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Cybersecurity and Personal Data Breach Report Nordstrom Breach

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Cybersecurity and Personal Data Breach Report Nordstrom Breach

1. Google Users Report Connectivity Issues - Author: Kelly Sheridan - Date: November 13th, 2018 

On Tuesday this week, Google launched an investigation after users reported having connectivity issues when online traffic for Google services was being rerouted through foreign networks. These networks include Russia, China, and Nigeria. More specifically the traffic was being routed through TransTelecom, China Telecom, and MainOne, all ISP’s for their respective regions. Google has not found any evidence indicating the attack to be malicious  ... Continue Reading


2. Nordstrom Suffers Employee Data Security Breach Author: Benjamin Romano - Date: November 9th, 2018 

Nordstrom last month experienced a security breach compromising employee’s names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, bank account numbers, salaries and more. Employees across the company either received an email disclosing the details of the breach or were notified some other way. Previous employees information has also been reported to have been compromised in the breach. Nordstrom followed up the incident by stating that they were “putting additional measures in place to help prevent this from happening again”  ... Continue Reading


3. Employee Cybersecurity Behavior Worsens for 2018 - Author: Michael Hill - Date: November 13th, 2018 

SailPoint, a cybersecurity firm, quizzed 1600 global employees discovering that the number of employees reusing passwords has increased by 56% from a previous study in 2014. In a somewhat surprising discovery, the percentage of millennial-aged professionals admitting to using passwords was even higher at 86%. Interestingly, 15% of the total number of employees surveyed said they would consider selling their workplace passwords to a third party  ... Continue Reading


4. Infamous Hacker Pleads Guilty to DDoS Attacks on Sony Computer Entertainment Author: Phil Muncaster - Date: November 9th, 2018

An infamous hacker who went under the alias of ‘DerpTrolling’ has pleaded guilty to a series of DDoS attacks dating back as far as five years. Austin Thompson a 23-year-old Utah resident plead guilty in federal court in San Diego to the charge of “damage to a protected computer”. The attacks took place between Christmas Day 2013 and January 2014 and were targeted at the PlayStation Network Online services operated by Sony Computer Entertainment. According to the Department of Justice plea agreement, this attack forced gaming servers to crash and cause hours of service outage, causing at least $95,000 in damages... Continue Reading


5. GPUs Vulnerable to Side-Channel Attacks - Author: Andy Patrizio - Date: November 13th, 2018

Computer Scientists at the University of California Riverside have found that GPUs are vulnerable to the same kind of exploits that have impacted Intel and AMD CPUs. Reminiscent of Spectre and Meltdown the vulnerability that was discovered by researchers uses side-channel attacks to exploit the GPUs. In total there three different attacks variations were discovered and all require the user to download a malicious program to spy on victim’s computers. The researchers have since reported their findings to Nvidia. .. Continue Reading



5. SECURITY TREAT OF THE WEEK: "Canadian Burger King Thief’s Robbery Foiled by His Own Underwear" - Author:  Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon - Date: August 2nd, 2018

A former Burger King employee’s robbery was thwarted when security cameras caught a distinct feature of the ex-employee was caught on camera. The investigation to determine the suspect was very brief. At around 3 a.m. security cameras captured the ex-employee stealing an undisclosed amount of cash from the location. Fellow staff members were able to identify him by his very distinct underwear and were able to help local police arrest the man in the video ... View the Report


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