If you had to guess what day of the week a hacker will hit your organization, the answer might seem obvious: Hackers prefer to strike on Saturday. And a review by Redscan of cybersecurity incidents reported to Britain's privacy regulator before GDPR took effect confirms it.
Verifications.io, a self-described "big data email verification platform," has suffered a massive breach. Security researcher Bob Diachenko said he discovered the site was exposing 763 million records.
Citrix Systems is investigating a suspected hack attack, resulting in the theft of business documents, after being tipped off by the FBI. The breach alert follows Citrix recently disclosing that in late 2018, hackers breached some of its customers' accounts via credential-stuffing attacks.
To help ensure that their sensitive data cannot be exfiltrated, some organizations have adopted data diodes, which are hardware devices designed to provide a one-way link to stop exfiltration or block remote attackers, says Mike Timan of Owl Cyber Defense.
The network is much more than just the sum of its endpoints, and the imperative to secure everything has led to detection and response emerging as a top priority for many organizations, says Chris Morales of Vectra Networks.
Columbia Surgical Specialists of Spokane has reported a breach impacting 400,000 individuals, the largest added to the federal health data breach tally so far in 2019. Meanwhile, a medical center in Chicago has also reported a major breach.
Four business sectors - hospitals, banks, securities firms and market infrastructure providers - potentially face the most significant financial impact from cyberattacks that could lead to a weakened credit profile, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Greg Touhill, the United States' first federal CISO, discussing how "reskilling" can help fill cybersecurity job vacancies. Plus, California considers tougher breach notification requirements; curtailing the use of vulnerable mobile networks.
Ireland's privacy watchdog has its eye on Facebook. Ten of the 15 major investigations that the Data Protection Commission launched since the EU's tough new privacy law, GDPR, went into full effect in May 2018 are focused on Facebook.
An "authorized third party" exposed a Dow Jones database with more than 2.4 million records of risky businesses and individuals on a public server without password protection. The incident points to the importance of proper vendor risk management, security experts say.
Facebook's effort to stem the flow of fake news globally has been ineffective, allege some fact checkers who have collaborated with the social media giant to identify and debunk false stories. Is the social media giant merely conducting a public relations exercise?