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cyber threat attacks customer data theft US Health Insurance Industry 

Increasing risk of customer data theft on US Health Insurance industry 

The health insurance industry in the US is now facing an increased risk of cyber threat attacks due to the rise of sophisticated exploitative techniques being used and developed by cybercriminals and fraudsters. This is due to the expansion of industries towards online digitization in conducting transactions, billing, and client records.  Health insurers or related...
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Accellion data breach Clop ransomware malware File Transfer Appliance

The average ransomware payment increases due to the Accellion data breach

Clop ransomware group attacked Accellion, one of the companies that offer File Transfer Appliance. Typically, transferring files happens via email. However, emails have limitations, particularly when it comes to large attachments and sensitive data. Some companies are now using File Transfer Appliance (FTA) installed on a private cloud, on-premises, or hosted to securely manage and...
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verkada surveillance camera hacked breach Arson Cats APT69420

Customers not affected after Verkada surveillance camera breach

This week’s trending topic in the cybersecurity community is the successful intrusion of the collective hacktivist APT69420 or Arson Cats that proves no one is secured. Though it is a small group of hackers, they could penetrate Verkada Security Company, a known recipient of Silicon Valley funding for its technology advancement when it comes to...
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mobile apps location tracking personal privacy compromised data

Mobile apps location tracking is invading personal data privacy

The hot debatable issue in the cyber world today is about the location tracking on mobile apps discussing the pros and cons of people’s privacy. In the recent news site that is prominent in India, it is said that aggregators have been sued together with telecom providers that sold collected data to third-party companies gathered...
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vendor supply chain knowledge gap third-party risk assessment

Third-party cyber risk, The vendor supply chain knowledge gap

The recent SolarWinds cyberattack exposed a third-party supply chain weakness using exploitable vulnerabilities on other widely distributed and implemented software and system offerings available in the market. Still, many enterprises have little insight into the set of suppliers currently being used in their infrastructure systems. Based on a survey conducted by BlueVoyant, out of 1,500...
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Ministry of Defense in the UK experienced 18% increase in personal data loss incidents

The Ministry of Defense in the UK have an increase of 18% rise on personal data loss incidents for the combined fiscal year 2019 and 2020 based on the official figures after the analysis conducted by Parliament Street. The Defense Department of UK disclosed that there were 546 incidents of reported personal data loss last...
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hackney council UK London Compromised Data Stolen Data Published Pysa

Data Stolen from Hackney Council in London published online

Hackney Council in the United Kingdom allegedly has their sensitive private data stolen and published online three months after the reported serious ransomware attack that they encountered last October 2020 which have affected their IT systems and network.   The publishing of the stolen data has been claimed by a cyber-crime group known as Pysa/Mespinoza. They had...
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Cyberpunk 2077 crack installer mobile ransomware malware CoderWare BlackKingdom

Ransomware masquerades as the mobile version of Cyberpunk 2077

CoderWare is a recent ransomware in the block that has been victimizing the gamer populace under the guise of a trending game called Cyberpunk 2077 through the Windows and Android platform. Distributing them as game installers, cheats, and cracks are the social tricks used to get users installing the malware. Here is one screenshot where...
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SolarWinds’ Orion platform Github password leak

The Cybercommunity is currently in chaos as Solarwinds, developer of network management software has confirmed that their sophisticated Orion IT software has been compromised and affected system access was sold off in the underground forum of hackers. The latest report told the 18,000 companies out of 300,000 have been affected by such intrusion. The magnitude...
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google outage operation aurora DDOS china

Google outage a throw back to the sponsored hackers in China: Operation Aurora

A few days passed; the cyber community again experienced another worldwide Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) that hits one of the tech giant service providers. With billions of users, Google has been struck by such attacks that led to most of its services – Gmail, Calendar, and Youtube have been inaccessible for a few hours. Based on the...
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