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The Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) on Monday said it’s investigating a security incident that resulted in the compromise of personal information of more than 1.6 million people who filed for unemployment claims in the state in 2020. The SAO blamed the breach on a software vulnerability in Accellion’s File Transfer Appliance (FTA) …

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Through the operation of the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS) and by fulfilling its mission as the national risk advisor, CISA has observed Chinese MSS-affiliated cyber threat actors operating from the People’s Republic of China using commercially available information sources and open-source exploitation tools to target U.S. Government agency networks. According to a recent U.S. …

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What are the key considerations security decision-makers should take into account when designing their 2020 breach protection? To answer this, we polled 1,536 cybersecurity professionals in The State of Breach Protection 2020 survey (Download the full survey here) to understand the common practices, prioritization, and preferences of the organization today in protecting themselves from breaches. …

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2010-2019 decade will be remembered as the time in which cybersecurity became acknowledged as a critical concern for all organizations. With rapidly growing security needs and respective budgets, it is now more essential than ever for security decision-makers to zoom out of the ‘products’ mindset and assess their security stack in light of the overall …

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Targeted ransomware attacks on banking and finance, government, healthcare, and critical infrastructure are on the rise, with the latest victim being the state government of Louisiana. The state government of Louisiana was hit by a large-scale coordinated ransomware attack yesterday, which forced the state to take several state agency servers offline, including government websites, email …

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Hell Yeah! Another security vulnerability has been discovered in Intel chips that affects the processor’s speculative execution technology—like Specter and Meltdown—and could potentially be exploited to access sensitive information, including encryption related data. Dubbed Lazy FP State Restore, the vulnerability (CVE-2018-3665) within Intel Core and Xeon processors has just been confirmed by Intel, and vendors …

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A new ransomware attack is claiming victims, both private and governmental, around the world. It has struck heavily in Ukraine, where the interior ministry is calling it the largest cyberattack in the nation’s history. It’s also hit Denmark, Russia, the UK, and many signs point to it being worse than last month’s WannaCry attack. What …

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Enlarge / Eric Trump, son of then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, looks at wife Lara Yunaska’s voting booth. An NSA report indicates Russia may have attempted to plant malware on the computers of election officials in the days before voting. A Top Secret NSA analyst’s report published by The Intercept suggests that, in August 2016, the …