The credit monitoring company Equifax has revealed a breach exposed the personal details of up to 143 million Americans.
CeX, the second-hand electronics, and video games retailer has reportedly had the details of two million customers compromised by hackers. The information stolen included names, addresses, email addresses and some phone numbers, as well as a small number of encrypted credit card details.
The much anticipated 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon was launched this week and once again it highlights some interesting and concerning security trends.
Another day, another data breach. This time, payday lender, Wonga has revealed it’s the latest victim in a long and seemingly endless line of companies to have had their customer data compromised.
With news breaking on the CIA’s ability to listen in via Smart TVs, many will be alarmed by the breadth of the exploits WikiLeaks has uncovered. The security industry has been warning of the dangers of Internet of Things devices for a long time and just last week, a hack on internet-connected teddy bears was making the headlines.
Following the Yahoo breach many users are concerned about their online safety and what to do next. As with all data breaches although a lot of the issues are beyond the control of the user there are some straightforward measures that they can take to be as safe as possible online.
2015 has often been referred to as the year of the breach, with high profile attacks affecting global organizations in huge numbers. It was the year data breaches got personal with high profile attacks compromising almost every aspect of user’s lives.
The correct method of dealing with a data breach contains many actions including containment, employee engagement and making sure it never happens again, but part of your plan should include planning how to get your message out there and let your investors and customers know what the latest status is.
If you consider 2007 to be year zero for major data breaches which affected the public, then 2014 was the year it came of age and started to gain some actionable education.
In InfoSec these past few weeks it has been impossible to miss the news that the secretive spyware company known as Hacking Team has been breached and their files posted online. This compromise has resulted in 400GB of confidential data being released online and caused widespread embarrassment for the company and clients alike.