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NU faces ‘very real’ cyber threat: 9.94 million attacks blocked daily

This article by Rick Ruggles about the University of Nebraska’s security challenges may give some readers a better understanding of what happens on a daily basis.  Here are some snippets: …  the number of attacks on systems is shocking. He said NU’s information security efforts block 9.94 million attacks daily. Many of those are...

IA: Virginia Gay Hospital notifies patients after discovering compromised employee email account

As posted on the hospital’s web site on August 15: Virginia Gay Hospital Notifies Patients of Security Incident Vinton, Iowa (August 15, 2019) – Virginia Gay Hospital has become aware of a data security incident that may have resulted in the disclosure of the personal information of its patients. Virginia Gay Hospital immediately investigated...

European Central Bank Says One of Its Websites Was Hacked, Data Possibly Captured

Carolynn Look and Nicholas Comfort report: The European Central Bank said one of its websites was hacked by unauthorized people who may have stolen private information including contact data. According to an emailed statement, hackers installed malware onto an external server that hosts the Banks’ Integrated Reporting Dictionary, or BIRD, to aid phishing activities....