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Equifax Data Breach: Unpatched Apache Struts Vulnerability Was Exploited In Hack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 18, 2017 in Industry News
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Credit reporting firm Equifax announced Thursday the hackers that breached its servers exploited an Apache Struts security vulnerability, which led to the exposure of personal information belonging to more than 143 million consumers in the United States. While Equifax reported the breach occurred sometime around mid-May,...

Over 4,000 ElasticSearch Servers Found Hosting PoS Malware Files

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 13, 2017 in Industry News
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The Kromtech Security Center has identified over 4,000 instances of ElasticSearch servers that are hosting files specific to two strains of POS (Point of Sale) malware — AlinaPOS and JackPOS. Researchers discovered these exposed ElasticSearch servers last week during routine scans. Intrigued by their initial discovery,...

Equifax hack exposes a major cybersecurity gap

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 11, 2017 in Industry News
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Credit reporting firm Equifax (EFX) reported Thursday hackers had accessed Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other vital personal data of 143 million people in the US. Little was revealed about the details of the cybersecurity breach, other than it stemmed from an exploited web application....

US Power Grid Hacked: Report Claims Attackers Compromised Energy Companies

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 6, 2017 in Industry News
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Hackers have targeted and successfully penetrated the operational networks of a number of energy companies in the United States and Europe, putting core aspects of power grids at risk, security researchers warn. Security firm Symantec reported the intrusions, which the researchers attributed to a state-sponsored hacked...

Popular TV cable company impacted by data breach of up to 4 million personal records

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 5, 2017 in Industry News
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The personal records of up to four million Time Warner Cable customers were possibly leaked via an unsecured Amazon server. The breach, which involved more than 600GB of data (the equivalent of 20 HD movies), was discovered by Cologne, Germany-based cybersecurity firm Kromtech. Charter Communications bought...

The four most interesting findings from the 2017 HIMSS cybersecurity survey

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: August 31, 2017 in Industry News
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From April through mid-May 2017, HIMSS North America commissioned a survey on the topic of healthcare cybersecurity. The HIMSS cybersecurity survey received feedback from 126 information security professionals from a variety of U.S. healthcare organizations. Survey participants consisted of healthcare CISOs and HIMSS cybersecurity community...

The Latest Data Breach Is in Sweden

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: August 29, 2017 in Industry News
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Recently, we witnessed one of the worst government cybersecurity snafus in history. Read on to see what can be learned from this incident. We've seen some pretty incredible data breaches in the past couple years, but the latest data breach in Sweden actually jeopardized the vast...