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Weekly Cyber Security News: 10th August 2018

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This is a weekly cyber security news update for the 10th of August 2018. This post is part of the weekly news series on cybersecurity with content curated by the hackers & experts at Security Brigade.

Pizza As  A Service 2.0
A unique and upgraded take by Paul Kerrison to describe the various types of cloud services available for modern IT deployment.

Pizza As A Service IT 2.0 Cloud Deployment

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Optus Email Scam Target Customers with Fake Late Payment Penalties
The fake emails are sophisticated and use a web address that looks like the real Optus website. The email contains a link to a fake ‘pay your bill’ page, which then asks for your credit card details.

Optus Phishing Email

The fake email and payment form are cunningly crafted to trick people. It’s important you check the legitimacy of email links to protect your personal information—use contact details you find through a legitimate source and not those contained in the suspicious message.
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2.6 billion records exposed in 2,300 disclosed breaches so far this year
After a surprising drop in the number of reported data breaches in the first quarter, breach activity appears to be returning to a more “normal” pace.

Incident Breach Healthcare Security

“2018 has been a curious year. After the wild ride of 2017, we became accustomed to seeing a lot of breaches, exposing extraordinary amounts of information. 2018 is remarkable in that the number of publicly disclosed breaches appears to be levelling off while the number of records exposed remains stubbornly high,” said Inga Goddijn, Executive Vice President for Risk Based Security. “It’s not easy to characterize 2.6 billion records exposed as an improvement, even if it is less than the 6 billion exposed at this time last year.”

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Healthcare Industry Cyber Woes continues, UnityPoint Health’s 1.4 Million Records Breached
UnityPoint the healthcare company was recently breached as their employees were scammed with phishing emails, losing their email credentials in the process. Other than patient records, non-medical personally identifiable information like driver’s license numbers and Social Security numbers.
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Weekly Cyber Security News: 17th July 2018

Posted by on July 17, 2018 0 Comment

This is a weekly news update for the 17th of July 2018. This post is part of the weekly news series on cybersecurity with content curated by the hackers & experts at Security Brigade.

India Among Top Three Countries Most Targeted For Phishing

Phishing and malware-based attacks are the most prolific online fraud tactics developed over the past decade. Phishing attacks not only enable online financial fraud but these sneaky threats chip away at our sense of security as they get better at mimicking legitimate links, messages, accounts, individuals and sites.
According to the RSA Quarterly Fraud Report for the period between January 1 to March 31, 2018, phishing accounted for 48 per cent of all cyber-attacks. The report that contains fraud attack and consumer fraud data and analysis, noted that Canada, the United States, India and Brazil were the countries most targeted by phishing.
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The Biggest Hacks And Data Breaches of 2018 (so far)

We’re now more than halfway through 2018, and the number of data breaches is ramping up. This year has seen more third-party services being breached and customer data stolen from multiple companies in one go. From the devastating Aadhar breach to Ticketmaster, here’s a roundup of the year in breaches.
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Online Bank Accounts Among Hackers’ Favorite Targets

The number-one threat is attacks that target web application users. Alarmingly, 87 per cent of banking web applications and all government web applications tested by Positive Technologies were susceptible to attacks against users. Users of government web applications, in particular, tend not to be security-savvy, which makes them easy victims for attackers.
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The IoT’s Perplexing Security Problems

With over 50 billion dollars spent globally on IoT products, companies need to pay attention to the deployment of IoT devices. Devices are regularly put online with default passwords, legacy code riddled with known vulnerabilities, and a lack of defined policies and procedures to monitor them, leaving companies extremely vulnerable.
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Endpoint Security-Related Issues That Providers Encounter

Endpoint security is of critical importance to all kinds of organizations. Efforts are on to secure all endpoints in enterprise networks. These include mobile devices, laptops, desktops, servers etc. “Fileless attacks”, which exploit gaps in traditional security, are also on the rise and efforts are on to prevent these as well.
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