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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.

Looking behind the reason for the U.S. DHSS cyberattack Special

What was behind the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) cyberattack? The attack appears related to its coronavirus response, where malicious actors sought to slow down operations in response to the pandemic.

Data is at risk despite investments in data protection

A new survey finds that even with increased investment in data protection measures, disruptive events from cyber-attacks, data loss and downtime remain major threats to high-value data.

Secret-sharing app Whisper exposes users' personal data Special

A data breach has occurred with the secret-sharing app Whisper, which has left users’ locations together with their more sensitive fetishes exposed on the Internet. Robert Prigge, CEO of Jumio discusses with Digital Journal.

Eight million sales records on Amazon, Ebay, Shopify exposed Special

A third-party app used by EU merchants on Amazon UK, Ebay and Shopify has been found to have exposed 8 million sales records containing customers' personal data.

Walgreens app leaks personal consumer data Special

Reports have come in about a Walgreens’ data leak incident which was caused by the unauthorized disclosure of secure messages within its mobile app. Dr. Vinay Sridhara looks into the issue for Digital Journal.

Marketing firm exposes 49 million unique emails Special

Israeli marketing firm, Straffic, exposed 49 million unique email addresses after a misconfiguration in their web server exposed the authentication credentials for an AWS Elasticsearch database. Anurag Kahol of Bitglass looks into the issue.

Data leaks: Why the cure isn’t just in the cloud Special

Many companies are turning to cloud-based software solutions to safeguard their data, but Rene Meyer, VP of Technology at AMAX says businesses should start with the box as a stronger alternative platform.

International Education Institute involved in major data breach Special

The Institute of International Education, an educational organization that operates 200 leading international scholarship programs, left sections of its database unprotected and open to public search. Vinay Sridhara of Balbix looks into the issue.

Personal information of 6.5 million Israeli voters leaked Special

An election app called Elector potentially exposed the personal information of all the 6.5 million (6,453,254) Israeli voter population. Anurag Kahol of Bitglass looks into the matter.

Personal information of passengers from Indian airline breached Special

A security researcher was able to access and unencrypted database that contained personal information on over 1.2 million passengers of India’s largest privately owned airlines SpiceJet. This is the latest in a series of data breaches.

LabCorp's latest data breach repercussions Special

LabCorp has suffered its second data breach in less than a year. This new data breach carries significant repercussions for digital identity in healthcare. Such data contains information like dates of birth and Social Security Numbers.

Mitsubishi Electric confirms major data breach Special

Mitsubishi Electric released a statement today confirming that the company was hit by a data breach dating back to late June last year. It’s speculated that the cyberattack is linked to a Chinese cyber-espionage group, Tick (or Bronze Butler).

Millions of user records from LimeLeads put up for sale online Special

A new data breach has been reported: 49 million user records from LimeLeads (49 million user records from LimeLeads put up for sale online) have been put up for sale online. Anurag Kahol, CTO, Bitglass looks into the issue.

One billion medical images are exposed online Special

Over one billion medical images of patients across the world have been exposed is a major data breach. This arise due to hundreds of hospitals, medical offices and imaging centers are running insecure storage systems, as Anurag Kahol explains.

Over 60% of leaked records exposed by financial services firms

Which sector of the economy is most closely associated with data breaches? The answer is financial services. Is this because these firms have weak systems or are they the most heavily targeted?

267 million social media records exposed online Special

In response to the 267 million Facebook user IDs, phone numbers, and names was left exposed on the web, Digital Journal caught up with Anurag Kahol, of Bitglass for analysis.

FBI issues warning over public Wi-Fi use Special

As the US enters peak travel season, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to travelers: beware public Wi-Fi. Both enterprises and consumers need to heed the warning, according to expert Sudhakar Ramakrishna.

Major data leak from U.S. aerospace and defense contractor Special

IMGE, consulting firm based in the Washington, D.C.-area left their Amazon cloud-storage system database that contained the names, phone numbers, home addresses, and email addresses of about 50,000 individuals.

Leaky Honda database exposes 976 million records Special

From a data breach involving 976 million records, an estimated one million files held within a Honda database contained information about Honda owners and vehicles. This latest data breach shows how companies need to better protect consumer data.

Billions of email addresses exposed online Special

Comparitech researchers in collaboration with security research Bob Diachenko found more than 2.7 billion email addresses in an open, unprotected online database. Looks into the issue.

Major birth certificate application data exposure Special

Some 750,000 birth certificates in the U.S. have been exposed due to a data breach. In response to the extensive birth certificate application exposure, security expert Robert Prigge, CEO of Jumio looks at the root cause and implications.

Sweaty Betty's suffers eCommerce data breach Special

Sweaty Betty’s has suffered from a data breach, caused by cyber-criminals inserting malicious code into its eCommerce website to capture customer card details during the checkout process.

Why has a data leak of 1 billion social media profiles occurred? Special

It's been reported that a data leak of 1.2 billion social media profiles has occurred, mostly relating to Facebook users. This strengthens the case for DMARC authentication, says Robert Prigge, President of Jumio.

Oracle EBS flaws leave half of customers exposed Special

An estimated 10,000 enterprises worldwide are at serious risk of financial fraud thanks to critical security vulnerabilities in Oracle EBS software, notes commentator Piyush Pandey.

PayMyTab suffers from data leak Special

PayMyTab have reported on a data leak that exposes personal information belonging to mobile diners. Information was leaked, including customer names, email addresses, telephone numbers, order details, restaurant visit information.

Macy's suffers data breach, customer data affected Special

Macy’s recent data breach was caused by a Magecart card-skimming code implanted in the firm's online payment portal which collected customer's personal data. Vinay Sridhara of Balbix provides analysis.

CenturyLinks' suffers data breach with cloud computing system Special

CenturyLink has reported that a customer information database of 2.8 million records was found exposed. The database was affiliated with a third-party notification platform and has been exposed for 10 months.

What's behind Autoclerks' leaky database? Special

Autoclerk's database has been found to be leaking information, which exposed travel data and personal details of hundreds of thousands online (including U.S. government personnel). CTO Vinay Sridhara of Balbix dives in.

Data leak exposes more than 200K job seeker CVs Special

Two recruitment firms, US-based Authentic Jobs and UK-based Sonic Jobs, exposed more than 200K job seekers’ CVs. Stephan Chenette, Co-Founder and CTO, AttackIQ provides analysis.
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