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Data breaches enabling blackmail, extortion and intellectual property theft
Data breaches and cyberattacks are no longer just an online issue.
Enterprises prioritise customer data protection but continue to leave it exposed
“Breaches of personal information strike at the heart of the relationship between enterprises and their customers."
Data transparency increasingly important, Kaspersky study states
“It is clear from the data that people have developed a sense of control and they are now demanding openness about how and where their data is being managed."
IT professionals destroying end-of-life hardware over fears of data breaches - report
IT directors are destroying end of life tech hardware as opposed to erasing its data out of fear of making a mistake and facing data breaches.
Ministry of Defence reports 546 potential data breaches over the year
In total there were 546 reported incidents of potential data breaches in the most recent financial year, up from 463 in the previous year (2018/19).
UPDATED: RBNZ ascribes data breach to third-party file sharing service
“The nature and extent of information that has been potentially accessed is still being determined, but it may include some commercially and personally sensitive information,” says RBNZ Governor.
The retailer safety guide for the world of online shopping
Are you an online retailer? This guide details the threats that you need to be aware of to keep safe in the biggest ever year of online shopping.
Kroll expands data breach notification support for AU businesses
“Australian organisations operating in different markets require support across several geographical regions and working knowledge of data breach notification in each region.”
The three-pronged security approach that confronts security breaches head-on
Having these three processes working in tandem is key to cushioning the blow of a breach - which, if insufficiently protected, can take on average 279 days to contain and costs an average of almost US$4 million.
The most popular usernames of all time revealed
Interestingly, usernames one would think might be quite common, such as admin or user, did not make the list of the 200 most popular usernames.
New data reveals correlation between cyber attacks and work from home initiatives
“Our fundamental shift to working remotely has dramatically underscored the need for comprehensive security, as well as IT guidance and training to avoid breaches."
ComCom takes responsibility for external provider breach
In 2019, thieves stole computers from a third party supplier. ComCom admits it was also at fault.
Data breaches costing companies millions - could incident response help?
On average, data breaches cost companies $3.86 million per breach, with compromised employee accounts the most expensive root cause.
80% of security breaches involve exposure of customer data - IBM
The new report from IBM indicates that 80% of surveyed organisations reported having exposed customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) as a result of a breach.
LPM Property Management leaves Amazon S3 buckets unsecured
"We take the protection of our clients' data very seriously. That's why we promptly dealt with this issue once we were made aware of it. The data is fully protected after our external technical contractor acted to ensure it was safe. There is no evidence at all to suggest any unauthorised access."
NZ Police & research firm caught up in data breach
The firm believes that the breach could have compromised contact details of a number of people who have had contact with the police.
SafeSend available to VIPRE partners
VIPRE’s reseller partners can now offer SafeSend to their customers to help prevent data breaches caused by employee-error.
Cyber alert: tackling the unseen risk that could sink your business in 2020
A successful cyber attack can have many implications for your business, including a price tag you may be unwilling or unable to pay.
76% of execs losing sleep over being the next high-profile breach
Headline-grabbing security breaches of high-profile enterprises are becoming more common, fuelling the anxieties of business leaders who hope they're not next.
Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
GoDaddy reveals widespread data breach
The company, which is the world’s biggest domain registrar with 77 million domains and 19 million accounts, apologised to an undisclosed number of its users in an email.
WHO urges caution after emails, passwords stolen
Approximately 450 active WHO email addresses and passwords, and emails belonging to others working on fighting COVID-19, were leaked on the internet.
Southeast Asia firms rank data protection as top security concern
"From the $81M USD heist against a central bank to a data breach leaking names of HIV cases, our past offers timeless lessons on cybersecurity which organisations and businesses in all shapes and sizes should definitely learn from."
Cybersecurity training: the key to strengthening your security posture
Australian organisations take an average of 200 days to identify a breach and another 81 days to contain them, both longer periods than a year ago.