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Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, October 11, 2021

In an event of a cyberattack, timely communication limits customers' worries and frustration and even saves them from falling to phishing tricks. Lately, one of the largest Korean American banks in the U.S. and an American media conglomerate intimated their respective customers about breaches concerning them. In separate headlines, a cybercriminal obtained illegal access to staff emails of a U.S.-based eye care provider. Furthermore, researchers at Purdue University developed an AI-based system to curb hacking attempts. Continue reading for the top cybersecurity news we assorted for you from the weekend.


Pacific City Bank notified customers about a ransomware incident that resulted in a leak of sensitive details, including SSNs and tax documents, of some clients.


Oregon Eye Specialists laid bare personal, financial, and medical information of customers in a breach involving unauthorized activity on employee email accounts.


A subdomain of Sky.com was spotted exposing access credentials in plaintext for multiple databases hosted on their servers.


Cox Media Group sent breach notification letters to more than 800 individuals who had a trove of confidential data exposed in a ransomware attack in June.


Cybercriminals infiltrated the networks of Harvard-Westlake School of Los Angeles and stole sensitive academic records, including files from the last decade pertaining to nearly 150 alumni.


The NSA clued in organizations against the use of wildcard TLS certificates that may lead to the new ALPACA TLS attack. It also jotted recommendations for securing web servers.


Researchers at Purdue University created a self-aware algorithm that can fend off hacking attempts. This model sends one-time signals to each component and converts them into active monitoring systems.


According to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs and The Pearson Institute, a majority of Americans are concerned about attacks on critical sectors, especially on financial institutions and government agencies.


QuickBooks users are being targeted by scammers who are trying to lure them with fake account renewal emails. Users are requested to avoid clicking on embedded links.


Israeli cybersecurity firm Wiz raised $250 million in a private funding round led by Insight Partners and Greenoaks Capital. The round comes just six months after it raised $350 million.

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