IT Security and Compliance Blog Archive

Read the news, developments and opinion pieces from years gone by about IT security and compliance from industry experts New Net Technologies.

Given the recent revelation regarding InterContinental Hotel Group and the breach of 1,200 of its locations, it’s time for the hospitality industry to follow suit and conduct a top to bottom review of their security defenses.

Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) has had a reveal yet another data breach of its customer’s credit and debit card information dating back to late 2016.

The Australian ISP, Melbourne IT, is the most recent victim of a large-scale DDoS attack that disrupted its web hosting services.

A cyber attack left the city of Dallas with a serious headache after setting off all emergency sirens in the city for around 90 minutes last Friday night.

Scottrade Bank was recently under fire after a security researcher found a 60GB MSSQL database containing sensitive information on at least 20,000 customers exposed to the public online.

Germany’s armed forces announced Saturday plans to launch a cyber command to protect against attacks on critical infrastructure.

A new report has found that only half (56%) of UK firms have a strategy in place to protect devices and data from possible cyber threats.

Researchers at the industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos have found that thousands of industrial facilities have their systems infected with common malware every year.

Select Restaurants, owner and operator of several upscale eateries found throughout the United States, is the latest victim of a point-of-sale breach.

The home improvement supplies retailer who experienced a massive data breach in 2014, resulting in the exposure of more than 50 million customers personal information, has agreed to pay a settlement of $25 million for damages.

According to security researchers with IOActive and Quarkslab, the popular confidential messaging app called Confide is riddled with security vulnerabilities.

One of biggest spam operators has had its entire database of 1.4 billion email addresses leaked online after being discovered by security researcher, Chris Vickery.

Consumer Reports, a nonprofit organization that conducts non-biased and extensive reviews on cars, appliances, and other consumer goods, is preparing for the inclusion of cybersecurity and privacy safeguards when scoring products.

According to new research conducted by Kaspersky Labs, many businesses who were victims of a DDoS attack believe that the attack was executed by a competitor.

The connected toy company, CloudPets, experienced a major data breach, exposing over 800,000 user accounts and possibly two million voice recording conversations between children and their parents.

A new study has found that the US oil and gas industry and falling behind when it comes to cyber security preparedness, with nearly two-thirds (68%) of organizations having suffered a major security breach in the last year.

According to Protenus’ Health Care Breach Barometer, the Healthcare industry experienced a reported 31 data breach incidents during the first month of 2017.

A new spam campaign was spotted over the weekend, infecting victims with the TeamSpy data-stealing malware and giving cyber criminals full access to the compromised computers.

The governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, announced Thursday comprehensive new cyber security regulations for the financial service industry, in an effort to improve cyber resilience within the financial sector and keep customer data safe.

Verizon’s initial offer of $4.8 billion has been taken off the table and reduced by about $250 million, according to a report released Wednesday on Bloomberg, with some even claiming the figure is as much as $350 million off.

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