Industry News

20/10

Shifting to the cloud

Almost half of IT companies shifted to the cloud during the lockdown

13/10

620 Maltese citizens have filed a claim

The company is reported to have breached GDPR.

09/10

Tesla factory sabotaged by employee

The company became aware of the incident last month.

07/10

Mayo Clinic clients’ data was accessed by a former employee

A former employee has compromised more than 1600 patient records.

02/10

The biggest GDPR fine in Germany

H&M will be charged €35.3 million – penalty imposed by the Data Protection Authority of Hamburg.

29/09

No ransom paid - no data saved

Personal data of students and employees got leaked.

23/09

Insiders in Shopify and patients records leaked by an employee

4000 patients records appeared to be exposed over the past few years.

21/09

Student data breach at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences

BYOD might face some critics, as usage of personal devices led to a data breach.

17/09

93% IT leaders claimed outbound email led to data breach in the last year

538 senior specialists mitigating security risks took part in the survey.

08/09

Information security in small businesses demands owners' and execs' attention

Each third employee considers information security within a company an average or a massive issue.

04/09

Leaked on purpose

The Intel leakage was intentional, according to both Intel and ZDNet.

01/09

$3.86 million is an average expense when dealing with a data breach

500 organisations which experienced data breaches were studied during the survey.

28/08

Bribing an employee to compromise the company's security

A Nevada-based company's employee was bribed by a Russian fraudster to install a malware within the corporate network.

27/08

A 65% increase in phishing attacks

Agari reports results drawn from the company's recent survey covering the first half of 2020.

21/08

Enormous, but hidden Uber 2016 data breach goes public

The federal prosecutors of the US charged Uber’s former chief security officer, Joe Sullivan for his attempt to cover-up this massive breach.

17/08

ABC insider breach in major tech company in NY

Tyler C. King, a savvy man from Dallas, Texas was accused of computer fraud and aggravated identity theft.

06/08

Healthcare app, college students' data and other leaks

Patient details, telecom user data, low security level at a university - data breaches have already become frequent in the healthcare, telecom and education sectors.

28/07

The Twitter breach seems to be an insider job

Accounts were targeted on the 15th of July, and the investigation is ongoing.

27/07

Malaysian telco customer data breach

A syndicate was gaining profit from illegal charges for services provided to clients of different telecom companies who weren’t aware of making payment.

22/07

EU largest telecom affected in a ransomware attack

Bleeping computer detected and reported the breach

17/07

Dutch authority charges under GDPR

Dutch Data Protection Authority charges Dutch Credit Registration Bureau €830,000.

10/07

How to comply with the Bill effectively?

The Personal Data Protection Bill has been developed for three years already and requires attention to the issue of efficient compliance.

06/07

BMW and other car owners got their data breached

UK car owners got their data compromised. About half of a million car owners got their data exposed, the individuals including BMW, Hyundai, SEAT, Mercedes and Honda owners.

02/07

UniCredit is fined by Garante

The Italian Data Protection Authority, also known as “Garante” (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) has imposed a fine on UniCredit institution.

29/06

A vulnerability in a WordPress plugin

Credit card "skimmerware" - can you tell if a virtual transaction is safe?

26/06

Massive email-targeted incidents only now being resolved

Ransomware scammers have enough time and dark web - enough space till launched investigations get carried out.

22/06

User data up for sale on the dark web

Pakistan and Indonesia got the data of patients and mobile users offered for a considerable sum

15/06

Tait Towers Manufacturing data compromised

The data breach has recently been announced by the gear provider

10/06

BEML sensitive data leaked

BEML, Indian defence contractor, couldn't protect internal documents from appearing on the dark web

08/06

Intricate fraud impacting Electrolux revealed

Electrolux, Solid Bridge got affected in BEC attacks.

01/06

7 million Indians got their data affected

BHIM (Bharat Interface Money), an Indian mobile payment app, put user personal data in jeopardy.

29/05

EasyJet to pay a major fine

Although the case is still being processed.

25/05

GDPR is brought to regulate personal matters

whereas a former contractor at Apple reveals Siri's ongoing wrongdoings

22/05

Security system provider faces lawsuits

Clients filed suits against the company's employees who allegedly spy on them via security cameras

18/05

Deloitte and IDES launch investigation

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance portal got briefly exposed after only one week of operating

14/05

Construction companies are dealing with cyber threats

The pandemic makes violators reactivate and invade the systems of companies helping healthcare during the lockdown

12/05

Digital Ocean platform data breach

Personal data breach was announced by the company

21/04

Aptoide user exposure, the new data leak in healthcare

Unauthorise access is a pressing problem for the healthcare industry which might only escalate amid the current situation.

15/04

NASA deals with the surge in phishing attacks

The pandemic topic keeps being exploited by the violators.

07/04

Most expensive GDPR cases yet to be settled

British Airways and Marriott keep being investigated by ICO under GDPR

01/04

Does GDPR have loopholes?

The Belgian Data Protection Authority published the litigation chamber’s decision showcasing the disputable situation

25/03

General Electric is dealing with a data breach

Canon Business Process Services which represents GE processes support had its email account comrpomised

19/03

Baidu has been mined for several months

By a senior engineer working at the Internet services giant

06/03

Virgin Media faces a leak

One of the most perfect companies has people to complain

05/03

Cathay Pacific gets fined

The Information Commissioner's Office makes the company pay £500 000 - the biggest possible Data Protection Act 1998 fine

02/03

Telecom companies will be dealing with substantial fines

T-Mobile and Verizon are among the telecommunications companies on the verge of a huge penalty

27/02

Global surveys emphasise the damage inflicted by insider leak

97% of IT specialists are sure that incidents due to an insider can have a big impact

18/02

Impressive numbers of government data breach

Government appears to be as likely to mishandle data as commercial and industrial organisations

13/02

Estée Lauder could have exposed 440 million records due to a database leak

Phishing and unprotected databases have become reasons for serious leakage this week

11/02

6.5 million voters' data compromised

6.5 million Israeli voters got their personal details leaked due to the lack of security measures.

28/01

Data Privacy Day

January 28 - Data Privacy Day

23/01

Microsoft Elasticsearch databases compromised

Details of 250 million customers were endangered due to poor configuration.

21/01

Mitsubishi Electric is dealing with a leakage case

Mitsubishi Electric reported the data breach which triggerred the company's attention in summer.

20/01

Data breach statistics according to infosec specialists

6 out of 10 businesses dealt with a data breach during the past three years

14/01

Addresses online, listening to calls, disgruntled employee

1000 New Year Honour recipients’ data exposed online, thousands of Skype calls listened to without security protection, a dismissed co-founder stole €1,1 million to revenge.

13/01

Amazon employees get dismissed

Amazon employees have been dismissed for leaking personal information of clients to a third party.

26/12

Former employee of a New York hospital exposes coworkers' and patients' data

A former employee of a hospital in New York City pled guilty to fraudulent activity.

23/12

Ring doorbells owners' data got breached

Ring tackles a personal data breach

19/12

Honda's second breach since August

Honda has got breached exposing a massive amount of personal data for the second time since August.

17/12

1 million users got their web activities exposed

890 GB of browsing records which could be easily attributed to individuals were compromised by a web filter software developer.

12/12

Healthcare in 2019

2019 medical data breach highlights

10/12

Broadlink fires an insider

Broadlink has recently dismissed an employee who pled guilty to device theft and data exposure.

09/12

Ericsson can pay up to $1 billion for bribing officials

Ericsson company is to pay a $1 billion fine admitting to bribing government authorities during 17 years.

06/12

Internet resources valued at $54,000,000 compromised due to an insider activity

The resources were stolen and put up for sale on the black market.

05/12

Nebraska Medicine fired the employee for unauthorised access

An employee at Nebraska Medicine was dismissed after the unauthorised access to patients’ data was discovered.

03/12

TrueDialog got its database with millions of accounts exposed

Account details and messages got compromised due to an unencrypted database

02/12

Gun buyback programme exposes tens of thousands New Zealanders

The costly programme compromised personal data of New Zealand citizens

25/11

Data of 1 million T-Mobile users leaked

The average cost of a data breach keeps growing

22/11

WeWork employees leaked clients' contracts

...as the company launched a redundancy process

19/11

72% of retailers have dealt with data breaches

Some recent statistics on retail facing data breaches

18/11

Disney accounts hacked hours after service launch

Personal data was leaked during the first several hours of the service operating.

15/11

Maxed out server led to data breach discovery

From May 2014 to March 2016 InfoTrax Systems was affected by a violator more than 20 times.

13/11

Google fires an insider

An employee leaking data to the reporters has been dismissed.

12/11

Bulk email leaked data of 2,000 students

Human error keeps affecting organisations’ reputation.

07/11

Trend Micro employee leaks a corporate database

Trend Micro, a cyber-security solutions worldwide provider, has been breached

06/11

Vedantu compromised details of 687,000 users

Companies keep dealing with consequences of unprotected databases stored in the cloud

29/10

3 million UniCredit clients got their data leaked

The popular European bank contributed €2.4 billion to increase cybersecurity level

28/10

Adobe Creative Cloud users had their data breached

Unprotected database is detected and reported to Adobe

23/10

Autoclerk database breached data of US military employees

Misconfigured databases in the cloud keep being a relevant security issue.

22/10

Half of respondents are more cautious about personal data usage than a year ago

Ping Identity has provided markets with the new research

21/10

CenturyLink Inc. has its database breached

Databases in MongoDB cloud storages keep being breached

16/10

The new research shows human factor as the sharpest spike a business can be punctured with

Cyber Insecurity: Managing Threats From Within study surveyed 300 C-suit specialists

10/10

Defense Intelligence Agency's insider faces a prison sentence

The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency brings to justice their offender who leaked classified information to journalists.

08/10

92 million Brazilians’ data leaked

Almost half of Brazil population got their personal data breached to a few members-only forums on the dark web.

07/10

Standard DLP is inefficient against insider threats, according to the new research

Standard DLPs which primary concern of is limited by not letting employees send data outside the network aren't efficient

03/10

Ensure confidentiality while printing documents

According to the recent Shred-it study, negligence represents one of the key reasons for data breaches.

03/10

Former Yahoo employee breaches 6000 accounts

A former Yahoo employee was searching for the sexual content of users among who there were his friends and colleagues.

02/10

September highlighted 2019 breach list

Data breaches caused by the very companies which were affected hit the biggest numbers of leaked records

27/09

DoorDash food delivery service has data of 4.9 million people leaked

4.9 million customers, employees and the company’s independent contractors had their personal data compromised.

26/09

Half of employees admit that staffers retain access rights which they are no longer authorised to keep

52% of employees who were reassigned to other jobs still have access to the data which isn’t related to their new tasks.

23/09

Malindo Air customer databases leaked by a contractor

Reportedly 30 million Malindo Air passengers got their data compromised in a third-party leak.

19/09

Major data leak reveals sensitive details of Russian telecoms

The exposed information on telecoms used for surveillance became public by a Nokia employee.

17/09

All Ecuador citizens were affected by a recent data breach

More than 16 million people in Ecuador got their data exposed in an online leak

12/09

UNICEF compromised personal data of 8,253 users

UNICEF online learning portal Agora created an email and sent it to almost 20,000 portal users

05/09

One company, one year, 238 breaches

238 data breaches were registered during 2018-2019 at the Countess of Chester Hospital

03/09

Two booking services breached customer data

Option Way and Teletext Holidays exposed their clients' data

30/08

Former FBI director keeps bureau information at home

Former FBI director, James Comey, took confidential data home after he left the bureau.

26/08

A Ukrainian crypto miner is to pay for his activity

An employee sabotaged the plant's work

22/08

MoviePass cardholders' data was affected

The database with more than a hundred million records was exposed

07/08

Google and Apple halt employee processing audio recorded by voice assistants

Google and Apple suspend reviewing of audio recorded by voice assistants for recognition enhancement.

06/08

JIRA exposes corporate data of Google, Yahoo and NASA

NASA, Yahoo, Google, Zendesk, Informatica, 1password, Lenovo, and some government institutions got their data open to public

02/08

Capital One is to explain the leak to Congress

House and Senate committees are going to unfold a serious investigation procedure

30/07

Deutsche Bank former employee sent 450 emails from his account

An equity sales person still had the access to the corporate email after being dismissed

29/07

NAB faces two major data breaches in three years

National Australia Bank is to revise its information security mechanisms

23/07

Equifax will pay $700 million to cover the 2017 breach impact

The company has signed a settlement to manage all the lawsuits brought due to the data breach which occurred in 2017.

15/07

Google's contractor leaks confidential audio data

A language expert who was to enhance Google Assistant breached more than a thousand audio files

11/07

160,000 CVs leaked to Taobao by Zhaoping ex-employees

It took investigation specialists a year to bring the case to trial

10/07

Magnasoft Consulting ex-employees took confidential data with them

10 months ago the company was informed about the leak by a client, and only now the details get exposed.

08/07

A contractor of NSA is to face 9 years of sentence

The incident is said to outdo the case stirred up by Snowden

04/07

Top secret classified documents taken home by a contractor at the NASIC

An investigation of a marijuana case brought to the discovery of highly confidential files at the house of a contractor

04/07

Personal data of Hong Kong police officers has been leaked

Eight people have been arrested for exposing officers’ personal data online.

02/07

More than a terabyte of data has been exposed for an unknown period of time

Attunity, a data management company, has compromised loads of information stored in Amazon S3 buckets

28/06

Equifax employee sentenced to four months for inside trading

Equifax and UBS former employees are facing a sentence and a fine

27/06

McAfee's employees take trade secret to Tanium

McAfee brings a lawsuit against three former employees for leaking the confidential data to a competitor

27/06

Taiwan’s civil service system reports data of 240,000 civil servants compromised

The agency is to comply with Personal Information Protection Act and Cyber Security Management Act

24/06

645,000 Oregon residents had their personal data leaked

“Most client information involved in the breach was in email attachments,

21/06

An employee leaked data of 2.9 million Desjardins' members

Desjardins, the largest federation of credit unions in North America, has headlined data leak news

19/06

Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau Inc. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The breach has made the company to begin liquidation process

17/06

Two breaches bring to company's shut down

LandMark White has been suspended twice and is looking for the reinstatement

14/06

PHI is the juiciest type of data according to the researchers

Personal Health Information (PHI) appears to be more profitable than other kinds of personal details

30/05

71% of the C-level are willing to cover up data leaks

whereas 61% of IT specialists claim they would hide the details of a data breach

22/05

HCL leaks confidential data, Instagram exposes the data of most popular users

India’s third-biggest IT services company leaks employees' data and project details, Instagram should check the security level of third-parties

15/05

Google's amplifying monitoring measures

Employees have been reminded about the changes to the data security policy they hadn't been informed before

14/05

Private health proves to be one of the most affected sectors

Australian report and phishing in Oregon

08/05

Uber might face a GDPR fine

Drivers demand that the charges are brought against Uber

30/04

A Chinese developer sent to prison for leaking the code to GitHub

A former DJI employee fined $29,000 and faces a 6-month sentence

29/04

130 million hotel clients got their data leaked

Huazhu Hotels Group has leaked data of their customers, Cathay Pacific are to avoid penalties

08/04

Five Republican senators got their data maliciously exposed

A former system administrator in the office of Senator Hassan exposed the personal details in response to his dismissal

05/04

The London Borough of Newham fined £145,000 for leaking Gangs Matrix

A Newham Council employee sent an email with unedited confidential data to 44 external organisations

12/03

Former employees get sued for leaking data to KPMG

Staff members of the accounting oversight body took the jobs at KPMG and brought the inspection information details with them

06/03

An employee leaks a file with patients' data

An employee at Chicago Rush Medical Center leaks clients' details to a third party

28/02

Dow Jones leaks the watchlist

"Special interest persons" and suspicious profiles got exposed by a third party

21/02

A former employee leaks data

Devices with 800,000 entries were seized by officials

18/02

Xinjiang residents got their movements tracked and exposed

A data leak identified by a Dutch expert revealed China tracking more than 2.5 million people in Xinjiang.

14/02

500px leaks data of 15 million users

Email help[@]500px.com and get your data sent to you within 72 hours

07/02

Eskom exposes customer data

Confidential details have been accessible for several weeks

01/02

State Bank of India fixes an unprotected server

Millions of 740,000,000 bank clients got their data exposed

29/01

HIV-positive statuses get leaked in Singapore

14,200 records were compromised. Experts from Asia, Europe, and North America discover the amount of money spent on old IT hardware

22/01

The biggest U.S. broker dealer exposes advisers' data

...an unprotected Elasticsearch server got discovered, Twitter disregards its own privacy settings

16/01

Oman’s Public Prosecution raises data usage awareness

While Singapore Health Services pay 1 million Singapore dollars due to a major patient data leak

14/01

NASA leaks staff and project data

Jira server has been put at risk due to misconfiguration

09/01

German politics get their data leaked

The breach isn't regarded as a political crime though

14/12

FOX 9 requests for sending a notification to the data leak victims in Minnesota

Media discloses the breach which Wright County has been aware of for 7 months

10/12

Amazon keeps managing sellers' outrageous behavior

The company has taken measures to maintain an in-depth probe process and punish more offenders

04/12

Facebook incident details are still being discovered

Records were handed over to the head of UK Parliament Select Committee bypassing the US lawsuit

21/11

Negligence and unawareness are still ever-present

Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools and the Department of Transportation and Works are going to take risks seriously

25/10

Yahoo covers up a breach claimed major years before Facebook and Equifax leaks

Yahoo users will be paid for getting their data compromised, Internet Solutions announces a breach after warning their clients

15/10

Senators' data gets leaked on Wikipedia, Pentagon acknowledges security weaknesses

U.S. report two state-level leaks, Henderson ISD transfers more than half a million dollars to a fraudulent account

09/10

Google+ exposed about 500,000 user accounts

Personal data of Google+ users could have been accessed by third-party applications

04/10

50 million Facebook accounts got compromised, Conservative Party deals with a major data breach

Facebook and the Coservative Party are to conduct a rigorous investigation into the recent major breaches

19/09

Will Amazon pay a GDPR fine?

Bribery incidents were detected among Amazon staff members

21/08

Data of 250 000 people compromised in Wisconsin, citizens' social security numbers got attached to arrest warrants

Governments store sensitive information on public boards, healthcare details get misused

15/06

Happy birthday, Mr. President: Trump and the incidents

On 14 July, 2018, Donald Trump turned 72. The White House has never seen so many leaks.

31/05

Coca Cola ex employee exposed data of 8 000 colleagues

Law enforcement officers notified the company of the data leak. It is still unknown whether the purpose was to steal personal information

25/05

Another massive leak in South Africa

Pay fines online and get your data exposed

14/05

Insiders might get protected by European Commission

Those who inform authorities and journalists on corporate misrule will be encouraged to talk

25/04

Personal data of 346 000 China citizens as an art piece

A 32-year-old artist from Beijing, Deng Yufeng, wanted to create an installation which would make people think of their personal data and confidentiality.

05/12

Global Chemical Company Suffers Massive Data Leak

Chemours ex-employee stole trade secrets to China

26/09

Executives Are Not Prepared for GDPR Implementation

Only 27% of companies believe that the CISO and security team have to control the compliance of GDPR requirements.

25/08

SEC Turns to Data Analysis to Reveal $5M Insider Trading Scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against seven men who were involved in the trading on confidential information.

03/04

Dismissed IT Employee Stops Production of Cowboy Boots in Texas

He failed to cover up traces of the unauthorized access and admitted his guilt six months past the incident.

06/02

Employee of the US Federal Reserve System Uses Service Server to Earn Bitcoins

The court sentenced the violator to probation and fine.

18/01

Selfie as Source of Biometric Data Leakage

Japanese experts recognized fingerprints on the photo taken with a smartphone from a three-meter distance.

18/11

Dating Site Data Breach: “the Biggest Breach in the Human History”

Breached Adult Friend Finder database includes more than 412 million records about users. This is the most large-scale incident, at least since 2016 beginning.

17/11

Adobe to Pay Million Dollar Fine for Three-Year-Old Data Leak

The attack in 2013 threatened data of more than 500 thousand users. The authorities accused the company of improper protection of information.

01/11

Red Cross in Australia Carelessly Let Happen Country's Largest Data Breach

The leaked database contains information about 550 thousand users who filled out the questionnaire on the organization web-site from 2010 to 2016.

24/10

Only 27% US Companies Are Confident of Their Ability to Minimise Losses Because of Data Leakage

More US companies are preparing a data breach response plan but management often doubt its efficiency.

22/09

Leakages Increase by 15% Globally in the First Half of 2016

According to the Breach Level Index database, in six months 974 leakages occurred worldwide. In 29 of them, over one million data records were leaked.