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January 15, 2020

[Blog] Google Advanced Protection Program Helps Prevent G Suite Account Compromise

Matthew McTigue, deltarisk.com, January 14, 2020 

In today’s blog, we talk about some new features to help prevent G Suite account compromise and provide extra protection for sensitive accounts. Read it here.

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Travelex Restoring Some Electronic Services After Cyber Attack

reuters.com, January 13, 2020

Travelex is restoring operations to process foreign exchange orders electronically, it said, almost two weeks after cyber hackers took hold of its systems, leading to a global blackout of its online services.

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US Government Issues Powerful Security Alert: Upgrade VPN Or Expect Cyber Attacks

forbes.com, January 13, 2020

The United States Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an alert that strongly urges users and administrators alike to update a VPN with long-since disclosed critical vulnerabilities.

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Albany Airport Pays Off Sodinokibi Ransomware Gang: Report

bankinfosecurity.com, January 13, 2020

Officials at the Albany (New York) International Airport paid a ransom to cyber criminals after the facility’s systems were hit with the Sodiniokibi ransomware strain on Christmas. While the encrypted files have been unlocked and operations at the airport are running normally, the FBI and the New York State Cyber Command are still investigating the incident.

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Phishing Scam Affects Texas-Based School District

cisomag.com, January 14, 2020

The Manor Independent School District (MISD) in Texas is facing a loss of over $2 million after falling victim to a phishing attack. The phishing scam came to light after a school district employee discovered the issue in December 2019 and reported it to the police.

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Unpatched Citrix Flaw Now Has PoC Exploits

threatpost.com January 13, 2020

Proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code has been released for an unpatched remote-code-execution vulnerability in the Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway products.

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[Resources] CISO Guidebook

The role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) – or anyone who aspires to that role – is changing. It’s becoming increasingly more complex as cyber security threats increase. Our CISO resource center is here to help you and your team to successfully navigate the path. Learn more here.

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