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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.

PSD2: Strong Customer Authentication Done Right

The Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), an upcoming EC regulation, will have a massive impact on the Finance Industry. Martin Kuppinger explains why.

Carbon Black Discovers, Remediates Corner-Case Bug

Carbon Black endpoint security & antivirus discovers a corner-case bug that may have affected Cb Response incident response and threat hunting customers.

Shadow Brokers Archive Fuels Cybersecurity Attack Trends

Shadow Brokers’ “Lost In Translation” archive, which contained numerous exploits, fueled Q2 2017 malware attacks, Kaspersky Lab reports.

Locky Ransomware Variant Found in New Email Phishing Campaign Attack

“Locky” Trojan email-based ransomware attacks result in more than 62,000 phishing emails & affect servers worldwide, cybersecurity company Comodo finds.

Who’s to Blame for This Hacker Heist Over Email?

Tillage Commodities Fund vs. SS&C Technologies legal battle may determine who’s responsible for hackers successfully stealing million of dollars over email.

ISO 27001 Compliance Part 1: The Fundamentals, GDPR Alignment & More

ISO 27001 compliance is the most direct path to alignment with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and an excellent framework for internal governance.

ShadowPad Backdoor Targets Supply Chain Software

Supply chain cybersecurity attackers planted a backdoor in popular server management software used by hundreds of companies. A fix has arrived.

TekLinks Discovers, Mitigates Healthcare Customer Server Security Breach

Surgical Dermatology Group discloses healthcare security breach involving server managed by TekLinks, the well-known MSP and cloud services provider.

Nevada Enacts Website, Online Services Privacy Notice Law

Nevada enacts online privacy policy law that will require operators of websites & online services to post their privacy practices, Hunton & Williams says,

Is Cyber Insurance A Silver Bullet?

Risk transfer (which includes cyber insurance) is a valid way to deal with cybersecurity risk. But does that mean you can invest less in security?