Almost 20 million records exposed in breach affecting Quest and LabCorp

Executive Summary Financial, healthcare and other personal / private information is a treasure trove for criminals and the proliferation of online records (payment, healthcare, etc.) and data sharing between entities (e.g., web portals for accessing healthcare records, payment portals for both B2B and B2C payment processing, etc.) gives these criminals countless opportunities to find data […]

Pen tests and baby pictures

I had a conversation a few days ago that highlighted an interesting similarity between offensive security and, oddly enough, baby pictures. The conversation was with a photographer who worked extensively with families (family portraits, baby pictures, etc.). The photographer mentioned that they offer a package for parents to get pictures of their babies at newborn, […]

Cyber Attack on the City of Atlanta – A stark reminder of the need for and importance of ethical hacking

Thursday morning (22 March, 2018), the City of Atlanta’s computer systems fell victim to what’s being called a ‘cyber attack’. According to the information that we’ve seen thus far, the attack is apparently a ransomware attack demanding payment in exchange for the decryption keys to unlock the affected data. According to news articles, local, state […]