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40 million more likely affected by massive Facebook data leak - Bitdefender
Almost 50 million accounts have been compromised through a daisy-chained vulnerability in the View As feature, which allowed an unknown party to snatch authentication tokens of 50 million users.
Brewery breach: Not even beer is safe from ransomware
There were no pints enjoyed at this Scottish brewery this week as it fell victim to a crippling ransomware attack.
Interview: CA Technologies explores the state of digital trust in APJ
A recent survey by CA Technologies found that 40% of APJ executives have sold customer data, although many cybersecurity pros aren’t actually aware that this happened. How is this possible?
MEGA's Chrome extension hacked; third party credentials exposed
The malicious Chrome extension asks for elevated permissions & steals credentials from sites such as Amazon, GitHub, Live.com, My Monero, plus others.
Securing the future of Australian healthcare amid rising data privacy concerns
Healthcare organisations are seemingly prime targets for cybercriminals because of the wealth of personal data they possess.
Three reasons organizations should consider network segmentation
ForeScout says that network segmentation splits networks into specific zones, which can then enact barriers against infiltrators.
NZ urgently needs to get the Privacy Bill right for everyone's sake, says InternetNZ
“There’s currently no law requiring companies like Z Energy, Vector, or LinkedIn to tell New Zealanders if their data has been leaked."
Over 2,300 data breaches disclosed so far in 2018 - report
Phishing for and using the stolen credentials to access systems or services stands out as a particularly popular attack method.
Cisco to drop $2.35b to acquire access security provider
Cisco has announced the intent to acquire Duo Security in order to expand its users' ability to manage secure connections to devices.
User passwords and email addresses compromised in Reddit breach
Its primary access points for code and infrastructure had required two-factor authentication via SMS, and the main attack intercepted the text.
Dixons Carphone data breach toll rises to 10m customers
The company admits that approximately 10 million records containing personal data may have been accessed during the 2017 breach.
The race to keep ahead of healthcare cyber threats
The healthcare industry is among the most preferred prey of cybercriminals.
Gartner analyses the SingHealth cyber attack: 'Now What?'
Gartner research director Sid Deshpande has put together a commentary to address the impact of this serious breach of personal data.
Level One Robotics breach leaves 157GB of unsecured automotive data exposed
More than 100 manufacturing companies including Tesla, Volkswagen, Toyota, and Ford have been caught up in a data breach.
Six tips for improving data security in the healthcare sector
The stakes are high, given the fact that healthcare records contain a wealth of data, of the kind that can be used to perpetrate identify fraud.
SingHealth breach hits 1.5 million patients after 'deliberate, well-planned attack'
At least 1.5 million patients who visited any SingHealth outpatient clinic or polyclinic between 1 May 2015 and 4 July 2018 may be affected.
US retail sector security spend focuses on the wrong areas, says report
“These organizations continue, year after year, to spend on the same security solutions that worked for them previously."
Mega users affected by credential stuffing attack; 15,000 affected
Users of file sharing website Mega have been tripped up in a credential stuffing attack.
Interview: Leadership in crisis management and corporate risk avoidance
Discussion with Caroline Sapriel, founder and Managing Partner of CS&A International, who is a keynote speaker at the 2018 ASIAL Security Conference.
Ticketmaster breach part of massive digital credit card skimming campaign
The campaign is executed by the threat group Magecart and affects over 800 e-commerce sites around the world.
Time capsule app TimeHop breached, 21 million users affected
The breach occurred as an access credential to TimeHop’s cloud computing environment that didn't have multifactor authentication was compromised.
Suffered a data breach? Here’s how you manage the fallout
From a communications perspective, an incident response plan should do one thing: reassure your customers that you care.
Tasmanian elector data breached via forms on Electoral Commission site
Typeform online forms have been used on the TEC website since 2015 for some of its election services.
Ticketmaster breached: here’s what seven security experts had to say
Ticketmaster has suffered a breach that affects 5% of its global customer base, here's what the experts had to say on the incident.