This is a weekly cyber security news update for the 10th of August 2018. This post is part of the weekly news series on cybersecurity with content curated by the hackers & experts at Security Brigade.
Pizza As A Service 2.0
A unique and upgraded take by Paul Kerrison to describe the various types of cloud services available for modern IT deployment.
Optus Email Scam Target Customers with Fake Late Payment Penalties
The fake emails are sophisticated and use a web address that looks like the real Optus website. The email contains a link to a fake ‘pay your bill’ page, which then asks for your credit card details.
The fake email and payment form are cunningly crafted to trick people. It’s important you check the legitimacy of email links to protect your personal information—use contact details you find through a legitimate source and not those contained in the suspicious message.
2.6 billion records exposed in 2,300 disclosed breaches so far this year
After a surprising drop in the number of reported data breaches in the first quarter, breach activity appears to be returning to a more “normal” pace.
“2018 has been a curious year. After the wild ride of 2017, we became accustomed to seeing a lot of breaches, exposing extraordinary amounts of information. 2018 is remarkable in that the number of publicly disclosed breaches appears to be levelling off while the number of records exposed remains stubbornly high,” said Inga Goddijn, Executive Vice President for Risk Based Security. “It’s not easy to characterize 2.6 billion records exposed as an improvement, even if it is less than the 6 billion exposed at this time last year.”
Healthcare Industry Cyber Woes continues, UnityPoint Health’s 1.4 Million Records Breached
UnityPoint the healthcare company was recently breached as their employees were scammed with phishing emails, losing their email credentials in the process. Other than patient records, non-medical personally identifiable information like driver’s license numbers and Social Security numbers.