THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union police agency Europol on Wednesday blamed human error for a breach of its data security rules by a former staff member that reportedly led to dossiers containing information about terrorism investigations becoming visible
It may be a cliché but it can’t be said enough: where security breaches are concerned, it’s not if but when. Breaches are splashed across the front pages of the news on an almost daily basis, with some of the
Veteran security firm Kaspersky Lab is looking at launching a real-time encrypted back-up service for social media users to store their data outside the walled garden of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+.
At this point it’s testing how much appetite
Donald Trump doesn’t like encryption. He threatened to call for a boycott of Apple products because they wouldn’t undermine the encryption on the iPhone.
Trump also loves surveillance. When he was a candidate, he said he wanted to place mosques
The Cupertino company boasts backup encryption that will take 1,000 years to hack
Apple has released a public beta of iOS 10.2, bringing a local backup for iPhones and iPads that is tougher to crack through brute force techniques than
The internet has been around for ages now, so there’s really no excuse for being a moron about it.
Unfortunately, and we don’t mean to be harsh, but that is basically what you are if you’re still using one of
How Information Management Can Help
What I want to look at is how information management can help information security professionals with one very critical link in the Kill Chain: data theft.
Data theft is what happens when a bad
Recent cases of potential data breaches include a health data hacking incident, a large-scale computer virus, and inappropriate patient data access.
Texas-based Integrity Transitional Hospital recently reported a health data hacking incident that may have affected the information of 29,514
Last week, a massive chain of hacked computers simultaneously dropped what they were doing and blasted terabytes of junk data to a set of key servers, temporarily shutting down access to popular sites in the eastern U.S. and beyond. Unlike
It’s no secret that today’s cyber criminals are heavily funded and technically astute – creating more methods to hack into organizations than individuals and businesses can keep up with. Because of their ever changing, advanced and growing capabilities, private organizations
When it was revealed that police used Geofeedia to track protesters, Facebook cut off access to its data. But Facebook was a Geofeedia customer too.
When it was revealed last week that police used a social media monitoring program to
Foreign hackers attempt to encrypt the hard drives of thousands of American computer users daily in an attempt to extort ransom payments for decryption, cybersecurity experts said Tuesday.
“We’re looking at over 4,000 attacks a day,” Bob Gregg, chief executive
It’s an annoying inevitability of the modern world that your personal information is going to be compromised at some point and you’ll have to go through the hassle of changing your password or account number or signing up for credit
As Yahoo revealed the cybersecurity breach that took place in late 2014, the company claimed that hackers were able to steal the personal information of 500 million users. However, a former Yahoo executive claims that the number of compromised accounts
Yahoo will confirm later this week that hackers did breach its systems in 2012, stealing personal data for about 200 million accounts, including easily decrypted passwords
Sources close to the situation confirmed the massive data breach to Recode. Yahoo admitted
A company that provides cash register software to a Woolworths-owned hotel group has been hacked by Ukrainian cyber-criminals, with sensitive client details put up for sale on the internet.
H&L Australia, whose clients include Woolworths-owned Australian Leisure and Hospitality (ALH)
Popular customer review service Yelp launched a new public bug bounty programme on 6 September, calling on white-hat hackers and security researchers to trawl through its websites and mobile app for security vulnerabilities that could potentially affect its users and
Another week, another massive data leak. This time around, it’s 800,000 accounts from iconic porn site Brazzers. Although the data originated from their forum, users who have never signed up may be caught up in the breach.
The data was
It is often the illusive “H Factor” – the human element – that ends up being the weakest link that makes cyber-attacks and data breaches possible.
It is often the illusive “H Factor” – the human element – that ends
Eddie Bauer is looking into a sophisticated malware intrusion of its point of sale systems.
The company said unauthorized parties accessed payment card information, including cardholder name, number, security code and expiration date, at retail stores between Jan. 2 and