Data Breach

January 7, 2021

The physical breach of the Capitol building opens a cybersecurity pandora’s box

The incident, as well as the response among those on Capitol Hill tasked with securing government technology assets, serves as a dramatic and evolving case study for public and private sector entities on the scope of the cybersecurity risk tied to a physical breach.

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January 5, 2021

Fourth breach at T-Mobile puts focus on security of post mergers

T-Mobile reported a breach that compromised customer data – the company’s fourth in three years – raises questions about whether the mobile carrier’s massive merger with Sprint left the combined company more vulnerable. Indeed, when companies merge, particularly sizable ones, the integration of technology systems and networks can often introduce new security considerations. “The volume…

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January 4, 2021

Microsoft doesn’t treat its source code like a trade secret. Is that smart?

In the course of investigating the impacts of the SolarWinds breach, Microsoft security specialists discovered “unusual activity” within a number of internal accounts, including one that was used to view the company’s internal source code.

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December 31, 2020

Non-profit founded by Gates Foundation suffers massive exposure of student records

An exposed AWS bucket left hundreds of thousands of student-related records exposed to the internet, but officials from the non-profit say most of the data was old and obsolete.

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December 31, 2020

The 2020 SolarWinds reality check: As cleanup continues, community considers implications

What might go down as the most consequential story of the year for the cybersecurity community only surfaced in December. And yet, experts predict years of clean up, both physical and political, and potential shifts in how the nation secures the supply chain.

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December 31, 2020

Ticketmaster fined $10 million in corporate espionage scheme

Ticketmaster tried to steal both a client and design ideas from a competitor by logging into the back-end system with a former employer's login credentials.

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December 29, 2020

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, a partner of defense companies and agencies, reports breach

Of particular concern among some cybersecurity experts is the fact that the company took several months to report to the incidents, which stemmed from unauthorized access to servers from overseas offices.

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