Employees in Retail Industry Most Frequently Targeted by Malicious Emails, New Study Reveals

  A new study from security firm Tessian highlights the sophisticated techniques employed by threat actors to evade detection and trick employees. Between July 2020-July 2021, two million malicious emails bypassed traditional email defenses, like secure email gateways, placing many employers at risk of data breach and cyber fraud.  According to the study, retail industry […]

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Lubbock County Denies Data Leak, Says Data Temporarily Attainable Under New Software System

  Earlier this month, the personal court records for residents of Lubbock County, located in the US state of Texas, were exposed when the county transitioned to a new computer software system. The exposed data contained non-disclosure orders, criminal cases, and civil and family law records.  According to the county’s official website, Lubbock County Defense […]

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Nearly 50% of On-Premises Databases Have Unpatched Vulnerabilities

  The five-year longitudinal research conducted by cybersecurity firm Imperva revealed that nearly half of on-premises databases globally contain at least one flaw that could expose them to cyber-attacks. Researchers scanned roughly 27,000 databases, finding 46% contained vulnerabilities at an average of 26 vulnerabilities per database. Unfortunately, 56% of those vulnerabilities were ranked as ‘critical […]

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