Category: Data loss

Data loss, Threats & Malware

NY to Require Greater Public Notification of Data Breaches

July 26, 2019

Via: Security Week

New York state is strengthening a law requiring companies that handle consumers’ personal data to notify them about any data breaches. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, on Thursday signed legislation that expands the law to cover any company holding personal […]

Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware

British Airways is facing £183 million fine for 2018 data breach

July 8, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) wants British Airways to pay a £183.39 million (nearly $230 million) fine for failing to protect personal and financial information of approximately 500,000 of its customers. The company, which is part of the International […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Old known issue in Firefox allows HTML files to steal other files from victim’s system

July 4, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The security expert Barak Tawily demonstrated that opening an HTML file on Firefox could allow attackers to steal files stored on a victim’s computer due to a 17-year-old known bug in the browser. The researcher published the details of the […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Cisco Warns of Critical Flaws in Data Center Network Manager

June 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Cisco Systems has released emergency patches for two critical vulnerabilities in its Data Center Network Manager, which could allow attackers to take control of impacted systems. The Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is Cisco’s network management platform for switches running […]

Application security, Data loss, Security, Threats & Malware

Facebook Faces Lawsuit Over Massive 2018 Data Breach

June 25, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Facebook lost a key court ruling last week and now must face a lawsuit tied to a data breach of its platform disclosed in 2018, which impacted nearly 30 million of its users. The data breach, first disclosed by Facebook […]

Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware

5G subscriptions to reach 1.9 billion in 2024, critical IoT connections on the rise

June 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Rapid early momentum and enthusiasm for 5G has led Ericsson to forecast an extra 400 million enhanced mobile broadband subscriptions globally by the end of 2024. The June 2019 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts 1.9 billion 5G subscriptions […]

Data loss, Malware, Mobile, Privacy protection, Threats & Malware

Companies face regulatory fines and cybersecurity threats, still fail to protect sensitive data

April 30, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

22% of a company’s folders are accessible, on average, to every employee, according to the new report from the Varonis Data Lab, which analyzed more than 54 billion files. The report shines a light on security issues that put organizations […]

Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

42% of used drives sold on eBay hold sensitive data, researchers find

April 30, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Selling your old hard drive on eBay may sound like a good way to squeeze a few extra bucks from unused hardware, but not if you don’t erase the data properly. A combined team of data recovery experts from Blanco […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Qualcomm chips leak crypto data from secure execution environment

April 25, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A vulnerability in Qualcomm chips could be exploited by attackers to retrieve encryption keys and sensitive information from the chipsets’ secure execution environment, NCC Group researchers have found. Qualcomm chips vulnerability The security of Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) such as […]

Data loss, Network security

Is your company leaking sensitive data via its Box account?

March 12, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Companies that use Box for sharing files and folders inside and outside the company are inadvertently leaving sensitive corporate and customer data exposed, cybersecurity firm Adversis warns. Their own research discovered much non-sensitive data but also database dumps of customer […]