UK’s data watchdog hands out two mega-fines for breaches

The times they have a-changed since the ICO could only slap fines worth a fraction of the current amounts. British Airways and Marriott Starwood are facing massive fines in the United Kingdom for cyber-incidents that compromised the personal data of their customers. Yesterday, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) unveiled its intention to slap a fine of … More UK’s data watchdog hands out two mega-fines for breaches

Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

The leak, which apparently has yet to be plugged, exposes a range of very specific data about users. A Chinese smart home solutions provider has been leaking billions of logs from devices managed via the company’s cloud platform, exposing a range of sensitive information about their users. The database – which was found sitting an … More Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

Ex-Equifax executive sent to jail for insider trading after breach

“Sounds bad”, the former Equifax CIO wrote in a text after learning of the breach that ended up affecting almost half the US population. The Equifax debacle is in the news again, as a former executive of one of the firm’s business units was sentenced to four months in prison last week for capitalizing on early … More Ex-Equifax executive sent to jail for insider trading after breach

Microsoft enhances OneDrive to secure your sensitive files

Microsoft will soon add a new feature to its OneDrive cloud storage that is designed to ramp up security for your most sensitive files. Dubbed OneDrive Personal Vault, this ‘partition’ of your OneDrive account will only be accessible using “a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, PIN, or … More Microsoft enhances OneDrive to secure your sensitive files

Hackers breach NASA, steal Mars mission data

The infiltration was only spotted and stopped after the hackers roamed the network undetected for almost a year. The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, suffered a security incident recently that saw hackers make off with sensitive data relating to the agency’s Mars missions, including details about the Curiosity rover. The … More Hackers breach NASA, steal Mars mission data

Hackers steal 19 years’ worth of data from Australia’s top university

It is the second major breach that the Australian National University suffered in 2018. A premier Australian university has disclosed a cyberattack that compromised the personal information of its students and staff extending back nearly two decades. “We believe there was unauthorised access to significant amounts of personal staff, student and visitor data extending back 19 years,” … More Hackers steal 19 years’ worth of data from Australia’s top university