Breach Guide

Learn the steps to take in the event of a data breach and stay current on the cyber threat landscape with the FTC’s Data Breach Resources, FBI’s Daily Digest Library and San Diego’s Cyber Incident Response Guide.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Data Breach Resources

Find out the steps to take as a business or consumer if you experience a data breach.


FBI Cyber Daily Digest Library

Stay current on the global threat landscape with the FBI’s daily circulation of published data breaches and articles.

  • Pearson data breach: details of hundreds of thousands of U.S. students hacked

    Source: Fast Company
    By: Michael Grothaus
    Published: August 1, 2019

    * Pearson, one of the largest publishers of print and digital textbooks, has revealed it has suffered a major data breach, reports the Wall Street Journal. * The breach affected more than 13,000 school and university accounts with some accounts containing information on hundreds of thousands of students at those institutions.

  • Update to iOS 12.4 Right Now to Block New Vulnerabilities

    Source: Life Hacker
    By: David Murphy
    Published: July 31, 2019

    * Most iPhone and iPad owners are running iOS 12. And that's a good thing, because you're getting a speedier experience with as many patched bugs and vulnerabilities as possible.
    * One of these "interactionless" bugs, as identified by the Google researchers, was not even fully fixed in iOS 12.4. They're described as such, as all they require an attacker to do is send you a message-and that can be a text message, multimedia message, iMessage, email, or a Visual Voicemail, as Google security engineer Natalie Silvanovich notes.

  • Beware phony gift card email scams: Here's why attackers love using them

    Source: ZDNet
    By: Danny Palmer
    Published: July 31, 2019

    * Two thirds of email attacks targeting the enterprise are fake gift card requests from the boss. Individual attacks don't pocket attackers much, but widespread campaigns can be highly lucrative - and difficult to trace. * Gift card requests aren't a new tactic, but despite having a low success rate, criminals are successfully squeezing cash out of victims by targeting large numbers of people.

  • Phishing and credential stuffing remain top threats

    Source: Beta News
    By: Ian Barker
    Published: July 31, 2019

    * As we have seen in another report today, the financial sector remains a prime target for cybercriminals. * Phishing attacks and credential stuffing are the two most common forms of attack used against the industry according to another report from Akamai.

  • How 4 IT technicians saved an Arizona hospital from hacker ransomware

    Source: Arizona Republic
    By: Jeannette Hinkle
    Published: July 30, 2019

    * Mike Nelson often comes to work early, around 6 a.m., so it was Nelson who first discovered the message. Nelson, an information-technology technician for Wickenburg Community Hospital, found it glowing on a computer screen in the emergency department. * In Times New Roman font was the word =93Ryuk.=94 In the bottom left corner of the screen was the phrase =93balance of the shadow universe.=94

  • 2 · Massive data breach hits Capital One, affecting more than 100 million customers

    Source: USA Today
    By: Kelly Tyko
    Published: July 30, 2019

    * Capital One said Monday that personal information of more than 100 million individuals, including Social Security numbers and bank accounts, was compromised in a massive data theft that led to the arrest of a Seattle woman. * The FBI arrested Thompson on Monday for the theft, which occurred between March 12 and July 17, court records show. Among the data allegedly collected from a company cloud-based server were Social Security and bank account numbers.

  • Some Deutsche Bank Employees Kept Email Access After Being Fired

    Source: Bloomberg
    By: Steven Arons
    Published: July 29, 2019

    * German lender reviewed most communication, found no wrongdoing * Incident underscores long-running issues with internal systems

  • Exclusive: Hack Breaks Your Visa Card's Contactless Limit For Big Frauds

    Source: Forbes
    By: Thomas Brewster
    Published: July 29, 2019

    * Think that £30 limit on contactless payments is going to protect you from big thefts? Think again. * Security researchers have found a way to bypass that limit on Visa cards. Their hack, which isn't limited to U.K. cards, could let opportunistic crooks drain accounts with a single tap, and they claim they don't even need to steal the credit card... * and little on Visa's side is being done to address this fresh fraud threat.

  • From the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security


    Source: TechGenix
    By: Derek Kortepeter
    Published: July 29, 2019

    * Louisiana has officially declared a state of emergency following a cybersecurity incident. * The cyberattack is specifically a massive attack on school systems and has so far affected Sabine, Morehouse, and Ouachita schools in northern Louisiana.

San Diego Cyber Incident Response Guide

Learn more about San Diego’s region-wide cyber incident response guide and available local, state and federal resources.

San Diego Cyber Incident Response Guide October 2017