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Malware spent almost 6 months stealing the credit card information of customers at The Buckle, Inc. The Buckle is a clothing chain that operates 450 stores throughout the US. And it turns out that their Point of Sale (POS) system got hacked. While The Buckle is not sharing any information about how this happened, there...
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This article (5 risky suppliers to watch using cognitive computing) makes some good points. But, let’s be honest about Target. While it’s true that they were compromised through a vendor, the REAL problem was that they were incredibly lax in their security practices.  You can vet your vendors all you like, but it won’t help...
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In “Infrastructure under attack: The next ransomware wave” Infoworld explores the next wave of ransomware – attacks on infrastructure. It’s a very scary thought. We’ve seen many attacks on medical facilities. At best, these attacks have been expensive and disruptive to these organizations. And, they have had the potential to threaten the lives of patients....
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It was a typical busy morning when Skender got a call from James Morgan, Administrator at MMC (Modern Managed Carers) Nursing home. He got straight to the point. “I’ve heard that you guys might be able to help us. Our network is a mess and we need someone to fix it. And we need this...
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Keeping yourself safe from internet threats is not easy. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do, but if you want to be reasonably safe, there are a lot of different bases that need to be covered. Fortunately, years ago Google decided to help out. And, for the last 11 years, they have been operating...
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When an organization posts a scam alert on their home page, you know that they must have gotten a lot of inquiries and complaints about the matter. That’s why The Global Privacy Enforcement Network has posted an alert at the top of their home page https://www.privacyenforcement.net/. According to the FTC, people are getting calls ostensibly...
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What do you if someone manages to encrypt your data? That’s the question that the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita had to answer. Someone hacked their systems and started to encrypt their data. They decided to pay the ransom. That’s when they had to face reality.  Fortunately, the hospital had a Plan B, and the...
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