VIPRE Weekly Roundup: August 2, 2019

One other week, one other quickly altering cybersecurity information cycle. The VIPRE Weekly Roundup is right here to offer you the most important weekly cybersecurity information in a bite-sized, simply digestible format. Take a learn by way of of this week’s most impactful occasions.


Capital One Knowledge Breach: Over 100 Million Impacted (VIPRE Safety)

A number of sources have reported on an enormous cybersecurity breach for well-liked monetary company Capital One. This knowledge breach impacts 100 million US people and 6 million Canadian. The breached data included 140,000 Social Safety Numbers and 80,000 checking account numbers for US customers together with roughly 1 million Canadian Social Insurance coverage Numbers. Capital One additionally reported that a further great amount of personally identifiable data (i.e. names, addresses, telephone numbers, electronic mail addresses, self-reported revenue, and so on.) was exfiltrated within the incident. The person accountable has been apprehended by the FBI and faces quite a few expenses. [READ FULL ARTICLE…]


Uncovered Inside Database Reveals Unpatched Techniques at Honda (Tripwire)

Automotive large Honda has shut down an uncovered database that contained delicate details about safety – particularly the weak factors – of its inside community. Safety researcher Justin Paine found an ElasticSearch database that was accessible with none authentication. The knowledge out there inside the database gave the impression to be one thing like a listing of all Honda Inside machines. It included data reminiscent of machine hostname, MAC handle, inside IP, working system model, which patches had been utilized, and the standing of Honda’s endpoint safety software program. What makes this significantly harmful within the fingers of an attacker is it reveals exactly the place the weak factors are. [READ FULL ARTICLE…]


Common Price of a Knowledge Breach is $3.9 Million (IBM Safety)

IBM Safety has launched its annual report on knowledge breaches in collaboration with the Ponemon Institute. They’ve found that the typical price of an information breach is round $3.9 million globally with healthcare being the business that sees the best prices. The U.S. is reported because the being the most costly nation with their common knowledge breach price virtually triple the worldwide common. What’s most alarming on this report is how lengthy it takes for an assault to be recognized and contained. On common, it takes 279 days to establish and comprise a breach and the whole time from breach to containment is 314 days. [READ FULL REPORT…]


Three Methods Unintentional Knowledge Leaks Occur by way of E mail (VIPRE Safety)

It’s no secret that electronic mail is a susceptible menace vector to exterior threats and malware. In keeping with IBM, the typical whole price for world breaches was $3.90 million in 2018, which was the third yr in a row that there was a rise from the earlier yr. With CISOs and CSOs ramping up their spending on cybersecurity one should ask…how is that this nonetheless taking place? The issue usually is true underneath their nostril and might be attributed to human error in electronic mail. The typical worker sends and receives extra round 129 emails per day. Errors are prone to occur by way of misaddressed emails, attaching the fallacious paperwork, or relying to closely on electronic mail to transmit delicate data. [READ FULL ARTICLE…]


Louisiana Declares State of Emergency After Ransomware Assaults (Graham Cluley)

A state of emergency was declared by the Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, after a wave a of “extreme” ransomware assaults hit the varsity networks of a number of parishes (counties) within the state. The affected parishes have been Sabine, Morehouse, and Ouachita in Northern Louisiana. The largest lesson realized is that you shouldn’t wait till ransomware strikes to push the button marked “emergency response”. Ensure you implement preventative measures upfront (i.e. safe offsite backups). With the growing assaults on numerous municipal entities in latest months, you may’t ignore preparation and cybersecurity measure and longer. [READ FULL ARTICLE…]


Up to date Advisory on E mail Compromise Fraud Schemes… (FinCEN)

The Monetary Crimes Enforcement Community (FinCEN) of the U.S. Treasury issued an alert to monetary establishments relating to enterprise electronic mail compromise (BEC). They’ve discovered that electronic mail fraudsters are trying to steal $8.7 million each day by way of BEC. FinCEN says that in lower than two years since they issued their preliminary September 2016 alert, they’ve documented and extra 32,000 circumstances of tried theft by way of BEC to the tune of a staggering $9 billion. They are saying that the variety of reported situations has additionally risen from 500 experiences per 30 days in 2016 to over 1100 month-to-month experiences in 2018. The highest three focused sectors by way of BEC are manufacturing and development (25%), industrial providers (18%), and actual property (16%). [READ FULL REPORT…]

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