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Hackers, Threats and Cyber Defence

Although the shortest month of the year, February has not been short of breaches or cyber attacks.

We bring you a list of the latest data breaches from IT Governance which contain the usual mix of ransomware attacks and careless employees causing data breaches.

While it is never possible to entirely eliminate the threat from attacks, viruses and trojans, it is possible to ensure that your business is not threatened should you become a victim of an attack.

Read more here from Metalogic Ltd on how you and your organisation can be vigilant against breaches.

For a more in-depth look at Cyber Defence you may want to view the forthcoming summits from Bright Talk.

Hackers, Threats and Cyber Defence

Cybercriminals have refined their attacks to increase frequency, efficiency and profits. Cybercrime costs will reach $6 trillion per year globally by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. Every industry and government is at risk, highlighting the need for stronger cyber defense. Bright Talk brings you a range of Summits from 14th  – 16th March. Listen to top experts across the industry and government as they discuss the latest attack trends, the most valuable assets at risk, and the defenses needed to secure them.

View the full summit lineup here

February 2017 Cyber attacks

Gov, OMES Confirm Agency Hacked, No Ransom Paid

Hackers demand $25k-$30k after ransomware attack takes down Bingham county servers

Yahoo tells users they were hit with cookie attack

University suffers cyber attack from its own vending machines and lamp posts

Isis-linked hackers attack NHS websites to show gruesome Syrian civil war images

Pro-Trump group hacked, website taken down in Cabinet fight

Hackers demand £1 million from David Beckham’s advisers

Norway’s Labour Party was hacked by Russia: report

Ransom demanded in Licking County technology hack

Tiverton town hall has two years’ worth of documents deleted by virus that demanded £3,000 ransom

Data breach

South Washington School District probes hacking by student

NYC Dept. of Education email gaffe exposes 439 paraprofessionals’ SSN

Millions of IGN and PCMag user records sit exposed, online

Email Lists Revealing Students’ Private Information Remained Public for Years

Hackers who took control of PC microphones siphon >600 GB from 70 targets

Cleveland Food Bank Loses Personal Data for Dozens of Clients

Lexington Medical Center latest victim of data breach

Family Service Rochester experiences data breach

Thousands of medical records stolen


Privacy commissioner apologises for accidentally releasing email addresses

PharmaNet breach compromises personal information of 7,500 B.C. residents, says province

Fulton County clinic dumps sensitive medical records in plain sight

20,000+ tribal members warned of data breach

City notifying staff whose private information was compromised

Laptop and files with confidential information about Aberdeen children stolen

Top End Health Service breach exposes private details of cancer patients

Hacker steals 83,000 accounts from UPI news agency

Mag publisher Future stored your FileSilo passwords in plaintext. Then hackers hit

15,000 data files of Taiwanese nationals possibly hacked: Govt

Multnomah County notified 1,700 patients after discovering employee was forwarding emails to personal account

Sports Direct hacked last year, and still hasn’t told its staff of data breach

Five months after learning of problem, Michigan cancer treatment provider notifies 22,000 patients

Princeton Pain Management notifies patients after hacker gains access to PHI

Laptop-light GoCardless says customers’ personal data may have been lifted

Used government computers bought at auction filled with personal information

Denuvo Website Leaks Secret Information, Crackers Swarm

Data from 2014 hack of children’s online game Bin Weevils leaked online; hacker claims 20m records

Vulnerability put 1.87 million Michigan employees at risk

Hundreds of confidential email addresses were shared with landlords operating in Cardiff

Particle accelerator hacked: Boffins’ hashed passwords beamed up

2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox players’ details stolen by hackers

Financial information

Citizens Memorial Hospital investigates breach of employee data

Data breach hits San Antonio Symphony employees

Hundreds of Arby’s restaurants breached

PC Plus points stolen from customer accounts in security breach

Malware hit Hitachi Payments Services, 3.2 million cards affected

InterContinental reports payment card breach at 12 U.S. hotels


A Hacker Just Pwned Over 150,000 Printers Left Exposed Online

An Anonymous group just took down a fifth of the dark web

German parents urged to destroy data-collecting toy doll

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