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Daily News Reports from ABC Action News: Dozens of Fresno Unified employees affected by data breach

Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at Zenedge offers commentary on this latest breach in California:

"To most of us on the inside of cybersecurity circles, the constant news of organizations being breached comes as no surprise. The primary reason for Internet-based data breaches are the direct result of weak "web application security" postures. Organizations who moved their operations and data to the Internet years ago, still believe they can adequately protect their data with 20-year-old firewall technology. Those that can't recognize they are not protected, eventually will - once they make it to the news themselves." 

By Veronica Miracle - FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Three Fresno suspects, accused of living off other people's money-- investigators said they found Andrew Clement, Katie Whala, and Randall McKinney with troves of stolen personal information last month.

One of the possible victims-- Fresno Unified English teacher Marcy Barnhart.

"Identity theft is just a scary thing. Can ruin your credit, ruin your life possibly."

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Daily News Reports from MIS Asia: Ransom DDOS attacks hit Malaysian financial firms: Experts advise action plan for IT

Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at Zenedge, offers opinion on this latest DDoS attack breakout on Financial Firms in Asia:

"DDoS attacks are extremely easy to defeat, when the right defenses are "already" in place. Organizations who have prepared for the inevitable can completely ignore DDoS ransom threats from those who are looking to make a quick profit, from their threats of attack. Those who do pay the extortion demands are adding nothing more than "fuel to the fire" for the rest of us. Implementing the right defenses today is as simple as making a phone call." 

From MIS Asia-The Home of Enterprise in Asia, By Avanti Kumar:

Digital security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia has confirmed that as of Friday (7 July 2017) a DDOS attack has hit four financial firms.

Early reports suggest that the DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks, which come close on the heels of the recent WannaCry and Petya-variant threats, focused on several online brokerages on Wednesday (5 July 2017) and then on Friday.

Dato' Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab (pic below), chief executive officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia, said: "We are investigating, monitoring and working closely with other agencies to mitigate this threat. As of Friday, 7 July 2017, we received a total of four (4) reports on this threat."

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Daily News Reports from RealBusiness: Doing business online? Ensure you don’t get penalised for data protection breaches

By Andrea Ward is senior associate at McGuireWoods London - The UK government launched its five year National Cyber Security Strategy in November 2016, investing £1.9bn to protect UK businesses from cyber attacks and make the country the safest place to live and do business online. 

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Daily News Reports from HealthLeaders Media: Healthcare Among Industries Most Vulnerable to Cyberattack

By Alexandra Wilson Pecci - Simultaneous attacks on multiple organizations are likely in 2017, according to an AIG report."

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Daily News Reports from InfoSecurity Magazine: Breaches Set to Grow in 2018 but Security Investments Stall

By Phil Muncaster  - More than half (53%) of UK executives think data breach attempts will grow next year but less than half will increase cybersecurity investments, according to Ovum. 

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Daily News Reports from Consultancy.uk: Severe cybersecurity incidents cost shareholders billions, says CGI

Digitalisation comes with benefits, and pitfalls, for businesses. A new report highlights the cost of severe cybersecurity breaches on the share price of companies in the long-term, which average a  reduction of 1.8%. The research too finds that the long-term negative effect on share price is increasing, creating additional incentives for business owners and the executive to act to prevent breaches where possible. Continue reading here

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Daily News Reports from the Associated Press: Israel says it repelled a wide-ranging cyberattack

Israel says it repelled a wide-ranging cyberattack

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM — 

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