The US State Department confirmed it suffered a data breach that exposed employee data; the breach affected the State Department’s unclassified email system. It’s not like the agency suddenly decided to tell the public about the breach; the incident only came to light after Politico got hold of a Sept. 7 “Sensitive but Unclassified” notice about the breach. Read about email … [Read more...] about State Department confirmed breach of unclassified email system exposed employee data
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Unknown hackers broke into Newegg web servers and stole customer credit cards in a month-long data breach at online retailer Newegg, between August 14 and September 18. Hackers injected 15 lines of card skimming code on the online retailer’s payments page which remained for more than a month between August 14 and September 18, Yonathan Klijnsma, a threat researcher at RiskIQ … [Read more...] about Hackers stole customer credit cards in Newegg data breach
Read Robert McMillan's article about how hackers use social engineering to steal company secrets on Wall Street Journal: Often it begins with an innocuous-seeming email from an internet domain that closely resembles the victims. The message may appear to come from the company’s chief executive or another senior executive. “Are you at your desk?” it asks. “I need your help … [Read more...] about How Hackers Talk Their Way Into Getting Company Secrets
Read Jareth's tips on how small and medium businesses can protect themselves from hackers on Security Boulevard : As a small enterprise owner, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that cybercriminals won’t target you. After all, why would anyone waste their time going after your business when there are much juicier fish in the sea? Well, the truth is that criminals love … [Read more...] about 9 essential cybersecurity tips to protect your small business
The Wall Street Journal proves once again that anyone can claim to be an expert in cybersecurity challenges and even provide us with solutions to enduring problems. One enduring problem is that businesses need more cybersecurity talent. The Wall Street Journal cites a career website for cybersecurity professionals in saying there are 300,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the … [Read more...] about Don’t Worry, We Now Have Three Old Ideas for Solving the Cybersecurity Skills Gap