Crooks threaten to leak customer data stolen from e‑commerce sites

A hack-and-extort campaign takes aim at poorly secured databases replete with customer information that can be exploited for further attacks. A number of e-commerce websites from multiple continents have had their customer databases stolen, with an unknown seller offering at least 1.62 million rows of personal records for sale on a public website. The online … More Crooks threaten to leak customer data stolen from e‑commerce sites

Two years later, has GDPR fulfilled its promise?

Has the landmark law helped build a culture of privacy in organizations and have consumers become more wary of sharing their personal data? “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping Tom to install your window blinds” – John Perry Barlow, EFF (July 1992). Any individual who has the slightest engagement in the … More Two years later, has GDPR fulfilled its promise?

600,000 people affected in email provider breach

The users’ personal data are now up for grabs on the dark web for anywhere between US$3,500 and US$22,000 worth of Bitcoin. The personal details of more than 600,000 Email.it users have been stolen and put up for sale on the dark web. The incident surfaced on Sunday after the perpetrators took to Twitter to … More 600,000 people affected in email provider breach

Marriott hacked again, 5.2 million guests affected

Bad actors accessed a range of personally identifiable information, including names, dates of birth and a lot more. For the second time within two years, hotel giant Marriott has disclosed that it has suffered a data breach. The new incident has affected 5.2 million of its guests, compromising a range of their personal information, including … More Marriott hacked again, 5.2 million guests affected

What to do you if your phone is lost or stolen

Losing your smartphone can be expensive, but the cost of the device may not be the final price you’ll be paying. According to a Prey study of 2018 reports from its customers of lost mobile devices, 69% are misplaced and 31% are stolen in various ways. Since smartphones have become a centerpiece of our digital identities, where … More What to do you if your phone is lost or stolen