More data records have been breached in the first six months of 2017 than the whole of 2016. The Gemalto Breach Level Index reports that this amounts to an astonishing 121 records lost or stolen every second of every day.
It took Equifax 141 days to discover a breach that exposed the data of 143 million US consumers with hackers likely accessing the credit monitoring firm's systems in March, a full two months before Equifax originally said they did.
A free mobile anti-virus app developed by the DU group, a developer of Android apps, has been found to collect user data without the device owners' consent.
Equifax said a breach it discovered in March was not related to the second in September though the hackers were reportedly the same, and the same vulnerability in Apache Struts was exploited in both incidents.
Protecting this data goes beyond your internal data governance processes says Jim Kaskade, it tests how well the business governs customer data beyond the firewall.
Some people in the UK had their data exposed in the US Equifax breach, though UK systems were not hit; Argentina has been hit; senior execs have quit, industry slams company for not patching.
Hackers are using the business-oriented LinkedIn social media site to send phishing InMails posing as a Wells Fargo document - the delivery method is to be trusted, but the content may not be.
Tomorrow the UK's new Data Protection Bill is to be published as part of a multi-billion pound National Cyber Security Strategy
Data on the endpoint did for Equifax, which is why, among other lessons learnt from the recent breach, visibility is a priority says Rick McElroy.
Cyber-criminals gained unauthorised access to Equifax files in a breach that could affect as many as 143 million consumers in the US, the company said Thursday.
It has been reported that a free online translation tool Translate.com which uses machine translation service Microsoft Translator, has suffered a major data breach, but the company has denied that it is a breach.
The resumes of more than 9,000 former U.S. military personnel, many with top secret security clearance, were left exposed on an unsecured Amazon S3 server.
A survey of more than 400 UK IT professionals in the UK pharmaceutical business found many do not report data breaches, in many cases because they do not know how.
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The 500 A-list celebrities whose Instagram accounts have been hacked, and whose contact details are for sale on the dark web, have now been identified.
Just two days after Selena Gomez's Instagram account was hacked to post leaked nude photos of Justin Bieber, the social media company confirmed it was hit by a cyber-attack targeting several high profile celebrities.
A Paris-based security researcher, Benkow, spotted a massive spambot, dubbed Onliner, weaponising 711 million email and server accounts to distribute phishing emails laced with malware looking to steal user data.
Today second hand games and electronics store CeX reported that it had been the victim of a massive data breach, issuing a statement to customers saying, "We have recently been subject to an online security breach."
Hackers leak more celeb nude pics - Dakota Johnson joins former sports couple Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, actress Kristen Stewart, performers Miley Cyrus and Katharine McPhee, and model Stella Maxwell.
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The NHS has suffered a data breach in its SwiftQueue appointment booking system whose database contains confidential records on up to 1.2 million people according to an exclusive report in the Sun tabloid newspaper.
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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) fined TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC £100,000 because it did not have appropriate technical or organisational measures in place to keep personal data secure.
"This leak was just a glimpse of how deep we breached into Mandiant, we might publish more critical data in the future," 31337's Pastebin message reportedly warned.
The hackers who breached HBO and leaked episodes material allegedly from next week's Game of Thrones - with threats to leak more - may have stolen more than 1.5 Terabytes of data, equal to some 750 hours if true.