Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week, March 12-16

A new week, a new crop of security stories. Last week, GDPR, NIST and other compliance issues made headlines, as well as the latest cryptomining attack (blame ScarJo for this one). Missed out on any of the news? Here are the five most-read stories on Security Boulevard to help you out.

Dark Side Quantum Computing

Attackers Deliver Cryptominer to PostgreSQL Servers as Scarlett Johansson Pic

Security researchers have come across an attack against PostgreSQL servers that installs cryptominer malware that’s hidden in a picture of actress Scarlett Johansson.The unusual attack was captured in a honeypot by researchers from security firm Imperva, who intentionally left their database exposed. However, there are 710,000 PostgreSQL servers that are …
Ways to Draw GDPR Fine

Top 6 Quickest Ways to Draw a GDPR Fine

Recent surveys reveal businesses around the world don’t know if they’re compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regardless of the fact that the deadline is less than two months away. If this continues, there will be no shortage of GDPR compliance violations and fines.GDPR or BustIf your organization …
Combating W-2 Fraud

Combating W-2 Fraud, An Avalanche of False Positives and Wasted Time

Nobody likes tax season. Except perhaps the cybercriminals who are successfully scamming users into sharing their W-2 information. Year over year, the number of IRS-related phishing scams targeting individuals and companies continues to grow, putting organizations at risk of a data breach.According to Accenture, 30 percent of U.S. organizations with …
Free HTTPS Wildcard Certificates Are Now Available

Free HTTPS Wildcard Certificates Are Now Available

Not-for-profit certificate authority Let’s Encrypt has started issuing wildcard HTTPS certificates for free, allowing organizations with a large number of web assets to significantly simplify their certificate management.Let’s Encrypt has been partly credited with the rapid HTTPS adoption on the web in recent years through its offering of domain certificates …
Compliant With NIST

Are You Compliant with NIST 800-171?

In June 2015, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its latest set of guidelines for the handling of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), comprising data including personally identifiable information (PII), banking, health information or other sensitive bits of data that one would not want falling into the …

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