A passport to freedom? Fake COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates offered on Darknet and hacking forums

This post was originally published by Checkpoint. Check Point Research highlights new trend of forged negative COVID-19 test results and fake vaccine certificates offered on the Darknet and various hacking forums for people seeking to board flights, cross borders, attend events or start new jobs. Fake ‘vaccine passport’ certificates on sale for $250 – users […]

The Healthcare Breach Report: Hacking and IT Incidents on the Rise

This post was originally published by Will Houcheime. The vast majority of healthcare organizations utilize and store highly sensitive data, such as protected health information (PHI) and personal data such Social Security numbers, personal financial data, and more. For our annual Healthcare Breach Report, we analyzed data from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ “Wall of Shame” to […]

Healthcare Breaches and the Rise of Hacking and IT Incidents

This post was originally published here byJacob Serpa. In the course of their day-to-day operations, healthcareorganizations handle an extensive amount of highly sensitive data. From Social Security numbers to medical record numbers and beyond, it is imperative that these personal details are properly secured.  Each year, Bitglass conducts an analysis and uncovers how well healthcare organizations are […]

Iran hackers Cyber Attack Australian Universities

Hackers from Iran are reportedly found targeting Australian Universities in order to rob valuable digital information from research work- a serious threat to national security.  According to a news post from ABC News, Australia hackers have so far targeted thousands of staff and student accounts at prominent universities to siphon data from academic journals, dissertations, […]

Russian hackers break into Gmail accounts of US Officials

Russia sponsored hacking group named Fancy Bear is found to be hacking into the Gmail accounts of many US officials- all a part of cyber an espionage campaign. And its said that FBI knew about this interception, but couldn’t disclose it to the world for various reasons. Cybersecurity firm SecureWorks has brought this fact into […]

Health records of 3 million Norwegians compromised in Cyber Attack

Data of over three million Norwegians was compromised when hackers struck the database of Norway’s Health South East RHF responsible for securing records of patients from countries like Vest Agder, Aust Agder, Telemark, Vestfold, Buskerud, Oppland, Hedmark, Oslo, Akershus, and Ostfold. Authorities announced the details of the breach on Monday after it received an alert […]


This post was originally published here by  (ISC)² Management. From hacking U.S. intelligence, to blood test results, to your Facebook account. Here are the security headlines for the week of October 9, 2017: A recent study shows that privacy and security is only a concern for 15% of consumers when “performing work-related activities” (as opposed to 75% […]

The social side of hacking

This post was originally published here by  casey pechan. Perhaps one of the most devious forms of phishing is social engineering, or the gleaning of critical information about individuals or organizations through social media, email, or other social interactions. In fact, the most recent global cyber infections – WannaCry and NotPetya were initially spread in […]


This post was originally published here by  (ISC)² Management. ATMs, HBO, democracy … what can’t be hacked? Here are the top security headlines for the week of July 31, 2017: IOActive hacked at ATM at Black Hat. I guess drinks are on them? Espionage was just a red herring. Apparently hackers in North Korea are looking […]

Sound waves being used to launch cyber attacks!

Have you ever imagined that simple sound waves can be used to launch cyber attacks on smart devices..? Yeah, you’ve read it right! Researchers from the University of Michigan have found a new way of using sound waves to launch cyber attacks on devices loaded with Accelerometers. The study made by the researchers states that […]

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