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Data Breaches of eCommerce Retailers Cost $172 Per Record

“If your small business hasn’t been “hacked,” it can be difficult to quantify the potential impact of cyber crime. True the impact of a cyber-crime committed against your small business can range from simply annoying to potentially crippling. But in the end, the question remains whether a way exists to measure that impact in dollars … Read more

New strain of credential-stealing malware “Fareit” targeting businesses

“Wanted to share a head’s up re: a new attack we just stopped on multiple customer devices. Turns out it was a new variant of the credential stealing malware “Fareit”. Multiple users at this customer were sent phishing emails with a malicious executable disguised as a PDF labeled “Request for Quotation” (good reminder to configure … Read more

Flood of Threat Data Overwhelming Security Operations Center Managers

“In the modern cyber-security landscape, security vendors have been pushing the idea of visibility and alerting tools to help improve enterprise security. According to Intel Security’s McAfee Labs Threat Report for December 2016, many of the alerts that security tools are generating might be for naught as 93 percent of respondents admitted that they are … Read more

Broomfield-based Noodles & Company sued over card data breach at hundreds of locations nationwide

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“An Oregon credit union has sued Noodles & Company over a data breach earlier this year that compromised the security of debit and credit cards at hundreds of Noodles locations nationwide, including 60 in Colorado. The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court of Colorado by SELCO Community Credit Union, seeks class action status for all U.S. financial institutions whose … Read more

Dropbox data breach: 68 million user account details leaked

“Four years after a data breach at cloud storage service Dropbox, details of more than 68 million user accounts have reportedly been leaked. Tech website Motherboard reported Tuesday that it obtained files containing the account details from sources in the database trading community and breach notification service Leakbase. The files contain email addresses and “hashed” … Read more

Hutton Hotel Warns Customers Of Data Breach

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“A luxury hotel chain in Nashville has warned its customers of a data breach that may have occurred over a three-year period. The Hutton Hotel put a statement on its website letting customers know some guests’ credit and debit card payment information may have been stolen. Hotel officials said cyber thieves installed a program into … Read more

Nearly two-thirds of IT leaders expect a serious data breach

“Many organizations need to update IT systems to ensure business operations are both truly agile and secure, a report as revealed. Nearly two-thirds of IT leaders expect a serious data breach in the next year, a secure business agility survey of 300 businesses in the UK, France, the Nordics and the Netherlands has revealed. Failing … Read more