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Lessons Learned From The Cathay Pacific Data Breach

Hong Kong airline company Cathay Pacific was fined 500 000 pounds by the UK Information Commissioner’s office due to a data leak where 9.4 million user records were leaked. Of the affected individuals, over 100 000 were from the UK. The data breach was the result of unauthorized access to Cathay Pacific’s servers that dated…
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10.6 Million Customer Records Leaked by MGM Resorts

Over 10.6 million customer data records were leaked by the MGM Resorts Hotel in a recent data breach. Information that was leaked to the public included customer addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, and email addresses. The information was posted publicly on a hacking forum. In the post-leak security audit, MGM discovered that the breach was caused…
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SSH Key Malware Is Spreading

What are SSH Keys? SSH, or Secure Shell, is a method used to establish a secure login between two systems. It is widely used across many operating systems. Using an SSH key, an IT administrators can gain access to servers and computers. Because SSH keys do not expire, and unauthorized individual in possession of and…
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The Emotet Trojan Malware Is Spreading Through Wifi

The Trojan malware strain known as Emotet has been in circulation ever since 2014. Early versions of the malware aimed to steal sensitive information or credentials after infecting victims’ computers. Up until recently, it was believed that the only way that Emotet trojan could infect a computer was through malicious email links. However, it was…
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How Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Change Cybersecurity?

Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence is the field of computer development concerned with simulating human problem solving and cumulative learning in computers. Systems with artificial intelligence get progressively better at doing tasks that they are designed to do, without the need for humans to ‘hard program’ new techniques or strategies for them. There are many advantages…
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Maastricht University Hit By Clop Ransomware, Pays $220 000 USD for Decryption

Netherlands’ Maastricht University was hit by a ransomware attack on December 23rd, 2019. The university paid the cyberattackers 30 bitcoins, worth at around $220 000 USD, in order to restore the infected computers to working conditions. The ransomware malware strain, called “Clop ransomware”, encrypted 267 of the university’s Windows servers, including backups. The University’s full…
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Microsoft Exposed 250 Million Customer Support Logs

Microsoft recently announced that customer data was leaked following a permissions misconfiguration in its internal systems. The misconfiguration occurred on December 5th 2019. It was repaired on December 29th after Cybersecurity Professional Bob Diachenko discovered the leak and alerted the company on that same day. Microsoft assured the public that most of its sensitive data…
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A New Citrix Device Vulnerability Has Been Discovered

A new security vulnerability has been discovered in Citrix devices. The Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity has advised Canadian businesses to temporarily disconnect their Citrix devices from the internet. The repair patch has been rolled out as of January 19th 2020, with additional patches scheduled for January 24th. Users are advised to patch their devices as…
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Travelex falls victim to “Sodinokibi” Ransomware

The list of ransomware victims continues to grow. On New Year’s Eve 2020, Travelex, an international foreign exchange company, disclosed that it was struck by the “Sodinokibi” ransomware strain. Also known as REvil, Sodinokibi ransomware prevents users from accessing their computer data by encrypting it behind a ransomwall. The ransom demand for Travelex was $6M…
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Microsoft Urges Users To Patch Windows To Defend Against BlueKeep Exploits

To protect yourself from ongoing BlueKeep exploit attacks, Microsoft urges users with systems running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 to update their operating systems. BlueKeep is a vulnerability with the ‘worm’ capability. This means that the malware can spread itself to other vulnerable computers on the network without additional input…
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