This Week in Security News: HR and Heritage Hacks
Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, the details of 92 million accounts for MyHertitage were discovered on a private server outside of the company. Also, companies using services from PageUp are notifying employees that their data may have been stolen.
Read on to learn more.
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Hacked: 92 Million Account Details for DNA Testing Service MyHeritage
A researcher uncovered 92 million account details related to the genealogy and DNA testing service, MyHeritage, on a private server outside of the company.
Cybersecurity: We Need a Better Plan to Deter Hacker Attacks Says US
The US needs to rethink its strategies for stopping cyberattacks and should develop a tailored approach to deter its key adversaries, according to a new report published by the US State Department.
AV-TEST’s April 2018 Windows Home User Test Report Shows 100% Protection Result and Top Product Award for Trend Micro Internet Security
Maintaining its Top Product protection rating, Trend Micro Internet Security 12.0 (2018) continues to show 100% Protection results in tests conducted by the internationally respected testing lab.
Malware Infection at HR Company Triggers Flurry of Data Breach Notifications
Companies that using services from PageUp, one of the world’s largest human resources providers, are notifying employees that their personal data may have been stolen last month after a security breach.
FBI Router Reboot Warning: How Do I Stay Safe from the New VPNFilter Malware?
At least 500,000 small and home office (SOHO) routers and network attached storage (NAS) devices have been infected by the malware.
Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Briefly Halts Trading After Cyberattack
Bitfinex shut down Tuesday morning when it was targeted in a distributed denial-of-service attack.
The ePrivacy Regulation: Another Layer of EU Data Regulations
The ePrivacy Regulation is garnering more fame as the next big regulation to prepare for after the GDPR.
Major BEC Scam Ring Leaders Arrested in Israel
Authorities arrested four suspected leaders of a large-scale business email compromise (BEC) ring that managed to siphon off more than EU 18 million from companies in France and Belgium.
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