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Category: Data loss


Data loss, Threats & Malware

How to set up your network to prevent data loss

February 19, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Data. Your business and computers are full of it. While much of that data is useless to anyone else, every firm has key assets that any attacker or other competitor would love to access. Data can leave your organization in […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Three API security risks in the wake of the Facebook breach

February 17, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Facebook recently pledged to improve its security following a lawsuit that resulted from a 2018 data breach. The breach, which was left open for more than 20 months, resulted in the theft of 30 million authentication tokens and almost as […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Facial recognition firm sued for scraping 3 billion faceprints

January 28, 2020

Via: Naked Security

New York facial recognition startup Clearview AI – which has amassed a huge database of more than three billion images scraped from employment sites, news sites, educational sites, and social networks including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Venmo – is […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Lessons from Microsoft’s 250 million data record exposure

January 24, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Microsoft has one of the best security teams and capabilities of any organization in the technology industry, yet it accidentally exposed 250 million customer records in December 2019. The data was accessible to anyone with a browser, who knew the […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Big Microsoft data breach – 250 million records exposed

January 22, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Microsoft has today announced a data breach that affected one of its customer databases. The blog article, entitled Access Misconfiguration for Customer Support Databases, admits that between 05 December 2019 and 31 December 2019, a database used for “support case […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Serious Flaws in CODESYS Products Expose Industrial Systems to Remote Attacks

September 16, 2019

Via: Security Week

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) last week published several advisories describing vulnerabilities in CODESYS products, many of which can be exploited remotely for arbitrary code execution, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, and other purposes. 3S-Smart […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

ThreatList: Amidst Data Breaches, Account Creation Fraud Soars in 2019

September 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The first half of 2019 saw a 13 percent increase in fraudulent activity compared to the previous six months, with a spike in June representing the highest-volume bot attack that’s been recorded since 2016, according to an analysis from LexisNexis. […]


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 […]