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REvil Ransomware Breach Targets Jack Daniel’s Parent Brown-Forman — Steals 1 TB of Data

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The REvil ransomware cyber gang claims to have attacked Brown-Forman, the owner of Jack Daniel’s and other popular liquor brands. The sophisticated ransomware gang claims to be holding 1TB of Brown-Forman corporate data for ransom, including employee information, pledging to leak the data in batches if the company does not respond to its demands. Brown-Forman has released few details about the attack, and claims “There are no active negotiations.”

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What the Massive Twitter Hack Means for CISOs and Security Vendors

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The massive Twitter hack this past week was a wake-up call for many of the vulnerabilities our collective reliance on social media channels presents. Here is a short overview of the specifics that have been uncovered as a result of investigation by the FBI, lawmakers, cybersecurity experts and Twitter itself, as well as what the impact of a hack of this nature means for CISOs and their security vendor partners.

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German Court Ruling against Facebook Data Collection Practices a Possible Catalyst

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Last year, Facebook had been ordered to stop collecting and combining data across its various platforms without explicit user consent. This latest ruling in Karlsruhe effectively negates the stay granted by the Dusseldorf court, and requires Facebook to once again comply with the original order. This could well trigger a domino effect of regulatory action against Facebook in the EU and the US.