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Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Analysis: Cyberthreats in the Educational Sector Worldwide

September 18, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Check Point Research analysts have observed a significant rise in cyberthreats on the educational sector worldwide since July. The U.S. faces a rise in distributed denial-of-service attacks, while Europe is seeing an increase in information disclosures attempts – many of […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Patient Dies After Ransomware Attack on Düsseldorf Hospital

September 18, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

According to reports, the network failure announced by Düsseldorf University Hospital (UKD) last week – which turned out to be a ransomware infection – has resulted in a patient dying. “In the morning hours of Thursday (September 10th), larger parts […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Hacker, Threats & Malware

US DoJ charges Iranian hackers for attacks on US satellite companies

September 18, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Three Iranian hackers residing in Iran have been indicted for stealing data from aerospace and satellite tracking companies. The hackers were employed in a coordinated campaign of identity theft and hacking on behalf of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Google Ups Malware Protection for ‘Advanced Protection’ Users

September 17, 2020

Via: Security Week

Aimed at providing high-risk users such as politicians and their staff, business executives, journalists, and activists with an additional layer of protection for their accounts, the Advanced Protection Program was launched in October 2017. Any user can enroll to take […]


Cyber-crime, Data loss, Malware, Threats & Malware

SunCrypt ransomware operators leak data of University Hospital New Jersey

September 17, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Systems at the University Hospital New Jersey (UHNJ) were encrypted with the SunCrypt ransomware, threat actors also stolen documents from the institution and leaked it online. The incident took place in September. The UHNJ is a New Jersey state-owned teaching […]


Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

U.S. House Passes IoT Cybersecurity Bill

September 16, 2020

Via: Security Week

First introduced in 2017 and reintroduced in 2019, the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act will now have to pass the Senate before it can be signed into law by the president. The bipartisan legislation is backed by Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Personal Information of 46,000 U.S. Veterans Exposed in Data Breach

September 15, 2020

Via: Security Week

The data breach involved an online application pertaining to the Financial Services Center (FSC), which was accessed by “unauthorized users to divert payments to community health care providers for the medical treatment of Veterans.” The application was taken offline and […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Data of every Welsh Covid-19 patient leaked online

September 15, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Public Health Wales (PHW) has issued an apology and referred itself to the Information Commissioner’s Office after accidentally leaving the personal data of 18,105 individuals – everybody in Wales who tested positive for Covid-19 between 27 February and 30 August […]


Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

More Printers Could Mean Security Problems for Home-Bound Workers

September 14, 2020

Via: Dark Reading

As employees outfit their home offices with the necessary technology to continue to work remotely, printer sales have surged in the first eight months of 2020, leaving security experts to worry that the devices may open up companies’ home-bound employees […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Over 1 Million Patients and Donors Impacted by Inova Health System Data Breach

September 14, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The aftermath of Blackbaud’s data breach continues to extend, with Inova Health System stepping forward as the latest victim of the ransomware incident announced by the US-based cloud computing provider in May 2020. “Inova Health System (“Inova”), a non-profit health […]