FBI finds 79,100 Georgia medical center patients’ data on unauthorized computer | #Hacking | #computerhacking

Jackie Drees – Thursday, February 25th, 2021 Print  | Email Griffin, Ga.-based Family Medical Center, part of Gore Medical Management, recently began notifying patients that their personal information may have been exposed through a hacking incident in 2017. Gore Medical Management reported the breach to HHS Feb. 8 as affecting 79,100…

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Supply chain hack took a thousand engineers to pull off, tech exec tells Congress — Washington Technology | #Hacking | #computerhacking

SECURITY Supply chain hack took a thousand engineers to pull off, tech exec tells Congress By Justin Katz Feb 25, 2021 NOTE: This story first appeared on FCW.com. Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, told a panel of senators on Tuesday that his company estimates the cybersecurity breach of nine…

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The Challenge of Detecting Lateral Movement | #Hacking | #computerhacking

Governance & Risk Management , Privileged Access Management , Remote Workforce Tim Keeler of Remediant Discusses SolarWinds Attack, Remote Worker Threats Nick Holland (nickster2407) • February 25, 2021     Tim Keeler, co-founder and CEO, Remediant The SolarWinds supply chain attack is another example of the damage that lateral…

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The Case for a Hack-Reporting Requirement | #Hacking | #computerhacking

SolarWinds Corp. headquarters in Austin, Texas. Photographer: Bronte Wittpenn/Bloomberg A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday recommended that the United States consider requiring companies to disclose when they have been hacked. At the first public hearing before Congress since a massive cyberattack by suspected Russian hackers was disclosed in December,…

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North Korean hackers target defense industry with custom malware | #Hacking | #computerhacking

A North Korean-backed hacking group has targeted the defense industry with custom backdoor malware dubbed ThreatNeedle since early 2020 with the end goal of collecting highly sensitive information. This espionage campaign affected organizations from more than a dozen countries and was coordinated by DPRK-backed state hackers tracked as Lazarus Group….

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The Challenge of Detecting Lateral Movement | #Hacking | #computerhacking

Governance & Risk Management , Privileged Access Management , Remote Workforce Tim Keeler of Remediant Discusses SolarWinds Attack, Remote Worker Threats Nick Holland (nickster2407) • February 25, 2021     Tim Keeler, co-founder and CEO, Remediant The SolarWinds supply chain attack is another example of the damage that lateral…

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What can we learn from the Oldsmar water supply hack? | #Hacking | #computerhacking

Following a recent water supply hack in Florida, Phillip Corner, industrial systems cybersecurity expert at control systems firm Cougar Automation, stresses the need for business decision makers and technical professionals in safety and security to work closely together to understand risk. On Friday 5 February, a hacker used a common…

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Amazon’s Lack of Public Disclosure on SolarWinds Hack Angers Lawmakers | #Hacking | #computerhacking

As lawmakers and security researchers continue to unravel the SolarWinds hack, some are growing more frustrated with Amazon.com Inc., AMZN -1.09% saying the cloud-computing giant should be more publicly forthcoming about its knowledge of the suspected Russian cyberattack. There are no indications that Amazon’s AMZN -1.09% systems were directly breached,…

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These four new hacking groups are targeting critical infrastructure, warns security company | #Hacking | #computerhacking

More hacking groups than ever before are targeting industrial environments as cyber attackers attempt to infiltrate the networks of companies providing vital services, including electric power, water, oil and gas, and manufacturing. Threats include cyber-criminal groups looking to steal information or encrypt systems with ransomware, as well as nation-state-backed hacking…

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Hackers Seized on the Pandemic Some States Are Fighting Back | #Hacking | #computerhacking

COVID-19 made its U.S. debut in Washington state, but the virus was only the first of several intruders to attack the state in the past year. Last spring, cybercriminals breached the state’s unemployment system. Washington was one of the states affected by the massive SolarWinds hack, which was discovered in…

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