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

Privacy legislation may soon affect smaller businesses

Why smaller businesses cannot afford to ignore how they gather, store and protect data. Between breaches and privacy gaffes at global mega-corporations, more people are on edge about protecting digital data. Consumers want to be able to control what companies collect and store, and many businesses want to be able to recoup costs for online … More Privacy legislation may soon affect smaller businesses

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

Over 2.3 billion files exposed online

Millions of files that are sitting out in the open across various file storage technologies are actually encrypted by ransomware. More than 2.3 billion files have been found inadvertently exposed online over the past year, reads a report from threat intelligence outfit Digital Shadows. The firm’s new ‘Too Much Information: The Sequel’ report follows up … More Over 2.3 billion files exposed online

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