Almost 60% of second-hand hard drives hold leftover data from previous owners, a study shows. Have you ever seen a hacker movie? When the other shoe drops, you can see the black hat scrambling for their computer, tearing out their hard drives and trying to erase them. They may even run neodymium magnets over them … More Are you sure you wiped your hard drive properly?
The humongous collection of extensive personal details about millions of people could be a gold mine for scam artists. Almost every single citizen of Ecuador, a country of some 16.6 million people, is believed to have been affected by a new massive data leak, reads a report from vpnMentor. Two weeks ago, the firm discovered a … More Nearly all of Ecuador’s citizens caught up in data leak
Firefox new Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) feature launched to all users of the browser to offer better privacy and protection from cryptojacking. Protecting user’s privacy is a long-time preoccupation in IT security, and corporations are also taking action. We saw another example this week with Firefox Version 69.0. Since Tuesday September 3, third-party tracking cookies … More Firefox 69: Third‑Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptomining Now Blocked by Default
As education is becoming an increasingly vital tool in companies’ security toolboxes, the question arises: How can they effectively implement security awareness training? If you had told me a few weeks ago that many business leaders were unaware of a major piece of privacy legislation that’s set to go into effect in a few months, I might … More Education and privacy legislation at ChannelCon
The compromised company may bear the financial brunt of the breach within the first year after the incident occurs, but the price tag is still far from final. The average cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past five years to US$3.92 million globally, according to IBM’s 2019 Cost of a Data Breach study, which drew on … More Data breaches can haunt firms for years
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
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