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MyHeritage User Data Breach

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On June 4th, 2018, MyHeritage discovered that information about it’s 92 million users had been stolen and published on an external web server. The data was discovered by a security researcher, who immediately provided MyHeritage with the information they found. But what was included in the data, and what do customers need to know?

Bug Bounty Programs and CFFA

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Bug bounty programs provide a successful way for organizations to focus on their information security. Through these programs, researchers are able to routinely look for security flaws in their servers or applications. But could current laws put researchers and organizations in a legal “grey area?” Does enacting a bug bounty program replace a professional penetration […]

Phishing and Spear Phishing

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An old but successful technique in social engineering is the phishing attack. In these types of attacks, an individual is tricked into providing critical information (usually login credentials) to an attacker through a fake website or spoofed email. How are these attacks carried out? Can they affect larger companies? How do we mitigate them? Read […]

Atlanta Ransomware Attack

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The City of Atlanta computer systems were hit by a ransomware cyber attack early Thursday morning. This attack has caused an “application outage” on various internal and external systems, including systems for bill pay and court information. So what is a ransomware attack, and how does this affect the residents of Atlanta?