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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.

Inside the Stanford University Data Breach: Part One

Stanford University’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities reveal the challenges higher education faces in dealing with data sprawl. Patterson Belknap explains.

Mirai Malware Authors Plead Guilty to DDoS Botnet Attacks

Mirai malware co-authors plead guilty to creating botnet & launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on several large internet companies.

What History Teaches Us About Today’s Insider Threats

A look at the history of insider threats and how their motivations have developed over time. Plus, current insider IT security threats. Delta Risk explains.

Please: No More GDPR Related Compliance Deadline Blog Posts!

Set up an email client filter that sorts GDPR messages directly into spam … but only if you’ve truly started your journey towards GDPR compliance early.

Report: MoneyTaker Hackers Stole $10 Million from U.S., Russia Banks Using Stealthy Malware

Russia-tied hackers dubbed MoneyTaker stole up to $10 million from global banks in the last 18 months, Group-IB, a Moscow-based security provider uncovered.

North Carolina County Stops New Cyberattacks After Refusal to Pay Ransomware

North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County suffers a second cyberattack & issues cybersecurity warning to employees after it initially refused to pay ransomware.

Germany Alleges Chinese Cyber Spies Target MSPs, IT Service Providers

Report: Germany’s domestic intelligence agency alleges China uses MSPs, IT service providers & misleading LinkedIn accounts to engage officials as sources.

North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County Refuses to Pay Ransomware

North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County refuses to pay $23,000 in ransomware, and will instead restore government systems using backup data, the county says.

GDPR Deadline Is Coming: 4 Big Steps to Prepare

On May 25th, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) goes into effect. Here’s how to prepare.

Three Uber Security Managers Resign After Massive Breach

Three senior managers in Uber Technologies Inc.’s security unit resign as breach controversy continues.