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After Securus Technologies Gets Hacked, LocationSmart Fixes Data-Exposing Flaw Following reports about U.S. companies that enable government and other users to access real-time tracking information for all major U.S. wireless carriers' subscribers, provider Securus Technologies has allegedly been hacked, while LocationSmart has fixed a data-exposing flaw.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Years of massive data breaches have fueled an increase in synthetic identity fraud, in which fraudsters combine real and bogus details to create more effective fake identities. Plus, has "The Dark Overlord" hacking group finally met its match?
Employees Filed Class Action Lawsuit in 2017 Following Phishing Scam Respiratory care provider Lincare Inc. has signed an $875,000 settlement of class action lawsuit brought by current and former employees in the wake of a 2017 breach involving a business email compromise scam. The company was previously fined by federal regulators after another breach.
Organizations today have access to countless sources of threat intelligence. And yet many still struggle to operationalize this intel effectively. Russ Spitler of AlienVault discusses how to improve detection and response with dynamic security incidents.
Serbia Makes Arrest; UK Close to Sentencing Another The noose appears to be tightening around the Dark Overlord, a group of international hackers who have stolen and held for ransom sensitive information from dozens of companies, healthcare organizations and U.S. public schools. Serbian police say they've arrested a person in cooperation with the FBI and U.K. authorities.
Largest Incident: Break-In at California State Agency That Affected 582,000 The number of health data breach victims added to the official federal tally so far in 2018 has doubled in recent weeks to more than 2 million. The largest breach of the year so far involved a break-in at a California government office.
Why Are Such Warnings Becoming More Common? The Department of Homeland Security has yet again issued a warning about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices. These warnings have come after independent researchers, or the companies themselves, have reported the problems.
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