Defensive steps for Marriott Starwood guests worried their personal information may have been compromised by the massive data breach. If you are into cybersecurity, or data privacy, or staying at hotels, you have probably heard that Marriott International – one of the world’s largest hotel chains – announced a huge data breach today involving the Starwood reservations … More Marriott Starwood data breach: 5 defensive steps travelers should take now
The country’s first fine under GDPR is lower than might have been expected, however, as the company was acknowledged for its post-incident cooperation and enhanced security measures. A German social media platform called Knuddels.de has been fined with €20,000 following a breach that exposed the personal information of 330,000 users, including their passwords and e-mail … More German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach
The campaign’s goals aren’t immediately clear, as the malefactors don’t appear to be leveraging the hijacked websites for further nefarious purposes. Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web … More Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites
What impact has the new data protection directive had on businesses so far? This past weekend marks 100 days since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, affecting businesses globally. Everyone who expected immediate headline-grabbing penalties must be disappointed. Although the EU Commision received complaints on companies such as Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of … More 100 days of GDPR
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
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
Two-factor authentication is an underutilized security measure in businesses, yet it can greatly improve the security of an account. it is also recommended as one of the key factors in helping keep data secure in compliance with GDPR. Receiving an extra code to your phone when signing in, is a great obstacle for would-be hackers … More Google Gmail’s Two-Factor Authentication. Know how to set it up? It’s easy!