Failure to Detect a Breach May Wreak Havoc in Corporate IT Infrastructures, CISOs Say

Failure to Detect a Breach May Wreak Havoc in Corporate IT Infrastructures, CISOs Say

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 18.10.2018

Failure to detect an advanced cyberattack or a targeted threat as soon as it occurs may lead to full infrastructure compromise, irreversible data loss, and financial repercussions from which some companies may never recover, according to a Bitdefender survey of 1,050 CISOs in the US and Europe. read more

Anthem Agrees to $16 Million Settlement Following Compromise of 80 Million Health Records

Anthem Agrees to $16 Million Settlement Following Compromise of 80 Million Health Records

by Business Insights , on 17.10.2018

Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the US, will pay $16 million to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights following a data breach that exposed the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of almost 80 million people. Anthem will also initiate a corrective action plan to include thorough risk analysis and regular reporting. read more

UK Government releases voluntary Code of Practice for IoT devices and service providers

UK Government releases voluntary Code of Practice for IoT devices and service providers

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.10.2018

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the UK have released a voluntary Code of Practice that applies to device manufacturers, retailers, IoT service providers and mobile application developers. This is a positive sign that the security industry is not the only entity aiming to ... The post UK Government releases voluntary Code of Practice for IoT devices and service providers appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Madison County computer system infected with ransomware

Madison County computer system infected with ransomware

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 16.10.2018

Madison County in Idaho fell victim to a ransomware attack last week, after an employee opened a phishing email asking for money. The IT department spent the week recovering the computer system from the attack, which took place over the three-day Columbus Day weekend. The entire county network was affected, including payroll systems, sanitation services [and#8230;] read more

Automating Online Hijacking Attacks

Automating Online Hijacking Attacks

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.10.2018

Internet-of-Things devices are a boon for cybercriminals in ways that don’t necessarily directly impact the owner. Connected gadgets you have hooked to the home network can help crooks hijack online accounts of other people. The power of smart gadgets is enough to automate a process known as a credential stuffing attack. Convenience is a big ... The post Automating Online Hijacking Attacks appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

When it Comes to Container Security Enterprises Are Their Own Worst Enemy

When it Comes to Container Security Enterprises Are Their Own Worst Enemy

by Business Insights , on 16.10.2018

Much like the early days of virtualization, containers got a bum rap when it came to data security. I say this because just like virtualization, securing containers is more about securing what is happening inside, rather than the security of the wrapper. read more

Pentagon data breach puts personal details of 30,000 staff at risk

Pentagon data breach puts personal details of 30,000 staff at risk

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 16.10.2018

The Pentagon has admitted that up to 30,000 military workers and civilian personnel have had their personal information and credit card data exposed following a security breach. The security breach occurred at a third-party vendor which provides travel management services to the Department of Defense. The vendor, which has not as yet been publicly identified [and#8230;] read more

Is Google Nest part of your smart home? It may affect your privacy.

Is Google Nest part of your smart home? It may affect your privacy.

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.10.2018

In the age of the internet of things with users wanting to be more connected than ever, concerns arise about the overall privacy and security of smart tech, as high volumes of data are shared with various manufacturers. Google’s newly launched smart home surveillance feature – Google Home Hub – may end up overshadowed by ... The post Is Google Nest part of your smart home? It may affect your privacy. appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

How to check if your Facebook account was hacked and what the hackers have on you

How to check if your Facebook account was hacked and what the hackers have on you

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 15.10.2018

Following a massive breach that compromised tens of millions of accounts, Facebook has started sending out custom messages to inform people if or how they were impacted. Users who have yet to receive a custom notification from the social network can manually check whether their account got hacked, and what data might have been leaked. [and#8230;] read more

High-ranking Chinese operative charged with economic espionage, theft of trade secrets

High-ranking Chinese operative charged with economic espionage, theft of trade secrets

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 15.10.2018

The US is intensifying its push to repress Chinese espionage efforts. A high-level Chinese intelligence officer from China’s major spy agency, the Ministry of State Security (MSS), was arrested in Belgium in April on charges of economic espionage and theft of trade secrets. He was extradited to the United States and will face trial in [and#8230;] read more

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