PHP PEAR Site Hacked; Tainted Package Available for Months

PHP PEAR Site Hacked; Tainted Package Available for Months

The official PHP Extension and Application Repository (PEAR) website has been shut down after an apparent hack caused the original PHP PEAR package manager to be replaced by attackers with a tainted ...
How to secure your cloud file storage with 5 simple tricks

How to secure your cloud file storage with 5 simple tricks

File hosting / cloud storage services today are a dime a dozen. Players in this vertical constantly top each other with free storage offerings, business features, and custom plans, all designed to ...
Neiman Marcus to Pay $1.5 Million in Settlement with 43 States for Data Breach

Neiman Marcus to Pay $1.5 Million in Settlement with 43 States for Data Breach

Neiman Marcus, the Dallas-based chain of luxury department stores, has agreed to pay $1.5 million in compensation to the 43 states affected by a 2013 data breach, announced Texas Attorney General Ken ...
Google to ban harmful, intrusive web ads globally starting July 9

Google to ban harmful, intrusive web ads globally starting July 9

| | ads, adware, archive, Chrome, google
Beginning July 9, 2019, Chrome web browsers worldwide will expand user protections and stop showing disruptive and potentially harmful ads. The safeguards are in place for North America and Europe, but will ...
Data of 32 million SKY Brasil customers easily accessible on unprotected ElasticSearch server

Data of 32 million SKY Brasil customers easily accessible on unprotected ElasticSearch server

Brazil’s largest subscription television services company, SKY Brasil, leaked private data of 32 million customers on ElasticSearch, a search engine favored by enterprises, reported independent security researcher Fabio Castro on Twitter last ...
UK fine against Uber for 2016 data breach would be 200 times bigger in 2018

UK fine against Uber for 2016 data breach would be 200 times bigger in 2018

| | 1996 DPA, archive, Data breach, DPA, GDPR, ICO, Uber
Uber’s widely publicized data leak from two years ago has finally resulted in a fine from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. The penalty would have been 203 times the amount if the ...
School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer

School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer

| | archive, Fraud, school, wire fraud
A school district in Indiana which had $120,000 transferred from its bank account after its email account was hacked, has failed in attempt to reclaim the cash dismissed. The problems for Lake ...
New Legal Battle Again Shines Light on Need for Secure Messaging Record Retention

New Legal Battle Again Shines Light on Need for Secure Messaging Record Retention

Recent legal battles have once again brought the compliance and moral compass of businesses using secure messaging applications into the spotlight. The post New Legal Battle Again Shines Light on Need for ...