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The T-Mobile Cyberattack Exposed Deep Data on Nearly 48 Million Customers.

2021-08-20

The T-Mobile Cyberattack Exposed Deep Data on Nearly 48 Million Customers. The recently announced cyberattack against T-Mobile is significant for a number of reasons—including the depth of data exposed. T-Mobile reports the data theft includes first and last names, Social Security numbers, and diver’s license…

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Ransomware Attacks Saddle Biden with Grave National Security Crisis.

2021-08-18

“Ransomware Attacks Saddle Biden with Grave National Security Crisis.” That’s a CNN headline for June 7, as the nation begins a new week and continues to take stock of what’s been a string of ransomware attacks against various elements of our supply chain infrastructure. There’s an old saying: “If you aren’t feeling paranoid…

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Lose 50 Pounds in 61 Days? No … But You Might Lose Your Credit Card Info.

2021-08-04

CyberNews carries an article headlined “These Were the Most Popular Scams over the Last 100 Days,” based on a study from security company NortonLifeLock. Popular scams include online surveys that pretend to be from big companies—offering too-good-to-be-true rewards for filling out a form; others pretend…

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Biden Administration Blames Hackers Tied to China for Microsoft Cyberattack Spree.

2021-07-21

That’s the headline from The Wall Street Journal article on the Biden administration publicly blaming hackers affiliated with China’s main intelligence service for a far-reaching cyberattack on Microsoft Corp. email software this year. “The United States and countries around the world are holding the People’s Republic of China…

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“Biden Warns Putin to Act Against Ransomware Groups, or U.S. Will Strike Back.”

2021-07-14

That’s a recent headline in The New York Times, about a phone call President Biden made to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I made it very clear to him that the United States expects, when a ransomware operation is coming from his soil, even though it’s not sponsored by the state, we expect them to…

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July 4th Weekend Explodes with Major Ransomware Attack.

2021-07-07

The holiday weekend began with news of another mass ransomware attack, in which bad actors encrypt data making it unusable, and demand a ransom to be paid in bitcoin to unlock the files. The target this time was Kaseya, which makes a popular software used by many managed service providers.

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The U.S. Still Leads the World in Cyber Capabilities.

2021-06-30

That’s the good news from a recently released 182-page report by British think tank the International Institute for Strategic Studies that reviews the cyber capabilities (government and private sector) of the world’s biggest players in hacking and digital defense. The report cautions that China is racing toward parity, and…

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-06-23

“Once, Superpower Summits Were About Nukes. Now, It’s Cyberweapons.” That headline from The New York Times really captures the moment. As President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin headed to their summit meeting in Geneva…

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-06-16

Hackers Leak 8.4 Billion Passwords … World Population is 7.8 Billion. As the world is still reacting to a rash of high-profile cyber attacks, including the recent hacking of JBS, the world’s largest meat packer, the Colonial Pipeline attack, and the massive SolarWinds breach, CyberNews reports a mind-boggling figure.

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-06-09

“Ransomware Attacks Saddle Biden with Grave National Security Crisis.” That’s a CNN headline for June 7, as the nation begins a new week and continues to take stock of what’s been a string of ransomware attacks against various elements of our supply chain infrastructure.

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