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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...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: The Comeback of Gozi Malware

This week we saw Gozi malware making a comeback, a huge increase in C & C servers using SSL cloaking malware, and Banner Health was compromised with 3.7M patients being affected.

Highlighting the cyber-security news from the past week in a...