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Cyber Attack news headlines trending on Google

Irish Health Service Executive shortly denoted as HSE is trending on Google news headlines for using an outdated version of over 30,000 computers in server farms and that includes most of them running on the old and obsolete Windows 7 operating that is no longer supported by Microsoft by any chance. In May this year, […]

Cyber Attack leads to data breach of Britain’s Gun Enthusiasts

A report published in ‘The Register’ states that information related to Britain’s gun enthusiasts was leaked in a sophisticated cyber attack targeted a few weeks ago leading to the exposure of sensitive details such as home addresses, contact details and names of over 111,295 people holding license to own and operate a gun. National Crime […]

UK Information Commissioner pronounced £42 million worth penalties on companies

UK’s Information Commissioner Office(ICO) has disclosed that it has slapped multiple penalties on companies that failed to protect the information of its customers from data breaches last year. And estimates are in that the amount could total around £42 million that includes the £20m penalty slapped on British Airways and Marriott Hotel Chain. According to […]

Over 100 million customer data stolen in T-Mobile Cyber Attack

T-Mobile that occupies over 35% of mobile subscriber base in United States has launched a detailed probe after receiving several media concerns that over 100 million T mobile customer data was available on sale on the dark web. Cybersecurity Insiders has learnt that a hackers group has published the stolen data on a hacking forum […]

Data breach news trending on Google Search Engine

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has hit the news headlines for becoming a victim of a cyber attack that led to data breach of over 57,900 claimant accounts seeking unemployment benefits. Highly placed sources say that the security breach was related to Reemployment Assistance Claims and Benefits Information System aka CONNECT, where hackers reportedly […]

CTOs not ready to take the blame of data breaches

Any C-level employee of any organization will never wish to take the data breach blame in their tenure and that’s a thinking that seems fair enough. And according to a study, the fear of loosing their job if a data breach is disclosed seems to make nearly two-thirds (63%) of IT leaders hide such incidents […]

Cyber Attack news trending on Google

Mint Mobile, an American Mobile Carrier stated it has become a victim of a cyber attack early last month that ended in a data breach affecting a larger section of its customers. And Prima facie reveals that the hacker somehow infiltrated the database and used special software to port several customer mobile numbers to another […]

9 Ways to Prevent Third-Party Data Breaches

This post was originally published by Abi Tyas Tunggal. The increasing number of third-party data breaches and the sensitive information they expose have negatively impacted consumer trust. Third-party breaches occur when sensitive data is stolen from a third-party vendor or when their systems are used to access and steal sensitive information stored on your systems. […]

Data breaches in 2020 decreased by 48% but the number of records exposed have exceeded 37 billion.

RICHMOND, VA, January 21, 2020 — Risk Based Security today released their 2020 Year End Data Breach QuickView Report, revealing that there were 3,932 publicly reported data breaches, compromising over 37 billion records. Compared to 2019, the number of publicly reported breach events decreased by 48%. However, the total number of records compromised increased by 141% […]

Prevent a Pfizer-like PII Data Breach in Google Cloud

This post was originally published by amol sarwate In the long saga of systemic PII data breaches, Pfizer is the latest victim. Personally identifiable information, or PII, is any data that could potentially identify a particular person. Examples of PII information include a full name, address, identifiers like driver’s license numbers, bank account numbers, or email […]

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