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Re: CPD declines to pay ransom in data attack

Art Post ·
agree or disagree, did they make the right move?
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The First Week in January 2009

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Ten years ago this week and what was on our minds? It was the Great Recession. I remember it all too well. Many of my accounts were in the AEC market, remember losing almost 30% of that business because of bankruptcies, companies closing and companies just buying their device once they came to the end of the lease. Hope I never have to go through that again! Enjoy the threads from ten year ago this week! Weekend Copier Notes from 1/4/09 Neal · 1/5/097:19 AM According to survey of printshops...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Torrey Pines High School of California announced that its network was hacked. o was hacked to alter student grades and transcripts - United Healthcare notified unknown number of patients in South Carolina that their PHI may have been exposed in a data breach that happened last year - Hackers are hijacking smart door/building access control systems, which they are using to launch DDoS attacks, according to firewall company SonicWall. - Beaumont Health of Michigan notified 1,200 patients that...
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Cybersecurity Update

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Cybersecurity Update - IBM report on security states: o Average total cost of a data breach is now $3.92 million  Average cost of lost revenue is $1.42 million  Healthcare industry average total cost is $6.45 million or $429 per record o Average size of breach involves 25,575 records o Average cost per record of $150 o Average time to discover breach is 279 days o 49% of breaches caused by internal employees  Includes accidental and malicious incidents  (Konica Minolta offers the bizhub...
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Cybersecurity News

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The average American has had their personal data stolen or exposed at least 4 times in 2019, according to new research published by Interest Research. - The finance vertical is suffering from a 238% increase in cyberattacks during COVID- 19 pandemic according to research published by VMware Carbon Black Security. - Nebraska Medical Center of Omaha, NE notified 1311 patients that their PHI was exposed after an employee illegally accessed - Sophos Security reports following on ransomware: o...
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Cybersecurity Update

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- TV celebrity Scott Disick, father of 3 children with Kourtney Kardashian, has filed a lawsuit against All Points Lodge Rehab in Edwards, Colorado for a HIPAA breach. o He reportedly had recently checked himself into the facility for substance abuse, and apparently an employee at the facility may have sold this story to tabloid publications. - Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, IL notified 4,824 patients that their PHI was illegally accessed by a former employee. - Vanessa...
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Re: Holes in a fence: How the approach to cybersecurity is changing

richj ·
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Health Care Email Security Still Needs Improving

David Bailey ·
Despite the fact that so many data breaches have impacted the health care sector in the past few years, and a high percentage of them have been traced back to poor email security, it does not seem as though industry players are really rising to the...
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Healthcare organizations at risk of Shellshock vulnerability

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Security threats are growing in abundance as more health organizations choose to host large quantities of patients' personal and medical information in data centers, locally and across the country. A recent study from McAfee discovered over 31 million...
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The Latest Health Care Breach Might Be the Worst

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Health care data breaches have been growing in frequency and subsequent damages for years now, while the vast majority of the events actually take place on a smaller scale among community providers. However, in the past couple of months, this has not...
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Health care industry is No. 1 for cyberattacks

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The FBI has warned that cyberattacks are on the rise - and health care companies are often the target hackers seek. An attack that took place in August on Community Health Systems Inc., the No. 2 publicly traded U.S. hospital group, compounded concern...
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Holes in a fence: How the approach to cybersecurity is changing

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The Sony Entertainment cyberattack is not yet old news. On the contrary, the breach is still affecting the idea of cybersecurity and how important it is for organizations to have protection in place. The mystery of who was behind the attack on Sony is...
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Mandiant Managed Defense Expands Capabilities with Off-Network Threat Detection and One-Click Containment

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Mandiant, the leader in security incident response management, today announced new capabilities for its Managed Defense service. No system is left unprotected with Mandiant's new Agent Anywhere TM technology, an innovation enabling the search for Indicators of Compromise even when users are highly mobile, behind network address translation (NAT) or not connected to the corporate network. When attacks are confirmed, users can respond immediately and isolate affected systems with a single...
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VirtualArmour Sees 100% Client Protection Success Against “WannaCry” Attack

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Premier Managed Services Provider, VirtualArmour International Inc. (the “ Company ”) (CSE:VAI), announced today it was able to maintain 100% protection for its entire client base after one of the most severe international ransomware attacks, ‘WannaCry’. Due to the mass exposure of the vulnerability of enterprise systems to the attack, VirtualArmour also has seen an increase in current client spend and new business development...
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Hacking increasing by 1600%* - What is really going on with Data Security?

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Before you switch off as you consider security uninteresting, just remember that if you think about it George Lucas has made $5.3 billion out of a data breach story. General Tagge " If the Rebels have obtained a complete technical readout of this station it is possible, however unlikely, that they might find a weakness, and exploit it." Before we start let us say we aren't self-appointed gurus, we are most likely just like you, a user/business person. During this search, we realised that we...
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Client ransomware attacks up 37% in third quarter

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Reported ransomware attack notifications against Beazley PLC clients in the third quarter of this year increased 37% compared with a year ago, and small businesses were particularly vulnerable, the insurer said in a report issued Thursday. Cyber criminals often use information technology vendors to pursue their activity, according to the report. Of the ransomware incidents reported, 24% were confirmed to be caused by a vendor managed service provider, according to the Beazley Breach Insights...
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CPD declines to pay ransom in data attack

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Data at the Chadron Police Department was temporarily unavailable for a time recently, after the department was hit with a ransomware attack. Hackers accessed an old server with a vulnerable port connected to a copy machine about a month ago, said Police Chief Tim Lordino. “There was no data taken. All of our data was essentially corrupted or encrypted,” he said. The hackers demanded $20,000 in ransom to turn over a key to un-encrypt the data. “We chose not to pay it,” Lordino said. While...
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MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for January 25th, 2020

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HP Inc attacks Xerox boardroom shakeup bid

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HP Inc has blasted Xerox’s latest move to initiate a hostile takeover bid, which involves replacing the existing board with 11 new members, claiming that Xerox’s tactics are self-serving. The board nominations being proposed by Xerox include former senior executives from several blue chip companies, including Aetna, United Airlines, Hilton Hotels, Novartis and Verizon. Xerox said the candidates were chosen because of their expertise in overseeing and executing significant company...
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Frequency and Complexity of DDoS Attacks is Rising; Defenders Turn to Automation and Managed Services for Support

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January 23, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time BURLINGTON, Mass.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. , (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of business assurance, a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions, today released its 13 th Annual Arbor Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) offering direct insights from network and security professionals at the world’s leading service provider, cloud/hosting and enterprise...
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Hacking Networked Copiers, Cyber Security, Malware, DOS attacks

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Recently I've been doing some research about hacking a networked copier and printer and what can happen next. Recently some articles are stating that hacking will move downstream, meaning small companies that are more vulnerable to attacks. In addition smart phones, apps, routers, you name it, and it can be hacked. The method of my madness is top present relevant information to existing and net accounts who think they can stick with their current copier or printer that is more than 3 years...
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Summer of Ransomware: Security Attacks Hit Cities in Texas, Florida

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There's a Texas-sized ransomware problem brewing on the heels of similar incidents in Florida. The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) on Friday revealed that more than 20 entities, mostly smaller local governments in the state, were impacted by a ransomware attack. "On the morning of August 16, 2019, more than 20 entities in Texas reported a ransomware attack," the Texas DIR said in an update Saturday evening that put the total number of affected agencies at 23. State government...
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