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LabCorp, one of the nation’s largest medical diagnostics companies, is investigating a security breach that may have put health records of millions of patients at risk.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company says it detected “suspicious activities” on its network over the weekend of July 14 and “immediately took certain systems offline as part of its comprehensive response to contain the activity.”
According to a letter from Macy’s Inc., the department stores’ parent company, an unauthorized party reportedly used stolen usernames and passwords to log into the online accounts of certain Macys.com and Bloomingdales.com customers between April 26 and June 12. While it said only “a small number of our customers” were affected by the breach, it didn’t specify how many and said only that the data was obtained from an outside source.
Invited as a guest speaker, Breadcrumb presented at a California Society of CPA’s Fresno chapter event. Highlighting risk and vulnerability within the financial sector, Breadcrumb CMO, Jennifer Guidry, outlined the current threats within the industry. To conclude the event, CEO, Brian Horton, performed a live-hack demonstration, highlighting the dangers of using free WiFi.
A former Tesla employee used his access to the company’s network to steal “gigabytes” of highly sensitive data and transferred it to unknown third parties.
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, sent an email to all employees late last Sunday night alleging that he had discovered a saboteur in the company’s ranks.
Musk said this person had conducted “quite extensive and damaging sabotage” to the company’s operations, including changing code to an internal product and exporting data to outsiders.
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A recent survey of hackers, incident responders, and penetration testers revealed that the majority can gain access to a targeted system within 15 hours, but more than half of hackers (54%) take less than five hours to gain access to a system, and steal sensitive data.
The data comes from the 2018 Nuix Black Report and its survey of 112 hackers and penetration testers, 79% of which were based in the United States.