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.

Security researchers at Bormium recently discovered over a dozen US-based servers being used to host and distribute 10 different strains on malware through large scale phishing campaigns. 

DLA Piper was recently denied a multimillion-dollar cyber insurance claim following the devastating NotPetya ransomware campaign of 2017.

Each year in the US, over 5,000 people are poisoned by eating wild mushrooms. Many cases result in permanent damage to vital organs and in 2016, two fatalities were recorded (source: American Assoc. Poison Control Centers). Many of the victims were actually experienced in the identification of toxic species but still got caught out. The differences between the deadly and the delicious are often subtle.

US fast-food chain Wendy’s recently announced that it has reached a settlement with the thousands of banks and credit unions whose payment cards were compromised as a result of the data breach the company suffered in 2015 and 2016.

Huddle House, an Atlanta-based restaurant chain with over 300 locations across the United States, has become the latest restaurant chain to suffer a Point-of-Sale (POS) data breach.

A US energy company, identified by some media sources as Duke Energy, recently received a $10 million fine from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. for repeated violations of critical infrastructure protection (CIP) reliability standards.

Airbus has revealed they recently experienced a cyber-attack that resulted in compromised employee information.

Officials based out of the City of Del Rio, Texas, were forced to abandon all electronic services and go back to the days of pen and paper after a ransomware attack rendered City Hall servers useless.

In the cybersecurity world, testing for the existence of exploitable vulnerabilities isn’t always an exact science.

US food giant Mondelez is suing its insurance company, Zurich after the insurer refused to pay out over $100 million in damages incurred during the NotPetya ransomware campaign.

This week Reddit locked down some user accounts after detecting unusual activity on those accounts.

Attorneys General from 12 U.S. states have filed a lawsuit against Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) over a data breach the company experienced in 2015.

Sotheby’s, the popular British auction house, revealed on Friday that its website had been infected with digital skimming code.

Global hotel chain Marriott has revealed that it suffered a significant data breach with the data of 500 million customers possibly compromised by attackers.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has still failed to implement over a third of the recommendations noted by government auditors after the devasting breach the organization faced in 2015.

Healthcare giant Anthem has agreed to pay a $16 million settlement to the United States government following the 2015 data breach that affected almost 80 million customers.

Today the UK government released a new Code of Practice (CoP) intended to drive security-by-design in the manufacture of IoT products.

The latest research from Blueliv has found that the number of compromised credentials detected in North American botnets grew 141% from the last quarter.

Google is shutting down its Google+ social network following the disclosure of a software glitch within Google+ that resulted in the exposure of personal-profile data belonging to hundreds of thousands of Google+ users.

The FBI & DHS issued a joint statement alerting businesses and consumers that cybercriminals are increasingly exploiting the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) administration tool.

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