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Security and Compliance Weekly Roundup - Dec 12, 2016

Posted by Jim Whitecotton on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 @ 01:34 PM
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Welcome to this week's Security and Compliance Weekly Roundup. 

This is a weekly series of posts highlighting some of the most read or interesting security and compliance news stories as well as those that peaked the interest of the staff here at Omni in the past week.


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Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online

Associated Press, 6 Dec 2016: The new program announced Monday would create a database of unique digital "fingerprints" to help automatically identify videos or images the companies could remove.

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85 million accounts exposed in Dailymotion hack

CSO, 5 Dec 2016: Breach notification service LeakedSource, announced on Monday that they have obtained 85.2 million records from Dailymotion, one of the largest video platforms on the Web. The compromised data consists of email addresses, usernames, and some passwords.

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UK Hospital Cancels Appointments of 2,800 Patients Due to Ransomware Infection

Softpedia, 6 Dec 2016: Systems belonging to the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust suffered a major ransomware infection in October which caused operations to be interrupted for no less than four days.

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Cyberattacks are going to get a lot worse, former NSA official says

HealthCareITNews, 5 Dec 2016: The face of cybercrime is changing. Healthcare has gone from a declared mission of stealing personal data to much more disruptive issues. In fact, healthcare has seen the largest jump in ransomware attacks than in any other industry.

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Nation-state hacking from Russia and China set to continue into 2017, experts warn

IBtimes, 5 Dec 2016: In 2016, nation-state hacking went mainstream. Previously confined to the shadows, overt cyber-espionage activities spilled over into the political sphere following high-profile attacks at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).

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PoS attacks: Undetected vulnerabilities lay in wait

Heise Security, 7 Dec 2016: Attivo Networks issued a report [link] detailing severe vulnerabilities in the nation’s POS systems that could lead to large breaches during the Holiday shopping period and on into next year.

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 The Botnet That Broke the Internet Isn’t Going Away

Wired, 9 Dec 2016: When the botnet named Mirai first appeared in September, it announced its existence with dramatic flair. After flooding a prominent security journalist’s website with traffic from zombie Internet of Things devices, it managed to make much of the internet unavailable for millions of people by overwhelming Dyn, a company that provides a significant portion of the US internet’s backbone.

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Growing sophistication of cyber attacks requires defense and employee training

LaneReport, 7 Dec 2016: Details of cybersecurity breaches across government, education and industry sectors made headlines – repeatedly – over the past year, with no signs of slowing down.

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