Ransomware attack at German hospital leads to death of patient

A person in a life-threatening condition passed away after being forced to go to a more distant hospital due to a ransomware attack. On September 10th, the Duesseldorf University hospital in Germany suffered a ransomware attack after threat actors exploited a software vulnerability in "a commercial add-on software that is common in the market and used worldwide."

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10 common cloud security mistakes that put your data at risk

Yes, the cloud offers many security advantages over on-premises, especially for smaller organizations, but only if you avoid these mistakes around cloud configuration, monitoring and patching. The news is filled regularly with attacks on misconfigured cloud servers and the leaked data that criminals obtain from them. The errors happen because we are all human.

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100 Women B2B Thought Leaders You Should Follow in 2020

100 Women B2B Thought Leaders You Should Follow in 2020 Here's our list of 100 Women B2B Thought Leaders that you should follow in 2020. The list is compiled from opt-in members of Thinkers360 who have contributed and shared their thought leadership content on our platform and among our community - whose members have over...

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New cyberattacks targeting U.S. elections - Microsoft on the Issues

In recent weeks, Microsoft has detected cyberattacks targeting people and organizations involved in the upcoming presidential election. This highlights the need for those involved in the political process to take advantage of free and low-cost security tools to protect themselves as we get closer to election day.

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Major vulnerabilities found in Marriott, BA, and EasyJet domains

Consumer advisory firm Which? revealed this week that they tested the websites, domains, and sub-domains of 98 travel firms and found that Marriott, British Airways, and EasyJet, who suffered large-scale data breaches in the recent past, still rank among the worst five companies with the most vulnerabilities identified in their websites and domains.

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Apple Helps FBI Track Down George Floyd Protester Accused Of Firebombing Cop Cars

Anyone who believes Apple and the FBI are at an impasse over investigations into the iPhone maker's criminal customers should think again. In Seattle, Apple has given the feds vital evidence from one of its iCloud users who was arrested for firebombing cop cars during the George Floyd protests in late May.

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"Yourefired" was Donald Trump's Twitter password, claim hackers * Graham Cluley

There's an extraordinary story in the security world today. In fact, it's so extraordinary that I'm also inclined to believe that it cannot possibly be true. But then, this is 2020... and I'm losing all sense of reality, so maybe it is true.

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Hackers Break Into FCPS Network, Hold Info for Ransom

Hackers have broken into Fairfax County Public Schools' computer network and say they're holding personal information for ransom. There's no telling how much was stolen. Fairfax County Public Schools have confirmed the hack, but an association that represents FCPS teachers and staff says employees haven't been informed that their personal information could have been stolen.

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European Police Malware Could Harvest GPS, Messages, Passwords, More

Do you know anything else about Encrochat or impacted cases? We'd love to hear from you. Using a non-work phone or computer, you can contact Joseph Cox securely on Signal on +44 20 8133 5190, Wickr on josephcox, OTR chat on jfcox@jabber.ccc.de , or email joseph.cox@vice.com .

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US charges Chinese nationals in connection with APT41 hacking spree

Written by Shannon Vavra Sep 16, 2020 | CYBERSCOOP Five Chinese nationals working as part of a well-resourced hacking group and two Malaysian nationals have been charged in connection with a global hacking campaign that hit hundreds of targets in the U.S. and around the world in multiple industries, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

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