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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.

First GDPR Penalties Levied By Year’s End, EU Privacy Boss Says

Organizations violating the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) privacy rules will be hit with fines, warnings or temporary bans by the end of 2018, the European Union’s privacy boss says.

Google Plus Data Exposure: Will Compliance Regulators Pounce?

Google+ data exposure could trigger corporate compliance scrutiny from regulators across North America and Europe. Critics question Google’s initial silence about security issue.

Betabot Malware Attacks on the Rise: Here’s What You Need to Know

Cybercriminals are increasingly using Betabot infostealer malware to launch cyberattacks, according to cybersecurity analytics platform provider Cybereason.

DHS Memo: Hackers Exploiting MSPs to Attack Customers’ Networks

Hackers and advance persistent threat (APT) actors are targeting MSP (managed services provider) and CSP (cloud services provider) networks, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warning asserts.

Port of San Diego Ransomware Attack: Bitcoins Demanded

The Port of San Diego ransomware attack disables agency’s systems for issuing park permits, requests for public records and general business services.

Secureworks: Hackers Using APT Tools to Attack Financial Institutions

Gold Kingswood, also known as Cobalt, is a cyber gang using advanced intrusion tools to target and potentially hack U.S. financial institutions, a Secureworks research report says.

GDPR: Can Automation Solve Compliance Headaches?

Enterprise leaders emphasize the need for more automated services and tools to support GDPR regulatory requirements, such as data sourcing, mapping, data types and data access. ISACA explains.

GDPR and Consent: What to Consider

According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an entity must have a “valid lawful basis” to process personal data. What does that mean? Trustwave offers these answers.

Third-Party Cyberattacks: Five Steps to Protecting Supply Chains

A slip-up by one of your partners or suppliers could undermine your cybersecurity efforts. Top MSSP Trustwave explains how to avoid third-party attacks involving your supply chain.

T-Mobile, Sprint Both Hit By Security Breaches Ahead of Merger

T-Mobile and Sprint, slated for a $26 billion, mid-2019 mega-merger, have been hit by separate security breaches, the former in a cyber attack and the latter in a vulnerability uncovered by a researcher.