Tag: data theft

China Hacking Concept

Episode 212: China’s Stolen Data Economy (And Why We Should Care)

In this episode of the podcast (#212), Brandon Hoffman, the CISO of Intel 471 joins us to discuss that company’s latest report that looks at China’s diversified marketplace for stolen data and stolen identities.

COVID cyber theme

Episode 199 COVID’s Other Legacy: Data Theft and Enterprise Insecurity

In this episode of the podcast (#199), sponsored by LastPass, we talk with Shareth Ben of Securonix about how massive layoffs that have resulted from the COVID pandemic put organizations at far greater risk of data theft. In our second segment, we’re joined by Barry McMahon, a Senior Global Product Marketing Manager at LogMeIn, to talk about data from that company that weighs the security impact of poor password policies and what a “passwordless” future might look like.

M-9 Reaper Drone

Military documents about MQ-9 Reaper drone leaked on dark web

Hackers have put up for sale on the dark web sensitive military documents, some associated with the U.S. military’s MQ-9 Reaper drone aircraft, one of its most lethal and technologically advanced drones, security research firm Recorded Future recently discovered.

VTech to Pay FTC $650k Over Kids Privacy Violations in Connected-Toy Hack

Two years after it was cited for security and privacy violations in its connected toys, VTech Electronics Ltd. has been fined by the U.S. government for violations of a federal law protecting children’s online privacy.

The Moral of Sony: Ignoring Cyber Risk Can Be Fatal

  Mark Anderson over at IEEE Spectrum has a nice article today on “How Not To Be Sony Pictures.” His argument: corporations can no longer afford to be cavalier about cyber security. Accordingly: they need to do much more than simply spot threats. “Any organization that thinks cybersecurity is as simple as installing and regularly updating their anti-virus software risks similar nightmare scenarios as what Sony Pictures now stares down.”  – Mark Anderson, IEEE Spectrum. Anderson notes this blog post, by Fengmin Gong, the chief strategy officer and co-founder of Cyphort Security. Gong argues that the sheer scale and complexity of connected devices requires a new attitude towards protecting critical data and assets. “The new approach today that people have shifts away from prevention — which everyone knows is not achievable — to a focus on attack sequence and consequence,” Gong writes. What does that mean? Gong and Anderson are […]