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Action sports giant Boardriders was hit by a ransomware attack that affected some of its subsidiaries, including Quiksilver and Billabong, and forced the company to shut down computing systems all over the world. Boardriders has around 10,000 employees from all over the world and its Quiksilver, Billabong, ROXY, RVCA, DC Shoes, and Element brands are sold in over 110...
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Written by James Sheehy No matter how vigilant you are in the modern world data breaches have the potential to impact both you and your business. From hacking, to malware, to even social engineering, the technological infrastructure of the modern world has many points of failure. Emails, passwords, names, personal information, phone numbers, and social...
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The so-called Hamburglar is still at large, hacking customers’ McDonald’s app accounts and ordering food on their dime. For some victims, their troubles didn’t end there as they were unhappy with how McDonald’s handled their cases. “What a mess,” said Deborah Kelly of Peterborough, Ont. She’s unimpressed after the fast-food giant mistakenly blamed mystery charges on...
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Home retailer Bed Bath & Beyond is the latest company to be hacked. Late Tuesday, the company said email and password information were acquired by an outside source and that less than 1 percent of online customer accounts were compromised. Additionally, no online customers’ payment cards were impacted and notifications have been to select customers. The date of...
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Business-to-business payments provider Billtrust is still recovering from a ransomware attack that began last week.  The company said it is in the final stages of bringing all of its systems back online from backups. With more than 550 employees, Lawrence Township, N.J.-based Billtrust is a cloud-based service that lets customers view invoices, pay, or request bills via...
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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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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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