Extortionists demand millions from Liberty; threaten to release ‘sensitive data’ of ‘top clients’

Extortionists demand millions from Liberty; threaten to release ‘sensitive data’ of ‘top clients’

Ransomware and extortion aren’t going away in 2018. A group of hackers has threatened financial services provider Liberty with the leak of “top client” data if they refuse to pay a ransom ...
Vermont librarian scores symbolic $600 win against Equifax in small claims lawsuit

Vermont librarian scores symbolic $600 win against Equifax in small claims lawsuit

In the wake of the Equifax incident last year, more than 143 million people had their personal and financial information leaked by hackers. For one 49-year-old librarian in Vermont, simply watching the ...
Electronics Retailer Confirms Breach Attempt of 5.9M Payment Cards

Electronics Retailer Confirms Breach Attempt of 5.9M Payment Cards

A consumer electronics retailer has confirmed a data breach attempt to compromise the details of 5.9 million payment cards. On 13 June, Dixons Carphone released a notice disclosing its investigation into an ...
Fifth Generation of Cybersecurity

Check Point: Time for a Fifth Generation of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is entering a new phase that requires IT organizations to put processes in place that are capable of continuously identifying potential threats before they impact operations and detecting them once a ...
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Greenwich University Fined £120,000 by ICO for “Serious” Security Breach

Greenwich University Fined £120,000 by ICO for “Serious” Security Breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined the University of Greenwich £120,000 for a “serious” security breach of personal data. On 21 May, the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner announced the fine. It’s the ...
Failure without Consequences after Breach

Failure without Consequences after Breach

What we learned this week from the news is that, even after that catastrophic breach that Equifax had where the credit histories and records of over 145 million Americans were exposed to ...
Canadian Government Unveils New Data Breach Regulations

Canadian Government Unveils New Data Breach Regulations

The government of Canada has unveiled new regulations that specify how organizations must report and respond to a data breach. On 18 April, the Governor General of Canada released the Breach of ...
Privacy Breach Exposes 1,200 School Employees’ Partial Social Security Numbers

Privacy Breach Exposes 1,200 School Employees’ Partial Social Security Numbers

A privacy breach at a school district in New Jersey exposed portions of 1,200 employees’ Social Security Numbers. The breach occurred at Irvington Public Schools on 16 April when an “unknown source” ...
Cyber Scorecarding Services

Cyber Scorecarding Services

Ample evidence exists to underline that shortcomings in a third-parties cyber security posture can have an extremely negative effect on the security integrity of the businesses they connect or partner with. Consequently, ...
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