07 Oct 2021

Data Breach Volumes for 2021 Already Exceed 2020 Total

The Identity Theft Resource Center has published a new report highlighting the fact that the number of publicly reported data breaches in 2021 has already surpassed the total for 2020. Therefore, 2021 will be a record year in terms of data breaches. In 2020, there were 1108 publicly reported data

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26 May 2021

UK Police Suffered Thousands of Data Breaches in 2020

There were over 2300 data breach incidents reported by just 22 of the UK’s law enforcement organizations in 2020 alone, according to an inquiry launched by VPNoverview. VPNoverview allegedly requested information from 45 of the UK’s police forces and received responses from 31. The results of the investigation revealed that

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11 Jan 2021

Russian Hacker Sentenced to 12 Years for Role in Breaches of JP Morgan, Others

Andrei Tyurin was sentenced to 12 years in prison after his role in a global hacking campaign. The campaign accessed personal information for more than 80 million JP Morgan Chase customers. This breach was the largest-ever of a financial institution in the United States.  From 2012 to 2015, Tyurin hacked

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13 Feb 2020

Apple joins FIDO Alliance, commits to getting rid of passwords

Apple announced that it plans to join the FIDO Alliance in an effort to kill off passwords. Passwords have long been a weak link in the cybersecurity industry, with 81% of all hacking based security breaches traced back to poor passwords. FIDO Alliance aims to replace password-only logins with secure

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21 Jan 2020

GDPR: 160,000 data breaches reported already, so expect the big fines to follow

Since the implementation of Europe’s new digital privacy regulations, over 160,000 data breaches have been reported to authorities. An analyst at the law firm DLA Piper found that after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, the first eight months saw an average of 247 breach notifications per

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19 Nov 2019

Human Nature vs. AI: A False Dichotomy?

Today’s cyber-attacks can cost billions of dollars, data breaches, and loss of clientele, resulting in CISOs wary of employees’ abilities to guard data. Cybersecurity solutions used by enterprises and small businesses alike are difficult to use and create well-intentioned workarounds. These ‘shortcuts’ introduce new vulnerabilities that are capitalized by malicious

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15 Nov 2019

5,183 breaches from the first nine months of 2019 exposed 7.9 billion records

According to a report released by Risk Based Security, Q3 2019 saw a 33.3% increase in security breaches when compared to Q3 of 2018. 5,183 breaches have been reported in 2019 so far. Risk Based Security claims that 2019 has been the worst year in terms of data privacy breaches,

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14 Nov 2019

Healthcare Malware Infections Soar 60% from 2018

Malwarebytes recently released a statement claiming that ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations (HCO) has increased by 60% since 2018. HCOs are increasingly the targets of attack due to the large number of endpoints and connected devices within the HCO networks, offering an extensive attack surface. Cybersecurity in HCOs are typically

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11 Nov 2019

Major ASP.NET hosting provider infected by ransomware

SmarterASP.NET reported that they were attacked by ransomware on Saturday, November 9th. The hosting provider currently boasts 440,000 customers and reported that users’ accounts were under attack in a brief message posted to its website. SmarterASP.net stated that they are working with security experts to decrypt data and recover from

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08 Nov 2019

New Study: Hospital Breaches Could Be Killing Patients

Research by Vanderbilt University and the University of Central Florida implies that data breaches affecting hospitals could have deadly consequences, as mortality rates at hospitals that suffered a breach significantly increased in the three years following a breach. Among the most dangerous observed effects of data breaches was an increase

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