Data Breach

Shadow attorney-general wants MPs to explain 'shocking' data breach

Mark Dreyfus describes a metadata breach by an Australian Federal Police officer as "shocking" and demands an explanation from ministers.

Surveillance

AFP data breach: six cases of alleged police misconduct investigated

Four of the matters were deemed by the AFP to be ‘not established’, and two were ruled as not requiring further investigation<p>The Australian federal police conducted six internal investigations in the past 18 months into alleged professional misconduct of officers who had been newly approved to …

Surveillance

Ransomware attacks grow by 50% as cyberespionage soars, Verizon data breach report finds

"There is no such thing as an impenetrable system," Global Security Services' Bryan Sartin said.<p>Ransomware is rapidly becoming a popular go-to …

Cybersecurity

Data Breach Report finds cyber espionage and ransomware are increaseing

Verizon Communication Inc.’s annual Data Brach Investigations Report has found that cyber espionage and ransomware attacks are increasing although …

Cybersecurity

Cyber-Attacks Continue to Be Financially Motivated, Verizon Finds

1 of 9<p>Ransomware Attacks Growing<p>Verizon, much like every other security vendor, reported that 2016 was a milestone year for ransomware growth.<p>2 of …

Cybersecurity

Verizon DBIR Shows Attack Patterns Vary Widely By Industry

It's not always the newest or the most sophisticated threat you need to worry about, Verizon's breach and security incident data for 2016 shows.<p>Among …

Cybersecurity

Data breaches cost US businesses an average of $7 million — here’s the breakdown

This post is sponsored by Dell Technologies and Intel® – partners in hardware-enabled security solutions. Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside. Learn more at delltechnologies.com.<p>The impact of cyber threats is rising in the US, with the average cost of a data breach now over $7 million …

Cybersecurity

Ransomware incidents surge, education a hot bed for data breaches, according to Verizon

Verizon's Data Breach Incident Report for 2017 has a few key takeaways worth noting for healthcare and the education sectors.<p>Ransomware incidents …

Cybersecurity

Chipotle warns customers about data breach

Fast food chain Chipotle warned customers on its website on Tuesday that the company experienced a data breach.<p>"We want to make our customers aware …

Security

Chipotle's Management Has Delivered The Q1 Icing; Now It Is President Trump's Turn With His Tax Cuts

Chipotle's Q1 2017 results beat consensus estimates on both revenue and EPS but the data breach has unfortunately taken the wind out of the …

Business

Will payday lender Wonga's reputation pay a price for its customer data breach?

Over the last few years a number of high-profile brands have seen their customers’ data compromised – as the result of a deliberate hack or because …

Identity Theft

Cybercrime against residents is on the rise

As massive data hacks peppered the news cycle last year, plenty of smaller-scale breaches occurred quietly, compromising the records of thousands of …

Cybersecurity

Chipotle bid up to 52-week high

Chipotle (CMG +3.3%) trades higher as investors see more daylight than gloom after factoring in the company's sales report and disclosure of a data …

Business

Cyber criminals are sharing millions of stolen university email credentials

If you have a .edu e-mail address, beware: The account name, password and other personal information associated with that account may be listed online for cyber criminals to buy.<p>The Digital Citizens Alliance is reporting evidence showing threats of numerous kinds — including hacktivists, scam …

College & University

Russian Hacker Receives Record 27 Year Jail Sentence in USA

Roman Seleznev has been sentenced to serve 27 years behind bars for stealing and selling millions of credit card numbers.<p>Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, a Russian hacker also know by the hacker handles "Track2," "NCUX," and "Bulba," was sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge Richard Jones to serve …

Crime

HipChat Hacked: Usernames, Passwords And Messages Stolen From Popular Communications App

HipChat, a popular communications platform for businesses, warned users Monday it experienced a database breach, which may have compromised the …

Security

Accessing 2,000 personal records 'exceptionally easy' says Laurentian student

University notified staff and students about breach in January<p>It was on a Friday night in January, that Spencer Brydges realized he could see things …

Security

Centre cautions states against leak of Aadhaar data, warns of jail term

The Information and Technology ministry said such breaches could attract jail term of up to three years.<p>The Centre has asked states to take …

Security

Chipotle data breach pares gains from big earnings beat

Chipotle (NYSE:CMG), which rose as much as 6.8% after reporting better than expected Q1 earnings and its first increase in same-store sales in more …

Business

20K notified of data breach at healthcare network Lifespan

Lifespan, a Rhode Island-based healthcare network, informed 20,000 patients that an employee laptop containing patient data went missing.<p><b>How many</b> …

Security

Health Data Breach Repercussions Grow

One ex-city employee faces new felony charges — and another city employee has been fired — in the latest fallout from a data breach that compromised …

Policing

Feds fight suit over web takedown of animal abuse data

The Justice Department is mounting a legal defense of one of the most-publicized counter-transparency moves of the new Trump administration: the Agriculture Department's decision to take offline a massive set of records on enforcement of laws against animal abuse.<p>The Agriculture Department yanked …

Government

HipChat hacked over weekend: names, email addresses, hashed passwords may have been exposed

Security

Aadhaar data leaked from more govt departments, UIDAI asks for audit to prevent further leaks

The <b>massive leak of Aadhaar data</b> from the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security’s (JDSS) servers appears to have been only one of many leaks that …

Security

Someone Tried to Hack my Citi AT&T Access More Credit Card

Buenos dias everyone. I got a voicemail last Sunday afternoon from a Citi fraud prevention representative in Jacksonville, Florida asking me to call …

Personal Finance

Blowout Cards Issues Card-Skimming Breach Alert

sponsored by<p>Hacker Skimmed Payment Card Details Using Modified PHP File Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • April 25, 2017<p>Blowout Cards has issued a …

Security

The Trust Factor? Consumers Lack Faith In Brands And Government on Privacy

The uproar about privacy is just not going away. And it starts with what to do about the problem. Take the rollback of proposed rules to govern data …

Consumer Reports

Some Canadian bank record information being sent directly to IRS

IRS website lists 9,654 'financial institutions' based in Canada and registered with the IRS<p>Thousands of reports containing confidential Canadian …

Taxes

Russian internet giant Mail.ru opens $100M games investment division

Russian internet giant Mail.ru has established a $100 million investment division to dish out funds to "accomplished" game studios and publishers, as …

Game Development

Unroll.me, the Email Unsubscription Service, Has Been Collecting and Selling Your Data

Yesterday, The New York Times went deep into some of Uber’s shady business practices. In the article, one small section revealed that one service …

Uber