Catch up on the past week's cybersecurity news. 

This week's cyber attack news ran the gamut from new phishing attacks on Office 365 and a report on the most clicked phishing links to news on targeting specific industries for attacks. We've now made it to May so the countdown for GDPR compliance is now in full countdown mode. 24 days left to be precise. And coming off the heels of RSA conference, top execs share what they think the biggest threats of 2018 look like. 

  1. Beware of "rules of conduct" Office 365 phishing emails Via Bleeping Computer
    • A new phishing email scam is underway that pretends to be from a company's human resources department and requests that the recipient read and acknowledge an attached "Rules of Conduct" document. This document prompts you to login to a fake Office 365 login prompt, which is used to steal your credentials.
  2. KnowBe4 releases Q1 2018 top-clicked phishing report Via PR Newswire
    • KnowBe4 shared its Top 10 Global Phishing Email Subject Lines for Q1 2018. The study found an alarming trend with ‘in-the-wild’ emails. These messages show the top three subject lines relate to security concerns on school campuses.
  3. 43% businesses, 19% of charities hit by data breaches: Cyber Breach survey Via SC Magazine
    • In a month from now, the UK will welcome GDPR which will give the ICO more powers to defend consumer interests and issue fines of up to £17 million or four percent of global turnover on organisations in the event of data breaches.
  4. Five important things to remember about GDPR Via BizCommunity
    • With the large quantities of personal data financial services providers handle, they have had their hands full preparing for the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI). But there's another piece of compliance legislation that will come into effect much sooner -the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - and for many, this isn't even on the radar.
  5. RSA 2018: 15 Top Executives On The Single Biggest Security-Related Threat Businesses Face Today Via CRN
    • Here are the security-related threats that 15 security CEOs, channel chiefs and technical leaders attending RSA Conference 2018 think should be keeping CISOs up at night.
  6. Nearly half of UK manufacturers hit by cyber attacks Via Computer Weekly
    • Nearly half of UK manufacturers have been hit by a cyber security incident, according to a report by an industry organisation, which calls for greater government focus on the specific security needs of the sector
  7. NHS slammed by MPs for 'alarming failure' to tackle cyber security Via Building Better Healthcare
    • Despite the crippling WannaCry cyber attack in May last year, the NHS has failed to take action to protect itself from hackers, MPs warned this week.  The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) accused the Government and health service of an ‘alarming’ failure to enhance cyber security and warned that future attacks could be ‘more sophisticated and malicious’.
  8. Nation-state hackers attempted to use Equifax vulnerability against DoD, NSA official says Via Cyber Scoop
    • A government-backed hacking group tried to breach the Department of Defense via the exact same software vulnerability that was used to breach Equifax, an official with the National Security Agency said Tuesday during a speech at the 2018 RSA conference.
  9. Australian healthcare services most hit by data breaches Via Computer Weekly
    • Nearly a quarter of data breaches reported under Australia’s new mandatory data breach regime took place in the healthcare sector.

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