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Security news for October 19 2020: A week of unending breaches

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edited August 2021 in This Week in Security News

Notable news items and topics to discuss for the week of October 19, 2020.

Recent studies highlight the difficulties organizations face in order to keep their data secure, especially for small to medium businesses.

Only 1 in 4 global organizations keep cardholder payment data secure - Express Computer

Verizon Business 2020 Payment Security Report (PSR) cites lack of long term security strategies by business leaders behind the 3rd-year decline in payment security compliance 

Barnes & Noble warns customers it has been hacked

American bookselling giant Barnes & Noble is contacting customers via email, warning them that its network was breached by malicious hackers.

Breach at Dickey’s BBQ Smokes 3M Cards — Krebs on Security

One of the digital underground’s most popular stores for peddling stolen credit card information began selling a batch of more than three million new card records this week. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the data was stolen in a lengthy data breach at more than 100 Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant locations around the country.

Microsoft is the Most-Imitated Brand for Phishing Emails

The shift to remote working spurred Microsoft and Amazon to the top of the heap for cybercriminals to use as lures in the third quarter.