Teen Faces 10 Years in Prison for Downloading 7K Freedom of Information Releases

A teenager faces upwards of 10 years in prison for downloading 7,000 freedom of information releases that contained people’s sensitive personal information. On 11 April, Nova Scotia’s police raided the home of a yet-unnamed 19-year-old. As many as 15 officers seized computer equipment from the teen, who lives with his parents and siblings and is … Read More The post Teen Faces 10 Years in Prison for Downloading 7K Freedom of Information Releases appeared first on The State of Security.
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Shopper’s Lawsuit Seeks $5M in Damages for Data Breach at Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor

A shopper has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking at least $5 million in damages for a data breach that affected Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. According to Women’s Wear Daily, shopper Antranik Mekerdijian filed a class action lawsuit against Hudson’s Bay Company, owner of the two luxury department stores, in a California federal … Read More The post Shopper’s Lawsuit Seeks $5M in Damages for Data Breach at Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor appeared first on The State of Security.
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Data Backup: Considering Your Options and The Alternative

The simple truth is that people don’t realize that saving information on their local hard drive can easily be lost.  How you might ask? Your local hard drive just failed resulting in data loss.  Or an organization that works in an environment with restricted access might not be able to access that information.  If you The post Data Backup: Considering Your Options and The Alternative appeared first on Phoenix TS.
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Cybersecurity approaches to keep PHI safe

Healthcare organizations have always kept the possibility of data breaches in mind, especially since 2017 witnessed the biggest and most expensive data breach to date. To counter this, more businesses have hired certified technicians, but that’s not enough. The post Cybersecurity approaches to keep PHI safe appeared first on Health Security Solutions.
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Data Integrity Follow Up: Ways to Protect Your Data

Previously, I brought attention to what I believe is one of the biggest cybersecurity challenges: data integrity. As I note in a different piece, we have entered a strange phase in our history where questioning “evidence” is not such a ludicrous idea. For example, altering photographs digitally so you can’t tell there have been alterations … Read More The post Data Integrity Follow Up: Ways to Protect Your Data appeared first on The State of Security.
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Under Armour Notifies 150M MyFitnessPal Users of Data Breach

Under Armour has taken steps to notify 150 million MyFitnessPal users of a data breach that might have affected their account information. On 29 March, Under Armour published a statement announcing that it was working to notify approximately 150 million users of MyFitnessPal, a food and nutrition app and website for the American clothing manufacturer, … Read More The post Under Armour Notifies 150M MyFitnessPal Users of Data Breach appeared first on The State of Security.
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Ready for tax season phishing scams?

As tax season looms, so do phishing scams. For cybercriminals, this is the ideal time of year to deceive unsuspecting individuals into releasing sensitive private or company information. Businesses must therefore take extra precautions between now and April 17th to avoid hackers from selling your confidential data in the dark web. The post Ready for tax season phishing scams? appeared first on Health Security Solutions.
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Cambridge Analytica: The Devil Is in the (Contractual) Details

It appears we reached a global level of moral outrage surpassing a high warp factor during the week commencing 19th March 2018 with widespread news coverage of the machinations of Cambridge Analytica (CA). We … Read More The post Cambridge Analytica: The Devil Is in the (Contractual) Details appeared first on The State of Security.
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What Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problem means for your data

Facebook is in the spotlight, as the recent Cambridge Analytica story involving millions of users' data continues to melt news servers around the world. We strip away the complications and tell you exactly what happened, and why you may want to reconsider your use of social media platforms in 2018. Categories: Cybercrime Privacy Tags: Aleksandr Kogancambridge analyticadatadonald trumpfacebookMark Zuckerbergquizsocial mediatrump (Read more...) The post...
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Unique Data Exfiltration Method Makes PinkKite POS Malware Stand Out

A new family of point-of-sale malware called “PinkKite” uses a unique method to exfiltrate consumers’ stolen payment card information. Kroll Inc. researchers Matt Bromiley and Courtney Dayter presented on the threat during Kaspersky’s Security Analyst Summit 2018 on 9 March. In their talk entitled “It’s a Small World After All: The Evolution of Small POS … Read More The post Unique Data Exfiltration Method Makes PinkKite POS Malware Stand Out appeared first on The State of Security.
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