multi-factor authentication

Verizon’s 2024 Data Breach Report, a must-read publication, was published on May 1, 2024. The report indicates that “Over the past 10 years, the use of stolen credentials has appeared in almost one-third (31%) of all breaches…”

Stolen credentials mean a user has given their username and password to a threat actor. When that

On June 2, 2024, cloud service provider Snowflake reported increased cyber threat activity targeting some of its customer’s accounts. Snowflake recommended that customers review unusual activity to detect and prevent unauthorized user access.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) then sent an alert on June 3, 2024, recommending that Snowflake customers “hunt for malicious activity

On May 10, 2024, CISA, along with the FBI, HHS, and MS-ISAC, issued a joint Cybersecurity Advisory relating to Black Basta ransomware affiliates “that have targeted over 500 private industry and critical infrastructure entities, including healthcare organizations, in North America, Europe, and Australia.”

The Black Basta Advisory provides information on how the threat actors gain

The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) recently issued an Alert warning that “threat actors employing advanced social engineering tactics to target IT help desks in the health sector and gain initial access to target organizations” have been on the rise.

The social engineering scheme starts with a telephone call to the IT help desk

Darktrace researchers have outlined a particularly scary scenario of how threat actors are bypassing MFA and using artificial intelligence to launch sophisticated phishing attacks against users.

The case study “leveraged legitimate Dropbox infrastructure and successfully bypassed multifactor authentication (MFA) protocols…which highlights the growing exploitation of legitimate popular services to trick targets into downloading malware and

Most organizations and online platforms use multifactor authentication (MFA) (also called two-factor authentication) to confirm that the user is an authorized individual and not a scammer or fraudster. We have all been trained to use MFA through our workplaces to gain access to our work emails; tech companies offering free email services are suggesting that

On December 8, 2023, New York Attorney General Leticia James penned her approval to an Assurance of Discontinuance with third party dental administrator Healthplex, settling the enforcement action for $400,000 and a litany of data privacy and security compliance requirements.

The AG’s investigation commenced following a November 24, 2021, successful phishing attack against Healthplex. The

We have published blog posts before on sharing genetic information and the risk associated with the disclosure of such sensitive information.

Unfortunately, our concerns have been realized. On Monday, October 9, 2023, 23andMe confirmed that its investigation into a data security incident involving customer profile information shared through its DNA Relatives feature “was compiled from

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently issued guidance on protecting the security of organizations’ social media accounts to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to those accounts.

The guidance, entitled The Capacity Enhancement Guide (CEG): Social Media Account Protection, provides tips for organizations to protect social media accounts from malicious cyber actors. CISA