Anonymous Italy Targets Web Agency Engitel; Several Organizations Compromised

April 09, 2016 By Risk Based Security

We have previously talked about the systemic risk that exists with cloud providers and hosting solutions. While on the surface, it may appear to be a compromise of a single company, a hosting provider breach represents a much larger issue with possible far-reaching catastrophic impact.

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Cyber Justice Team Makes A Statement With Massive Data Leak

April 08, 2016 By Risk Based Security

On April 6th, a twitter account using the name Cyber Justice Team posted a tweet suggesting a major hack of a Syrian governmental server had taken place and 10GB of data had been leaked as a result.

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Déjà vu Data Leaks

April 05, 2016 By Risk Based Security

On June 4th, 2016, there were new reports that the personal details of nearly 50 Million Turkish citizens had been compromised and posted online in a massive security breach. The news appears to be triggered from a Tweet that received quite a bit of attention:

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Data Breach Highlight: Leading Law Firms Take A Hit

April 01, 2016 By Risk Based Security

Who:

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HR Departments Part 2: Still Out Phishing?

March 17, 2016 By Risk Based Security

On March 7th, we reported on a warning issued by the IRS alerting HR and payroll processing departments to be on the lookout for phishing attempts targeting W-2 information. At the time our research identified twelve companies that had fallen for the scam. Now, just one week later, we can report on another twelve organizations that join the ranks of those impacted.

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Staminus Breach: Just How Bad Is It?

March 13, 2016 By Risk Based Security

In terms of data security, 2016 is off to a pretty grim start, as we have already tracked 510 data breaches exposing over 175 million records. Just last month, we posted about the potential devastating risks when a hosting provider is compromised. Until a few days ago, many people had never heard of a hosting provider called Staminus that claims to specialize in Distributed Denial of Service[...]

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HR Departments: Gone Phishing?

March 07, 2016 By Risk Based Security

On Tuesday March 1st, the IRS issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals across the nation, warning of a fresh phishing scam angling for employee data. Like so many other targeted phishing campaigns that have come before it, the latest scheme starts with gathering basic staff information about the company such as the name of the CEO or CFO and who’s who in the HR department -[...]

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Data Breach Highlight: Camden County Courthouse Comprise

February 26, 2016 By Risk Based Security

Who:

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Hosting Providers; One Account, Many Implications

February 19, 2016 By Risk Based Security

WordPress is open source web software that allows users to create a website or blog.

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Sony; A Year After the Hack

February 18, 2016 By Risk Based Security

It’s been just over a year since Sony experienced a significant breach that saw incredible amounts of executive’s emails spilled out on the Internet. By February, 2015, much of the excitement had passed, and seemingly all of the interesting or relevant analysis had been done. Accusations had been made against North Korea and others, but ultimately the person(s) responsible for the breach were[...]

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