World Backup Day: Is your data in safe hands?

World Backup Day is a reminder that organizations and individuals need to make data backup and protection a priority. The loss of data – whether a result of human error, technological failure, or a cyberattack – is one of the greatest threats to organizations and individuals today. In our increasingly digitized world, we rely on our … More World Backup Day: Is your data in safe hands?

Man jailed for destroying former employer’s data

After he was fired for poor performance, the ex-employee was back with a vengeance, literally. A British man has been sent to prison for two years after he wiped out his ex-employer’s business-critical data in cloud storage, according to a report by the United Kingdom’s Thames Valley Police. Steffan Needham, of Bury, Greater Manchester, worked as an … More Man jailed for destroying former employer’s data

Facebook exposed millions of user passwords to employees

The social network says that the passwords were never exposed externally and that it found no abuse of the glitch. Facebook has fixed a bug that caused that the passwords of many of its users were stored in plain text and were visible for the social network’s employees. “As part of a routine security review … More Facebook exposed millions of user passwords to employees

Superdrug targeted by miscreants who claim to have stolen customer data

The retailer says that whatever data the crooks have obtained, they weren’t stolen through a breach of its systems. Superdrug is urging its online customers to change their passwords after being contacted by cybercriminals who claim to have secured a range of personal details belonging to 20,000 customers of this British health and beauty retailer, Huffington … More Superdrug targeted by miscreants who claim to have stolen customer data

Some 2.6 billion data records exposed in first half of 2018

The newly-released report provides an overview of the data breach landscape in the first half of this year. The first half of 2018 saw 2,308 publicly disclosed data breaches that resulted in the exposure of approximately 2.6 billion user records, a report from cyberthreat intelligence company Risk Based Security has shown. This represents a drop from … More Some 2.6 billion data records exposed in first half of 2018

£120,000 fine for university after details of 20,000 staff and students exposed in data breach

The University of Greenwich has received a fine of £120,000 because of the substantial damage and substantial distress caused by a security breach that exposed the personal information of 20,000 people. It’s called “Shadow IT”, and it’s a problem that has now cost a British university £120,000 (over US $160,000) following a serious security breach. … More £120,000 fine for university after details of 20,000 staff and students exposed in data breach