PII News, Articles and Updates

Cyber-attackers use hidden tunnels, pilfer data from financial service firm

Sophisticated cyber-attackers are using hidden tunnels to spy on financial firms and pilfer sensitive data and personally-identifiable information (PII) - and they're doing it at a higher rate than in other industries.

Oh, baby! Infants' Social Security numbers spotted for sale on dark web

The personal identifiable information (PII) of infants, including Social Security numbers, were recently found advertised for sale on the dark web, providing criminals with a clean credit history.

US government DHS data breach affects 250,000

More than 250,000 of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees along with individuals involved in on-going DHS criminal investigations had their personally identifiable information (PII) compromised in a data breach.

Data breach at PayPal's TIO Networks unit affects 1.6 million customers

PayPal Holdings on Friday acknowledged that a data breach at recently acquired payments processor TIO Networks compromised the personally identifiable information of roughly 1.6 million customers.

Don't be tomorrow's news - use machine data to protect PII pre-GDPR

Using machine data to monitor staff behaviours can identify potential PII breaches before they happen and avoid the huge fines that would follow once GDPR comes into effect says Matthias Maier

Cracking the GDPR compliance conundrum in local government

Before you start looking at GDPR you need to understand what PII data you have, where it is, who has access, who it is shared with, and ultimately, how you can best manage it according to GDPR requirements says Julian Cook.

Unencrypted PII records leaked from WWE database hosted on AWS server

Bob Dyachenko, the Kromtech security researcher who discovered the data leak of 3 million WWE fans, says it was most likely accessible thanks to a misconfiguration by either WWE or a contractor.