Category: Data loss

Data loss, Vulnerabilities

Serious Flaws Affect Dell EMC, VMware Data Protection Products

January 8, 2018

Via: Security Week

Data protection products from both Dell EMC and VMware are impacted by three potentially serious vulnerabilities discovered by researchers at Digital Defense. EMC told customers that its Avamar Server, NetWorker Virtual Edition and Integrated Data Protection Appliance products have a […]

Data loss, Network security, Security

Alteryx: a new massive data leak

December 22, 2017

Via: Panda Security

Researchers based in California reported that the information of 123 million US households had been found exposed on the internet. Every single person with an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account and the correct URL has been able to access the […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss, Hacker

Nissan Canada Informs 1.1 Million Customers of Data Breach

December 22, 2017

Via: Security Week

Nissan Canada revealed on Thursday that the personal information of some customers may have been compromised as a result of a data breach discovered by the company on December 11. The incident affects individuals who have financed their vehicles through […]

Cloud security, Cyber-crime, Data loss

Five mental shifts we must make to achieve security beyond perimeters

December 20, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Data centers aren’t exactly going extinct, but given the massive shift to public clouds, you need to make some significant adjustments if your mindset doesn’t already include or understand the cloud. The problem is that not every organization knows how […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss, Hacker

Is a Good Offense the Best Defense Against Hackers?

December 15, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

A proposed new law could make it legal for companies to hack back against attacker. But will it work? Destruction, loss of data, intellectual property theft, fraud, embezzlement, disruption to business, restoration—globally, the costs of dealing with hacking are staggering. […]

Data loss, Phishing

News in brief: Linux advice for Equifax; fired over phish; Security.txt standard proposed

September 19, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Writing on the Double Pulsar site, infosec practitioner Kevin Beaumont suggests Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) would have saved Equifax from the disastrous breach it disclosed earlier this month. If you’re going to have Apache Struts facing the internet, SELinux is the way […]

Data loss, Phishing

Vevo hacked, 3.12 TB of data leaked

September 18, 2017

Via: Naked Security

There’s a good chance that you’ve watched a popular music video from Vevo, either via YouTube,  Vevo’s website or its mobile app. Most popular music artists release their videos through Vevo these days. The company – a joint venture between […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss

What is the biggest threat from the Equifax breach? Account takeovers

September 12, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Yes, there will be some tax and banking fraud as a result of the gargantuan data breach at Equifax. The biggest impact, however, will be felt by enterprises that rely on credit reporting bureaus to verify the identity of people […]

Data loss, Security

7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach

September 11, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

The exposure of PII belonging to 143 million US consumers raises questions about the continued use of SSNs as identifiers, breach liability and app sec spending. Application Vulnerabilities Remain The Achilles Heel Application-level vulnerabilities have caused far more data breaches […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss

Russia Sentences Two ‘Humpty Dumpty’ Hackers

September 7, 2017

Via: DataBreach Today

Two Russian hackers, members of a group called “Shaltay-Boltai” – Humpty Dumpty in Russian – have been sentenced to serve three years in prison, according to the Russian Legal Information Agency, or RAPSI. Alexander Filinov, aka “Mad Hatter,” and Konstantin Teplyakov, […]