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Capital One Breach Exposes Personal Information of 106 Million People

In March 2019, a hacker accessed the names, addresses, phone numbers and credit scores of 106 million Capital One credit card customers and applicants in the U.S. and Canada. The hacker also accessed 140,000 customers’ Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers.

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Marriott Discloses Data Breach Impacting 500 Million Customers

Marriott disclosed that the personal details of up to 500 million guests were compromised in a Starwood reservation system data breach that had been ongoing since 2014. The database contained personal details such as names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers and travel details. In some cases, the compromised information also included payment card numbers and expiration dates.

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Executive Communications

Report: China Used a Microchip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

A new report from Bloomberg suggests China potentially implanted microchips onto the motherboards of servers distributed by San Jose-based company Supermicro. One official says investigators found that affected servers have been distributed to nearly 30 companies, including a major bank, government contractors and Apple.

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Executive Communications

EFAIL Vulnerability Exposes Encrypted Email

On May 14, 2018, security researchers tweeted details and launched a website (efail.de) explaining how attackers could exploit “EFAIL” vulnerabilities to extract plain text from encrypted emails. The vulnerability impacts both the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and S/MIME methods of email encryption, which are commonly used in Microsoft Outlook. 

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Cybersecurity Skills Gap: Too Many Threats, Too Few Professionals

The global shortfall of information security professionals is expected to reach 3.5 million by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Meanwhile, organizations believe only half of the applicants they receive for infosec positions are qualified for the jobs, and another 53 percent of organizations face delays as long as six months to find and hire qualified candidates.