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Do you or anyone you know use Uber?

Uber Total Loss: 57 Million Records Stolen But Data Breach Was Hidden For A Year Oh boy. Uber is known for pushing the limits of the law and has dozens of lawsuits pending against it, but this one went too far and now comes the reckoning. Bloomberg was first to report that hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. Finally, this week, they fired their chief security officer and one of his deputies for Continue Reading

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Gobble gobble

Hey there, just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a restful long weekend. I found this on YouTube and thought might make good background music while you’re over-eating 🙂 Stay safe and keep in touch!

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Island-wide phone and internet outages started a few hours ago

I’m sure you’ve noticed that something has been wrong with phone and internet service island-wide this morning. We certainly have – our phones have been ringing off the hook! Here’s the cause: There was fire under the H-1 Airport Viaduct around 6am this morning that damaged multiple fiber optic cables. Hawaiian Telcom and Spectrum crews are on the scene and making repairs, but it’s unclear how long service will be down. T-Mobile customers are also reporting widespread service disruptions, and the company said on Twitter that “service is impacted and Continue Reading

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Tip: How to spot that new Netflix email scam

A new phishing email scam is targeting millions of Netflix subscribers. The email scam is designed to trick Netflix users into thinking their accounts are in danger of suspension, which means that any subscribers worried about having their latest Stranger Things binge interrupted could be in danger of falling prey to a scheme seeking their personal and credit card information. According to Deadline, the new scam has already targeted roughly 110 million Netflix subscribers with phishing emails disguised as official correspondence from Netflix warning users that their accounts could be suspended if their billing information Continue Reading

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Top 3 viruses for Apple Mac computers this year (you probably didn’t know about)

There’s a popular misconception that Macs are not plagued by malware or threats. It’s deeply rooted in the minds of many Apple users but many security experts have debunked that myth over the years by pinpointing information-stealing Trojans, ransomware, aggressive adware, and even advanced persistent threats specifically designed for Macs. While it’s true that the volume of Mac malware is lower than those targeting Windows-based systems, there has been an increased proliferation of threats tailored to Apple devices. many of those threats are coming from just a few sources. #1: Trojan.GenericKD Continue Reading

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Bad Rabbit ransomware spreading fast

Bad Rabbit, a ransomware infection thought to be a new variant of Petya, has apparently hit a number of organizations in Russia and Ukraine. In a tweet, Russian cybersecurity firm Group-IB said that at least three media organizations in the country have been hit by file-encrypting malware. At the same time, Russian news agency Interfax said its systems have been affected by a “hacker attack”. “Interfax Group’s servers have come under a hacker attack. The technical department is taking all measures to resume news services. We apologize for inconvenience,” Interfax Continue Reading

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NIST SP 800-171: The Compliance Window is Closing Fast

Does your company do business with the Department of Defense? Do you want that business to continue after 2017? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you need to know about Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 225.204-7012 and its potential impact on your business. As of December 2015, DFARS 225.204-7012 requires contractors to implement NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171 standards “as soon as practical, but not later than December 31, 2017.” The title of NIST SP 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations, should give Continue Reading

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From the Department of Homeland Security: remove QuickTime player ASAP

Yesterday the US-CERT i.e. the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team stated that Windows PC users should uninstall Apple’s QuickTime video player ASAP as two new critical vulnerabilities in the software were recently discovered. An attacker can exploit these flaws to hijack a victim’s PC and infect it with malware, simply by tricking them into opening a malicious file or web download. Apple ended support for QuickTime back in April of last year but the software has lingered on countless Windows PCs even though updates have Continue Reading

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Federal government pulls the plug on Kaspersky. Should you?

Last month the US government banned federal agencies from using cyber security software made by Russian company Kaspersky Lab over fears that the firm has ties to state-sponsored spying programs. An Israeli security agency had hacked into the Russian antivirus firm, Kaspersky Lab in 2015 and its report, detailed in the New York Times provided evidence of what the US had long feared, that the software maker could spy on end user systems remotely and was actively doing so. Kaspersky Lab is one of the world’s largest and oldest antivirus Continue Reading

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Cyber extortion phishing attacks arrive in the US

This is a heads-up about a new aggressive form of email attack that you need to warn your employees, friends and family about. The bad guys have beta-tested and refined it in Australia and now the first incidents have been spotted in the US. The sophisticated attackers are targeting potential victims in an email sequence that starts with pornography and adult dating links, which are then followed up with extortion attempts. IT security company Forcepoint says it picked up more than 33,500 such emails in August, when the testing was Continue Reading

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