Apple and Cisco team up on cybersecurity insurance Apple and Cisco are now offering insurance policies to companies to protect them financially against cyber attacks. Moody’s has cut its rating outlook for Equifax in consideration of a disastrous security breach which led to the theft of over 146 million user records. The capital markets and investment firm decided to reduce its Equifax outlook from stable to negative this week, as first reported by CNBC. Security US to reportedly blacklist Chinese surveillance camera giant Hikvision Two more Microsoft zero-days uploaded on GitHub New FAA rules for recreational drone flyers introduce temporary no-fly zones and a training requirement Cybersecurity jobs: These skills are most in demand and have the best pay A 2017 data breach is the cause of the financial fallout. Individuals from the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom were informed that their information had been exposed, potentially including the theft of names, social security numbers, birthdates, home addresses, and partial driving license details. A well-known vulnerability in Apache Struts, CVE-2017-5638, was blamed for the intrusion. See also: Equifax, FICO launch Data Decision Cloud as credit scores meld with marketing, compliance, customer experience The Apache Struts Project Management Committee said at the time the attackers behind the breach “either used an earlier announced vulnerability on an unpatched Equifax server or exploited a vulnerability not known at this point in time.” Equifax revealed an unpatched system was at fault, despite the bug’s disclosure and a patch being made available two months before… [Read full story]
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