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SECURITY THREATS

HIGH PROFILE INCIDENTS

• 22 December 2017 - Data Breach Exposes 123 Million U.S. Households - (Fortune)

• 25 September 2017 - Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails - (The Guardian)

• 7 September 2017 - Data of 143 million Americans exposed in hack of credit reporting agency Equifax - (Washington Post)

• 16 January 2017 - Google Users (and others) - Watch Out for Familiar Images - (The Register)

• 23 December 2016 - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) hacked by China's military for several years - (Reuters)

• 19 December 2016 - LinkedIn's Linda.com - 55,000 usernames and passwords stolen - (PCWorld)

• 15 December 2016 - Non-Malware Attacks and Ransomware Take Center Stage in 2016 - (Carbon Black)

• 2 November 2016 - Computer "Virus" (ransomware?) Cripples UK Hospital System - (KrebsonSecurity)


AGENCY ASSESSMENTS

• 29 December 2016 - Joint Analysis Report on Cybercrime Reveals Phishing and Malware - (DHS / FBI)

• 27 September 2016 - Ransomware Has Become The Most Prominent Malware Threat - (EUROPOL)


DELAYED DISCLOSURES OF BREACHED ACCOUNTS

• 18 December 2016 - Los Angeles County - Phishing - Notification of potentially affected people was delayed to protect the confidentiality of the investigation and to “prevent further harm”, officials said. - (The Guardian)

• 14 December 2016 - Yahoo! - Methods Not Disclosed - [Yahoo announced] a different attack in 2013 compromised more than 1 billion accounts - (New York Times)

• 22 September 2016 - Yahoo! - Methods Not Disclosed - Yahoo announced [...] account information of at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago - (New York Times)

• 18 May 2016 - LinkedIn - Methods Not Disclosed - 117 million LinkedIn emails and passwords hacked [in 2012] - (New York Times)


MORE BREACHES THAT STOLE YOUR INFORMATION

2017 Data Breaches - The Worst So Far - (IdentityForce)

The Biggest Cybersecurity Disasters of 2017 So Far - (Wired)

Biggest hacks of 2016 - (Entrepreneur)

The Biggest Data Breaches in 2016, So Far - (IdentityForce)

Companies that lost your data in 2015 - (ZDNet)

Search for more "high profile hacks of businesses" - (Google)


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The day DES died - (SANS)

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