Cathay Pacific breach exposes data of 9.4 million passengers

The data breach at the Hong Kong flag carrier is the third such incident to hit the aviation industry in two months. Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it had a suffered a security incident in which cybercriminals accessed the personal data of 9.4 million passengers of Cathay and its unit Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited. The … More Cathay Pacific breach exposes data of 9.4 million passengers

Attackers crack Newegg’s defenses, grab customers’ credit card data

The skimmer, injected into the store’s payment page, harvested credit-card details from the store’s online customers for more than a month. The major electronics and computer hardware retailer Newegg has announced that attackers have compromised its online payments system, potentially scooping up buyers’ credit-card data over a period of more than a month. “Yesterday we … More Attackers crack Newegg’s defenses, grab customers’ credit card data

Reddit reveals breach as attacker circumvents staff’s 2FA

The company has learned the hard way that there are better ways to deliver two-factor authentication than via text messages. Reddit has announced that a hacker has broken into some of its systems and accessed some user data, including an old database backup copy containing user credentials, email addresses, and messages. Additionally, the breach affected … More Reddit reveals breach as attacker circumvents staff’s 2FA

GDPR: One rule to rule them all – legally

It’s here! But what are the legal ramifications of the incoming legislation for businesses? There is a certain similarity between J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming to force today, May 25 2018. As weird as it may sound, the regulation puts in place standards identical to those of … More GDPR: One rule to rule them all – legally

Carphone Warehouse faces hefty fine for 2015 breach

British mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has been slapped with one of the heftiest fines – £400,000 – by the United Kingdom’s official data watchdog for a security breach dating back to 2015. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) concluded after a detailed enquiry spanning more than two years that the company’s lax approach to security had enabled a compromise … More Carphone Warehouse faces hefty fine for 2015 breach