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Articles of interest from the week of November 26, 2018

Is Your Data Breach Response Plan Ready?
Fifty-six percent of organizations experienced a data breach involving more than 1,000 records over the past two years, and of those, 37 percent occurred two to three times and 39 percent were global in scope, according to Experian. In 2017 in particular, there were more than 5,000 reported data breaches worldwide, and there were more than 1,500 in the U.S. alone. (By: Claire Meyer, Security Magazine)

How to avoid getting hacked on Cyber Monday
Shoppers are expected to spend a record $7.8 billion this Cyber Monday, up over 17 percent from last year, according to estimates from Adobe Insights. At the same time, attacks against consumers spike during the busy online shopping holiday. (By: Jessica Dickler, CNBC)

US Postal Service Left 60 Million Users Data Exposed For Over a Year
The United States Postal Service has patched a critical security vulnerability that exposed the data of more than 60 million customers to anyone who has an account at the website. (By: Swati Khandelwal, The Hacker News)

The Cybersecurity Mistakes Startups Make When They Get Big
When small businesses start to boom, they often rush to add employees, ramp up production and get bigger offices. But something usually gets left off the to-do list: upgrading their cybersecurity. (By : Dennis Nishi, The Wall Street Journal)

Spotify Phishers Hijack Music Fans' Accounts
The credentials could be used to glean a variety of intel on the victims. A phishing campaign with a clever Spotify lure has been spotted trying to harvest user credentials for the popular streaming service. (By: Tara Seals, Threat Post)

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