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SC Magazine: Suspicious network activity could be symptom of breach at diagnostics firm LabCorp

July 18, 2018 -- The Burlington, N.C. based healthcare company shuts down networks while fixing the problem. Robert Capps, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by SC Magazine, disclosing that an anonymous insider at LabCorp admitted that the only conceivable reason for the systems shutdown would be a data breach. It is currently unknown whether or not this suspicious activity is correlated to a breach, but the FBI has professed that it regards a possible ransomware attack.

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Canadian Underwriter: How data breaches cause harm even if no financial info is stolen

July 17, 2018 -- A recent data breach at Algonquin College in Ontario shows the need for education on cybersecurity. Don Duncan, Director at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by Canadian Underwriter, disclosing that even though financial information was not stolen in the recent breach, it is important to understand the brevity of breached personally identifiable information. Up to approximately 110,000 people may be impacted by the breach, with about 5,000 at higher risk, due to the different

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Infosecurity Magazine: Telefonica Calls Authorities after Massive Breach

July 17, 2018 -- The Spanish telecom company suffered a major data breach, potentially leaking millions of records. Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by Infosecurity Magazine, disclosing that Telefonica, one of the biggest telecom companies in the world, suffered a data breach after realizing a flaw in their security systems. Not only was personally identifiable information exposed, but so was some banking information. The company does not yet know if a fraudster accessed the

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Intelligent CISO: Top tips for staying safe online on Amazon Prime Day

July 16, 2018 -- Experts weigh-in on how to stay secure on one of the busiest eCommerce days of the year. Robert Capps, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by Intelligent CISO, disclosing that fraudsters will be more active on days with higher web traffic, like Amazon Prime Day. He warns users to be aware of the sites on which they make purchases, and be careful, so not to have your information compromised. [quote]It can be tempting

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SC Magazine: Exactis breach exposes 340M records, may compel GDPR-like reg in U.S.

June 28, 2018 -- The data broker left personally identifiable information of millions of Americans vulnerable. Robert Capps, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by SC Magazine, disclosing that a 2 TB file owned by data company, and marketing firm Exactis, containing hundreds of millions of records was left vulnerable for a long time, and was likely breached. The database was exposed by a security researcher, who commented that it had "pretty much every U.S. citizen in

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