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German data breach prompts calls for improved online security

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By Andrea Shalal and Hans-Edzard Busemann - BERLIN (Reuters) - German government officials called on Monday for a tightening of data security laws after a far-reaching breach exposed the documents of hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel. The leader of the opposition Greens party ...
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Seven Steps to Secure Privileged Access

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Gartner released the first-ever Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management,1 shining a spotlight on what may be the largest security vulnerability enterprises face today. Privileged accounts, credentials and secrets are “the keys to the kingdom” and they exist everywhere —on-premises, in the cloud, across DevOps ...
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Marriott Breach Exposes More than Just Customer Info

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Marriott’s massive data breach exposed more than just 500 million customer records, it is also shining a light on the role cybersecurity needs to play when a firm is in acquisition mode, along with the damage that even one slip up by an employee can ...
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Make-A-Wish website compromised for cryptomining campaign

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Not even the Make-A-Wish Foundation is off limits for some unscrupulous cybercriminals, as evidenced by a cryptojacking operation that compromised the charitable organization’s international website. Simon Kenin, security researcher at Trustwave, reported in a company blog post today that malicious actors injected a CoinImp browser-based ...
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Election Day: Securing the Vote

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Amid the blue and red banners dotting social media, mailers, billboards, flyers and just about everything else, Election Day is finally here. After all the guesswork and polls, Americans don’t know which way the political winds are going to blow or whether security measures taken ...
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Pentagon data breach exposed 30,000 travel records

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The U.S. Department of Defense suffered a data breach through a third-party vendor resulting in at least 30,000 service members and employees having some of their personal and payment card information compromised. The Pentagon leadership was informed of the breach on October 4 that the ...
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US attorneys general investigating Google data breach

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At least two US states are investigating a breach at Alphabet Inc.’s Google that may have exposed private profile data of at least 500,000 users to hundreds of external developers. The investigation follows Google’s announcement Monday that it would shut down the consumer version of ...
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State Department email breach leaks employee PII

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The State Department was hit with an email breach which exposed the personal information of some of its employees. The agency sent a notice dated Sept. 7 which described the incident as “activity of concern … affecting less than 1% of employee inboxes” adding the ...
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North Korea-linked Hackers Stole $13.5 Million From Cosmos Bank

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The North Korea-linked hacking group Lazarus is said to have stolen $13.5 million in a recent cyber-attack targeting SWIFT/ATM infrastructure of Cosmos Bank. The attackers likely gained access to the bank’s systems via spear phishing and/or remote administration/third-party interface and used multiple attack techniques to ...
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Adams County, Wisconsin – suffered a data breach that lasted for 6 years – Now what?

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Adams County, Wisconsin announced that they have discovered a data breach of potentially all of their 250,000 + residents. LibertyID is currently working with Adams County officials to develop a solution for all of those affected by this insidious data breach; in addition, LibertyID will ...
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