19 Jul 2019

Slack Resets Account Passwords Compromised During 2015 Hack

Slack has reset the passwords of 1% of its user accounts because these may have been compromised in a 2015 security breach. The company stated that this incident involved a third party obtaining unauthorized access to a Slack database containing “user profile information including usernames and irreversibly encrypted, or ‘hashed,’

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19 Jul 2019

Bulgaria’s hacked database is now available on hacking forums

A database containing 11 GB worth of data on Bulgarian citizens that was recently leaked to local media outlets by an unidentified actor, is now available for download on hacking forums. The database allegedly contains only half of the information that was recently stolen from Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency (NRA),

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18 Jul 2019

Why 70% of healthcare orgs have suffered data breaches

Seven out of ten US healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach at some point, and one in three have suffered a breach in the past year, a new report by Thales shows. All healthcare firms in the survey indicated that they use digital transformation technologies to collect, store and

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17 Jul 2019

Sprint says hackers breached customer accounts via Samsung website

US mobile network operator Sprint has experienced a serious data breach affecting an unknown number of customers whose accounts were accessed by an unidentified third party via the Samsung.com “add a line” website. The company has reset all impacted accounts. According to Sprint, the compromised information includes “phone number, device

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16 Jul 2019

Evite Invites Over 100 Million People to Their Data Breach

Earlier this year, popular social-planning website Evite experienced a data breach affecting close to 101 million users. The website haveibeenpwned.com, which allows people to verify if their personal data has been compromised in a data breach, has obtained access to a database dump containing the Evite customer information. Evite admitted to

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16 Jul 2019

Hacker steals data of millions of Bulgarians, emails it to local media

An unidentified threat actor who claims to have stolen the personal data of more than five million Bulgarian citizens (out of a population of 7 million), has leaked 11 GB worth of data to local media outlets, while promising that an additional 10 GB of data will be shared soon.

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10 Jul 2019

Cyber Attacks Cost $45 Billion in 2018

Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has released an extensive report on cybersecurity breach trends. According to the research, around two million cyber attacks occured last year, resulting in global damages of over $45 billion. The report also indicates that financial losses from ransomware rose by 60%, while the total

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10 Jul 2019

“Cloud Apps Make Us Targets” Say 49% of Companies

IT decision makers believe the most likely reasons their organization may suffer a cyberattack are insecure infrastructure including Internet-of-things (IoT) devices (54%), web portals (50%) and cloud applications (49%), a recent survey by Thales found. The research also indicates that companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of a CISO. In

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10 Jul 2019

Marriott Faces $123 Million GDPR Fine for 2018 Data Breach

In addition to considering an unprecedented $228 million fine for British Airways over the data breach the company experienced in the summer of 2018, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) plans to fine Marriott International Inc £99,200,396 ($123,705,869) over its failure to protect customer data under the EU’s General Data

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09 Jul 2019

GDPR: Record British Airways fine shows how data protection legislation is beginning to bite

British Airways will soon have the dubious honor of becoming the first organization to receive a major fine under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in May of 2018. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office plans to slap the airline with a £183.4m fine (around

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