Week of October 14, 2019

Alabama hospitals forced to close after ransomware attack   Three hospitals in Alabama were forced to close due to a ransomware attack; this comes several days after a similar attack took place in seven hospitals in Victoria, Australia. Nonprofit firm, DCH Health...

Week of October 09, 2019

Smishing is the latest Social Security scam going around   Smushing (SMS + Phishing) is the latest social security scam in which hackers are trying to fool people into disclosing their private information or downloading malicious code to their mobile phones....

Week of September 30, 2019

A Nevada Law That Fines Companies for Selling Private Data Is About to Go Into Effect   A privacy bill, signed into law this May, requires website operators to respond to requests from consumers and halt the sale of their personal information within 60 days—or...

Week of September 23, 2019

Bought A Car Recently? 198 Million Car Buyer Records Exposed In Massive Data Leak*:   Jeremiah Fowler, a senior security researcher at Security Discovery, turned detective after coming across the same 413GB dataset multiple times. “It was clear that this...

Week of September 16, 2019

GDPR non-compliance worse than feared*:             As the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation nears its 18 month anniversary, research by security software supplier Egress has suggested that 52% of UK businesses are not fully...

WEEK OF SEPTEMEBER 09, 2019

Data Leak Hits 2.5 Million Customers of Cosmetics Giant Yves Rocher*:             A French retail consultancy exposed data on millions of its clients’ customers as well as sensitive business information, after researchers discovered an unsecured Elasticsearch...