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.

  • Shelby still recovering from cyber attack
    • The city of Shelby is still recovering from a cyber attack that shut down many city systems.
    • The city has had systems in place to prevent or protect from attacks for some time, and still found itself falling victim to an attack. - Dustin George | March 26, 2020
  • Half of firms have spotted a cyberattack - and here is the most common one you will face
    • The larger the organisation, the more likely it is that they will have identified a data breach or cyberattack – partly because they're going to be viewed as a more valuable target for cyber criminals and partly because they're more likely to have the finances and resources to implement a cybersecurity programme that helps them spot intrusions.
    • A total of 86% of businesses said they've identified phishing emails, demonstrating how phishing is still very much the top means of attack for hackers – and the number of detected phishing attacks is higher than ever before.

      ZDNet - Danny Palmer | March 26, 2020
  • Your Social Security Number Costs $4 On The Dark Web, New Report Finds
    • Social Security Numbers, despite being widely regarded as outdated and insecure, particularly in the wake of the 2018 Equifax hack, are still used as the primary means of identity verification.
    • As with Equifax, cyberattacks are often targeted at sites that will yield millions of SSNs at a time, allowing cybercriminals to steal 'in bulk.'

      Forbes - Jesse Damiani | March 25, 2020
  • Coronavirus pandemic creates 'perfect storm' for cybercriminals to exploit people working from home: Experts
    • As the country grapples with the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity experts are warning that employees working from home are increasingly being targeted by aggressive cybercriminals trying to capitalize on their unfamiliarity with remote work.
    • According to Diana Burley, a cybersecurity professor at George Washington University, employees working from home simply don't have the same protections they had while working in an office.

      ABC News - Megan Christie | March 24, 2020
  • The Rise Of The Chief Cybercrime Officer
    • The TalkTalk data breach in 2015 was monumental for the cyber security industry.
    • At the time, data breaches were hardly new, but this particular breach resulted in UK MPs recommending that an officer should be appointed with day-to-day responsibility for protecting computer systems from cyber attack.
    • This governmental guidance was not a consequence of the size of the breach...

      isBuzznews - Matt Cable | March 24, 2020
  • Beazley: Ransomware Attacks Increasingly Paired With Data Breach
    • Ransomware attacks became both more frequent and more brutal in 2019, according to a new report by speciality insurer Beazley.
    • Beazley said the two most common forms of attack to deploy ransomware are phishing emails and breaching poorly secured remote desktop protocol.

      Claims Journal | March 24, 2020
  • 96% of IT leaders in the legal sector say insider data breaches are a major concern...
    • IT leaders from the legal sector are more pessimistic than average about the risk of future breaches. 44% say it is likely employees will put data at risk in the coming year – eight percentage points above average.
    • Given recent events, there will be an unprecedented number of legal employees working from home who might be looking for ways to send large multimedia files or are suddenly having to share more data via email.

      realwire | March 24, 2020
  • Coronavirus: WHO sees rise in cyberattack attempts by hackers, official says
    • Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks amid the spread of a new coronavirus.
    • Officials and cybersecurity experts have warned that hackers of all stripes are seeking to capitalize on international concern over the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Jeff Bezos Just Posted a 4-Page Letter to Amazon Employees on Instagram. It Announces a Drastic Change for the Company
    • On Saturday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos posted a letter to Amazon employees on Instagram, detailing part of his company's strategy for the coming months in response to the novel coronavirus.
    • "My own time and thinking is now wholly focused on COVID-19 and on how Amazon can best play its role." - Bezos
    • Every business can benefit from a redirection of focus, whether you're a local restaurant or a solopreneur.

      Inc. - Justin Bariso | March 23, 2020
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Test Center Hit By Cyber Attack, Stolen Data Posted Online
    • A medical facility on standby to help test any coronavirus vaccine has been hit by a ransomware group that promised not to target medical organizations.
    • The criminals behind the Maze ransomware attacks have struck again...

      Forbes - Davey Winder | March 23, 2020

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