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Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Election Day Brings in Cyber Fears

This week all is being focused on the U.S. presidential elections with "unprecedented efforts" being made to protect any potential attacks on the voting system; Google disclosed a Windows exploit that highlighted the importance of...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: ICO Reprimands the BBC

This week we've heard that the BBC has been involved in 169(!) reported data breaches; Habitat for Humanity has their appplicants' background checks exposed and researchers discovered an exploitable functionality dubbed "AtomBombing" that...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: The Strike of IoT

This week we saw the impact of a huge DDos cyber attack that hit the Internet on Friday;  CVE-2016-5195 or "Dirty COW" a vulnerability that has lasted in Linux devices since 2007 was brought to the light;  LeakedSource exposes breaches for...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: PoS Malware Strikes Again

This week has seen at least one reported breach caused by a PoS malware for shoppers of Vera Bradley;  according to a SANS report, the financial sector’s #1 attack threat is reported to be ransomware, causing losses up to half-million...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Yahoo Breach Affects 500M

This week made breach history with at least 500 million Yahoo users being compromised 2 years ago; Cisco follow-up with the Shadow Broker exploit, only to discover yet another exploit affecting at least 840,000;  and ransomware, dubbed...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Targeted Ransomware

In this week’s news, we recognize that funding stemming from malware is allowing threat actors to fine-tune malware, and be more targeted.  In this case, ransomware distributors are increasing monetary demands that are a reflection of the...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: The OPM Breach Report

This week, the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee concluded in a report based on the timeline of the events that led to the OPM breach - “OPM jeopardized U.S. national security for more than a generation”, the White House...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Voting Databases Get Targeted

This week we saw activity that may concern voters in the upcoming presidential election with 3 different voter databases reported being compromised; Dropbox and Last.fm were both breached in 2012 and decided to publish the number of users...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: The Shadow Brokers Release NSA Tools

This week an apparent hacking group released NSA tools that prove that the agency hoarded 0-days in security products, 20 HEI Hotel properties were hacked, and WikiLeaks has reportedly been hosting malware in some of their files that have...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Project Sauron

This week’s events were led by a state-sponsored malware dubbed "Project Sauron" AKA "Strider, that was successfully hiding out for at least 5 years prior to being discovered, Oracle-owned MICROS experienced a PoS attack that is still under...