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5 Ways Your Organization Can Ensure Improved Data Security

Each year on January 28, the United States, Canada, Israel and 47 European countries observe Data Privacy Day. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to inspire dialogue on the importance of online privacy. These discussions also seek to inspire individuals and businesses to take action in an effort to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.In observan
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:22 | Read:122 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection data data

Securing the MSP: their own worst enemy

We’ve previously discussed threats to managed service providers (MSPs), covering their status as a valuable secondary target to both an assortment of APT groups as well as financially motivated threat groups. The problem with covering new and novel attack vectors, however, is that behind each new vector is typically a system left unpatched, asset manag
Publish At:2020-01-30 16:50 | Read:379 | Comments:0 | Tags:Opinion advanced persistent threat advanced persistent threa

Access data of 515,000 servers and IoT devices leaked online: Remote control via Telnet possible

Cybercriminals have published the access data and IP addresses of over 515,000 servers, routers and IoT devices on a hacker forum. This data can be used to control vulnerable devices using the remote maintenance service Telnet. This could allow attackers to connect to the devices, install malware and use it for their own benefit, for example to set up a botn
Publish At:2020-01-28 09:15 | Read:319 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News data breach Germany IoT

Tens of Thousands of Legal Cannabis Users from the USA Exposed in a Data Breach

A software company has accidentally exposed the details of approximately 30,000 legal weed customers. THSuite, an entity that specializes in developing software for marijuana dispensaries, ended up revealing the details of tens of thousands of American cannabis buyers. The data belonged to dispensaries, located in Maryland, Ohio, and Colorado. Even though so
Publish At:2020-01-24 09:15 | Read:335 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy data breach security

Cyber News Rundown: Cannabis User Data Breach

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Point-of-Sale Breach Targets U.S. Cannabis Industry Late last month, researchers discovered a database owned by the company THSuite that appeared to contain information belonging to roughly 30,000 cannabis customers in the U.S. With no authentication, the researchers were able to find contact information as well as cannabis purchase
Publish At:2020-01-23 20:10 | Read:408 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel data breach ransomware

The CCPA: the new data protection law for California

In May 2020, the GDPR turns two. This European data protection regulation has been obligatory since 2018, and allows fines of up to 4% of a company’s annual global turnover. Since it was implemented, this regulation has been used to hand million-euro fines to such large companies as British Airways and Marriott International. In the last few months, we have
Publish At:2020-01-14 10:35 | Read:369 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News data breach data protection

The GDPR in 2019: the year of the million euro fine

The GDPR came into force in May 2018. This European regulation revolutionized personal data protection, and helped increase awareness of this important subject. The regulation sets out hefty fines of up to 4% of a company’s global annual turnover, or up to €20 million, for organizations that infringe the rules. Although we started to see  a few sanctions und
Publish At:2019-12-18 10:35 | Read:535 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security data breach data control gdpr

7 Ways to Wreck a Cybercrook’s Holidays

’Tis the season for giving and who better to give a giant headache to than the digital scammers working overtime to wreck our holidays? Can we spot and unravel every scam out there? Probably not. But, by taking a few minutes to get equipped to click, we can dodge common traps laid by cybercrooks and wreck their holidays before they get a chance to wreck ours
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:808 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety cybercrime identity theft malware computer sec

Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Data Privacy in 2020

The end of 2019 is rapidly approaching, and with the coming of a new year comes the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and plan for the months ahead. What will 2020 bring when it comes to cybersecurity and what can users do to ensure that they’re protected in the upcoming year? From new data privacy laws to how organizations collect and store user da
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:549 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices computer security data protection in

Over 1 billion people’s data leaked in an unsecured server

Data enrichment companies are big business these days. They merge the data stored by other companies with third-party data in order for these companies to be able to take more informed decisions. Enriched data provides deeper insights into the companies’ customers, which allows them to adjust their business model so that it better adapts to their current or
Publish At:2019-12-05 10:35 | Read:445 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News advanced cybersecurity data breach

Stalkerware developer dealt new blow by FTC

Last week, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) interpreted its broad consumer protection mandate to file a first-of-its-kind enforcement action against the developer of three mobile stalkerware applications. The developer was banned from further selling the apps unless significant changes were made in design and functionality. The FTC’s required change
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:729 | Comments:0 | Tags:Stalkerware Capital One consent agreement consent order data

A week in security (October 28 – November 3)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we celebrated the birth of the Internet 50 years ago, highlighted reports about the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filing a case against stalkerware developer Retina-X, issued a PSI on disaster donation scams, looked at the top cybersecurity challenged SMBs face, and provided guidance to journalists on how they can defend t
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:671 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Adobe Creative Cloud advanced persistent

The Evolution of Phishing: The Spear Is Aimed at You

You can’t go a week without seeing a story about a data breach or ransomware hitting organizations. These breaches can be very costly, but they still continue to show up. Are the good guys not winning the cybersecurity war? Organizations invest millions of dollars in security products and services, but they keep getting breached.We definitely have a skills g
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:10 | Read:906 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness data breach ransomware spear fishing

Cyber News Rundown: Data Dash

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. DoorDash Data Breach Nearly five months after a breach, DoorDash has just now discovered that unauthorized access to sensitive customer information has taken place. Among the stolen data were customer names, payment history, and contact info, as well as the last four digits of both customer payment cards and employee bank accounts.
Publish At:2019-10-04 16:10 | Read:992 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel data breach ransomware

5 Digitally-Rich Terms to Define, Discuss with Your Kids

Over the years, I’ve been the star of a number of sub-stellar parenting moments. More than once, I found myself reprimanding my kids for doing things that kids do — things I never stopped to teach them otherwise. Like the time I reprimanded my son for not thanking his friend’s mother properly before we left a birthday party. He was seven when his
Publish At:2019-09-28 23:20 | Read:1396 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety #BeCyberSmart #CyberAware Be Internet Awesome

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