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A database of 2.8m records containing sensitive information regarding hundreds of thousands of CenturyLink’s customers was left open online for anyone with internet access to see. The records making up the database were logs from a third party notification platform used by CenturyLink. They included multiple pieces of personal information including name, email address, phone...
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A Florida clinic providing specialized medical care for women has alerted all current and former patients that their personal information and medical records may have been exposed following a data breach.  North Florida OB-GYN, which joined Women’s Care Florida on May 6, 2019, became aware that a cyber-attack had been waged against its network on July 27...
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Deep learning is a term that you are most likely hearing often. We have entered into an advanced age of technology and there are a lot of questions circulating around this subject. What is deep learning? Is it artificial intelligence? When will we see more evidence of AI integrated into our lives? The answer is,...
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A public-data tool built by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to track the prevalence of hepatitis infections left individuals’ health records accessible, compromising the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and intimate health records of thousands of people receiving medical care in Philadelphia. The department learned of the breach Friday when an Inquirer reporter discovered...
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The primary contributor to the ransomware attacks in the manufacturing sector includes LockerGoga ransomware, followed by WannaCry, GandCrab, and BitPayment ransomware.LockerGoga ransomware targeted several industrial and manufacturing companies including Altran Technologies, Norsk Hydro, Hexion, and Momentive. Context The manufacturing sector has been continuously facing the brunt of cyberattacks in recent years. Especially, ransomware attacks have...
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The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has had its name cross my desk a lot this past year. And that’s not a good thing. There have been five Cancer Treatment Centers of America breach notices that have been publicly disclosed since November 2018. Three of them involved the Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In...
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Someone is auctioning on underground forums a database allegedly containing personal information of 92 million Brazilian citizens. They claim that every record is real and unique. The seller also advertises a search service focused on Brazilians, saying that they can dig up details about an individual starting from minimum initial data. Highest bidder gets the data...
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Your grandmother, your mother, your grandfather, your father, your brothers, and sisters need your help to stay safe from cybercriminals. Have you checked in on the elders in your family and their online habits? Have you informed your parents of ongoing cyber threats and how to prevent them?  At AGT, we want anyone and everyone...
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The organization became aware of the incident earlier this month and immediately launched an investigation.The breach occurred due to unauthorized third-party access. DoorDash, a food delivery platform, has again come under fire for a major data breach that occurred on May 4, 2019. The firm has released a notification about the breach that impacted approximately...
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More than 225 US mayors have signed a resolution to oppose the payment to ransomware attackers.The resolution was passed at the US Conference of Mayors Annual meeting which took place in June and July this year. Ransomware attacks are burgeoning across the cities and counties in the US. According to The U.S. Conference of Mayors,...
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