EBay leak reveals customer names, purchases on Google Shopping | AIG scores cybersecurity risks with computerized analysis | Cybersecurity vulnerabilities emerge in robotics
December 13, 2017
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EBay leak reveals customer names, purchases on Google Shopping
EBay leak reveals customer names, purchases on Google Shopping
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EBay last weekend experienced a privacy leak: Customer names, search dates and purchases were exposed on Google Shopping's site. Customer information was posted in product reviews, but once that was discovered, the reviews were disabled on the site.
MediaPost Communications (12/12) 
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AIG scores cybersecurity risks with computerized analysis
AIG scores cybersecurity risks with computerized analysis
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AIG has launched a computerized analysis system that gauges companies' security risks based on current threats, plus safeguards that are in place. AIG's system provides reports that show how a business could be affected by attacks and what costs could be incurred.
Reuters (12/12) 
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Cybersecurity vulnerabilities emerge in robotics
Cybersecurity is becoming more important as robotics use increases, writes Ryan Flores of Trend Micro. Flores recommends four mitigation techniques, including manual overrides and code-signing backed by authentication procedures.
Enterprise Innovation (Asia) (12/11) 
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Spotlight on Finance
AmEx, HSBC, JPMorgan invest in cybersecurity firm
JPMorgan Chase, American Express and HSBC are among financial-services firms that have invested a collective $40 million in Menlo Security, a startup that stops phishing attacks through web isolation. The technology puts internet activity in a protected space on the cloud to safeguard it from attacks.
Fortune (12/11),  American Banker online (free content) (12/11) 
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Managing Data
Researchers discover "Spider Virus" ransomware
New ransomware known as the "Spider Virus" was discovered Sunday by Netskope researchers. The campaign includes emails with Microsoft Office attachments that demand bitcoin payment within 96 hours, warning that if payment is not received within that time, files will be deleted permanently.
ZDNet (12/12) 
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Should executives who fail to report breaches face jail time?
Yes  53.16%
No, but stiffer penalties are needed  34.81%
No  8.86%
Not sure  3.17%
Would you pay to get your data back in a ransomware attack?   
VoteIt would depend on the exposed data
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Government Security
Federal ban on Kaspersky products signed into law
President Donald Trump has signed into law the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which bans the use of Kaspersky products on federal computers and networks. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., voiced her support for the measure and said she will would continue to fight for improved federal cybersecurity.
TechCrunch (12/12) 
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