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This Week in Cyber Security


A few interesting news stories you may have missed this week and last, relevant to Cyber Security or the Internet of Things (IOT).

This Week in Cyber Security

By PacketSled


Jan.27 - Feb. 9, 2019

  1. Double exposure: 24 million loan records also exposed on open Amazon S3 bucket - Read Here
  2. FBI investigating groups using Discord for cyber crime. - Read Here
  3. Flaws make it possible for Androids to be hacked by viewing images - Read Here
  4. Chinese cyberspies hacked MSP, retailer and law firm in economic espionage campaign - Read Here
  5. Movie and TV-tracking service Trakt belatedly discovers 2014 breach - Read Here
  6. Almost 60,000 data breaches reported in the GDPR since May - Read Here 
  7. Airbus personal data of employees, contacts accessed in cyber incident - Read Here
  8. Judge rejects Yahoo’s data breach settlement proposal - Read Here
  9. Germany bans Facebook from combining user data without permission - Read Here
  10. 'Internet of things' or 'vulnerability of everything'? Japan will hack its own citizens to find out. - Read Here


Jan.13 - 26, 2019

  1. How to Find Out if Your Email Was One of the 773 Million Exposed in Massive Data Breach - Read Here
  2. HIV Status of More Than 14,000 People Leaked in Singapore Data Breach - Read Here
  3. PacketSled Recognized by SC Media as a Finalist for Best Computer Forensic Solution - Read Here
  4. Facebook readying for upcoming election cycles - Read Here
  5. Don Goldstein Named to PacketSled's Board of Advisors - Read Here
  6. Massive data breach involving millions of mortgage documents just got much worse - Read Here
  7. Data of 100,000+ Alaskan households that applied for public assistance breached - Read Here
  8. Arby's agrees to pay up after data breach - Read Here
  9. The Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Is Falling Behind - Read Here 
  10. Cybersecurity worker shortage hits 3 million - Read Here
  11. Illinois Supreme Court: Six Flags violated state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act - Read Here
  12. DHS issues emergency directive to protect federal domains from DNS hijacking campaign - Read Here


Dec. 23 - Jan.12, 2019

  1. The Government Shutdown Is Hurting Cybersecurity - Read Here
  2. Neiman Marcus agrees to $1.5 million data breach settlement - Read Here
  3. Hyatt Hotels implements bug bounty program - Read Here
  4. GDPR May Add Up To $8.8B Marriott's Data Breach Expenses - Read Here
  5. Wall-inspired government shutdown threatens federal cyber security workforce, effectiveness - Read Here
  6. German cyber-attack: man admits massive data breach, say police - Read Here
  7. Singapore Airlines ‘glitch’ exposes personal data on 285 frequent flyers - Read Here
  8. Kaspersky may have helped U.S. catch alleged NSA data thief - Read Here


December 9-22, 2018 

  1. Aliens? NASA servers with employee PII potentially compromised - Read Here
  2. The nightmare before Christmas: Cybersecurity risks for children’s toys - Read Here
  3. Cyberattack-on-demand firms taken down by FBI - Read Here
  4. Canadian companies targeted by alleged Chinese cyber attack - Read Here
  5. Bruegger’s Bagels alerts customers to data breach - Read Here
  6. France Fines Uber For 2016 Data Breach - Read Here
  7. Vermont, Dallas medical facilities suffer email account breaches - Read Here
  8. Washington sues Facebook over data breach - Read Here
  9. Credential stuffing attack focuses on glasses retailer Warby Parker - Read Here
  10. Massive email bomb threat extortion scam spamming U.S. inboxes - Read Here
  11. U.S. indicts Chinese nationals on cyber espionage charges - Read Here
  12. Exposed S3 bucket compromises 120 million Brazilian citizens - Read Here


Nov. 25 - December 8, 2018 

  1. Marriott says as many as 500 million Starwood guests' data may have been breached -  Read Here
  2.  Dell forces password reset on customers after hack attempt but took five days to do so - Read Here
  3. 12 states file lawsuit against medical record data companies - Read Here
  4. The Plan to Turn New York Into a Capital of Cyber Security- Read Here
  5. Adobe fixes zero-day Flash bug after attackers target Russian clinic with exploit - Read Here
  6.  Uber fined £385,000 for losing UK customer data - Read Here
  7. Fake fitness apps steal money using Apple’s Touch ID feature - Read Here
  8. Russia Launched Cyber Attacks Against Ukraine Before Ship Seizures - Read Here


November 11 - 24, 2018 

  1. The US Sits out an International Cyber Security Agreement - Read Here
  2. Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses - Read Here
  3. Study: Internal Negligence, Not Hackers, Responsible for Half of Data Breaches - Read Here
  4. VisionDirect Blindsided by Magecart in Data Breach - Read Here
  5. Data breach leaves thousands of ETSU employees vulnerable - Read Here
  6. Nordstrom Falls Victim to Unique Data Breach - Read Here
  7. Pair of friends sentenced for 2015 TalkTalk hack - Read Here 
  8. Make-A-Wish website compromised for cryptomining campaign - Read Here 
  9. Google hit with IP hijack taking down several services - Read Here


October 28 - Nov. 10, 2018 

  1. Secret Service warns of USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ scam - Read Here
  2. Democrats in the House promise cyber security policy changes - Read Here
  3. Top Australia defense firm reports serious cyber breach - Read Here
  4. Oracle’s VirtualBox vulnerability leaked by disgruntled researcher - Read Here
  5. Major Cyber Security Breach Affects 22 Pakistani Banks - Read Here
  6. Intel releases draft national privacy bill - Read Here
  7. Health Data Breach Compromised PHI on 566K CNO Customers - Read Here


October 14-27, 2018 

  1. Cathay Pacific Has Suffered the Biggest Airline Data Breach Ever - Read Here
  2. Security Onion Announces the Launch of Open Source CommunityBro - Read Here
  3. CrowdStrike Hires Goldman Sachs to Lead IPO - Read Here
  4. Google Privacy Update Makes it Easier for Users to Review and Delete Search Data - Read Here
  5. Yahoo Agrees to $50 million in a Breach Settlement - Read Here
  6. British Airways: 185,000 More Passengers May Have Details Stolen - Read Here
  7. Cloudflare is Preparing for a $3.5 Billion IPO - Read Here


October 1-13, 2018 

  1. Department of Defense Data Breach Exposes 30,000 Employees - Read Here
  2. Facebook Could Face up to $1.6 Billion in Fines over Data Breach - Read Her
  3. Heathrow Airport Fined for USB Stick Data Breach - Read Here
  4. Dr. Igor Mezic Joins PacketSled as Chief Scientist – Read Here
  5. BEC attack scams Texas school district out of $600,000 - Read Here
  6. ACLU seeks Mass. police’s browsing history after tweet reveals possible monitoring of activist groups - Read Here


September, 2018:

  1. Facebook Breach Exposes info on 50M UsersRead Here
  2. Chinese Cyberattacks Against U.S. Are in Decline – Read Here
  3. Dr. Igor Mezic Joins PacketSled as Chief Scientist – Read Here
  4. Government will Publicly Name the Hackers who Attack the US – Read Here
  5. Uber will pay $148 million in Connection with a 2016 data breach – Read Here
  6. United Nations Data Breach Leaks Passwords and Other Data - Read Here
  7. Blue Cross Accused of Destroying Evidence in Data Breach LawsuitRead Here


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