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The Latest 15 Security breaches Worldwide – Week 18, 2019

The Latest 15 Security breaches Worldwide - Week 18, 2019

15 Security breaches Worldwide – Week 18, 2019

Be informed about the latest 15 Security breaches Worldwide, identified and reported publicly during Week 18, 2019. As these security-related breaches have a severe negative impact on any business, consider a security AUDIT to prevent any similar cases.


  • Telemetry from their network traffic for the first quarter of this year show that businesses are still the prime targets of hackers.
    • Emotet and ransomware are growing. Also, the amount of hidden cryptomining has moved from individual users to corporate accounts has increased. All this means that overall user trust in business use of their private data has reached new lows. Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques 2019: Q1 Report

  • Another hacker is using GitHub projects to run scripts to collect credit cards skimmed by Magecart malware.
    • Hundreds of ecommerce websites running Magento are running these scripts, a situation which was discovered by security researchers and quickly removed by GitHub. That doesn’t stop the hackers from trying to inject new skimmer scripts. Make sure your CMS plug-ins are at current patch levels and check your user authentication records and policies. GitHub-Hosted Magecart Card Skimmer Found on Hundreds of Stores


  • Telemetry from their network traffic for the first quarter of this year show that businesses are still the prime targets of hackers.
    • Emotet and ransomware are growing. Also, the amount of hidden cryptomining has moved from individual users to corporate accounts has increased. All this means that overall user trust in business use of their private data has reached new lows. Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques 2019: Q1 Report (pdf)

  • Varonis analyzed more than 700 custom risk assessments that looked more than 50B files.
    • They do this annually to spot trends and find data vulnerabilities. This year’s report had more than half the companies had over a thousand sensitive files that were available to every employee in the organization, and 15% of the companies had more than a million folders available to everyone. More than a third of users had non-expiring passwords, which is a big jump from last year’s report of only 10%. And more than half the companies had more than a thousand inactive user accounts. 2019_GLOBAL DATA RISK REPORT FROM THE VARONIS DATA LAB (pdf)

  • In advance of its anticipated IPO, Slack has filed its S-1 stating that cyber attacks by nation-state actors could be a major risk.

  • Another hacker is using GitHub projects to run scripts to collect credit cards skimmed by Magecart malware.
    • Hundreds of ecommerce websites running Magento are running these scripts, a situation which was discovered by security researchers and quickly removed by GitHub. That doesn’t stop the hackers from trying to inject new skimmer scripts. Make sure your CMS plug-ins are at current patch levels and check your user authentication records and policies. GitHub-Hosted Magecart Card Skimmer Found on Hundreds of Stores

 


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Be informed about the latest 15 Security breaches Worldwide, identified and reported publicly during Week 18, 2019. As these security-related breaches have a severe negative impact on any business, consider a security AUDIT to prevent any similar cases.
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