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Category: Data loss


Data loss, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Serious Flaws in CODESYS Products Expose Industrial Systems to Remote Attacks

September 16, 2019

Via: Security Week

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) last week published several advisories describing vulnerabilities in CODESYS products, many of which can be exploited remotely for arbitrary code execution, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, and other purposes. 3S-Smart […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

ThreatList: Amidst Data Breaches, Account Creation Fraud Soars in 2019

September 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The first half of 2019 saw a 13 percent increase in fraudulent activity compared to the previous six months, with a spike in June representing the highest-volume bot attack that’s been recorded since 2016, according to an analysis from LexisNexis. […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

NY to Require Greater Public Notification of Data Breaches

July 26, 2019

Via: Security Week

New York state is strengthening a law requiring companies that handle consumers’ personal data to notify them about any data breaches. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, on Thursday signed legislation that expands the law to cover any company holding personal […]


Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware

British Airways is facing £183 million fine for 2018 data breach

July 8, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) wants British Airways to pay a £183.39 million (nearly $230 million) fine for failing to protect personal and financial information of approximately 500,000 of its customers. The company, which is part of the International […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Old known issue in Firefox allows HTML files to steal other files from victim’s system

July 4, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The security expert Barak Tawily demonstrated that opening an HTML file on Firefox could allow attackers to steal files stored on a victim’s computer due to a 17-year-old known bug in the browser. The researcher published the details of the […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Cisco Warns of Critical Flaws in Data Center Network Manager

June 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Cisco Systems has released emergency patches for two critical vulnerabilities in its Data Center Network Manager, which could allow attackers to take control of impacted systems. The Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is Cisco’s network management platform for switches running […]


Application security, Data loss, Security, Threats & Malware

Facebook Faces Lawsuit Over Massive 2018 Data Breach

June 25, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Facebook lost a key court ruling last week and now must face a lawsuit tied to a data breach of its platform disclosed in 2018, which impacted nearly 30 million of its users. The data breach, first disclosed by Facebook […]


Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware

5G subscriptions to reach 1.9 billion in 2024, critical IoT connections on the rise

June 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Rapid early momentum and enthusiasm for 5G has led Ericsson to forecast an extra 400 million enhanced mobile broadband subscriptions globally by the end of 2024. The June 2019 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts 1.9 billion 5G subscriptions […]


Data loss, Malware, Mobile, Privacy protection, Threats & Malware

Companies face regulatory fines and cybersecurity threats, still fail to protect sensitive data

April 30, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

22% of a company’s folders are accessible, on average, to every employee, according to the new report from the Varonis Data Lab, which analyzed more than 54 billion files. The report shines a light on security issues that put organizations […]


Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

42% of used drives sold on eBay hold sensitive data, researchers find

April 30, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Selling your old hard drive on eBay may sound like a good way to squeeze a few extra bucks from unused hardware, but not if you don’t erase the data properly. A combined team of data recovery experts from Blanco […]