Recent Data Breaches in the News

CVE-2020-5135: Critical SonicWall VPN Portal Stack-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

October 15, 2020 | Tenable

Researchers disclose a critical pre-authentication vulnerability in the SonicWall VPN Portal that is easily exploitable.

Ohio hospital reopens inpatient unit 3 weeks after cyberattack; system still not fully online

October 14, 2020 | Becker's Health IT

Ashtabula (Ohio) County Medical Center reopened its inpatient hospital unit Oct. 13, three weeks after a cyberattack that forced its computer system offline, according to a report from the Star Beacon.

A Millionaire Hacker’s Lessons For Corporate America

October 13, 2020 | The Wall Street Journal

Santiago Lopez started invading corporate computer systems at age 16, after he learned to hack from YouTube videos and like-minded friends.

How to build up cybersecurity for medical devices

October 12, 2020 | Help Net Security

Manufacturing medical devices with cybersecurity firmly in mind is an endeavor that, according to Christopher Gates, an increasing number of manufacturers is trying to get right.

Ransomware attacks are increasing at an unprecedented rate — and the US is now begging people not to pay ransoms

October 5, 2020 | Business Insider

The COVID-19 pandemic has shunted business across the globe online — and the transition has created countless new money-making opportunities for cybercriminals.

Half of All Organizations Experienced Cyber Security Incidents During the Remote Working Period

October 5, 2020 | CPO Magazine

Half of all organizations experienced security incidents associated with remote working during the lockdown period, according to a report by Tessian.

The coronavirus continues to be a phishing nightmare

October 5, 2020 | CyberNews

The coronavirus has been unkind to millions of people. We’ve been sent home to work from home offices rather than workplaces, and with it, there’s a significant risk of falling foul of hacking attacks.

Russian state hackers appear to have breached a federal agency

October 3, 2020 | Engadget

Russia’s 2020 hacking campaigns might have included a successful data breach at the US government. In the wake of a CISA notice warning of a cyberattack on an unnamed federal agency’s network, Wired and security company Dragos have obtained evidence suggesting Russia’s state-backed APT28 group, better known as Fancy Bear, was behind the hack.

Clinical Trials Hit by Ransomware Attack on Health Tech Firm

October 3, 2020 | The New York Times

No patients were affected, but the incident was another reminder of the risks in the increasingly common assaults on computer networks.

Who’s Behind Monday’s 14-State 911 Outage?

September 29, 2020 | Krebs on Security

Emergency 911 systems were down for more than an hour on Monday in towns and cities across 14 U.S. states.

The price of stolen remote login passwords is dropping. That’s a bad sign.

September 28, 2020 | ZDNet

The cost of RDP credentials is going down - and it's probably happening because of poor cybersecurity is making log-in details easy to find.

Large vendor ecosystems and low visibility increase third-party cyber risk

September 25, 2020 | Help Net Security

80% of organizations experienced a cybersecurity breach that originated from vulnerabilities in their vendor ecosystem in the past 12 months, and the average organization had been breached in this way 2.7 times, according to a BlueVoyant survey.

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