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How to defend your bank from ransomware

Independent Banker | April 1, 2020 -- Cybercriminals are taking advantage of ransomware’s low barrier of entry to compromise data and networks from banks, service providers and even customers. But experts say community banks can protect themselves with education, data management and security procedures.[quote]"Ransomware attacks continue to occur at an alarming frequency because attackers know they are effective, and they know that if a system is successfully compromised, a victim will generally pay the ransom, according to Robert Capps, vice

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Tupperware Website Hacked And Infected With Payment Card Skimmer

Information Security Buzz | March 26, 2020 -- It has been reported that hackers have breached the website of Tupperware, a US company known for its plastic food container products, and placed malicious code on its website to collect payment card details from site buyers. The malicious code has been running on the Tupperware homepage for at least five days, according to security researchers.[quote]"Web skimmers or Magecart scripts work by taking advantage of an infrastructure vulnerability caused by misconfiguration. The

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Rogers Communications Data Exposure

Information Security Buzz | March 23, 2020 -- An unsecured database has led to the exposure of customer data at Rogers Communications, a Canadian ISP.[quote]"While this breach appears to limit exposed data to name, address, email, and some account information, consumers who were subject the disclosure should be on guard for fraudulent email and phone calls that may attempt to solicit more confidential information. Cybercriminals leverage this type of data to build synthetic identities or take over an existing account

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Some commercial password managers can be fooled into disclosing user passwords, researchers warn

Computing | March 19, 2020 -- In the current study, the researchers at the University of York tested five password managers and were able to fool two of them into revealing a password. According to researchers, those password managers used weak criteria to find out whether an app is genuine or not.[quote]"Security research like this, that finds potential vulnerabilities, is critical to making businesses and consumers safer by allowing potential weaknesses to be addressed in a responsible way, before they

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Expert Comments On Possible Carnival Cruise Line Data Breach

Information Security Buzz | March 06, 2020 -- Carnival Cruise line has reported a potential breach of its network after they found suspicious activity. The company reported the incident to the California Attorney General.[quote]"With 325,000 people sailing aboard Carnival ships every day, it is a party that hackers do not want to miss. Although there is no evidence that the compromised information has been used for fraud, it is important that companies are ready to prevent this potential misuse of

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