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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.

President Trump Revokes U.S. Cyber Offense Rules

Can the U.S. blunt cyberattacks launched by foreign adversaries with quicker counter-offensives or even preemptive strikes? President Trump may be leaning toward those approaches.

Microsoft Office 365 Phishing: Avanan Identifies SharePoint Attack

Cybercriminals use Microsoft SharePoint phishing attack called PhishPoint to harvest Office 365 end-user credentials, cloud security platform provider Avanan warns.

FBI Bank Warning: ATM “Cash Out” Hacker Attack Pending

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning banks about a potential “ATM Cash Out” hacker attack that could hit automated teller machines in the next few days in a well-planned heist to siphon off huge sums of cash.

DefCon 2018: Ten Biggest Hacks, Security Developments and Research Findings

At the DefCon 2018 conference (aka Def Con 26), researchers and hackers unveiled major vulnerabilities involving IoT devices, HP printers, critical infrastructure, Android devices and apps, and more.

Atlanta, Orlando Most Malware-Infected US Cities in First Half of 2018

Atlanta, Orlando & Denver rank as the most malware-infected cities in the United States, research from anti-malware software provider EnigmaSoft shows.

Amazon AWS S3 Error Exposes GoDaddy Configuration Data

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) error exposes GoDaddy configuration data from thousands of servers, UpGuard cyber risk management says.

SEC Fines Mizuho for Failing to Protect Customer Data

It is not enough for companies to establish policies & procedures designed to prevent the misuse of material nonpublic information. Companies must also enforce those policies & procedures. That’s the lesson from the SEC’s recent settlement with Mizuho Securities USA.

IBM Demos AI-powered Malware Called DeepLocker: The Implications

IBM researchers develop & demonstrate DeepLocker — an artificial intelligence-driven cyber weapon. The AI malware demo surfaced at Black Hat USA 2018. Here are the use cases and learnings.

Atlanta Ransomware Attack Recovery Costs: $17 Million Total?

Atlanta ransomware attack recovery costs may total as much as $17 million & city officials continue to investigate the incident, a new report indicates.

Alleged Fin7 Hackers Arrested for Chipotle, Arby’s and Chili’s Breaches

U.S. Department of Justice arrests three alleged members of the FIN7 hacking group, which may have breached at least 100 U.S. company networks — including the Chipotle, Arby’s and Chili’s data breaches.