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New report reveals 'wall of shame' in health care data breaches
More than 27 million individuals were affected by breaches of protected health information, according to Bitglass.
KiwiSaver firm Generate hit by data breach
Between 29 December 2019 and 29 January 2020, the company alleges that an ‘unidentified’ third party gained access to its online application system and captured personal information belonging to some of its members.
Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
"The risk of cybercrime to businesses all around the world is continuing to multiply by the day."
Equifax breach vulnerability surfaces as top network attack in Q3 2019
WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report also reveals significant increases in malware and network attacks, as zero day malware accounts for 50% of all detections.
Hackers access NordVPN server, users unaffected
While being connected to the server, the hacker could only see what an ordinary ISP would see, but it could not have been personalised or linked to a particular user.
Social games company Zynga reveals data breach
Zynga has disclosed a data breach that may have compromised millions of account login details for its popular Words With Friends and Draw Something games.
Animates data breach affects thousands of online customers
“We unreservedly apologise this incident has occurred. At Animates, we have always prided ourselves on providing great experiences for our customers."
Finance breaches highlight need for internal cyber vigilance - Bitglass
The financial services sector reported the second-highest number of data breaches in the 12-month period covered by the latest OIAC report.
Passports, licenses of 300 leaked in Ministry for Culture and Heritage data breach
The documents leaked included 228 passports, 55 driver licenses, and 36 birth certificates – making the victims vulnerable to identity theft by cyber-criminals.
More than half of personal data breaches caused by human error
"The biggest cause of breaches remains the fallibility of people and an inherent inability of employees to send emails to the right person."
Limiting access key to minimising data breaches, says expert
"When a company provides only a minimum amount of access needed for the employees to fulfil their roles, the risk of wide-spread breach greatly diminishes."
Air NZ faces data breach after staff accounts phished
Air New Zealand says information relating to membership profiles may have been visible on internal documents as a result of the breach.
Sephora hit by data breach; Asia & A/NZ user passwords cancelled
The breach potentially exposed personal information such as names, dates of birth, genders, email addresses, and encrypted passwords, as well as users’ beauty preferences.
Marriott, British Airways fines highlight critical need for security investment
The last week has brought heavy fines against the likes of global hotel chain Marriott and airline British Airways, casting a harsh spotlight on the price of cyber attacks.
Breach checking website Have I Been Pwned is up for grabs
The man behind the popular breach checking website Have I Been Pwned is stepping down from his esteemed post as sole manager of the site.
Experts comment on US Customs data breach
The United States Customs and Border Protection agency has been responsible for the leaking of tens of thousands of images of travellers and license plates.
Why one in three CEOs would fire the person responsible for a breach - Nominet
The research surveyed more than 400 C-suite executives from enterprises.
Users’ names and email addresses leaked in Flipboard data breach
“An unauthorised person accessed and potentially obtained copies of certain databases containing Flipboard user information between June 2, 2018 and March 23, 2019 and between April 21 to 22, 2019.”
Treasury “deliberately and systematically” hacked
This follows the opposition party’s unexpected release of details of the Government’s Budget, which were due to be made public on Thursday.
Salesforce continues to stumble after critical outage
“To all of our Salesforce customers, please be aware that we are experiencing a major issue with our service and apologise for the impact it is having on you."
Another cryptocurrency exchange breached, but at least investors are safe
It takes patience to steal more than 7000 Bitcoin (approximately US$41 million) from cryptocurrency exchanges, despite global awareness that such attacks are becoming more prolific.
61% of IT professionals have experienced serious data breach - McAfee
Data breaches are becoming more serious as cybercriminals continue to target intellectual property.
Yahoo proposes US$117.5m breach settlement - but will it be enough?
Judge Lucy Koh must decide if Yahoo's previous dodgy settlement tactics are forgiven in this latest proposal.
Interview: Uber's CISO reveals lessons learned from breaches
Uber’s chief information security officer John ‘Four’ Flynn has a career history that many technologists could only dream of.