuilding.com,

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Minnesota’s Department of Human Service, Latest Victim Of Phishing

Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) headed by its Commissioner Tony Lourey has issued a document to both houses of Congress detailing its data breach happened with the department affecting 11,000 people. It only took the hackers to persuade a DHS employee in opening an “invoice” email, and the department normally receives 92,500 phishing/spam emails

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Are Cybersecurity Issues Rampant Or Firms Are Just Lazy?

For years, we broke news about various organizations becoming victims of data breaches, cyber attacks, spear phishing, and other cyber crimes. We feel sorry for these firms, as nobody deserves to be in a very humiliating and financially stressing situation such as becoming a victim of cybercrime. Today, it is fairly normal to hear this

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Millions of Accounts from Unreported Breaches Up for Sale

Reports of data breaches and millions of records being stolen are rather common today. The truth, however, is that in addition to these reported data breaches, there are lots of breaches that go unreported. Some studies point out that over 50 percent of all data breaches do go unreported. Now, here comes another news pertaining

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Image-I-Nation Supply Chain Data Breach Reported

A supply chain data breach detected at Image-I-Nation has reportedly impacted customers of some of the major credit agencies. The supply chain data breach was experienced by Image-I-Nation Technologies, Inc., which provides hosting services and software to consumer reporting agencies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. As per reports, this breach might have resulted in users’

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The Four Ways Cyber Security Can Be Improved for SMMEs

Majority of cybercrimes target small to medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs), and research shows that most of these business owners don’t consider it a risk, and the consequence of falling prey to cybercriminals. This is according to Bruce Murphy, Microsoft SA’s OEM Technical Sales – design in strategist, says why more and more unprepared organizations

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Attempted Cyber Attack on Australian Parliament

Australia’s security agencies are investigating a likely cyber-attack attempt on the Federal Parliament’s computer system. It is alleged that the government believes that some foreign government is behind the attack. The hackers were caught in the early stages of gaining access to the system because the authorities didn’t find any loss of data, but signs

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Why Securing Small Business Against Hacking is Important

It’s not just the big businesses that are hacked, smaller ones too are targeted by cybercriminals. Well, while big companies would have the resources to survive even multiple big data breaches, smaller ones might get shattered with just one small breach. The losses incurred due to a data breach (financial loss, loss in customer trust

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NZ Transport Agency’s Missing USB Drive a Major Data Breach

The New Zealand’s Transportation Agency is in the hot seat as a very important USB flash drive containing personal information of at least 1,000 of their employees is missing. Usually, personnel information is stored cryptographically locked in a secure server, however, due to the need to produce identification cards for 1,000+ employees, it needs to

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How To Minimize The Chance Of Becoming The Next Victim of Cyber Attacks?

The world has breached the very limit of the Internet Protocol version 4 address, AKA IPv4. This addressing scheme enables around 4.3 billion distinct devices to be connected to the Internet at the same time. However, as mentioned by the father of the Internet, Vint Cerf, IPv4 was not designed as a ‘production’ protocol but

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