The vast trove of data was released online and disseminated via Twitter over the span of four weeks – without anybody really noticing. German authorities are investigating a major cybersecurity incident that saw the personal information of hundreds of German politicians, as well as a number of TV personalities and journalists, dumped online in serial … More Personal data of German political elite dumped online
A reflection on how acknowledging the cumulative nature of cyber-threats and understanding its implications can benefit our digital security. Threat cumulativity is a term I began to use in 2018 to refer to the tendency of new technologies to spawn new threats that add to old threats without displacing them. In this article I give … More What is threat cumulativity and what does it mean for digital security?
A probe launched immediately after the discovery of the suspected incident has yet to establish the scale of the potential damage. The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has notified all of its employees that their personal data may have been exfiltrated in a suspected security incident discovered two months ago. “On Oct. … More NASA fears hackers may have stolen employee data
There is no evidence that the flaw was misused during the six days it was alive, said the tech giant. Google is closing down its social network Google+ for consumers sooner than planned following the discovery of a new security issue that exposed the data of 52.5 million users. Only two months ago, Google announced … More Google+ to shut earlier as new bug exposed data of 52.5 million users
Your data is very, very valuable to the right (or wrong) people. Every single piece of data has value, it doesn’t matter how mundane it might seem, any and all data can be used to build up a profile of you for advertisers or could be the key to accessing your online accounts. Jake Moore, … More How do companies use your data?
The data breach at the Hong Kong flag carrier is the third such incident to hit the aviation industry in two months. Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it had a suffered a security incident in which cybercriminals accessed the personal data of 9.4 million passengers of Cathay and its unit Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited. The … More Cathay Pacific breach exposes data of 9.4 million passengers
The solution to password recycling may be easier to implement than previously thought, according to a recent paper. Mandating longer and more complex passwords reduces the likelihood that users will reuse them across multiple online services, researchers have found. A team of three academics from Indiana University set out to examine the impact of prescribing … More Strict password policy could prevent credential reuse, paper suggests