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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.

[Heads-Up] How Hackers Use Ransomware To Hide Data Breaches And Other Devastating Attacks

Different sources claim that ransomware attacks are either going up or going down. The very real threat remains though and it is clear that the bad guys are moving from consumers as their ...
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“Monster” Data Breaches Result in an Average Cost of $347 Million

Data breaches in the hundreds of millions of records have made the news over the last two years. The latest report from Bitglass covers the results and repercussions of the breaches.
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Over 10 Million People Hit In Single Australian Data Breach

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's (OAIC) quarterly data breach report also revealed private health was again the country's most affected sector.
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Nearly Half of US Orgs Not Ready for California Consumer Privacy Act Deadline

InfoSec Mag observed something a bit worrisome. "In advance of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) going into effect January 1, 2020, researchers analyzed how prepared US ...
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U.K. Court Finds Employee Actions Constitute “Vicarious Liability”, despite meeting GDPR Requirements

The latest developments in the lawsuit against UK supermarket chain Morrisons may dictate the future of employers being held responsible for employee actions.
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61% Of IT Pros Have Experienced A Serious Data Breach And Many Are Blamed For It.

TechRepublic just reported that cybercriminals continue to target intellectual property, putting companies at risk for financial and brand reputation hits, quoting a new McAfee report.
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[InfoGraphic] 56 Must Know Data Breach Statistics for 2019

Varonis spent a lot of time compiling a whole bunch of data breach stats that are very good ammo for budget requests. They also created an infographic with a quick executive summary. Did ...
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809 Million Records Exposed By Email Marketing Giant. No Bueno.

I'm suffering from Data Breach Fatigue, how about you?
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It Only Takes Minutes: Russians Go from Foothold to Privileged Access in Record Time

We think of data breaches as taking days or weeks. But with elevated access to move laterally around the network, a cybercriminal can accomplish much in just a matter of minutes.
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Healthcare Data Breaches Involve Triple the Records in 2018

As the healthcare industry continues to be a target in cyberattacks focused on data breaches of patient health records, the latest data shows that cybercriminals are taking more than ever.
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Helping Employees Not Cause Data Breaches

Untrained employees with poor security habits pose a major risk to their employers, according to Ciara O’Brien at the Irish Times. O’Brien cites recent research conducted by Amarach on ...
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Wendy’s to pay $50M in data breach settlement

Wendy’s has agreed to pay $50 million to settle negligence claims following its 2015-2016 data breach that affected more than 1,000 of the burger chain’s locations.
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It’s Time to Have a Security Plan Around Consumer Data Privacy

The growth in both consumer concern and laws seeking to protect consumer data means organizations need to take specific measures to ensure the safeguarding of customer data.
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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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