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IT Security Newsletter - 6/25/2020

Akamai Mitigates Record 809 MPPS DDoS Attack

Akamai on Thursday revealed that it mitigated a second record-setting distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack since the beginning of June, one that peaked at 809 MPPS (million packets per second)....

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/24/2020

Sodinokibi Ransomware Now Scans Networks For PoS Systems

Cybercriminals behind recent Sodinokibi ransomware attacks are now upping their ante and scanning their victims' networks for credit card or point of sale (PoS) software. Researchers...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/23/2020

Hackers use Google Analytics to steal credit cards, bypass CSP

Hackers are using Google's servers and the Google Analytics platform to steal credit card information submitted by customers of online stores. A new method to bypass Content Security...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/22/2020

Australia blames a state actor for major disruptions. China is already denying it.

Government agencies and private companies in Australia are experiencing a "sophisticated" cyberattack carried out by a nation-state, according to Prime Minister...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/19/2020

Michigan man accused in 2014 hack of medical center, sale of data on 65,000 people

Federal agents have arrested a 29-year-old Michigan man for allegedly hacking into a medical center in 2014, stealing data on more than 65,000 people and then...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/18/2020

IT giant Cognizant confirms data breach after ransomware attack

In a series of data breach notifications, IT services giant Cognizant has stated that unencrypted data was most likely accessed and stolen during an April Maze Ransomware attack....

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/17/2020

Multiple "CIA failures" led to theft of agency's top-secret hacking tools

In early 2017, WikiLeaks began publishing details of top-secret CIA hacking tools that researchers soon confirmed were part of a large tranche of confidential documents...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/16/2020

'Vendetta' hackers are posing as Taiwan's CDC in data-theft campaign

A mysterious hacking group has been posing as Taiwan's top infection-disease official in an attempt to steal sensitive data from Taiwanese users, researchers said Monday. The...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/15/2020

Knoxville Ransomware Attack Leads to IT Network Shutdown

The city of Knoxville, Tenn. is reeling from a ransomware attack that knocked the city's network offline and prevented police officers from responding to non-life-threatening traffic...

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IT Security Newsletter - 6/12/2020

Fortune 500 insurance firm Genworth discloses data breach

Fortune 500 insurance holding company Genworth Financial disclosed a data breach after an unauthorized party gained access to insurance agents' online accounts using compromised login...

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