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”?
Facebook data breach comes hot on the heels of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and resulted in 50 million compromised accounts. This is proving to be a tough year for Facebook.
Reddit hack shows that the industry standard two-factor authentication approach in certain cases might not offer as much protection of vulnerable data as has long been thought.
Growing number of Americans now feel that state and local governments should increase their cybersecurity spending and do more to protect data from cyberattacks, similar to that which crippled the city of Atlanta in March 2018.