Category: Industy

The TeamSHATTER blog is now part of Spiderlabs – AnteriorTeam Shatter Exclusive

Posted January 20, 2014 by Alex Rothacker in Industy, Team Shatter Exclusive with 0 comments

Many of you are probably already aware of the acquisition of Application Security, Inc. by Trustwave. As part of the acquisition, we are pleased to announce that TeamSHATTER is combining with Trustwave’s SpiderLabs. We are excited by the move, as we become part of a larger and more diverse team of security professionals that focus on penetration testing, incident response, application security and security research. The combined team will be stronger, with enhanced threat intelligence and resources which can only…

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No Questionable Calls Here: The March Madness Meets Higher Education Data Breach “Brackets” Are Back!Team Shatter Exclusive

Posted March 18, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Education, Team Shatter Exclusive, Uncategorized with 2 comments
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March Madness is here! Yesterday, the NCAA Selection Committee selected 68 teams to participate in this year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.  While fans across the country are sneaking out of the office to watch games, breaking out the ol’ college sweatshirts, and betting Vegas-style, we are joining the fun for the Third Annual Higher Education Data Breach Madness “Brackets.” Just like in previous years, the data breach madness “bracket” is determined solely by the number of reported breaches…

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Security Experts Urge State Governments To Up Cyber Security Measures

Posted March 1, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Government (State), Hacker News with 0 comments
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The email sent to several thousand of state employees in early February looked official. It featured the state logo and a familiar warning that email access was about to be cut off because the employee’s inbox was too full. The email invited employees to click on a link to solve the problem. If an employee clicked, a screen popped up asking for more data, including the employee’s name, login and password. It was a classic spear-fishing exploit with the hacker’s…

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South Carolina Agencies Still Working On Security Improvements

Posted January 7, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Government (State) with 0 comments

Months after a foreign hacker broke into the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s computer system exposing millions of taxpayers’ personal records and causing the state to spend $20 million for added protection, state cabinet agencies are still working on security improvements, an examination by show. Just one of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s 15 cabinet agencies questioned by the website — the Department of Probation, Pardons and Parole — responded without qualifications that it had the full basic protections…

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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Hacked, Reports Data For Over 1.1 Million Americans Exposed

Posted December 6, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Insurance with 0 comments

A Nationwide Mutual Insurance data breach that took place on October 3 apparently affected over a million Americans. The company reported to the North Carolina Attorney General that 1.1 million American customers may have been affected by the data breach, conducted by an unknown party and potentially from overseas. Click for complete article >>

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Small Physician Offices Are Primary Source Of Health Care Related Data Breaches

Posted December 5, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Health Care, HIPAA with 0 comments

Small physician practices, much like their small commercial business counterparts, have been the primary source of health care related data breaches, according to an analysis of breaches from 2009 to October 2012 released today by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). These smaller medical offices, usually well under 100 employees, lack the IT or information security resources to adequately deal with a wide array of cybercriminals eyeing electronic health records and personal information that has considerable value in the black…

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Western Connecticut State University Confirms Data Breach Exposing Personal Information Of 235,000

Posted December 3, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Education with 0 comments

Western Connecticut State University said Thursday it is in the process of notifying about 235,000 students, their families and others that their personal information may have been exposed to unauthorized access by a computer system vulnerability that has since been corrected. The Danbury, Conn.-based university said it has no evidence records were inappropriately accessed. It said the vulnerability existed from April 2009 to September 2012 and potentially exposed information, including Social Security numbers of those whose records were collected by…

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Top Federal And Local Government Data Breaches Of 2012

Posted November 29, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Government (Federal), Government (State) with 0 comments

With federal and local government agencies suffering the brunt of Anonymous protests, targeted phishing attacks leading to privilege escalation, and highly effective SQL injection attacks granting wide-scale access to information, citizen privacy definitely took a hit in 2012. 1. South Carolina More than 3.3 million unencrypted bank account numbers and 3.8 million tax returns were stolen in a wide-ranging attack against the South Carolina Department of Revenue that all started through a state employee falling for a phishing attack that…

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Nationwide Insurance Suffers Data Breach, At Least 28,000 Affected

Posted November 26, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Insurance with 0 comments

Nationwide may not be on your side, at least when it comes to press containment and incident response. According to a letter from the insurance company recently delivered to customers, the firm is cleaning up after a nasty data breach. However, they’re not disclosing the full scale and scope of the breach itself in order to prevent panic, a Nationwide Mutual spokesperson has stated. In a letter sent to clients, confirmed by state officials in California and Georgia, it was…

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Cybersecurity Legislation Stalled By U.S. Senate

Posted November 20, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Government (Federal) with 0 comments

The comprehensive cybersecurity legislation has stalled again in the United States Senate, effectively killing the bill for the rest of the year. Will the president issue an executive order to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks? On Wednesday, the Senate voted 51-47 to end debate on the bill and move to a final vote. However, the bill needed 60 votes to break the filibuster and move forward. The proposed bill failed a similar vote back in August. Click for…

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