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Quora's been breached: Users, change your passwords
Quora’s 100 million users are the latest targets in a major data breach, but at least the company has moved quickly to contain it.
05 Dec 18
500 million impacted by Marriott database breach
A root cause of the breach is currently unknown, but Marriott indicated that the intruders encrypted the information before exfiltrating the data.
03 Dec 18
Dell.com customers urged to change passwords after breach
Dell is asking all of its Dell.com customers to change their passwords after it detected ‘unauthorised activity’ on its network earlier this month.
30 Nov 18
Uber disguised breach ransom payment as a bug bounty reward
“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterwards was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack."
29 Nov 18
Almost half of NZ businesses unprepared for data breaches
The HP New Zealand IT Security Study surveyed 434 New Zealand small to large businesses across the services, production, retail and hospitality.
22 Nov 18
Amazon customers irate after 'technical error'
Amazon isn't providing enough details about the error - and customers aren't happy.
22 Nov 18
Data protection is key to building customer trust
"New data compliance rules offer an opportunity for businesses to re-evaluate their processes and improve data management and customer loyalty."
20 Nov 18
Computer Lounge online store hit by security breach
Auckland-based online computer parts store Computer Lounge has been affected by a security breach.
05 Nov 18
Details of 9mil compromised in Cathay Pacific data leak
Twenty-seven credit card numbers with no CVV were accessed, and the combination of data accessed varies for each affected passenger.
26 Oct 18
ICO report reaction: UK data security incidents rocket 224%
Data security incidents have risen 228 percent in the second quarter of 2018, while fines have doubled.
20 Oct 18
Facebook breach: Ready for the coming phishing wave?
Much of the information accessed in the Facebook breach is perfect for cyber criminals planning their next phishing attack.
17 Oct 18
Google shutting down Google+ after covering up privacy bug
Google’s management was aware of the bug but chose not to share it with the public to avoid scrutiny by regulators.
09 Oct 18
Access to thousands of breached sites found on Russian underground market
A number of the available servers investigated by Flashpoint led analysts to conclude that most of the breaches are from either US, Russian, or German hosting services.
09 Oct 18
Experts comment on Facebook’s 50 million user credential leak
Barracuda Networks, Sophos, RedLock, and Darktrace offer their views on the data leak that affected close to 50 million accounts.
01 Oct 18
40 million more likely affected by massive Facebook data leak - Bitdefender
Almost 50 million accounts have been compromised through a daisy-chained vulnerability in the View As feature, which allowed an unknown party to snatch authentication tokens of 50 million users.
01 Oct 18
Brewery breach: Not even beer is safe from ransomware
There were no pints enjoyed at this Scottish brewery this week as it fell victim to a crippling ransomware attack.
22 Sep 18
Interview: CA Technologies explores the state of digital trust in APJ
A recent survey by CA Technologies found that 40% of APJ executives have sold customer data, although many cybersecurity pros aren’t actually aware that this happened. How is this possible?
17 Sep 18
MEGA's Chrome extension hacked; third party credentials exposed
The malicious Chrome extension asks for elevated permissions & steals credentials from sites such as Amazon, GitHub, Live.com, My Monero, plus others.
06 Sep 18
Securing the future of Australian healthcare amid rising data privacy concerns
Healthcare organisations are seemingly prime targets for cybercriminals because of the wealth of personal data they possess.
04 Sep 18
Three reasons organizations should consider network segmentation
ForeScout says that network segmentation splits networks into specific zones, which can then enact barriers against infiltrators.
04 Sep 18
NZ urgently needs to get the Privacy Bill right for everyone's sake, says InternetNZ
“There’s currently no law requiring companies like Z Energy, Vector, or LinkedIn to tell New Zealanders if their data has been leaked."
04 Sep 18
Over 2,300 data breaches disclosed so far in 2018 - report
Phishing for and using the stolen credentials to access systems or services stands out as a particularly popular attack method.
20 Aug 18
Cisco to drop $2.35b to acquire access security provider
Cisco has announced the intent to acquire Duo Security in order to expand its users' ability to manage secure connections to devices.
03 Aug 18
User passwords and email addresses compromised in Reddit breach
Its primary access points for code and infrastructure had required two-factor authentication via SMS, and the main attack intercepted the text.
02 Aug 18