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Unsecured Microsoft Bing server exposed search queries Special

It was recently revealed that a back-end server associated with Microsoft Bing exposed sensitive data of the search engine's mobile application users, including search queries, device details, and GPS coordinates, among others.

UK NCSC warns against ransomware attacks on schools Special

The U.K. has seen an increase in education-targeted ransomware attacks, where hackers have demanded a significant bitcoin ransom from victims of attacks. A new warning comes ahead for the next few weeks.

Gym chain exposes 600,000 records of members and staff Special

The latest major data leak sees fitness chain Town Sports International exposing 600,000 records of its members and employees onto the public areas of the Web without a password or any other authentication required to access it.

Prison phone service Telmate exposes messages Special

In the U.S.,Telmate provides a communications service to enable the incarcerated the opportunity to speak with those on the outside. The service was recently caught out in a data breach.

Ransomware attack strikes University Hospital New Jersey Special

Ransomware is becoming a growing threat to many sectors, and this includes healthcare where data can prove of particular value to miscreant actors. Attacks normally occur by the inadvertent opening of a seemingly innocuous email.

Cybersecurity: FBI calls out Advanced Persistent Threat 39 Special

The U.S. FBI has released a new cybersecurity advisory to academic, public, and private sector partners across the country about previously undisclosed malware attributed to Iranian nation state actors publicly known as Advanced Persistent Threat 39.

How Veteran's affairs came to be hit by data breach Special

A security breach breach related to the Department of Veteran's Affairs has taken place. How did this type of attack reach the heart of government and what are the implications. Two experts weigh in.

Thousands of Razer customers shipping details exposed Special

It has been revealed that computer gaming company Razer, Inc. enabled thousands of customers' order and shipping details to be exposed on the web without password due to a misconfigured server.

Top tips for staying ahead of the ransomware threat curve

Businesses face increased threats from ransomware. Standard measures may no longer be effective as attacks become more sophisticated. Security experts offer some tips and techniques for the business community.

Pacific Huntington Hotel Corporation caught out in data breach

During the final week of August, as September casts an autumnal shadow, several major businesses have suffered major data breaches. Three prominent examples are considered, focusing on the impact to consumers of the business services.

Assist Wireless caught out in major data breach Special

U.S. cell carrier Assist Wireless left tens of thousands of personal customer documents on its website by mistake. This error has potentially placed personally identifiable information in the hands of criminals.

Extent of the QBot Trojan risk revealed Special

New research undertaken by Check Point has revealed that QBot Trojan operators are using new tactics to hijack legitimate, emailed conversations in order to steal credentials and financial data. This presents a heightened risk to businesses.

High level vulnerability within Google's play core library Special

Oversecured, an app security startup, helped identify and disclose an 8.8 out of 10 severity level vulnerability in Google’s Play Core library. This has prevented malicious apps from being downloaded and running on devices.

Q&A: What has the pandemic taught us about security priorities? Special

A crisis, like the one on the scale of the novel coronavirus, reshapes business priorities and exposes vulnerabilities. Notably this includes cybersecurity, as a leading expert considers.

Round-up of the latest major global data breaches

Breach Clarity uses a proprietary algorithm to deeply analyze every publicly-reported data breach, affording a score between on a scale to ten. We look at the latest "Richter Scale" information for data breaches.

Rialto school district hit by a cyberattack Special

The latest cybersecurity issue to impact upon the education sector has struck the Rialto school district, in California. The cyber-incident forced the school to suspend its online learning program.

Expert advice: Why a strong password makes sense

People's password habits matter. Passwords are important gatekeepers to protect online identities. This provides entryways to allow people to shop online, access financial details, and utilize social media.

Report: Cyber threats are rising for sports organisations Special

The latest category of website to be placed under increased risk are sports websites, specially where users are encouraged to under personally identifiable information. A new report indicates increased cyber threat activity.

New data: Increase in email scams hitting U.S. businesses

August has seen a high number of data breaches taking place. A number of these have been analysed by Breach Clarity and a risk assessment score provided. Some of the more serious examples are examined.

Billions of passwords available on underground forums Special

Billions of passwords, which can be potentially matches to some of the owners when connected with email addresses, are located on the dark web, according to a new cybersecurity inquiry.

Hacker extracts thousands of databases from cybersecurity firm Special

A cybersecurity firm is where businesses go to protect their data, so it comes as a surprise that a hacker is claiming to have breached the backend servers belonging to DataViper. If proven, what does this mean for the sector?

Cyberattack fires Canon into action Special

The camera, electronics and office solutions firm Canon has experienced a cyberattack in the form of targeted ransomware. Up to 10 TB of data could have been stolen, and users of the firm's cloud storage may be locked out.

Cosmetics firm Avon leaks 19 million customer records Special

The latest data breach has struck the purveyor of lower-cost cosmetics - Avon. Once a staple of door-to-door selling, the company has operated a successful online business for many years.

Q&A: Measures for protecting seniors from cyberattacks Special

Seniors are seen as easy targets by cyber-criminals, especially those who seek to exploit fears or who looking for easy routes in such as via email scams. In terms of measures to take, Yotam Gutman provides some solutions.

Digital banking app Dave suffers from hacking incident Special

Hacker group ShinyHunters has claimed another victim in digital banking app Dave, this time compromising the personal information of 7.5 million users.

Pharmaceutical firms are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks

The pharmaceutical sector has become one of the top targets for rogue actors in terms of seeking to exploit digital vulnerabilities. This means that continually assessing the cybersecurity policy and having a back-up plan is of great importance.

Is it time for passwords to become a thing of the past? Special

According to analyst Be Goodman, while passwords have been around many years, they are the ultimate lose-lose. They simultaneously provide a poor user experience and represent a tremendous security risk for all users and their employers.

Blackbaud hack results in university data being compromised Special

News has come in that Blackbaud, a cloud software provider to education and fundraising organisations, had been hacked. At least several universities and charitable organizations have been compromised.

Cozy Bear targets COVID-19 vaccine research centers Special

The National Security Agency has announced that the state-sponsored hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear, has targeted healthcare organizations to gain information on the research and development of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Looking behind the Gedmatch data breach and law enforcement Special

Gedmatch, a DNA analysis site, confirmed today that they suffered two breaches on consecutive days during July 2020. This comes after the site was pulled offline while it investigated how user profile data became available to law enforcement.
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Gregg Garrett is the Head of International Cybersecurity with BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations.
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Ryan Stolte, Co-founder and CTO of Bay Dynamics.
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File photo: IBM Security instructors at the company’s security business headquarters, simulate cyber attacks in the world’s first commercial cyber range at the IBM X-Force Command Center in Cambridge, Mass.
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Samy Kamkar's $5 Raspberry Pi Zero-based "PoisonTap" hacking tool
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Tom Scott speaks at the UK's Parliament and Internet Conference 2012
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Windows Defender Dofil cybersecurity response
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File photo: Moscow-based internet security giant Kaspersky has estimated that there are over 1,000 hackers in Russia specialising in financial crime
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Malicious subtitle files could compromise computers, security researchers warned today
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