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Get the Equi-Facts on Equifax

The Equifax breach is all anyone can talk about lately, and rightly so. With over 143 million Americans affected and the most sensitive information compromised, it’s likely we’ll continue to see consequences from this breach for years to come. Let’s look at what we know about this breach now and what’s likely to happen in the […]

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Lack of US Cybersecurity: One-Way Ticket to Cyber Pearl Harbor

Nation-state cyber attacks and data breaches are showing no signs of stopping; and if 2016 proved anything, it’s that the United States has some serious cybersecurity gaps. Whether it be the federal government, critical infrastructure or businesses, there are gaps in cybersecurity that need to be filled ASAP. The U.S. has a pressing need to […]

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In 2016, 70% Of Executives Caved In To Ransomware Demands

In 2016, a new type of malware reared its ugly head and dominated the cyber crime space: Ransomware. Many cases, such as Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, fell victim to a ransomware attack and ended up in the news. At the end of 2016, about 70% of executives gave in to cyber criminals’ ransomware demands. The ransomware […]

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Quest Diagnostics Labs Suffer a Data Breach

Quest Diagnostics’ patient data has been accessed by an unauthorized third party, affecting more than 30,000 patients. Like many other breaches, the unauthorized hacker accessed Quest Diagnostics’ data base via the MyQuest via Care360 internet app. Clinical laboratory services company Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that it is investigating a third-party hack into an internet application […]

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Yahoo Discovers ANOTHER Breach

Earlier this year, Yahoo discovered they had a security breach that compromised 500 million user accounts. Within the last few weeks, Yahoo uncovered yet another breach believed to be entirely separate that compromised more than 1 billion user accounts. Yahoo has suffered another hack. The company disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of […]

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DDoS and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay, but are we fully prepared for the privacy and security implications that come with it? As it turns out, IoT played a part in last month’s DDoS attacks against Spotify, Netflix, Airbnb and Twitter, to name a few. The recent DDoS attacks demonstrated that the real […]

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Orlando Hospital Foots the Bill Post Data Breach

After the Pulse nightclub incident in Orlando, FL, a majority of the victims were treated at Orlando Regional Hospital. Not too long after their treatment, the hospital suffered a data breach, which included those victims’ PHI. Here’s what happened: Survivors of the Orlando shooting at the Pulse LGBT club will not be billed for their […]

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Global Cost of Cyber Crime to Hit $6 Trillion in 2016

The global cost of cyber crime, according to a recent study by Cybersecurity Ventures and the Ponemon Institute, could reach $6 trillion before the end of 2016. While $6 trillion may seem a little high, more than a trillion isn’t unlikely either. A report out by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts global annual cybercrime costs will grow […]

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Ransomware: Beware & Be Prepared!

Ransomware has been popping up in headlines quite a bit lately, and while it’s nothing to scoff at, there’s a few things you can do prepare. First, you can start by learning the basics. Ransomware is an epidemic. Every day more businesses, consumers, government and other organizations are finding their critical data held hostage and […]

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Healthcare Takes Another Hit: Banner Health Data Breach

On June 17, 2017 Banner Health discovered a massive cyber attack that compromised more than 3.7 million patients, health insurance subscribers, food and drink customers, and personnel. The Phoenix-based health-care provider said Wednesday that it will mail letters to 3.7 million patients, health insurance customers, cafeteria customers, doctors and other health care providers notifying them about details […]

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