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This Week in Cybersecurity

A few interesting news stories you may have missed this week and last, relevant to Cybersecurity and/or Artificial Intelligence.

This Week in Cybersecurity

By MixMode

Mar. 10 - 23 , 2019

  1. Mueller finds no coordination with Russia in election hack, influence campaign; leaves obstruction decision to Barr- Read here
  2. Supreme Court rejects appeal from shoe retailer Zappos in data breach case. Read Here
  3. Amex, Netflix customers targeted in phishing campaign. Read Here
  4. FEMA exposes millions of disaster survivors' data in 'major privacy incident. Read Here
  5. Report: Chinese e-retailer Gearbest leaves database exposed, endangering 1.5 million records - Read Here
  6. Tesla suing self-driving startup Zoox and former employees for data theft - Read Here
  7. Reports: Israeli officials’ devices hacked; data possessed by Iran - Read Here
  8. Google, Facebook fraudster pleads guilty to stealing $123 million in BEC scams - Read Here
  9. Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text - Read Here
  10. UCLA will pay $7.5 million in claims, cyber enhancements to settle 2015 breach. Read Here
  11. New IG Report Says US Military Lags in Cybersecurity - Read Here
  12. Teens Hack School Computer System, Attempt to Change Grades - Read Here
  13. Iphone malvertising app downloaded millions of times calls 22 known malicious servers - Read Here
  14. Despite arrests, FIN7 launched 2018 attack campaigns featuring new malware. Read Here

Feb. 24 - Mar. 9, 2019

  1. PacketSled Launches First Network Monitoring Platform Driven by Context-Aware AI, Changes Name to MixMode - Read Here
  2. IRS warns of new tax-related phishing scams - Read Here
  3. Marriott CEO Tells Senators Passport Changes Being Considered After Data Breach - Read Here
  4. Rush University Medical Center data breach, 45,000 patients affected - Read Here
  5. Former Equifax executive pleads guilty to insider trading tied to massive 2017 data breach - Read Here
  6. Sonic hit by $5 million suit over 2017 data breach - Read Here
  7. Dow Jones database holding 2.4 million records of politically exposed persons - Read Here
  8. Insecure Database Leads to Over 800 Million Records Data Breach - Read Here
  9. Data breaches up 400 percent, 15 billion records compromised: report - Read Here
  10. Undisclosed number of TurboTax accounts breached - Read Here

Feb.10 - Feb. 23, 2019

  1. Digital extortionist offer high six-figure salaries to accomplices - Read Here
  2. 617 million stolen accounts from 16 websites are now up for sale - are you at risk? - Read Here
  3. Undisclosed number of TurboTax accounts breached - Read Here
  4. We must protect this Houzz: Home improvement website discloses breach - Read Here
  5. Wendy’s to pay $50M in data breach settlement - Read Here
  6. Dunkin’ Donuts target of credential stuffing for second time - Read Here
  7. UConn Health Says Data Breach Could Impact More Than 300,000 - Read Here
  8. DNC issues cybersecurity guidance for 2020 election - Read Here
  9. Misconfigured database exposes 974,000 University of Washington Medicine patients  - Read Here
  10. Worse than nothing's been done since the massive Equifax hack - Read Here
  11. 42,000 patients data compromised AdventHealth Medical Group data breach - Read Here
  12. Increase in malware stealing credentials for adult sites, report - Read Here

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

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. BEC attack scams Texas school district out of $600,000 - Read Here
  5. 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. Government will Publicly Name the Hackers who Attack the US – Read Here
  4. Uber will pay $148 million in Connection with a 2016 data breach – Read Here
  5. United Nations Data Breach Leaks Passwords and Other Data - Read Here
  6. Blue Cross Accused of Destroying Evidence in Data Breach LawsuitRead Here

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