Companies face various cyber risks, ranging from ransomware to data theft. Cyber threat actors gain access to an organization’s systems in various ways. However, cybercriminals commonly take the path of least resistance, and organizations’ reliance on password-based authentication provides numerous avenues of attack. Passwords are known to be a weak form of authentication, and the…

Credit card details, online banking logins, and social media credentials are available on the dark web at worryingly low prices, according to Privacy Affairs. Online banking logins cost an average of $35 Full credit card details including associated data cost $12-20 A full range of documents and account details allowing identity theft can be obtained…

The ease and speed at which new cloud tools can be deployed is also making it harder for security teams to control their usage, IBM Security reveals. According to the data, basic security oversight issues, including governance, vulnerabilities, and misconfigurations, remain the top risk factors organizations must address to secure increasingly cloud-based operations. Additionally, an…

Amid significant increases in both malware and network attacks, multiple Apache Struts vulnerabilities – including one used in the devastating Equifax data breach – appeared for the first time on WatchGuard’s list of most popular network attacks in Q3 2019. Massive fallout from the Equifax breach The report also highlights a major rise in zero…

Expect unprecedented levels of online data theft this holiday season due to a lack of deployed client-side security measures. Disturbing lack of security measures Tala Security highlights the widespread vulnerability resulting from integrations that enable and enhance website functionality. These integrations, which exist on nearly every modern website operating today, allow attackers to target PII…

Consumers are more worried now about their protected health information (PHI) being compromised, thanks to high-profile breaches like Anthem and Allscripts. The recent RSA Data Privacy Report surveyed 7,500 consumers in Europe and the US. It showed that 59 percent of the respondents were concerned about their medical data being compromised. Thirty-nine percent were worried…

2019 may be a record year for enterprise breaches, but secure collaboration tools could help

Despite business executives agreeing that cybersecurity is a major challenge, businesses globally are severely unprepared for cyberattacks. 44% of business executives from Europe and the United States said they shared sensitive information over email, yet 35% admitted they are unaware of the ways in which their organization is protecting its sensitive information, communications and data,…

Database of 1.4 Billion Credentials Found on Dark Web

Researchers have found a database of 1.4 billion clear text credentials in what appears to be the single largest aggregate database yet found on the dark web. These are not from a new breach, but a compilation of 252 previous breaches, including the previous largest combo list, Exploit.in. The database was found by 4iQ on 5…