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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.

Nearly Every Organization Has Had an Insider-Caused Data Breach in the Last Year

Whether it’s from an accidental leak of data or falling victim to a phishing attack, new data from email security vendor Egress puts the insider’s role in breaches into critical ...
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UK IT Decision Makers Fear Their Remote Workers Put Company Data at Risk for Data Breach

According to an annual survey from Apricorn, UK IT decision makers are fearing the worst as their staff continues to work in a remote environment.
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[HEADS UP] Millions of Facebook Users' Personal Information Has Been Leaked Online

A hacking forum recently published over 553 million personal data of Facebook users. The type of exposed data ranged from phone numbers, Facebook ID's, full names, locations, birthdates, ...
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Data Breach at Dutch Auto Shops Puts 7,3 Million Car Owners at Risk

The Netherlands is dealing with what looks like one of the largest data breaches in the nation so far. Late last week, Dutch public broadcaster NOS revealed that customer data of millions ...
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[ALERT] New Stanford Research: 88% Of Data Breaches Are Caused By Human Error

A recent 2020 report we just discovered confirms what we have been saying for many years now. About 9 out 10 data breaches are caused by your users. We are pleased that the somewhat older ...
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[HEADS UP] New Dutch Data Breach Report Warns of Explosive Increase in Cyber Attacks and Stolen Personal Data

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP) recently measured the number of reports of data theft in 2020 and the number of attacks skyrocketed. The report documented that it increased no ...
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Running Headfirst Into a Breach

The pandemic changed the fortunes of many organisations. Perhaps none so much as Zoom, which has found itself becoming a noun synonymous with any form of video call.
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Data Privacy and Fingerprints

Most people know, primarily criminals, that you don't want to leave the oils from your fingers at a crime scene because it creates a fingerprint. Everyone has them (unless they don't have ...
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2021 Begins a New Decade of Privacy

Privacy issues came about all across the board in 2020, and 2021 will be no different. From WhatsApp updating their terms of service and losing millions of users to countless proposals by ...
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Data Breaches Are Expected to Decline While Ransomware and BEC Gain Steam

A new report from the Identity Theft Research Center discusses which cybersecurity attacks will be most impactful next year as part of the ITRC’s 2021 predictions.
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Famous U.K. Soccer Club Becomes the Next Victim of a Cyber Attack

The famous UK soccer club Manchester United recently became the next victim of a cyber attack. The club stated that the personal data from fans have not been stolen.
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Cannabis Company GrowDiaries Suffers Data Breach of 3.4 Million Users

A recent report from SiliconANGLE released information that cannabis company GrowDiaries suffered a data breach with details of 3.4 million users being exposed online. 
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[HEADS UP] Cybercriminals Threaten Patients in Clinic Data Breach

In a recent report by BBC News, patients in a large clinic in Finland have been blackmailed using social engineering after their data was stolen.
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Pressure, Peer and Otherwise: Ransomware and Data Theft Go Hand-In-Hand

Data theft is now a well-established element of ransomware attacks, according to John Shier, a Senior Security Expert at Sophos. In a blog post (summarized by iTwire), Shier noted that in ...
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EasyJet Becomes the Latest Victim of Data Breach Impacting 9 Million Customers

In an apparent attack intent on stealing intellectual property, EasyJet announced that their customer’s personal data had been “accessed” as part of the attack.
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[Heads Up] Microsoft: Ransomware Gangs That Don't Threaten To Leak Your Data Steal It Anyway

That means you can from now on count a ransomware infection as a data breach with all the consequences that this brings. Moreover, the so-called "human-operated" ransomware gangs have ...
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Can COVID-19 Related Data Breach Worries Stop Your Mergers Or Acquisitions?

The WSJ just reported that the new coronavirus has thrown the M&A dealmaking into disarray. They said: "cybersecurity experts say the workplace upheaval caused by the pandemic will ...
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Seven Tips to Optimize Security

Data breaches continue, phishing attacks are on the rise, and people responsible for security wake up in a cold sweat a few times a year worried they’re the next victims.
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70% to 90% of All Malicious Breaches are Due to Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

If you’ve heard me speak the last two years, read any of my articles, or watched any of my webinars, you’ve probably heard me say, “Seventy to ninety percent of all malicious breaches are ...
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[On-Demand] Never Assume Breach: Build a Data-Driven Defense Strategy to Secure Your Organization's Most Valuable Assets

Even the world’s most successful organizations have significant weaknesses in their IT security defenses, which today’s determined hackers can exploit at will. There’s even a term for ...
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