Every industry is fair game for hackers. One mistake with any account information like reusing or sharing passwords and your organization can be shaken down for millions. So remember to practice good cybersecurity: do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and be careful when clicking on suspicious links.

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With many schools and colleges performing remote learning, including tests, online proctoring services are increasingly being used to prevent students from cheating. ProctorTrack is one such solution by Verificient that is used by numerous universities, including Rutgers, University of Western Ontario, Ohio University, Illinois State University, Purdue University, and MIT. Starting yesterday, students began receiving emails sent by the hacker from the Verificient Support account.

 

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One of the digital underground’s most popular stores for peddling stolen credit card information began selling a batch of more than three million new card records this week. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the data was stolen in a lengthy data breach at more than 100 Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant locations around the country.

 

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The American Museum of Natural History says hackers accessed personal information about visitors in a data breach. The museum reports that the information included things like contact information, demographics, and prior donations.

 

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The incident, which occurred between Aug. 14 and Aug. 19, involved only data from BryLin Hospital, administrators said. It did not affect information for the BryLin outpatient clinic, including outpatient substance abuse and mental health care… The information included dates of birth, addresses and treatment details. In some cases, health insurance and Social Security numbers also were involved.

 

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“The intruder was able to access forum user profiles, which include the email addresses connected to those forum accounts,” said Sandbox Interactive GmbH, the company behind Albion Online… The attacker also harvested encrypted passwords. Sandbox Interactive said the passwords were hashed with the Bcrypt password-hashing function and then salted with random data to make it harder for attackers to reverse and crack the password.

 

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Australian gas producer Kleenheat has warned a number of its customers about a data breach that may have resulted in information such as name and address being exposed…”The potential disclosure was recently identified by Kleenheat during a routine data security check, and did not occur within Kleenheat’s internal systems,” the company wrote in an email to customers.

 


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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