Privacy issues in the Philippines have become headline news as 2017 gets underway. In January, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) in that country issued a statement placing the blame for a data breach that put the personal information of millions of voters at risk squarely at the feet of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and its Chairman Andres Bautista.
1.6 million unemployment claimants in Washington may have just received an identity theft headache. A hack of the State Auditor's office has exposed extremely sensitive personal information.
Hackers used data from 2015 Ashley Madison data breach to conduct cyber extortion scams, asking users to pay more than $1,000 worth of Bitcoin.
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.
Among the major highlights of the Verizon Cyber Espionage Report: criminal organizations and former employees play a trivial role in overall attempts, the overwhelming majority come from states.
“Many Americans are lost” when it comes to dealing with data breaches. According to a new survey by Lexington Law, many do not even check whether or not they are victims.
Recent data breaches at Under Armour and Panera Bread has been making headlines. But the approach taken to mitigate the threat to consumers could not have been more different. One is a lesson on best practice and the other is a cautionary tale on how not to handle malicious attacks aimed at seizing consumer data.
Nearly 100% of companies suffered at least one data breach in past 18 months. Most cited inadequate identity management and the lack of visibility as the major cloud security threat.
Payment processor Juspay downplayed the data breach affecting 100 million customers, failed to notify them for five months until a researcher found the data selling on the dark web.