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.

European regulators are awaiting details from Facebook regarding last week’s data breach involving an estimated 50 million Facebook users.

The Port of San Diego issued a statement on Wednesday claiming to have experienced a “serious” cyber-attack.

It was announced today that ride-sharing giant Uber will pay $148 million and tighten the company’s data security protections after failing to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information.

According to Akamai’s recent report, “2018 State of Internet/Security Credential Stuffing Attacks”, worldwide malicious login attempts are on the rise.

A popular platform used to make payments to U.S. government entities has leaked 14 million customer receipts through a website error.

The Bristol Airport in the UK suffered widespread outages for past two days after being hit by a ransomware attack on Friday.

In a letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a bipartisan group of five United States senators is criticizing the State Department for failing to address basic cybersecurity standards.

The latest research from Carbon Black claims that the cyber-criminal community spends over $1T per year on developing new attack methods, compared to the $96B spent by organizations per year to protect themselves from attacks.

The latest report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) claims it took Equifax 76 days to detect the massive 2017 data breach, despite hackers having made over 9,000 unauthorized queries on its databases.

As data breaches continue to increase in severity and scale, more than ever organizations need to ensure they have the basic security controls in place to keep their data safe from attack.

The payment card information belonging to over half a million Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen customers has been compromised after an unauthorized intrusion was spotted by a third party.

One of the leading U.S. healthcare organizations (HCO) has revealed that a phishing attack in September 2017 may have led to the compromise of highly sensitive data belonging to nearly half a million patients.

The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act introduced by U.S. Rep. Dan Webster in March 2017 was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Tuesday to help small businesses effectively manage cybersecurity.

Cyber thieves managed to walk away with $13.5 million (944 million rupees) from India’s Cosmos Bank after making illegal withdrawals at ATMs across 28 countries over the past weekend.

Sometimes you can’t win. Patching, and the right time and process for doing so, is very much a case in point.

The U.S. National Counter Intelligence and Security Center’s Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace report released last week highlights the increased threat that software supply chain attacks pose to our critical infrastructure sector.

The National Bank of Blacksburg lost $2.4 million in a series of cyber-attacks that affected the firm’s STAR ATM and debit networks after an employee fell for a phishing scam email, allowing hackers to compromise the firm’s internal networks.

Chinese shipping giant COSCO suffered a suspected ransomware attack on Tuesday, July 24, causing a breakdown of its networks and systems in its North American Operations and slowing electronic communications.

The amount of data breaches reported to the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has nearly quadrupled since the recent enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

According to an alert published by the FBI last week, the losses and potential losses reported as a result of business email compromise (BEC) and email account compromise (EAC) scams is over $12 billion globally.

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