#Privacy: Hospital data breaches are seriously impacting patient care

Research by Vanderbilt University and the University of Central Florida investigated the relationship between breach remediation efforts and hospital care quality.  Researchers analysed breach data from 3,025 hospitals between 2012-2016. It was found that breaches appear to have a serious negative impact on patient care, with the mortality rate increasing.  The research detected an increase […]

#Privacy: Marriott announces exposure of associate’s Social Security numbers

Associates of Marriott International have been notified of an incident that has resulted in their Social Security numbers (SSNs) being exposed.  On September 4, Marriott had discovered that an unknown person had gained access to sensitive information by accessing the network of an outside vendor formerly utilised by Marriott.  After becoming aware of the incident, […]

#Privacy: New phishing scam uses audio voicemail recordings

Researchers have observed a new phishing campaign using a fake voicemail message to lure victims into entering their Microsoft Office 365 credentials. Researchers from McAfee Labs detected an increase in the usage of phishing kits targeting Microsoft Office 365 credentials.  In the campaign, an email is sent, pretending to be from Microsoft Office 365 claiming […]

#Privacy: Precision engineering companies targeted by phishing campaign

Threat actors have been targeting precision engineering companies in Italy with phishing campaigns.  The campaign utilises a legitimate-looking Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that is embedded with malicious exploit code that silently infects the computers.  In a blog post, security researcher Marco Ramilli explains that the threat actor pretends to be a customer and sends a well […]

#Privacy: Bed Bath & Beyond discloses data breach

The home goods retailer has announced that an unauthorised party acquired the login information of some of its customers.  According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, an unauthorised party obtained email and password information from an external source outside the company’s system.  Less than 1% of Bed Bath & Beyond’s online customer accounts […]

#Privacy: Over 21 million stolen login credentials found on the dark web

Stolen login credentials from Fortune 500 companies have been found in numerous places on the dark web, many of which are available in plaintext form.  In a report, Security researchers from ImmuniWeb identified 21,040,296 credentials belonging to Fortune 500 companies – with 16,055,871 of them being compromised during the last 12 months.  The researchers revealed […]