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Technical reporting and analysis on high-profile data breaches, how they happened, and how hackers are using the information mined from breaches.

Data Breaches Result in Lost Customer Confidence Costing Organizations More than Just Fines

Consumers have spoken: According to new data, the majority of your organization’s customers won’t do business with you after a data breach and expect you to pay to protect their personal ...
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BenefitMall Hit by Months-Long Data Breach

The Dallas-based payroll firm BenefitMall announced on January 4 that nearly 112,000 customers may have had their personal information exposed during a four-month long data breach. The ...
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[Heads-up] Are Any Of Your Users Exposed In This Brand New Humongous Data Breach?

Troy Hunt, the site admin of Have I Been Pwned just released some disconcerting news. A new data breach of humongous proportions has just been made public, we are talking astronomical ...
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The Top 10 Big Risk Picture From Way High Up

What keeps you up at night? These are the biggest risks facing our world in 2019. Top world leaders were surveyed for the latest edition of the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report. ...
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Increase in Office 365 Attacks and Data Breaches Should Be Expected as We Approach the 2019 Tax Season

Experts warn of uptick in phishing attacks against businesses leveraging Office 365 as the tax season begins, tensions run high, and opportunities to trick off-guard users will be plenty.
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New Data Suggests that Negligent Employees May Be the Reason Data Breaches are So Successful

When it comes to root causes of data breaches, it’s not your firewall, your endpoint protection, your antivirus, nor your patching that’s failing you; it’s your employees.
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Ohio’s New Data Security Law Seeks to Minimize the Risk of Data Breach Impacting Insurers and Their Customers

Following in the footsteps of North Carolina, the new Ohio law looks to regulate the cybersecurity practices, reporting, and notifications of its insurance industry.
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2018: The Year of the Data Breach Tsunami [INFOGRAPHIC]

Our friends at Malwarebytes wrote: "It’s tough to remember all of the data breaches that happened in 2018. But when you look at the largest and most impactful ones that were reported ...
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A Call for More Consumer Privacy Laws Could Spell Penalties in Your Future

In the wake of the Marriott data breach, U.S. senators are calling for tougher privacy laws and stiff fines for organizations that do not properly protect consumer data.
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61% of Organizations Believe Negligent Users Will be the Primary Cause of a Data Breach in the Next 12 Months

Dark Readings annual Strategic Security Survey provides several details highlighting that organizations aren’t ready, and users aren’t helping.
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Data Breach at Q&A Site Quora Affects 100 Million

It's all over the news, it even made the Wall Street Journal. I'm a quora participant myself and received the news directly in an email.
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The Massive Marriott Data Breach: Some Practical Advice For Business Travelers

If you have stayed in one or the following hotels in the last 4 years, it's very likely that your personal data—and even potentially your passport number—has been stolen and is available ...
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[Heads-up] Bad Guys Love Marriott: 500 Million Data Breach Is Phishing Heaven

So I guess we have just reached the tipping point, it's "privacy game over" for business travelers.
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Reduce the Risk of Data Breach by Focusing on Compromised Credentials

The bad guys can’t do anything on your network without access. That’s why they focus their efforts on gathering as many sets of credentials as possible. You should focus there too.
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More Details On New Bill That Poses Jail Time and Fines for Senior Executives of Victim Organizations

We covered this in the recent CyberheistNews, but now there is more detail.
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Data Breaches Expose 3.6 Billion Records in 2018

With nearly 3,700 publicly disclosed data compromise events in the first 3 quarters of 2018, according to security information provider, Risk Based Security, breaches remain a risk.
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Money Mules: How A Data Breach Turns Into Cash

Cybercriminals don’t want to be caught, so after a data breach, they use unsuspecting people as “mules” to launder money using a sophisticated shipping scam.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Problem: More Data Breaches Despite Increasing Security Budgets

The CyberEdge 2018 Cyberthreat Defense Threat Report shows that lack of security talent, low security awareness among employees, and too much data to analyze are the three major headaches ...
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Data Breaches Projected to Reach 146 Billion Records

Where do you see your organization in five years? According to Juniper Research, without a solid security strategy, you may be one of the many experiencing a data breach.
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Data Breach Costs Come Calling to the Tune of $115 Million

Organizations aren’t the only ones tired of data breaches. A class-action lawsuit against health insurer Anthem for their 2015 data breach comes with a hefty approved settlement. If ...
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