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Experts and execs comment on Facebook data leak
“Tech companies are the custodians of user credentials and other personally identifiable information, a valuable resource in today's world.”
61% of CIOs believe employees leak data maliciously
Egress conducted a survey to examine the root causes of employee-driven data breaches, their frequency, and impact.
Unencrypted Gearbest database leaves over 1.5mil shoppers’ records exposed
Depending on the countries and information requirements, the data could give hackers access to online government portals, banking apps, and health insurance records.
Kathmandu breached, customer information accessed
Kathmandu is notifying potentially affected customers directly and has advised them to change their passwords for its online loyalty programme.
Was Citrix unaware of its own data breach until the FBI got involved?
According to a blog post from Citrix’s CSIO Stan Black, the FBI contacted Citrix on March 6 and advised that international cybercriminals had allegedly gained access to Citrix’s internal network.
Healthcare breaches down, but impacts more significant - Bitglass
Of the 11.5 million individuals affected by healthcare breaches in 2018, 67% had their information exposed by hacking and IT incidents.
A/NZ organisations slack in Notifiable Data Breach scheme
Following the introduction of the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme (NDB) last year, a survey of ANZ businesses has revealed some concerning findings.
New analysis paints a grim picture of data management pre-GDPR
Redscan’s data reveals most data breach reports were late and incomplete, and that GDPR is not necessarily the panacea solution.
Asia Pacific feeling financial brunt of breaches - but it's not all bad news
CISOs are now acknowledging the adage of ‘it’s not about if there’s a breach, but when’.
CompTIA security study finds A/NZ firms should invest more in employee training
“Employees may inadvertently jeopardise data, steal information for a competitor, or sell data or intelligence."
617 million stolen records up for sale on dark web
It may not be the first time the databases have been offered for sale.
Experts comment on Aus Parliament breach
Late last week, Australian security agencies reported they were looking into a security breach of the Federal Parliament’s network.
Blame culture only makes data breaches worse
“The first lesson is that we need the victim to survive” - it is better to work together to learn from breaches than point the finger and shame.
GDPR: 59,000 breach reports, 91 fines and counting
Google was fined €50 million earlier this year – the biggest fine to date under the GDPR.
Expert comment: Latest NDB report shows Aus is being targeted
The OIAC received 262 notifications in the three months, the highest number since the commencement of the NDB scheme.
Police making progress into Cryptopia breach
New Zealand Police say they are making ‘good progress’ into the investigation of an alleged cryptocurrency theft from Christchurch-based crypto exchange Cryptopia.
Penten & Cyber Security CRC to research 'advanced cyber traps'
The research centres on how advanced cyber traps, which are used to identify data breaches as they happen, can be used in conjunction with tools such as artificial intelligence.
Experts comment on record 772mil-user data breach
Dubbed “Collection #1”, the data set contains emails and passwords with over a billion unique combinations of email addresses and passwords.
Updated: Chch crypto-exchange Cryptopia suffers breach
Cryptopia has reportedly experienced a security breach that has taken the entire platform offline – and resulted in ‘significant losses’.
Report on SingHealth breach condemns poor security practices
The 2018 Singapore SingHealth data breach was poorly managed and riddled with vulnerabilities from the start.
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised, according to NordVPN.
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.
NASA got hacked (again)
The compromised servers stored personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to current and former NASA employees.
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.