The ransomware attack on AirAsia took place on November 11 and 12, with samples of the stolen personal data being leaked to the group's dark web site about a week later. The posted samples contain employee personal information as well as passenger booking information.
About 50% of those who had information stolen say they were victimized more than once. And the number of people that lost at least $10,000 to personal data theft jumped from 9% of respondents to 30% in 2021.
Optus disclosed a cyber attack that compromised the personal data of up to 10 million Australians with a threat actor initially demanding $1 million and several sources suggesting human error as the cause.
The decision to scrap the data protection bill came from a parliamentary review process. IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has told reporters that work was already underway on a new personal data law, no doubt to the delight of big tech companies.
The personal data of 1 billion China citizens, or about two-thirds of the country's entire population, appears to be available for sale on an underground forum after a data leak.
Mayor's office of Lisbon has been handed a $1.4 million fine by the country's data protection commission for providing the personal data of activists and organizers to foreign diplomats, including Russia’s foreign ministry.
Zhenhua data leak reveals that the firm with links to the Chinese military has scraped the personal data of at least 2.4 million targeted subjects, including national leaders, celebrities, and politically exposed persons.
Almost 30 million website owners choose Google Analytics to gather data about their visitors. But even if you trust Google’s data privacy policies, Google Analytics still may not be the best option.
Awareness of Americans on the collection, use and sale of their personal data is becoming mainstream and public attitudes are shifting strongly in the other direction.