Cyber Security News of the Week, October 23, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
LinkedIn says hacking suspect is tied to breach that stole 117M passwords: An alleged Russian hacker arrested in the Czech Republic following an FBI-coordinated tip-off is suspected of taking part in a 2012 breach of LinkedIn that resulted in the theft of more than 117 million user passwords, representatives of the professional networking site said Wednesday.

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, October 16, 2016

Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version to fix at least 12 vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.

Adobe Reader: Adobe has released version 2015.020.20039. Updates are available through the program’s Help menu/Check for Updates or from Adobe’s website.

Cyber Security News of the Week, October 16, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
Unsecured database lets hacker expose 58 million plus records from data management firm: A hacker scanning for unsecured databases was able to compromise at least 58.8 million records – and possibly as many as 258 million – from Modern Business Solutions (MBS), a data management and monetization firm primarily serving the automotive, employment and real-estate industries.

Cyber Security News of the Week, October 9, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Cyber Privacy
Facebook enables encryption for mobile Messenger app’s 900M users Facebook this week said the roughly 900 million account holders who use its mobile Messenger app each month can now make their conversations illegible to eavesdroppers after it finished rolling out a feature that uses end-to-end encryption to protect private messages from prying eyes.

Cyber Security News of the Week, October 2, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Cyber Defense
How to pick a password manager: After the Yahoo breach exposed personal data about 500 million users, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves online. That’s where password managers come in. Christian Science Monitor, September 30, 2016
Information Security Management in the Organization
Information Security Management and Governance
10 Things You Need to Do if your Business Gets Hacked: What’s worse than a massive data breach? Not reporting it.