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City of Tyler’s Click2Gov payment system breached

September 11, 2018 | Central Texas News

According to a press release from Tyler, TX Monday, the city was notified that an unknown third-party was able to gain access to payments made through the system the City uses to collect payments for utilities and municipal court fines and fees.

Breach Reveal: PG&E Exposed 30,000 Sensitive Records and Fined $2.7 Million

August 28, 2018 | Data Breach Today

A previously unnamed U.S. energy company that agreed to a record $2.7 million settlement after it left 30,000 records about its information security assets exposed online for 70 days in violation of energy sector cybersecurity regulations has been named as California utility PG&E.

6 Eye-Raising Third-Party Breaches

August 10, 2018 | DARK Reading

This year’s headlines have featured a number of high-profile exposures caused by third parties working on behalf of major brands.

‘Big Red Flag’: Automakers’ Trade Secrets Exposed in Data Leak

July 20, 2018 | New York Times

Automakers like Tesla, Toyota, and Volkswagen go to great lengths to keep their technical information confidential. Details about assembly line machinery and proprietary robotics are among the industry’s most closely guarded trade secrets. But the inadvertent exposure of customers’ data illustrates a problem confounding businesses: Some of their biggest security risks come from their suppliers and contractors.

Combat Third-Party Risk With The Right Cyber Posture

July 11, 2018 | Forbes

Although there seems to be significant awareness of third-party risk, with 60% of respondents in a recent NTT Security report pointing to third parties as the weakest security link in their organizations, most companies simply aren’t doing enough to assess or mitigate that risk.

Best Buy hit by [24]7.ai data breach, too

April 5, 2018 | CNET

BestBuy says it was affected by the [24]7.ai breach, due to its use of an online customer service software during a 15-day period when that third party firm’s online chat tool was infected with malware.

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