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Millions of patients' data exposed on database without password Special

New has emerged that Dr. Lal PathLabs, a laboratory testing giant in India, left a massive amount of patient data exposed on a public database without a password for several months.

Fashion chain Moda Operandi used an unsecure data server Special

Fashion retailer Moda Operandi has provided a further example of a company using an unsecured data server. Looking at this all-too-common pattern is Bitglass's Anurag Kahol.

Are IT Pros ready for Halloween? Scary Security Stats revealed

Be afraid. Be very afraid...if you are an IT professional. Each year, cybersecurity companies publish a number of research reports focusing on different aspects of cybersecurity and breach trends. Here are the most interesting.

Digital content set to equal half 'Earth's mass' by 2245

Data has been digital for only a short period in human history and in an even shorter period the growth of digital data has been exponential. Virtually ever aspect of our lives has been reduced to a datum.

Stolen Fortnite accounts sold on $1 billion black market Special

News has broken that thousands of Fortnite users' accounts are being sold on a $1 billion black market for stolen video-game accounts. The data could enable hackers to access individual user profiles.

Round-up of the latest major global data breaches

Breach Clarity uses a proprietary algorithm to deeply analyze every publicly-reported data breach, affording a score between on a scale to ten. We look at the latest "Richter Scale" information for data breaches.

Q&A: High-tech weather data is becoming key to decision making Special

Globally, many companies are incorporating weather into digital transformation by utilizing advanced hyper-local weather algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning to make decisions.

Remote working means appreciate your system administrator Special

If your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free during the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a sign that you have an efficient IT department, says Raif Mehmet, VP EMEA at Bitglass.

Digital mass set to exceed 'Earth mass' by 2245

We are accumulating more and more quantities of digital data, but just how voluminous will this stream of data become? A new model predicts that, at current rates, digital content on track to equal half 'Earth's mass' by 2245.

Argentina exposes COVID-19 health data in error Special

Argentina's health officials have apparently exposed personal medical data relating to some 115,000 COVID-19 quarantine exemption applicants, in what represents a major health sector data breach.

Should privacy act terms of service violations be a crime? Special

Researchers have warned that if violations of a company’s “terms of service” are deemed to be illegal, this risks stalling important research into voting systems, medical devices and other key equipment.

New framework proposed to protect patient data and privacy

Health data is a valuable commodity and while many people take steps to protect their privacy this often becomes an uphill struggle, given the number of loopholes. How can patient consent be better sought? A new framework has been proposed.

US actor casting company leaks private data of wanabee stars Special

It has been revealed that the online agency, MyCastingFile.com, which is a popular website used to cast U.S. talent in movies and television shows, exposed the data of roughly 260,000 individuals online.

Hacker sells details of 142 million MGM guests on the dark web Special

It has been announced that MGM Resorts’ 2019 data breach is much larger than initially reported, and is now believed to have impacted more than 142 million hotel guests. Concerningly the data continues to be put up for sale.

Overview of GDPR fines: New tracker and statistics

With GDPR - Europe's privacy regulation - having been in place for over one year, a new compilation of data reveals that 290 companies have been found not to have followed the legislation. The biggest fine to date has been issued to Google.

Why text messaging remains the top business communication tool

Although there are a range of different platforms and while multi-channel marketing remains essential for many firms, many businesses report that their number one form of communication remains the text message.

Looking deep into the 'blue leaks' data leak revelation Special

It has been discovered that activist group DDoSecrets has published data they claim have been stolen from US law enforcement agencies and fusion centers. The data has been made available online on a searchable portal.

COVID-19 and the need for more dependable data Special

Experian has created a new platform. The recently launched COVID-19 Outlook and Response Evaluator (CORE) tool is designed to help government officials, and to boost data reliability.

COVID-19 thinking and data storage

There’s new data that shows how COVID-19 has changed the way Information Technology professionals use and process data. Some trends appear in a new report from Yellowbrick.

Q&A: COVID-19 creates a new paradigm for data outsourcing Special

To work remotely and maintain consistent processing, large outsourcing companies including Infosys. and Tata Consultancy Services are asking their clients to relax NDAs and privacy rules – compromising data security.

How strong is your password? Key advice for world password day Special

May 7 is the annual World Password Day, an event designed to remind people of the importance of having strong passwords. The extension of remote working has made the importance of effective credentials even more important.

Italy baffled by unexplained surge in deaths during virus crisis

Rome - Italy recorded almost 50 percent more fatalities in March than usual, according to new official data showing that the real coronavirus death toll could be far higher than the 29,000 reported.

Cost of staying connected: Global differences revealed

The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown has increased the global demand for digital technology and data transfer. While speed varies considerably between countries, so does the price that citizens pay. A new study looks at the differences.

Le Figaro caught out in database exposure Special

Le Figaro, a French daily newspaper, has been found to have inadvertently exposed roughly 7.4 billion records containing personally identifiable information (PII) of reporters and employees.

CEO Analysis: COVID-19 impact on data-driven decisions Special

Businesses face unprecedented uncertainty over the short-to-medium term. This makes the collection and analysis of data, as close to real-time as possible, more essential than ever. A CEO outlines how and why this matters.

Coronavirus: Building trust through crisis and misinformation

Uncertainty and controversy around the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the spread of misinformation around the world, presenting a potential threat to trust in institutions and governments. A new Canadian survey looks at the issue.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in data breach Special

Every week seems to result in a major data breach being announced. This time around it is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), where personally identifiable information relating to airport travelers appears to have been exposed online.

UK government issues 2020 Cyber Security Breaches Survey Special

Cyber-threats are on the rise, according to the UK government. A new report findsthat nearly half of businesses, at 46 percent, in the UK faced cybersecurity breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.

Why it's important to observe World Backup Day

World Backup Day is Tuesday, March 31st, marked at the same time each year. The 2020 event comes at a time when reminders of data protection are needed more than ever due to the sudden global shift to work-from-home.

Business advice: Fighting misinformation about COVID-19 Special

The spread of misinformation about COVID-19 is creating greater angst than the virus itself. Businesses need to be careful about checking facts before making decisions in relation to the virus pandemic, says Tom Patterson of Unisys.
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