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Russian hackers trading passwords of UK MPs and public officials

The login details of a thousand MPs and parliamentary staff, as well as 7,000 police employees and 1,000 officials at the Foreign Office, are being traded online by Russian hackers, according to reports.

Source: Russian hackers trading passwords of UK MPs and public officials | IT PRO

The 15 Worst Data Breaches of the 21st Century

It’s not exactly an honor roll that CSO has published , but it sure makes for interesting reading. Hat tip to Dave Ries for sharing the list. As a caveat, the list is based not necessarily on the number of records compromised, but on how much risk or damage the breach caused for companies, insurers and users or account holders.

Source: The 15 Worst Data Breaches of the 21st Century

Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed

Malware was recently identified that appears to have been designed and deployed by a nation-state to target and shut down electric grids. According to published reports, this malware currently appears to be capable of attacking the European grids, and parts of the Middle East and Asia grids, by targeting the specific industrial control system network protocols used to operate those grids. With small modifications, the malware reportedly also appears to be capable of attacking the North American power grid, as well as other industries that use ICS networks (e.g., oil, gas, water, data) around the globe. This post discusses the malware as well as vulnerability management.

Source: Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Why the WannaCry outbreak should be a wake-up call

WannaCry, the ransomware that recently swept the world and brought down computer systems in more than 100 countries, can be viewed as many things: an attempt to extort money from individuals and businesses whose data was taken hostage; an atrocity that put human life at risk in the case of compromised medical systems and medical devices; and a focal point in discussions on responsible disclosure, to name just a few.

But boiled down, WannaCry should be universally viewed as one thing: a wake-up call.

Source: Why the WannaCry outbreak should be a wake-up call

OneLogin Breached. Here’s What You Need to Do.

Single sign-on provider OneLogin has experienced a breach. If you or your company uses OneLogin to sign in to applications, or if you use any of their other services, you need to be aware of this and may need to take several actions immediately.

Source: PSA: OneLogin Breached. Here’s What You Need to Do.

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