Dark Reading

15 Million Patient Records Exposed Attack on Canadian Lab

12/17/2019
A cyberattack against LifeLabs exposed personal information on patients in Ontario and British Columbia.

Facebook Fixes WhatsApp Group Chat Security Issue

12/17/2019
Flaw allowed attackers to repeatedly crash group chat and force users to uninstall and reinstall app, Check Point says.

Higher Degree, Higher Salary? Not for Some Security Pros

12/17/2019
Turns out, skill beats experience and an academic degree doesn't guarantee higher compensation for five security positions.

Talking to the Board about Cybersecurity

12/17/2019
A chief financial officer shares five winning strategies for an effective board-level conversation about right-sizing risk.

Financial Services Breaches Less Common, More Damaging, Than Those in Other Sectors

12/16/2019
While far less common than breaches in other industry sectors, financial services breaches were more than twice as expensive, per record exposed, than the average for tech businesses.

Weak Crypto Practice Undermining IoT Device Security

12/16/2019
Keyfactor says it was able to break nearly 250,000 distinct RSA keys - many associated with routers, wireless access points, and other Internet-connected devices.

Mobile Devices Account for 41% of DDoS Attack Traffic

12/16/2019
DNS amplification attacks continue to dominate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, while mobile devices make up a larger share of traffic.

Ransomware 'Crisis' in US Schools: More Than 1,000 Hit So Far in 2019

12/16/2019
Meanwhile, the mayor of the city of New Orleans says no ransom money demands were made as her city struggles to recover from a major ransomware attack launched last week.

SQL Server 2019 Tool Tells Attackers Which Data Is Sensitive

12/16/2019
The design of SQL Data Discovery & Classification could let attackers pinpoint sensitive information while flying under organizations' radars.

What Should I Look for in a Data Protection Officer?

12/16/2019
The right candidate will possess the following skills.

Rooster Teeth Alerts Customers to Magecart Attack

12/16/2019
The entertainment company discovered malicious content on the Shopify platform for its online store and removed it the same day.

Disarming Disinformation

12/16/2019
Disinformation attacks are just as detrimental to businesses as they are to national elections. Here's what's at stake in 2020 and what infosec teams can do about them.

Visa Warns of Targeted PoS Attacks on Gas Station Merchants

12/13/2019
At least two North American chains have been hit in sophisticated new campaigns for stealing payment card data.

'Motivating People Who Want the Struggle': Expert Advice on InfoSec Leadership

12/13/2019
Industry veteran and former Intel security chief Malcolm Harkins pinpoints three essential elements for leaders to connect with their employees and drive business objectives.

Fortinet Buys CyberSponse for SOAR Capabilities

12/13/2019
It plans to integrate CyberSponse's SOAR platform into the Fortinet Security Fabric.

Android App Analysis Uncovers Seasonal Shopping Risk

12/12/2019
Researchers scanned 4,200 Android apps and found many exhibit malicious behavior or have a dangerous level of permissions.

Cyberattacks on Retailers Could Increase 20% this Holiday Season

12/12/2019
Commodity malware and ransomware continue to be the biggest threats, says VMWare Carbon Black.

The Most, Least Insecure US Cities for SMBs

12/12/2019
A new report looks at computer activity in the 50 largest metropolitan areas.

Gallium: The Newest Threat Group on Microsoft's Radar

12/12/2019
Hacking group has been targeting telecommunication providers.

Get Organized Like a Villain

12/12/2019
What cybercrime group FIN7 can teach us about using agile frameworks.