Ransom notes shoot out of school printers but district denies hackers their prize

Ransom notes shoot out of school printers but district denies hackers their prize

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 20.09.2019

Ransomware operators have breached yet another school district in the United States, demanding ransom to unlock the district’s data. But this time, the district was prepared. Ransom notes started shooting out of printers in the Ava School District in the State of Missouri earlier this week, reports local news station KY3. When IT staff realized [and#8230;] read more

Businesses Can Lose Half of Customers after a Data Breach, Research Shows

Businesses Can Lose Half of Customers after a Data Breach, Research Shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 20.09.2019

Consumers across the globe are seriously concerned about the data security practices of the companies they do business with, and would take their money elsewhere after a data breach, according to a new study. read more

Shades of GDPR: Are You Ready for California’s New Privacy Law?

Shades of GDPR: Are You Ready for California’s New Privacy Law?

by Business Insights , on 19.09.2019

The implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) is just around the corner, but there are indications that many organizations might not be ready for the new data protection requirements. read more

15,000 private webcams left open to snooping, no password required

15,000 private webcams left open to snooping, no password required

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.09.2019

Once again concerns are being raised about the sorry state of IoT security, after a security researcher discovered over 15,000 private webcams that have been left wide open for anyone with an internet account to monitor. Avishai Efrat, a white hat researcher working for WizCase, identified thousands of unsecured webcam video feeds are being broadcast ... The post 15,000 private webcams left open to snooping, no password required appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

How to get away with hacking a US satellite

How to get away with hacking a US satellite

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 18.09.2019

By now weand#8217;re used to the idea of software companies running bug bounty initiatives which hand out thousands of dollars in prizes to independent researchers who find and responsibly disclose security holes. But, as Wired reports, itand#8217;s not just technology companies who are recognising the advantages of having white hat hackers test their systems. The [and#8230;] read more

Education Sector in Dire Need of Cloud Security Talent, Research Shows

Education Sector in Dire Need of Cloud Security Talent, Research Shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 18.09.2019

Schools are increasingly deploying a “cloud-first” strategy but they can’t keep up with the cyber risks associated with their expanding attack surface, according to a new study. If the recent spate of ransomware attacks on U.S. school districts is any indication, the education sector is in dire need of skilled cybersecurity staff. read more

Patented Technology Ensures Bug-Free Sensors on Autonomous Cars

Patented Technology Ensures Bug-Free Sensors on Autonomous Cars

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 18.09.2019

Normally, a bug smashed against the front lights or even the windshield isn’t that big a deal; but for an autonomous car this can make the difference between a safe trip and an imminent crash. That is why Ford developed technology to keep the sensors and radars on their autonomous vehicles clean of bugs, as ... The post Patented Technology Ensures Bug-Free Sensors on Autonomous Cars appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

[INFOGRAPHIC] How Advanced Attacks are Transforming MSP Endpoint Security

[INFOGRAPHIC] How Advanced Attacks are Transforming MSP Endpoint Security

by Cristian Iordache, from Business Insights , on 17.09.2019

Most analysts predict managed cyber-security will grow at a CAGR of over 15% in coming years. This trend is no surprise, considering the global shortage of security talent and the increasing sophistication of attacks on data and business productivity. read more

Bitdefender is proud to announce PwnThyBytes Capture The Flag – our competitive ethical hacking contest

Bitdefender is proud to announce PwnThyBytes Capture The Flag – our competitive ethical hacking contest

by Bitdefender Team, from Bitdefender Labs , on 17.09.2019

We hope you’ve all enjoyed your summer holidays, chilling out on the beach, seeing new places and recharging your batteries. Because this autumn we’ve prepared the first edition of PwnThyBytes CTF, a top-notch global computer security competition, which we hope will be a fun and challenging experience for everybody. The contest starts on September 28th […] read more

Police raids after data on most of Ecuador’s citizens leaks online

Police raids after data on most of Ecuador’s citizens leaks online

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 17.09.2019

Itand#8217;s bad enough when a company suffers a data leak that exposes the personal information of its customers. But things can be even worse when the business suffering a data breach was storing the detailed information about potentially the population of an entire country. Researchers at vpnMentor report that they were able to access data [and#8230;] read more

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