UPDATE: AMCA’s Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy after LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics Security Breach AMCA’s (American Medical Collection Agency) parent company Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau (RMCB) filed for bankruptcy last Monday after a large security breach. The security breach affected almost 20 million customers of LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics. The filing specifically states that the security breach
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About two weeks ago an interesting malware was reported. This malware was targeting Linux systems. Dubbed HiddenWasp by the researchers who discovered it at Intezer, this malware is complex and, as of right now, 0% detectable by major security software. But before you go dismissing this article and HiddenWasp as irrelevant to you, let me convince
LabCorp Security Breach Tragedy has struck again this week! LabCorp released a statement that their collection agency, American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), experienced a data breach from August 1, 2018 to May 30, 2019. This occurred on the payment pages of their website. The breach is said to have affected 7.7 million customers of LabCorp.
A Discouraging Trend in Data Breaches Data breaches of our favorite businesses are becoming all too common. Walking through my local mall, I could identify over 10 companies that reported a data breach in the last 2 years. Most surprising of all, many of the incidents have not had to do with hackers, just the
How Blockchain Is Changing How We Do Business In our last post, What is Blockchain?, we talked about the history and origination of this new technology. Today, we are delving further into this subject, and discussing how it is changing the way we do business. If you aren’t sure what blockchain is, check
Dean Kamen said, “Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.” The innovation? Blockchain. Blockchain is a relatively new technology, and it’s turning out to be a fantastic solution to the growing problem of securing our information on the internet. A Little Background Blockchain
The Department of Energy requires that any US utility notify them within one hour after a successful cyber attack on their system. If the required OE-417 electric disturbance report is not filed, power companies can be fined as much as $2,500 per day! History shows that the Department of Energy has never issued this penalty
What is the European Union Cyber Security Act? The EU Cyber Security Act was approved by the European Parliament on March 12, 2019. It is a part of the cyber security package that was announced by the European Union in 2017. The act includes a plan for a universal security certification of ICT and IoT
Cyber security. It’s a solution to a relatively new problem. A problem that seems out of a heist movie, that only Andy Garcia has to deal with. That idea is proved false by a study from Accenture, that reports that cyber crime in 2018 cost individual businesses on average $13 million, which is 12% more
BANGLADESH BOTS When you hear Bangladesh, what do you think of? A troubled political past and dangerous Bengal tigers roaming around? Recently, Utah Elections Director Justin Lee announced that Facebook had discovered a bot farm from Bangladesh had launched a disinformation campaign. This campaign had the goal of disrupting the general midterm election in Utah.