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Almost Half of Businesses Hit By COVID-Related “Business Impacting Cyber-Attack” This Year

According to research by Forrester Consulting and Tenable, 41% of businesses experienced COVID-19 cyberattacks, whilst 94% of firms have suffered a business-impacting attack within the past 12 months.

Michigan's Largest Healthcare Provider Phished Again

Michigan's largest healthcare provider has warned around 6,000 patients that their data may have been exposed following a cyber-attack.

Second Data Breach at Kentucky Unemployment System

Kentucky's unemployment system appears to have suffered its second data breach in four months after a claimant reported being able to view another claimant's personal data.

Hundreds Targeted By Free TV License Scam

Coinciding with the BBC’s decision to axe the universal free TV license for over-75s, the fraud is designed to steal the personal financial data of victims.

Three Arrested for Twitter Account Hijacks

Two teens and a man in his early 20s have been arrested for the account hijacking cyber-attack on high-profile Twitter users that took place in mid-July.

Global Firms Delayed Key Security Projects as Pandemic Struck

Over 90% of global organizations faced delays in key security projects as they moved to remote working this year and many stopped patching, exposing themselves to cyber-threats, according to Tanium.

Cyber-Criminals Continue to Exploit COVID-19 During Q2

The shift to remote working as a result of the pandemic has also led to increased targeting of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in recent months.

Cosmetics Giant Avon Leaks 19 Million Records

A misconfigured cloud server at global cosmetics brand Avon was recently discovered leaking 19 million records including personal information and technical logs.

Over Half of UK Universities Suffered Data Breach in Past Year

Over half (54%) of UK universities reported a data breach to the regulator in past year, with an average of two reports each, according to new Freedom of Information (FOI) data collected by Redscan.

Phishing Scam Promises $500 Council Tax Cut

Email users are being warned not to fall for yet another COVID-related lure after warnings of a new phishing campaign, this time promising the recipient a government-funded tax cut.

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