Top 10 Breaches and Leaky Server Screw Ups of 2019

This post is intended to be a little more than simply a stroll down memory lane in the IT security world of 2019.  Take a moment to consider each one of these incidents and how each could affect you and your organization.  Have you executed on any lessons learned?  Have you mitigated or remediated all associated vulnerabilities?  Are you monitoring for future activity?  We need to learn from these types of incidents and strive to continually get stronger.  Enjoy the read.

https://threatpost.com/top-10-breaches-leaky-server-2019/151386/

Restaurant Chains Hit in PoS Attack

And the trend continues.  Please take note of this breach notification and the restaurants involved.  Be diligent in reviewing your transaction and credit histories if you have frequented one of these locations.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/restaurant-chains-hit-in-pos-attack/d/d-id/1334310

Nearly 1 in 3 CEO Email Accounts Exposed in Breaches, Reveals New Report

These findings are significant and quite noteworthy as these compromised credentials continue to be used for spear phishing attacks and other cyber attacks.  All businesses should be taking the threat of leaked credentials seriously and should leverage mechanisms to monitor for these types of compromises.

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/latest-security-news/ceo-email-accounts-exposed-breaches/