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Passwords Used by Iranian-Backed Hackers Against Defense ContractorsNew!!

When you are educating your employees about the importance of maintaining a complex password or passphrase, share this story to show why it is so important and to emphasize not to...

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Privacy Tip #303 – Russian Hacking Group Targets Gmail UsersNew!!

If you think the Russians are only targeting U.S. companies and the defense industry, think again. The cyber war between Russia and the U.S. has escalated since the President threw down...

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Privacy Tip #297 – Vulnerability in Smart Home Devices Including Baby Monitors

Mandiant, a division of FireEye, has reported that it has discovered a vulnerability in a software protocol that enables hackers to gain access to audio and visual data on smart devices...

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Cryptoheister(s) Return Stolen Booty

Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network, which allows users to swap different types of digital tokens, was the victim of a cryptoheist that resulted in the thief (allegedly just one hacker) to swipe...

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Extortion Doesn’t Work for EA Sports Hackers

According to The Record, Electronic Arts Sports (EA) was the victim of a cyber hacking in June, when hackers posted on an underground hacking forum that they were in possession of...

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OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter Focuses on Controlling Access to ePHI

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently issued its Summer 2021 Cybersecurity Newsletter, which focuses on controlling access to electronic personal health...

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Law Enforcement Takes Down DoubleVPN

I love seeing another win for law enforcement in the cyber context. Servers and web domains owned by DoubleVPN, a virtual private network, were seized recently following a collaborative law enforcement...

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Microsoft Customers Warned of Targeted Scams by NOBELLIUM

Another fall-out from the SolarWinds incident has surfaced prompting Microsoft to issue a notice to affected customers that an attacker gained access to one of its customer service agents to launch...

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Volkswagen and Audi Hit with Data Breach Class Action

This week, Volkswagen AG’s U.S. entity and its Audi brand were hit with a class action for a data breach that allegedly compromised 3.3 million consumers’ personal information. In the U.S....

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CISA Releases “Bad Practices” with Hope of Decreasing Cyber Blunders

The federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a few cybersecurity “bad practices” this week to assist in decreasing the volume of knowable and preventable cyber mistakes. These bad practices...

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