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Nearly half of breaches during the first six months of 2022 involved stolen credentials, Switzerland-based cybersecurity company Acronis reported in its Mid-Year Cyberthreat Report, published on August 24, 2022. It will come as no surprise to learn that the cybercriminals’ prime goal in using these credentials is to launch ransomware attacks, which “continue to be the number one threat to large and medium-sized businesses, including government organizations,” the report added. To extract these...
Having an internet connection is an easy way to get the information you need. That is why no matter where you are, be it at home, in the office, in a restaurant or on the road, there is often a Wi-Fi network to connect to. This situation comes with the risk of being hacked, often resulting in the victims losing data. That is why it is of utmost importance to know how to protect your data. One way of tackling such risks is using a virtual private network (VPN). What is the Need for a VPN? When...
When it comes to technology, offering "employee choice" can help attract new employees and keep current workers happy. But is there a downside to offering too much choice? I’ve long believed companies should offer workers a choice in the technology they use in the office and when working remote. Doing so lets employees use what they feel is the best choice of devices for their work, it can help attract and retain staff, it lessens the likelihood workers will go rogue and source their...
Data generated by OnePoll from April 28 to May 3 2022 on behalf of AT&T shows that the average person happens upon a suspicious online site or social media account 6.5 times a day. The recent survey of 2000 general population Americans also found that 54% of consumers said they were unaware of the difference between active and passive security threats, with the majority being reactive as opposed to proactive about their password security. Of those surveyed, 42% still use the same password...
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated its cybersecurity guidance for protecting healthcare data. The draft update will provide a more practical guide for healthcare providers to comply with government rules on personal health data security, it claimed. The initial draft of the document is titled ‘Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule: A Cybersecurity Resource Guide, (800-66).’ This draft is the second revision...
Financial firms are failing to strengthen their authentication technologies, even after a breach, according to research into the industry. As many as four in five financial services organizations had experienced a breach where authentication weaknesses was a factor. However, 63% failed to update their authentication systems after the attack. According to the report by Vanson Bourne – The State of Authentication in the Finance Industry – 85% of financial services firms had experienced a...
Accounts receivable management agency Professional Finance Company (PFC) suffered a ransomware attack that impacted 660 of its healthcare organization clients. Professional Finance Company (PFC), an accounts receivable management agency based in Greeley, Colorado, disclosed a ransomware attack that impacted 660 of its healthcare organization clients. According to a notice on its website, PFC “detected and stopped a sophisticated ransomware attack in which an unauthorized third party...
Law firms have exactly what cyber attackers want – confidential and sensitive data, PII, intellectual property, contract details, trade secrets and important case information – with (typically) little security. Lawyers are bound to the attorney-client privilege, which means they must make every effort to keep all client information confidential. This would include prioritizing cybersecurity since much confidential client data is held within digital and technological systems. The ABA released a...
The number of security breaches stemming from stolen or compromised identities has reached epidemic proportions, according to new data from the non-profit Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA). The IDSA polled 500 US identity and security professionals to compile its 2022 Trends in Securing Digital Identities report. It found that 84% had experienced an identity-related breach in the past year, with the vast majority (78%) claiming it had a direct business impact. Part of the problem is...
Document Everything and Audit Regularly This rule is actually two rules in one. Part of maximizing visibility and uncovering vulnerabilities is regular and consistent internal auditing. To most security professionals, an audit is a tedious, and painful process. Unfortunately, too many businesses still fall short, making audits a necessary part of cybersecurity. For example, some attackers control victims’ machines for months or years before anyone notices due to insufficient logging...
Nearly a year ago, journalist Martin Banks codified “Five Laws of Cybersecurity”. Cybersecurity is a complicated field, and any way to simplify its many facets into short, easy-to-remember maxims is always welcome. The five laws are a very good start towards developing a robust security program. The laws are: Treat everything like it’s vulnerable. Assume people won’t follow the rules. If you don’t need something, get rid of it. Document everything and audit regularly. Plan for failure. Of...
Proofpoint Records 100,000 Phone-Based Attacks Each Day SMS phishing (smishing) attacks more than doubled year-on-year in 2021 as cyber-criminals looked to exploit human error to compromise devices, according to Proofpoint. The security vendor’s latest annual Human Factor report is based on an analysis of over 2.6 billion email messages, 49 billion URLs, 1.9 billion attachments, 28 million cloud accounts, 1.7 billion mobile messages and many other data points. Proofpoint claimed that the...
Twitter has agreed to pay a $150m fine to settle a federal privacy suit over privacy data violations. The row saw the social company reportedly collecting phone numbers and email addresses for account security measures and then using the information for advertising purposes without letting users know. “This practice affected more than 140 million Twitter users while boosting Twitter’s primary source of revenue,” explained Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta in a statement. The activity,...
Zoom, the videoconferencing platform that has become a staple for connection and communication since the onset of COVID-19, has revealed four recent security vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities could be exploited to compromise users over chat by sending specially crafted Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) messages and executing malicious code. The four vulnerabilities, ranging from 5.9 to 8.1 in severity, were discovered by Ivan Fratric, Google Project Zero. Fratric tracked the...
Attacks Surge 12% in 2021, According to Leading Insurer A fifth of US and European businesses have warned that a serious cyber-attack nearly rendered them insolvent, with most (87%) viewing compromise as a bigger threat than an economic downturn, according to Hiscox. The insurer polled over 5000 businesses in the US, UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium to compile its annual Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report. It revealed the potentially catastrophic financial damage...
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