Sophisticated Tardigrade malware launches attacks on vaccine manufacturing infrastructure

Security researchers are warning biomanufacturing facilities around the world that they are being targeted by a sophisticated new strain of malware, known as Tardigrade.

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From fragmented encryption chaos to uniform data protection

Encryption is so critical to enterprise security that it’s almost like air: It’s a necessity, it’s everywhere, and we can’t live without it. On the surface, having encryption everywhere seems like a great idea. However, in many ways the drive to achiev… Continue reading From fragmented encryption chaos to uniform data protection

How likely are mid-market organizations to experience a breach by the end of 2021?

Coro released an extensive cybersecurity research report revealing a true market failure: a severe lack of preparedness of the mid-market sector, which is comprised of companies with between 100 and 1,500 employees, to defend against an expanding array… Continue reading How likely are mid-market organizations to experience a breach by the end of 2021?

GoDaddy breach: SSL keys, sFTP, database passwords of WordPress customers exposed

GoDaddy, the popular internet domain registrar and web hosting company, has suffered a data breach that affected over a million of their Managed WordPress customers. What happened? “On November 17, 2021, we discovered unauthorized third-party acc… Continue reading GoDaddy breach: SSL keys, sFTP, database passwords of WordPress customers exposed

Up to 1.2 million GoDaddy customers’ data exposed in breach

Data connected with up to 1.2 million GoDaddy customers may have been accessed by an unauthorized party, the company reported to the U.S. Securities and Exhcnage Commission Monday. GoDaddy, a behemoth in the commercial web hosting and domain registrar space, reported that it discovered the apparent intrusion on Nov. 17, and that the improper access dated back to Sept. 6. Using a compromised password, an unknown party accessed a GoDaddy system dedicated to managed WordPress services, where the company offers customers hosting and other content management features. Up to 1.2 million active and inactive customers’ email addresses and customer numbers were exposed, which could set them up for phishing attacks, Demetrius Comes, the company’s chief information security officer, wrote in the notice. “We are sincerely sorry for this incident and the concern it causes for our customers,” Comes wrote. “We, GoDaddy leadership and employees, take our responsibility to protect customers’ data […]

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The Cost of a Data Breach Goes Beyond the Bottom Line

How do you measure the cost of a company data breach? You could try asking those that have been attacked. The IBM Security Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021 did just that, and the numbers reveal some hard truths.  For example, ransomware attacks cost an average of $4.62 million. These costs included escalation, notification, […]

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What’s stopping consumers from acting on a data breach notice?

Only three percent of consumers implemented a credit freeze after receiving a data breach notice, 11 percent enrolled in credit/data monitoring, and only 22 percent changed all of their account passwords, a recent survey by DIG.Works on behalf of the I… Continue reading What’s stopping consumers from acting on a data breach notice?

52% of SMBs have experienced a cyberattack in the last year

The consequences of a breach have never been more severe, with global cybercrime collectively totaling $16.4 billion each day, a Devolutions survey reveals. A recent study by IBM revealed that organizations with fewer than 500 employees had an average … Continue reading 52% of SMBs have experienced a cyberattack in the last year