Official: Russian-owned company attempted Ohio election hack (Associated Press) November 27th
Ohio detected and thwarted an election-related cyber attack earlier this month, the state’s elections chief said. The “relatively unsophisticated” hacking attempt on Nov. 5, 2019, originated in Panama but was traced to a Russian-owned company.
Palo Alto Networks hit by data leak (Techradar) November 28th
The cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks has admitted that it suffered a data breach which resulted in the personal data of both past and current employees being leaked online.
Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse (TechCrunch) December 1st
The database stored years of sent and received text messages from its customers and processed by TrueDialog. But because the database was left unprotected on the internet without a password, none of the data was encrypted and anyone could look inside.
Vulnerabilities & Exploits
How Bluetooth can be an attack gateway (Techradar) November 26th
Sophisticated hackers with sinister intent have exploited several Bluetooth flaws to steal data or install malware, whether that be via Bluetooth chips, targeting mobile devices or even navigating through car entertainment systems.
The realistic portrayal of hacking in the TV show Mr. Robot has been praised by cybersecurity experts for illustrating the threats and challenges companies face daily. Read this summary of some of the biggest hacks from the show and the cloud security lessons they provide audiences.
Galileo Health, an innovative healthcare technology startup, relies on Nightfall to secure their Slack channels and GitHub repositories. Michael Supon, Galileo’s Head of Security and Compliance, credits Nightfall’s ease of use, automation, and accurate results with improving his team’s productivity and helping maintain HIPAA compliance across Galileo’s data infrastructure.
Data discovery can sometimes be an overlooked component of many organizations’ approach to securing data, but its importance cannot be understated. Read about how data discovery can help your security team and how to choose the best data discovery tool.
Aaron’s, Inc., an omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, protects against data loss using Nightfall’s easy-to-use Slack DLP integration. Stuart Lane, Information Security Engineer at Aaron’s, credits Nightfall in automating their DLP activity and helping enforce their company code of conduct among their employees.