Cloud Security News: Week in Review is our blog series, grabbing the more interesting cloud security scoops from the web. Sit back, relax, and catch up on all you should know about this week.
This week, we caught up on four common phishing attacks and what it takes to avoid the bait. Did you know that there are an alleged millions of phishing attacks each day? Computer Business Review shares tips to stay safe from the most common ones. A new malware attack requests a selfie to carry out a data breach. In other news, healthcare data breaches have increased significantly quarter over quarter this year. Be sure to read the recaps below to get your security news fix this week!
Computer Business Review: 4 common phishing attacks and how to recognise them
By Alexander Sword (@alexdsword)
It’s likely that you’ve been the victim of a phishing scam, or likely received the bait. The most basic form of a phishing attack is known as a carrot or stick – which aims wide rather than deep. Another method is known as the “cry for help” masking a threat behind what looks like a message from a friend. The third looks like it comes from a supervisor, requesting sensitive information to carry out the scam. Lastly, an attack could look like a payment problem with an online account, most likely claiming that there was an issue processing payment for an online order. Be sure to read this piece in full and always remember to think twice before sharing sensitive information.
By Waqas (@Writerblues)
Playing off of the popular selfie trend, new Android trojan requests a photo to carry out a malware attack. This malware asks for credit card information through a fake app as well as personal details before asking for a photo of the account holder’s ID card. As of now, this malware is affecting those in both Hong Kong and Singapore but is expected to reach worldwide users. Hack Read advises refraining from install of unauthentic or mysterious plugins.
Healthcare IT News: Health data breaches in Q3 2016 outpace first two quarters
By Bill Siwicki (@SiwickiHealthIT)
A recent study shows health data breaches in Q3 of 2016 exceed those in both Q1 and Q2. The report shows the number of security incidents in healthcare have been rapidly increasing with each quarter. This September, insiders were accountable for 41% of health data breaches and 32% of breaches involved hacking or malware. Within just 13 insider accidents, 50,695 records were involved.