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.

A US government contractor is the latest victim to be taken down by a ransomware attack. 

Hackers are selling the payment card details of more than 30 million Americans and over 1 million foreigners on Joker's Stash, the internets largest payment card forum. 

As we enter a new year and a new decade, 2020 will be a critical year for businesses and governments around the globe as they deal with a more complex and evolving cyber threat landscape. NNT’s cybersecurity evangelists, CEO Mark Kerrison and CTO Mark Kedgley, have investigated the current state of the industry and identified key cybersecurity predictions and recommendations to help you improve your cybersecurity defenses in 2020.

Detailed information about the job performance of more than 900 Regus employees was accidentally published online after the co-working space provider conducted a review of its sales staff. 

Last week the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced version 1.0 of its new Privacy Framework, a resource designed to help organizations manage privacy risks. 

Data protection regulators have issues €114 million in fines so far under the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation. 

New research has found that the Emotet malware strain has increasingly been targeting the United State's government and military. 

A Georgia court granted final approval for a settlement involving Equifax in a class-action lawsuit following the massive 2017 data breach.

The Manor Independent School District is out $2.3 million after falling to an apparent phishing scam. 

Travelex announced today it is restoring operations to process foreign exchange orders electronically, almost two weeks after cyber criminals took hold of its systems, leading to a global blackout of its online services. 

Dixons Carphone has been issued the maximum possible fine amount under the pre-GDPR data protection regulation after the tills in its stores were compromised by a cyberattack back in 2017 that affected 14 million customers. 

Alomere Health, a Minnesota-based hospital operator, has begun notifying patients of a data breach that impacts more than 49,351 patients. 

With the Travelex ransomware attack still on-going, it seems like a good time to re-visit our guidance on avoiding and dealing with Ransomware.

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As another major Ransomware attack hits the headlines, please take a few moments to review our Ransomware FAQs

With the Travelex Ransomware attack making the headlines, some topical guidance from the Europol in a neat infographic to print out and display in your offices, or even push it out as a corporate screensaver?

The Austrian State Department's IT systems were hit by a cyberattack last Saturday and many believe that a "state actor" may be behind the attack.  

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The WannaCry ransomware attack impacted more than 230,000 victims in more than 150 countries, causing agony and disruption for both corporate and home users across the globe.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about the possibility of cyber attacks from Iran in the wake of the killing of the top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. 

The much anticipated California privacy law officially took place on Wednesday, January 1, a year and a half after it was passed and signed. 

Read NNT CTO Mark Kedgley's latest article Funerals for Glaciers and Antibiotics: Is Anti-Virus Next? published with InfoSecurity Magazine

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