Data

Rules to follow for data destruction on Hard Drives

Data stored on hard drives and SSDs should be destroyed before the storage media are destructed. And this should be done as per the standards specified by NSA that are summarized as follows- All SSDs and optical media like pen drives should be crushed or shredded and wiping of data on them before doing so […]

Telegram becomes a hub for hackers buying stolen data

Next time you find your corporate database breached, just be sure that the siphoned data might already been traded on a Telegram platform. Yes, this news was confirmed by Cyber Intelligence Group named Cyberint that discovered that a large set of hacking groups were super-active in sharing data on the messaging platform, sometimes on broadcasted […]

UK ICO slaps £200,000 penalty for sending spam mails and messages  

We Buy Any Car, Sports Direct and Saga Insurance were slapped with a £450,000 penalty for sending over 351 million emails and an equivalent number of text messages. And per the details available to our Cybersecurity Insiders, the data watchdog slapped the above said penalty against the said three companies for using its user data […]

Data of 61 million Fitbit and Apple users exposed on web

All those using Fitbit trackers and wearables, here’s a news piece that needs your immediate attention. Reports are in that an unsecured database led to the exposure of over 61 million records of users related to Fitbit and Apple Healthkit repository users. WebsitePlanet researchers team led by Jeremiah Fowler have discovered a database that wasn’t […]

UK data watchdog wants to tackle cookie pop ups to protect personal data

Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office(ICO) is asking tech companies to tackle issues related to data privacy for cookie pop-ups. ICO is also intending to put forward a request to G7 Summit authorities and will urge them to present a plan to improve the current cookie consent functionality that is in place. In a virtual meeting to […]

EU data watchdog slaps $267m fine on Facebook owned WhatsApp

Facebook owned messaging app WhatsApp was slapped with a penalty of $267 million, accounting to €225 million in Europe’s one of the native currencies. Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) was the authority to pronounce the decision, as the photo & video sharing app failed to live up to the standards required by EU GDPR. Irish […]

UK new information security commissioner is John Edwards

United Kingdom has issued a press update on the appointment of its next information commissioner and reports are because it is going to be John Edwards, who’s currently serving as Privacy Commissioner for New Zealand since 2014. Factually speaking, an Information Commissioner plays a vital role in regurgitating data flow between companies and their customers, […]

Facebook is firing three engineers per month for accessing user data

The fall of Facebook(FB) seems to have started as the way it conducts its business is being questioned by all its users located across the globe. First it is the former US President Donald Trump who questioned the business integrity of the Mark Zuckerberg led company and filed a legal allegation against the social media […]

Data flow vs. data security dilemma for China Didi

Because of fresh allegations and a criminal probe, Chinese ride sharing app ‘Didi’ has been asked by Chinese Ministry to stop adding new users and has asked app sharing platforms to delete the app as it was not complying with the data storage and security laws that existed in Republic of China. The Xi Jinping […]

Data of 700 million LinkedIn users leaked and put for sale on Dark Web

LinkedIn is back in news for failing to protect its user data from hackers and this time the issue is serious as data of over 700 million of its 756 million has leaked and put for sale on the dark web. However, the professional website denies all such media claims and stated that the newly […]

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