German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach

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

Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

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

100 days of GDPR

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

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