This week’s cybersecurity stories show that satellites in space are just as vulnerable as gaming arcades when it comes to cyber criminals’ attacks. The end goal is to get information to takeover accounts, gather data for future attacks or simply freeze usage for ransom. So remember: do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and track where your digital identity may be exposed on HackNotice Personal for free HERE.

 

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Main Event hit with payment card data breach that lasted for several months at some sites 

The Plano-based entertainment and food venue doesn’t know how many customers were affected or who is responsible.

 

The safe haven for adults looking to enjoy cocktails and arcade games may have been targeted for an extended period of time before the security flaws were found.

 

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SBA Gets $60 Billion Disaster Loan Boost, Confirms ‘Back Button’ Data Breach

The problem, it would appear, happened thanks to a security flaw in the online loan application portal that meant hitting the back button during the process could have displayed application data from another business.

 

As small businesses do their best to stay afloat during this shaky economy, security flaws from outside assistance may be their biggest threat.

 

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The Air Force wants you to hack its satellite in orbit. Yes, really

The goal isn’t to just fix the existing bugs but also to shore up its supply chain to prevent introducing new bugs.

 

More satellites are slated to launch into space and with that comes the possibility of turf wars. Organizations are calling all help to make sure they are ready for anything.

 

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Anatomy of a rental phishing scam

A security professional lays out an intricate phishing scam disguised as an Airbnb rental that every reader should look at before making their next housing decisions.

 

If you want to learn more about how to protect your business from cyber attacks like these, be sure to take a look at our free white-paper download: The Ultimate Guide to Threat Intelligence.

That’s this week’s roundup, showing that every industry benefits when good cybersecurity habits are followed. So wash your hands and keep your passwords secure. Thanks for reading, stay safe and we’ll see you next week! 

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