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Cybersecurity Breaches and Attacks

MSSP Alert’s news coverage and analysis of cybersecurity breaches and attacks — including hackers, malware, viruses, worms, ransomware, distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), phishing, stolen passwords, social engineering and more.

Equifax Flunked Index Provider’s Cybersecurity Test A Year Ago

A financial index provider foretold Equifax’s data breach more than a year ago, saying the rating agency “is vulnerable to data theft & security breaches.”

KrackAttacks Vulnerability: WiFi Network Device Patch List, Security Information

WiFi network equipment makers issue KrackAttacks patches to stop a serious weakness in WPA2 security that potentially impacts all modern WiFi networks.

Amazon AWS Cloud Data Leak: 150,000 Patient Home Monitoring Identities

A misconfigured Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud bucket exposed 150,000 Patient Home Monitoring customers on the Web, Kromtech Security Center said.

Trustwave: Hybrid Attacks Used to Steal Money from Post-Soviet Banks

Criminals use hybrid attacks that blend cyber & physical activities to steal money primarily from post-Soviet banks, Chicago-based MSSP Trustwave says.

Kaspersky Lab Still On the Hot Seat: What About NSA Hacking Tools?

Kaspersky Lab maintains innocence as controversy swirls. Amid NSA hack, Israel spies tip off U.S. counterparts about alleged Kaspersky-Russia connection.

Equifax Breach Suffers Outrage Fatigue

Don’t give Equifax your time, data or attention. They lost our trust. They need to re-earn it. Focus on the people, products & institutions we CAN trust.

Watch Your Back: FDIC Admits 50+ Data Breaches of Personal Info in 2015, 2016

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) suffers 50 security breaches in 2015 & 2016. Substandard processes & tardy notifications complicate matters.

Amazon AWS Cloud Data Leak: Accenture IP Exposed

Confidential Accenture Cloud data was exposed on Amazon Web Services (AWS), UpGuard reports. The big question: Can anyone properly configure AWS security?

More Russia: Tensions Mount Over Another NSA Cybersecurity Breach

Did Russia hack the NSA (National Security Agency) & White House Chief of Staff John Kelly — and was Kaspersky Lab’s software partly involved?

KnockKnock Cyberattack Targets Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Emails

KnockKnock cyberattack targets Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online email accounts, cloud access security broker (CASB) Skyhigh Networks says.