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Guard Your Email Accounts Against Today's Most Dangerous Threats - Cyber threats are more sophisticated and dangerous than ever before! Are you securing your email accounts with a solution that is capable of preventing these advanced attacks?

- Russian cyber criminals were able to hack the DNC despite its security defenses and very high level of intelligence. Small and medium sized businesses are at a much greater risk of experiencing an email-related attack. Is your company prepared?

  (Aug 19)

Drawing from a recent study by SophosLabs, Principal Research Scientist Chester Wisniewski highlights a shift to the rise of more targeted and sophisticated ransomware threats, such as SamSam.

  Get serious about consumer data protection (Aug 21)

The idea that organizations should be doing more to protect the personal data they hold about individuals has been gaining ground in recent years. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sparked a scramble to operationalize data management and security.

  Hacker holds the data of 20,000 Superdrug customers to ransom (Aug 22)

Superdrug has warned customers of a security incident which may have resulted in the exposure of personal data.

  (Aug 21)

Chief US District Judge Janet Hall last week sentenced Olumuyiwa Adejumo to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a business email compromise scheme targeting organizations in the United States. His sentence will be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

  Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network (Aug 19)

An Australian teenager hacked into Apple's enterprise computer network, making off with 90 gigabytes of data before being discovered. He also accessed an undisclosed number of customer accounts during his year-long intrusion.

  (Aug 22)

A new body of evidence indicates threat actors are using increasingly advanced techniques to target cloud providers and leveraging cloud-specific traits to hide their activity as they breach and persist in target networks.

  Augusta Health Center Reveals Historic Breach (Aug 21)

A leading US healthcare organization (HCO) has admitted that a phishing attack last September may have led to the compromise of highly sensitive data on nearly half a million patients.

  UK hacking prosecutions plummet with only 47 charges recorded last year (Aug 20)

Cyberattacks are now a daily occurrence and hardly a week goes by when we don't hear of a major data breach -- but despite rising numbers of hacking events, prosecutions rates are falling in the United Kingdom.

  (Aug 20)

To protect corporate networks against malware, data exfiltration and other threats, security departments have systems in place to monitor email traffic, URLs and employee behaviors. With artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, this data can also be used to make predictions.

  Medical records of high school students leaked in 'appalling' data breach (Aug 23)

A data breach has taken place at a Melbourne high school which resulted in the confidential healthcare records of students being published online.

  Unencrypted laptop exposes personal details of 37,000 Eir customers, faulty security update blamed (Aug 23)

It's not great when any organisation loses a laptop, but if the contents of the computer's hard drive have been fully encrypted and a strong password has been used it's hardly the end of the world. After all, the chances of a criminal being able to access any sensitive information on the mislaid or stolen device is remote – and the cost should be limited to the purchase of a replacement.

  T-Mobile Hacked -- 2 Million Customers' Personal Data Stolen (Aug 24)

T-Mobile today confirmed that the telecom giant suffered a security breach on its US servers on August 20 that may have resulted in the leak of "some" personal information of up to 2 million T-Mobile customers.