Hotel Room Access Held For Ransom
Cybercriminals Lock Hotel Guests Out of Room, Demand Ransom

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It’s Tax Season and the IRS Warns of a “Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam”
Fraudsters are turning to phishing campaigns in attempts to trick individuals with access to their company’s W-2 tax forms into turning them over, the IRS has revealed.

70% of Washington DC’s CCTV Storage Devices Compromised Prior to Trump’s Inauguration
Officials from Washington’s police and city technology office have revealed that hackers had infected a majority of CCTV storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras in the city, in the lead-up to President Trump’s inauguration.

2016 Windows Mitigations
In 2016, Microsoft took several steps to improve and increase security for modern Windows versions. These mitigations serve as security measures to decrease and prevent the risk of a vulnerability being exploited.

Authorities Arrest ATM Malware Thieves for Stealing $3.2 Million
A sweeping law enforcement operation with agencies from Europe to Asia has apprehended five members of an international organized criminal group, with three convictions so far. The group planned and carried out “highly-sophisticated” malware attacks targeting ATMs, enabling them to siphon the cash from the machines.

Cybercriminals Lock Hotel Guests Out of Room, Demand Ransom
The Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a luxury 4-starr hotel in Austria, has revealed that it was the victim of a cyberattack in which cybercriminals hacked the hotel’s electronic key system, leaving hundreds of guests locked out of their rooms.

Breach Database Website LeakedSource Busted by Feds
LeakedSource, a breach notification website that also sold database access to over 3 billion hacked accounts is now offline, disappearing in murky circumstances. One insider claims the website is down and gone forever.

How to Avoid Bad HIPAA Compliance Practices
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was enacted to protect health insurance coverage for employees and their families. HIPAA is particularly useful when an employee is laid-off or shifting jobs.

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Featured Article

Daniel Reardon on Cybersecurity and Health Care Industry

Daniel Reardon, managing consultant at Delta Risk, discusses cybersecurity and the risk of ransomware targeting the health care industry in a recent interview with LIFARS.

From Around the Web:

Netflix Scam Spreads Ransomware

A program found on suspicious websites aims to trick Windows/PC users into creating fake Netflix logins so it can deliver ransomware.

Critical WordPress REST API Bug: Prevent Your Blog From Being Hacked!

Last week, WordPress patched three security flaws, but just yesterday the company disclosed about a nasty then-secret zero-day vulnerability that let remote unauthorized hackers modify the content of any post or page within a WordPress site.

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