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TN hospital attacked, 24K records vulnerable

A Tennessee hospital’s electronic health record (EHR) system was hacked by a cryptocurrency-mining software, exposing the info of more than 24,000 patients.

2017: Ransomware caused ‘worst year ever’ in breaches

Data breaches nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017, and most of those attacks could’ve been avoided or significantly downgraded with basic IT best practices.

Electron flaw found, affects Microsoft apps

A new software flaw has been found that threatens popular Microsoft apps.

Florida Medicaid breach exposes info of 30K

A phishing attack in November 2017 led to the possible exposure of 30,000 Medicaid recipients in Florida.

76% of organizations struck by phishing attacks in 2017

Phishing attacks remain one of the most common security risks for IT professionals and organizations, according to a new report from Wombat Security.

Google Apps possibly downloading malware onto your device

Google Apps may be allowing bad actors to install malware on your device via a security flaw.

Malware discovered on Forever 21 PoS devices

Fashion retailer Forever 21 found malware implanted on its point-of-sale systems (PoS) devices during an investigation into a 2017 data breach.

Multiple vulnerabilities found in GPS trackers

A series of vulnerabilities being called “Trackmageddon” have been discovered in multiple GPS services that collect location data from devices like pet, car and kid trackers.

2 major security flaws found in 90% of world computers

Researchers have discovered two serious security problems with microprocessors in nearly all the world’s computers, according to the New York Times.

5 arrested in Romania for spreading email scam

Five Romanians were accused of spreading an email scam that infected users with Curve-Tor-Bitcoin (CTB) Locker and Cerber ransomware.