A massive 600 gigabyte file containing about 2.2 billion breached accounts has been spotted floating about the dark web, freely available to anyone who cares to download it via torrent.
This year’s Data Privacy Day is especially significant given a tumultuous 2018 with numerous data misuse cases and massive data breaches. A year data privacy came into public consciousness. So what do tech industry leaders have to say about Data Privacy Day 2019?
Over 87 gigabytes of personal information is now being sold on the dark web as part of this password leak of 773 million email addresses and 21 million passwords, raising very important questions about personal data security online.
Data privacy came into public consciousness in 2018. Yet, even with new regulations to protect personal privacy, it’s clear that there is still a long way to go in 2019 before personal data is truly protected.
Quora suffered a massive data leak, exposing their password database with 100 million passwords. But the passwords were securely stored and are next-to-useless to criminals.
ICO had a busy 2018 with the ten largest fines totaling about £5,000,000 and also the first ICO fines levied at the maximum amount for Facebook and Equifax.
Marriott has put half a billion guest at risk in one of the largest data breach to date. The scope of the data breach is not only startling due to the numbers of guests that have been affected, it is the sheer amount of time since 2014 that the hackers had had access to the data.
It’s tempting to draw a connection between cybersecurity skills shortage and data breaches. But the reality is much more complex and data breaches may be a symptom of a larger problem.
Google admitted that back in March 2018, it became aware of a data breach that may have impacted up to 500,000 users, but failed to disclose it to users or regulators. Are big Silicon Valley tech giants are “too big to trust”?