This Month in SSL: May 2016

Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. (Click here to see the whole series.)

SSL & Encryption

Data Breaches

  • Kiddicare experienced a data breach that exposed sensitive information for 794,000 of their customers.
  • Kroger announced that the Equifax W-2Express breach may have exposed former and current employees’ information, including SSN and birth dates.
  • In the past few months seven former employees of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation left with thumb drives containing personal banking information for 160,000 U.S. residents.
  • An InvestBank in the United Arabs Emirates leaked tens of thousands of records online.
  • Russian email service exposed 272 million usernames and passwords in a data breach.
  • A flaw in the pwnedlist.com service a website that alerts companies when their users’ email passwords and usernames have been compromised caused a breach, exposing 866 million accounts.

Vulnerabilities

Malware

Cybercrime

IoT

Research & Studies

  • A new Ponemon Institute study revealed that almost 90% of healthcare organizations have suffered a data breach.
  • Ransomware attacks increased by 14% from the previous quarter, according to a study by Kaspersky Labs.
  • In their Q1 Spam and phishing report, Kaspersky observed over 22 million email antivirus detections, which is four times higher than last year.
  • DoS attacks could cause organizations to lose over $100,000 per hour of downtime, says a recent study.
  • Juniper Research predicts online transaction fraud will have cost organizations $25.6 billion by 2020.