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

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

Two Canadian banks warn attackers may have stolen customer data

Simplii Financial and Bank of Montreal are believed to have suffered a twin attack that was soon followed by blackmail threats. Two Canadian banks have announced that cybercriminals may have made off with the data of up to 90,000 of the banks’ customers in apparent security breaches, according to a CBC.ca report. Online bank Simplii Financial … More Two Canadian banks warn attackers may have stolen customer data

Last call for GDPR

With the deadline fast approaching SMBs are reminded of what is required to become compliant. Benjamin Franklin famously once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – a piece of wisdom that can be applied directly to any discussion on Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a directive coming to force on May … More Last call for GDPR

ISF predicts increasing impact of data breaches next year

The number, magnitude and costs of data breaches are all set to continue on their upward trajectories in the coming year, according to a forecast by the Information Security Forum (ISF). This prediction is included in their Global Security Threat Outlook for 2018 and comes with a warning that the stakes are now “higher than ever before”. … More ISF predicts increasing impact of data breaches next year

Shipping giant refuses to pay hackers ransom after data stolen

Clarksons, the global shipping firm, has turned the tables on criminal hackers who attempted to extort a ransom payment after stealing confidential information from the company’s network. The business, which is thought to have suffered a breach at the hand of hackers earlier this month, has warned that the hackers may release some of the … More Shipping giant refuses to pay hackers ransom after data stolen

Securing printed data in the ‘paperless’ office

While we are supposedly in the era of the paperless office, intentional leaks via printed documents remain very common and can be just as damaging as their digital counterparts. While most of us realize the necessity of paper, do we recognize the risks of unauthorized viewing or document removal from the worksite? Data loss – … More Securing printed data in the ‘paperless’ office