Industry News

21/10

British Airways has been charged £20 million

British Airways have been charged £20 million instead of paying £183 million – the initial fine imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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.