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October 11, 2017 | Cloud Application and Data Controls

 Accenture Data Left Unsecured on Public AWS S3 Cloud Storage Bucket

On September 17, 2017, cybersecurity firm UpGuard privately alerted Accenture to the fact that some of its sensitive information (including client-specific information, passwords and credentials, and encryption keys) was stored on a publicly accessible, unsecured Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) storage unit -- called a “bucket.” The data could be downloaded by anyone who knew the web address -- no password was required.

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October 6, 2017 | Vendor and Partner Management

 Russian Hackers’ Breach of NSA via Kaspersky Software

In 2015, Russian-government backed hackers stole classified National Security Agency (NSA) data on U.S. cyber-offensive capabilities, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday, October 5th. The stolen information included details on how the U.S. defends against cyberattacks and the techniques it uses to penetrate foreign networks.

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September 18, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats

 GoldenEye Ransomware Attack

GoldenEye is fast-spreading ransomware that encrypts files and makes demands for Bitcoin payments to unlock data. It was first observed on June 27, 2017 and has infected more than 30,000 computers worldwide. 

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