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Data breach issues signal to companies to update their data Special

Facebook has been involved in a large data breach. While this itself raises questions for social media, the incident also acts as a timely reminder for companies to undertake a data audit and review.

What can digital firms learn from the Facebook data loss? Special

A vast array of information relating to more than 530 million Facebook users was shared over the weekend at a hacker forum. As well as worrying about what might happen to the data, there are lessons that most companies can learn from this incident.

Software vendors will soon need to disclose all breaches Special

A planned Biden administration executive order will require many software vendors to notify their federal government customers when a cybersecurity breach has taken place. The bill stops short of consumers being contacted.

Billions of records of an online trading broker leaked Special

The latest major data leak has impacted upon an established trading broker, showing that few areas of society, in the digital age, are free from errors that lead to either attack vulnerability or lost data controls.

Retail giant discloses data breach two months too late Special

British clothing giant FatFace has experienced a data breach after a hacker accessed its systems. It is likely that customer and employee information was taken by a malicious actor. The incident has been reported two months late.

FBI report: Rise in cybercrime targets the older population Special

The latest FBI cybercrime report finds there has been an increase in the number of email account compromise complaints, leading to identity theft and funds being converted to cryptocurrency.

Hackers are trading in medical data relating to French citizens Special

Healthcare data breaches are continuing to increase and the latest to be reported impacts on French citizens, with news that half-a-million records, including medical information, have been leaked on line.

Unsecured server triggers Ticketcounter data breach Special

Ticketcounter, a Dutch e-ticketing platform, has experienced a data breach. This happened after a threat actor stole a database comprising of 1.9 million email addresses from an unsecured staging server.

Personal data relating to Singapore Airlines exposed in breach Special

News has come in about the Singapore Airlines breach. This is the second airline breach this week related to the attack on comms IT vendor SITA, which is a multinational information technology company providing IT services to the air transport industry.

Jamaica’s web portal exposes traveler data Special

The Amber Group, a Jamaican government contractor, left an AWS cloud storage server exposed without a password. The exposed information included 70,000 negative COVID-19 lab results, plus personal data relating to patients.

As businesses digitize, data breach protection remains key Special

Reported by the Kaspersky Fraud Prevention, it appears that from January to December 2020 fraudulent transaction in the finance industry was on the rise. The share of such incidents increased from 34 percent in 2019 to 54 percent in 2020.

Florida based child welfare organization suffers data breach Special

It has been revealed that the organization The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation (FHKC), a U.S. provider of children’s health insurance, suffered from a data breach which exposed the addresses of several thousands of people.

Private medical records posted to the dark web Special

Thousands of files of patient information from Leon Medical Centers and Nocona General Hospital were posted by hackers to a blog on the dark web that the hackers use to name and extort their victims. We look at the implications.

Millions of Pixlr records posted on hacker forum Special

It has been announced that a hacker has leaked 1.9 million Pixlr user records. The data contained information that has the potential to perform targeted phishing and credential stuffing attacks.

Looking behind the European medicines data breach Special

Important documents may have been taken following a data breach relating to Europe's drug regulator - the European Medicines Agency (EMA). It seems that the data breach was politically motivated.

Lessons are still to be learned from recent cybersecurity cases Special

Cyberattacks were a common, almost daily reported feature during 2020, along with other data breaches and system compromises. Digital Journal takes a look at some of the more significant incidents and impacted sectors.

Electronic health records provider caught out in data breach Special

NTreatment, a technology company that manages electronic health and patient records for doctors and psychiatrists, left thousands of sensitive health records exposed to the Internet because one of its cloud servers wasn’t protected with a password.

Hacker leaks credentials for 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs Special

A hacker has now leaked the credentials for almost 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs. The records taken related to several banks and other financial institutions. There are concerns that risks remain.

Looking behind the Vertafore data breach Special

Vertafore, a provider of insurance software, has recently disclosed details of a data breach, admitting that a third-party accessed the details of 27.7 million Texas drivers.

The North Face forced to reset passwords following cyberattack Special

Outdoor retail giant The North Face has reset the passwords of an undisclosed number of customers following a successful credential stuffing attack that took place last month, on October 9th, 2020.

Liquid: Cryptocurrency firm experiences cybersecurity breach Special

Liquid, which is one of the top 20 cryptocurrency exchange portals, has disclosed a security breach this week. This appears to have led to considerable amounts of personally identifiable information being exposed and stolen by hackers.

Highlights from the NCSC annual review

The level of cybersecurity threats continues to rise, as the U.K NCSC report highlights. These threats come in different forms, and one of the highlighted defences is adopting Protective Domain Name Services.

GrowDiaries exposes user records and passwords Special

GrowDiaries, a website for cannabis growers to write and share about their plants, exposed 3.4 million user records to the web without a password. This represents the latest data breach.

Isentia's breach and its impact on government departments Special

The media monitoring firm Isentia in Australia has been hit by a ransomware attack. What does this mean for the company's work with government departments and the Australian Stock Exchange?

Looking behind the True social app breach Special

True is an app that promotes itself as the social networking app that will “protect your privacy.” Ironically, the app has reportedly been involved with a data breach. A leading security expert looks into matter.

Massive Nitro data breach impacts Microsoft, Google, and Apple Special

A large data breach has been suffered by the Nitro PDF service. The data loss has impacted many large technology organizations, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Chase, and Citibank.

Broadvoice database: 350 million customer records exposed online Special

A Broadvoice database cluster holding more than 350 million records, many including personal details and voicemail transcripts of Broadvoice clients’ customers, was found to have been left open online for anyone to view.

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.

Prison phone service Telmate exposes messages Special

In the U.S.,Telmate provides a communications service to enable the incarcerated the opportunity to speak with those on the outside. The service was recently caught out in a data breach.

How Veteran's affairs came to be hit by data breach Special

A security breach breach related to the Department of Veteran's Affairs has taken place. How did this type of attack reach the heart of government and what are the implications. Two experts weigh in.
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