Hackers Steal Credit Card Data from Trump Hotels

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Law Firm Points to an External Hack of Panama Papers
Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian law firm at the center of the biggest data hack in journalism history that has firmly placed the spotlight on world leaders, claimed that the firm was the victim of an external hack.

Hackers Steal Credit Card Data from Trump Hotels, Again!
Donald Trump’s luxury hotel chain, the Trump Hotel collection has been affected with a breach of its credit card systems, according to reports.

The Panama Papers Hack is the Biggest in Modern Times
The biggest leak in modern times, now known as the Panama Papers which account for 11 million documents from secretive Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has been revealed, making for a staggeringly impactful hack.

CISO Tips for Effective Communication with the Board
Clean and effective communication with the rest of the board members is vital to getting your cybersecurity agenda across. Here are a few tips to help you achieve your goals.

Report: US Hospitals Facing Surge in Ransomware Attacks
A non-profit healthcare group has warned that U.S. hospitals should brace for a surge in ransomware attacks by malicious criminals, a trend that has already shown to be true in recent times.

United States & Canada Issue Joint Ransomware Alert
In a joint statement today, the United States and Canada issued a rare collaborative cyber alert against ransomware, following the surge of ransomware-related incidents in recent times.

Interesting Reading From Around the Web

Home Brew iPhone Malware Kit Makes Spying On Apple Devices Easy
Apple makes some of the most secure smartphones on the planet, as the FBI has found all too apparent in recent weeks. But when one has access to an iPhone, it’s possible to quickly install malware that appears to be legitimate, as shown by a new software called Su-A-Cyder, which automates the process of creating quick and dirty spyware.

FBI: $2.3 Billion Lost to CEO Email Scams
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week warned about a “dramatic” increase in so-called “CEO fraud,” e-mail scams in which the attacker spoofs a message from the boss and tricks someone at the organization into wiring funds to the fraudsters. The FBI estimates these scams have cost organizations more than $2.3 billion in losses over the past three years.

5 Top Cybersecurity Threats Today
Fraud threats – including ransomware, Internal Revenue Service and tech support fraud, and cybercriminals who continue to crack malware code – are everywhere these days, industry experts and government agencies warned.

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