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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.

Nine Amazon Web Services (AWS) Secrets to Know Before Moving to the Cloud

Delta Risk’s cloud security team shares a list of Amazon Web Services tools and resources to ensure your AWS cloud configuration faces minimal data leak risks.

Texas Medical Center Fined $4.3 Million for HIPAA Security Violations

A Texas cancer treatment center has been fined $4.3 million in civil penalties for violating HIPAA compliance rules.

Data Mapping: A Key Challenge in Achieving GDPR Compliance

The first step toward GDPR (general data protection regulation) is to map or collect all the personal data of the company. What does that mean? ISACA explains.

$30 Billion Erased from Cryptocurrency Value in South Korean Exchange Heist

Cyber gangsters have stolen about 30 percent of the virtual currency of a below-the-radar South Korean exchange.

Report: Chinese Hackers Steal U.S. Navy Submarine Warfare Data

Chinese government hackers have stolen more than 600 gigabytes of secret U.S. Navy data from a third-party contractor’s unclassified network, a new report claims.

Arizona Amends Data Breach Notification Law

Arizona recently amended its data breach notification law, which now features a 45-day breach notification requirement. Hunton Andrews Kurth explains.

3 Immediate Steps to Lower Your Security Risk

Managing risk across an organization requires a lot of different things: setting strategy, determining tolerance, defining metrics. Delta Risk offers this advice.

VPNFilter IoT Botnet Now Hitting Endpoints, More Router Models

The VPNFilter botnet, first reported by Cisco Talos researchers two weeks ago, may be considerably worse than originally thought. The malware has penetrated more routers and even endpoints.

Does Yahoo’s SEC Cyber Disclosure Settlement Set Enforcement Bar?

The SEC’s recent $35 million settlement over the Yahoo! data breach provides an object lesson in the consequences of failing to publicly disclose a major cyberattack.

Cyberattack Cripples U.S. College, Forces Class Cancellations

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) suffers crippling cyberattack that triggers system outages and three days of class cancellations.