Just in time for Halloween, we look at the haunting reality of data breaches and highlight five tales that spooked not only the cyber-world. Halloween, the scariest day of the year, is upon us! However, traditional observations of the popular holiday may be hindered by the pandemic raging outside. Instead of children roaming the streets … More 5 scary data breaches that shook the world
It’s easy to reset your password or PIN after a data breach. But reset your face? Not so much. You can reset your PIN after a data breach, you can reset your password after a data breach, you can reset your security questions after a data breach – but can you reset your face? Sure, … More Had your face stolen lately?
The cyber incident has taken most of Newcastle University’s systems offline and officials estimates it will take weeks to recover. While students are slowly preparing to return to their universities and colleges after a prolonged absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Newcastle University in England has been left reeling from a cybersecurity incident that has affected almost all its systems. The university first became … More UK University suffers cyberattack, ransomware gang claims responsibility
Armed with personal data stolen from the hotel’s dining reservation system, fraudsters trick guests into handing over their credit card details. The Ritz London has launched an investigation into a potential data breach that affected its food and beverage reservation system. The information stolen in the breach seems to have been used by fraudsters to … More Ritz London clients scammed after apparent data breach
The price tag is higher if the incident exposed customer data or if it was the result of a malicious attack, an annual IBM study finds. The average cost of a data breach has declined by 1.5% year-over-year, costing companies US$3.86 million per incident, according to IBM’s 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report. The annual … More What is the cost of a data breach?