Security breaches stories - Page 2
Personal details of 12,000 social media ‘stars’ leaked in avoidable breach
Octoly was informed of the exposed cloud repository on January 4th, yet the personally identifiable information was not secured until February 1st.
LinkedIn’s outage blunder left users exposed and was ‘easily preventable’
LinkedIn went down yesterday in countries across the world due to an SSL certificate expiry, leaving some users' data at risk with no encryption.
2017’s threat landscape report shows ransomware epidemic
Cyberthreats have changed significantly in 2017 - Bitdefender's annual report shows one in six spam emails now contain some form of ransomware.
Round 2: New line-up of cybersecurity maestros comment on Uber breach
We covered an expert commentary story of the Uber breach - this is round 2 with Check Point, Barracuda, Digital Shadows, Mimecast, and Webroot.
Expert says Cash Converters cybersecurity breach ‘yet ANOTHER wakeup call’
Gemalto's CTO says it's "incredibly frustrating" to see these cybercrime attacks continue to hit the headlines given how easy it is to prevent them.
Check Point & LG plug security vulnerabilities in smart appliances
Check Point researchers recently worked with LG to plug vulnerabilities in a number of home appliances, including robot vacuum cleaners & dishwashers.
Kaspersky CEO rubbishes ‘false’ allegations of hacking from US media
It was only weeks ago when the US Government had been hacked again and blamed Kaspersky Labs - the cybersecurity company's CEO says they're false.
Industry experts weigh in on getting ready for GDPR
A recent worrying survey found that only 3 in every 10 UK businesses have started preparing for the GDPR - seven experts have provided their insights.
Krack vulnerability puts Wi-Fi networks and devices at risk
This exploit requires an attacker to be in the proximity of the wireless device or network in question.
Not again… Expert discusses potential SECOND Equifax breach
It was only weeks ago that one of the single largest data breaches in history was announced - now Equifax may have been hacked again.
Hacking of national security projects highlights importance of patching
The recent release of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 report revealed a small breach – with massive implications.
Cybersecurity still not top priority despite 85% businesses being breached
Recent research reveals that cybersecurity is still taking a backseat despite the vast majority of businesses experiencing a breach in recent times.
Russian hackers steal from US government again – expert says US at fault
Piers Wilson says that in some ways, it is genuinely shocking that the NSA has allowed a contractor to expose vital US cyber-defence data like this.
Yahoo's colossal security breach - experts give their opinions
Yahoo's latest news of a breach of 3m accounts is certainly nothing to cheer about, but experts from the industry give their insights on the matter.
2017 Equifax breach: Impact and lessons learned
Digital Shadows VP, Rick Holland discusses the recent breach, its impact to Equifax and what other organisations can learn from it.
Hackers steal data through ‘easy back door’ in massive Deloitte breach
In just the last few weeks we’ve had three major breaches go public, and experts say this one could have been easily prevented.
First half of 2017 sees 164% increase in stolen or compromised records
There were 918 data breaches that led to a staggering 1.9 billion records being compromised around the world in the first half of 2017 alone.
Equifax data breach: The end of cybersecurity as we know it
One of the single largest data breaches in history was disclosed last week by the credit reporting giant, Equifax - here are three implications.
Beyond AV Tour hits Auckland & Wellington
Most cyber breaches are caused by non-malware attacks. Those attacks can’t be prevented by technologies like machine-learning AV and traditional AV.
Four key steps to improving your cyber defence capabilities
To ensure organisations have effective security strategies in place, they need to rethink the concept of "protection".
Arbor Networks ponders what triggered the DBE hack - and how attackers did it
Questions abound on what triggered recent DBE website hacking and Arbor Networks ponders on possible tactics used.
Cybersecurity starts with training your employees
At the end of an education and awareness initiative, all users should be able to understand how to identify security threats & how to respond to them.
ISPs build backdoors into customer modems, creating security breach
Vodafone and Spark are among the ISPs. Their policy is to use the access for troubleshooting, but it still raises red flags.
Exclusive viewpoint: Self-propagating ransomware hits U.K & 90+ other countries
The infections spread quickly, reportedly hitting as many as 100 countries, with Russian systems affected more than others. What was going on?