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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 […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Northern Virginia School System Hacked, Data Held for Ransom

September 14, 2020

Via: Security Week

WRC-TV in Washington reports that the internet hacking group Maze posted some of the data stolen from Fairfax County Public Schools, including student disciplinary records and grades, to prove its hack was successful. The school system confirmed the hack and […]


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

Russia-Backed Hackers Try to Harvest Office 365 Credentials

September 14, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Microsoft is providing additional details about how a hacking group affiliated with Russian military intelligence is attempting to harvest Office 365 credentials associated with election campaigns in the U.S. and U.K. Last week, Microsoft reported Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Attacks Targeting Recent WordPress File Manager Flaw Ramping Up

September 11, 2020

Via: Security Week

With over 700,000 active installs, File Manager is a highly popular WordPress plugin that provides admins with file and folder management capabilities (copy/paste, delete, download/upload, edit, and archive). In early September 2020, the plugin’s developer addressed a critical-severity zero-day flaw […]