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Report on SingHealth breach condemns poor security practices
The 2018 Singapore SingHealth data breach was poorly managed and riddled with vulnerabilities from the start.
15 Jan 2019
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised.
09 Jan 2019
Two top execs’ predictions for cybersecurity in 2019
One Identity and Secureworks executives Alex Tilley and Serkan Cetin have released what they see coming for cybersecurity in 2019.
01 Jan 2019
NASA got hacked (again)
The compromised servers stored personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to current and former NASA employees.
20 Dec 2018
Three things that will happen in 2019 – and one that will not
Commvault's Nigel Tozer reflects on the year that's been and the one ahead with three predictions of what will be and one that won't.
20 Dec 2018
Twitter suspects state-sponsored ties to support forum breach
One of Twitter’s support forums was hit by a data breach that may have ties to a state-sponsored attack, however users' personal data was exposed.
19 Dec 2018
Marriott sets up call centres to answer questions on data breach
Marriott has released an update on the breach of the Starwood guest reservation data breach which affected 500 million guests.
17 Dec 2018
The Implications of a data disaster and why effective DR is critical
93 percent of companies without disaster recovery who suffer a major data disaster are out of business within one year.
13 Dec 2018
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
11 Dec 2018
Quora's been breached: Users, change your passwords
Quora’s 100 million users are the latest targets in a major data breach, but at least the company has moved quickly to contain it.
05 Dec 2018
500 million impacted by Marriott database breach
A root cause of the breach is currently unknown, but Marriott indicated that the intruders encrypted the information before exfiltrating the data.
03 Dec 2018
Dell.com customers urged to change passwords after breach
Dell is asking all of its Dell.com customers to change their passwords after it detected ‘unauthorised activity’ on its network earlier this month.
30 Nov 2018
Uber disguised breach ransom payment as a bug bounty reward
“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterwards was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack."
29 Nov 2018
Almost half of NZ businesses unprepared for data breaches
The HP New Zealand IT Security Study surveyed 434 New Zealand small to large businesses across the services, production, retail and hospitality.
22 Nov 2018
Amazon customers irate after 'technical error'
Amazon isn't providing enough details about the error - and customers aren't happy.
22 Nov 2018
Data protection is key to building customer trust
"New data compliance rules offer an opportunity for businesses to re-evaluate their processes and improve data management and customer loyalty."
20 Nov 2018
Computer Lounge online store hit by security breach
Auckland-based online computer parts store Computer Lounge has been affected by a security breach.
05 Nov 2018
Details of 9mil compromised in Cathay Pacific data leak
Twenty-seven credit card numbers with no CVV were accessed, and the combination of data accessed varies for each affected passenger.
26 Oct 2018
ICO report reaction: UK data security incidents rocket 224%
Data security incidents have risen 228 percent in the second quarter of 2018, while fines have doubled.
20 Oct 2018
Facebook breach: Ready for the coming phishing wave?
Much of the information accessed in the Facebook breach is perfect for cyber criminals planning their next phishing attack.
17 Oct 2018
Google shutting down Google+ after covering up privacy bug
Google’s management was aware of the bug but chose not to share it with the public to avoid scrutiny by regulators.
09 Oct 2018
Access to thousands of breached sites found on Russian underground market
A number of the available servers investigated by Flashpoint led analysts to conclude that most of the breaches are from either US, Russian, or German hosting services.
09 Oct 2018
Experts comment on Facebook’s 50 million user credential leak
Barracuda Networks, Sophos, RedLock, and Darktrace offer their views on the data leak that affected close to 50 million accounts.
01 Oct 2018
40 million more likely affected by massive Facebook data leak - Bitdefender
Almost 50 million accounts have been compromised through a daisy-chained vulnerability in the View As feature, which allowed an unknown party to snatch authentication tokens of 50 million users.
01 Oct 2018