Protective Intelligence Honors Launched

Protective Intelligence Honors Launched

The Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence has launched a new monthly honor program to recognize the pioneers and thought leaders driving the physical security and protection industry. Each month, the program will recognize groundbreaking professionals who have developed either new models or new areas of knowledge, and veteran practitioners who are actively contributing to advancing their industry. Among […]

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APT31 Fingered for Cyber-Attack on Finnish Parliament

APT31 Fingered for Cyber-Attack on Finnish Parliament

An advanced persistent threat group (APT) with links to the Chinese government has been blamed for a cyber-espionage attack on Finland’s parliament. The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service (Supo) announced on Thursday that APT31 was behind a cyber-espionage campaign that targeted the Finnish parliament last fall. Security companies including Checkpoint and FireEye have linked APT31’s activities with the state cyber-operations of […]

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US Indicts Software Engineer

US Indicts Software Engineer

A Swiss software developer has been indicted by the US government for allegedly stealing source code and proprietary data and publishing it online. On March 18, a grand jury indicted 21-year-old Till Kottman for identity and data theft and computer-intrusion crimes spanning 2019 to the present. Lucerne resident Kottman, also known as “deletescape” and “tillie crimew,” allegedly conspired with […]

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Vulnerable Australian Kids Impacted by Data Breach

Vulnerable Australian Kids Impacted by Data Breach

A former caseworker in Australia who was investigated over an alleged child sexual abuse offense accessed the sensitive data of vulnerable children for a year after leaving their job. The caseworker had been contracted by Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) between April 2016 and September 2017 to work for a government program […]

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Lookout Enters SASE Market Through Acquisition of CipherCloud

Lookout Enters SASE Market Through Acquisition of CipherCloud

Cybersecurity company Lookout, Inc. has announced the acquisition of CipherCloud as it seeks to develop an integrated endpoint-to-cloud security solution. The deal will enable Lookout to secure CipherCloud solutions as part of its product portfolio. This includes solutions that span developing SASE categories, including Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secure Web […]

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Utah Company Stored Passport Scans on Unsecured Server

Utah Company Stored Passport Scans on Unsecured Server

A Utah company has exposed the sensitive information of more than 50,000 customers by storing data on an unsecured server. The breach at Premier Diagnostics was discovered on February 22 by cybersecurity expert Bob Diachenko at consumer privacy watchdog Comparitech. Sensitive customer data stored in a publicly accessible database included scans of passports, health insurance ID cards, and driver’s licenses. […]

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Settlement Reached Over Data Breach Impacting 24 Million Americans

Settlement Reached Over Data Breach Impacting 24 Million Americans

A multi-state settlement has been reached over a 2019 data breach that may have exposed the personal information of up to 25 million Americans. The breach took place from August 1, 2018, through March 30, 2019, when an unauthorized user gained access to the internal computer system of the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) by hacking into a web payment […]

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Breach Clarity Acquired by Sontiq

Breach Clarity Acquired by Sontiq

California fintech provider Breach Clarity has been acquired by an intelligent identity security (IIS) and cyber monitoring company based in Nottingham, Maryland. News of the acquisition by Sontiq was announced today without reference to the terms of the deal. As a result of the acquisition, Sontiq’s tech-enabled IIS Platform products–IdentityForce, Cyberscout, and EZShield–will have the proprietary capability, BreachIQ. BreachIQ creates […]

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