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

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

Cyberattack exposes travelers’ photos, says US border agency

The images, collected over one and a half months, were taken as the travelers crossed an unspecified border point. The United States’ Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that a security incident at one of its subcontractors has compromised the photos of thousands of travelers entering and departing the country. In addition to the … More Cyberattack exposes travelers’ photos, says US border agency

Verizon’s data breach report: What the numbers say

What are some of the most interesting takeaways from Verizon’s latest annual security report? Data breach, yawn. Those two little words that occur so frequently in the media and will have you switching off. Last week, Verizon released their 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) which provides valuable insight spanning across 86 countries and 41,686 incidents. The … More Verizon’s data breach report: What the numbers say