Black River Medical Center employee falls for phishing scam; breach ensues

Black River Medical Center employee falls for phishing scam; breach ensues

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 21.06.2018

Black River Medical Center has issued a notice informing customers that the healthcare provider has learned of a data security lapse that may have resulted in the exposure of some patients’ personal information. An affiliate of Saint Francis Healthcare System, Black River is a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital in Missouri, US. On April 23, the hospital [and#8230;] read more

Tesla Sabotage Highlights Danger of Insider Threat

Tesla Sabotage Highlights Danger of Insider Threat

by Business Insights , on 21.06.2018

Electric car manufacturer Tesla is facing a nightmare insider attack scenario for which too many companies today fail to prepare. Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted this week that an employee managed to intentionally wreak havoc with the software code that underpins the company's manufacturing system. The fallout has resulted in "quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations," according to Musk in a company-wide email that was leaked to CNBC two days ago. read more

Montblanc fans can use smartwatches to make digital payments

Montblanc fans can use smartwatches to make digital payments

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.06.2018

The mobile wallet market has grown in popularity due to increased interest in NFC technology, and industries are setting the ground for a proper infrastructure that enables and encourages users to move away from cash payments. Montblanc, the German luxury watch company, has taken a major step toward digitalization by joining the smartwatch world. The ... The post Montblanc fans can use smartwatches to make digital payments appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

‘Edge computing’ to become key to IoT security as connected devices flood the market, analysts say

‘Edge computing’ to become key to IoT security as connected devices flood the market, analysts say

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.06.2018

IoT connections will grow 140% to 50 billion connected devices by 2022 as “edge computing” accelerates return on investment as well as security, Juniper Research forecasts. However, will this prediction entice IoT vendors to take part in a trend that will demand more diligence on their end? New data from the market intelligence firm indicates ... The post ‘Edge computing’ to become key to IoT security as connected devices flood the market, analysts say appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Employers Should Reward Staffers Who Dodge Online Scams, Thwart Ransomware, Study Shows

Employers Should Reward Staffers Who Dodge Online Scams, Thwart Ransomware, Study Shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 20.06.2018

Employees are a company’s first line of defense against an impending breach. All it takes is one negligent staffer with bad password hygiene, or an unwary employee falling for a phishing scam, for hackers to gain a foothold in an organization’s infrastructure. read more

IoT spending to reach $1.2 trillion in 2022, IDC forecasts

IoT spending to reach $1.2 trillion in 2022, IDC forecasts

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.06.2018

International Data Corporation (IDC) has published its semiannual Internet of Things spending guide, which forecasts IoT spending for 14 technologies across 20 verticals in 53 countries. IDC has been busy mapping IoT use cases that have segmentations in shared domains, such as in Smart Cities and Digital Transformation investment areas, according to the group’s research ... The post IoT spending to reach $1.2 trillion in 2022, IDC forecasts appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Cyberbullying. The invisible battle.

Cyberbullying. The invisible battle.

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.06.2018

Most of the time, cyberbullying takes place outside the view of parents, through phones, computers or tablets. Chances that a parent witnesses his child being a victim or an aggressor are very low since no parent sits near the child all the time to monitor online interactions. At the same time, children choose not to ... The post Cyberbullying. The invisible battle. appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Adidas fans hit by phishing scam

Adidas fans hit by phishing scam

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 19.06.2018

Why users always fall for the lamest phishing scams is beyond comprehension, but hackers take advantage of this weakness and hide their scheming behind the usual fake prizes and too-good-to-be-true giveaways. This time, it was Adidas’ turn to feature in a major phishing scam that targeted users in specific regions. A fake Adidas campaign promising [and#8230;] read more

Tesla saboteur caused extensive damage and leaked highly sensitive data, claims Elon Musk

Tesla saboteur caused extensive damage and leaked highly sensitive data, claims Elon Musk

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 19.06.2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes that the company is the victim of deliberate sabotage perpetrated by an employee. According to CNBC, the high profile executive sent an email to Tesla employees this weekend alleging that there was a saboteur in the companyand#8217;s ranks who had changed code in an internal product, logged into systems without [and#8230;] read more

French authorities take down ‘Black Hand’ dark web forum selling narcotics, weapons, stolen banking data

French authorities take down ‘Black Hand’ dark web forum selling narcotics, weapons, stolen banking data

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 19.06.2018

The French Minister of Public Action has announced the dismantling of the “Black Hand” forum, a marketplace on the French dark web selling drugs, weapons, stolen credit cards and other illicit goods and services. On June 12, the National Directorate of Intelligence and Customs Investigations (DNRED) reportedly started raiding key locations in the country where [and#8230;] read more

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