23 Aug Weekly Rundown: Superdrug Held Ransom, Microsoft’s Election Tools, BAH’s $1B Deal
News and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of cybersecurity
– Kerry Morgan, Cybercrime Reporter
Northport, N.Y. — Aug. 23, 2018
- Microsoft announces free election cybersecurity protection tools to all election candidates and campaign offices using Office 365.
- DNC voter database found to be the target of a cyberattack.
- U.S. federal government gives Booz Allen $1 billion to build up cybersecurity capabilities at several federal agencies.
- Facebook and Twitter announce suspicious Iranian accounts — hundreds of pages and accounts shut down.
- DHS cyber office projects $640 million in buying in 5 components through 2020.
- UK “hacking prosecutions” drop 18 percent in 2017 — RPC attributes this to lack of police resources.
- Why following the 1-10-60 rule of cybersecurity can help minimize impact and further escalation of a cyber threat.
- Mozilla quietly removes Firefox add-on that snooped on 200,000 + users’ activity.
- UK Health and Beauty Retailer Superdrug held ransom for data of 20,000 customers.
- Cybercrime set to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021 — could Blockchain be the answer?
Robert Herjavec on cybersecurity jobs, women in cybersecurity, getting more young people involved in cybersecurity, and…he’s Batman!
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– Kerry Morgan is a Cybercrime Reporter for Cybercrime Magazine.