9,050,064,764 credentials have been recovered throughout 2019 which came from a total of 640 unique data breaches and include email addresses connected to plaintext passwords and usernames with plaintext passwords, SpyCloud reveals. That means, on average, each of these data breaches gave criminals more than 14 million sets of login credentials. Because people often reuse…

92% of organizations rank users as their primary security concern

Cybercrime continues to evolve and become more sophisticated. AI and machine learning are leveraged by many criminal organizations to help them better understand how to improve their attacks and they are now targeting specific industry verticals, organizations and even individuals. Increases in the frequency of ransomware, phishing and crypto jacking attacks were experienced by businesses…

Where Rubber Meets the Road: Exposed Credentials in the Cloud Facilitate Cryptocurrency Mining

Cloud and DevOps enable powerful, transformational advances across many businesses – from finance to manufacturing. But, what happens when a cyber attacker gets a hold of the access keys to the cloud account of a leading automobile manufacturer? Well, as learned in the recently reported breach at Tesla, the attackers exploited access to mine for cryptocurrency! Reportedly,…

Disqus, Forrester Research suffer data breach

Popular blog comment hosting service Disqus and market research company Forrester Research announced late on Friday that they’ve suffered a breach. While the latter was apparently limited to content made available to Forrester clients through Forrester.com, the former resulted in the theft of account data for some 17.5 million users.