Defense Department Agency Reports Data Breach

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Defense Department agency that's responsible for providing secure communications and IT equipment for the president and other top government officials says a data breach of one of its systems may have exposed personal data, including Social Security numbers

The Florida Unemployment System suffered a data breach

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Officials revealed that the Florida Unemployment System suffered a data breach that impacted some residents who have made unemployment claims. The agency spokeswoman Paige Landrum announced that the breach was addressed within one hour after the officials became aware of it.

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Data Breach Notification: California Targets 'Loopholes'

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Marriott's Starwood Mega-Breach Drives Data Protection Update Driven by Marriott's Starwood mega-breach, California lawmakers are pushing legislation that would expand the state's pioneering data breach notification requirements to include breaches of biometric data and all types of government identification numbers, including passports.

Travel leisure company Carnival Corporation discloses data breach

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The world’s largest travel leisure company Carnival Corporation discloses a data breach that took place last year and which exposed the personal information of its customers. ” reads the data breach notification.

NASA Announces Data Breach

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The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that it experienced a data breach in October. NASA has yet to address inquiries from the press about the breach. The same report showed a 300% increase in reported federal breaches between 2016 and 2018.

Mitsubishi Electric discloses data breach, media blame China-linked APT

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Mitsubishi Electric disclosed a security breach that might have exposed personal and confidential corporate information. Mitsubishi Electric disclosed a security breach that might have exposed personal and confidential corporate data. SecurityAffairs – data breach, hacking).

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in February 2020 – 623 million records breached

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The 632,595,960 breached records accounts for about a third of January’s total, and is considerably lower than the figures for this time last year. Ordinance Survey discovers breach of employee data (1,000). Altice USA employees’ data stolen in phishing attack (12,000).

Health Data Breach Tally: The Latest Additions

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Largest Incident: Break-In at California State Agency That Affected 582,000 The number of health data breach victims added to the official federal tally so far in 2018 has doubled in recent weeks to more than 2 million.

“Collection #1” Data Breach Analysis – Part 2

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The cyber security expert Marco Ramilli continues its analysis of the data leak known as Collection #1, he shared some interesting views on data The cyber security expert Marco Ramilli continues its analysis of the data leak known as Collection #1, he shared some interesting views on data.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in March 2020 – 832 million records breached

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With organisations across the globe turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been a worse time to suffer a data breach or cyber attack. Australia’s Defence Force Recruiting systems were taken offline after security breach (unknown). Data breaches.

News aggregator Flipboard disclosed a data breach

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The news aggregator Flipboard announced that it suffered a breach, unauthorized users had access to some databases storing user account information. ” Flipboard have more than 145 million users and hackers have exfiltrated their data. SecurityAffairs – hacking , data breach).

US Railroad firm RailWorks discloses a data breach after a ransomware attack

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The security breach may have also exposed personally identifiable information (i.e. Government-issued IDs, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, dates of hire/termination and/or retirement) for current and former employees, their beneficiaries and dependents, and contractors.

T-Mobile data breach affects more than 1 million customers

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T-Mobile has confirmed that its systems have been hacked, with cyber criminals stealing the personal data of more than one million US customers. Few details of the breach have been made public, other than the fact that it was a cyber attack and that approximately 1.5%

Perth Mint Says 3,200 Customers Affected By Data Breach

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Leaked Data Includes Passport Numbers, Addresses, Bank Account Details If you're going to hack, why not go for the gold?

How long do you have to report a data breach?

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The first 72 hours after you become aware of a data breach are critical. This is the deadline given to you under the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) to report information security incidents to your supervisory authority. Not all breaches need to be reported.

How to detect a data breach

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Data breaches can have serious financial consequences for organisations of all sizes. The faster a breach can be detected and contained, the lower the costs for the organisation. Main causes of data breaches. Disgruntled ex-employees (leaking or stealing data).

How long do you have to report a data breach?

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The first 72 hours after you become aware of a data breach are critical. This is the deadline given to you under the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) to report information security incidents to your supervisory authority. Not all breaches need to be reported.

200K Sign Petition Against Equifax Data Breach Settlement

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Canadian Government Breaches Exposed Citizens' Data: Report

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Series of Breaches Occurred Over a Two-Year Period Data breaches at Canadian government agencies exposed the personal information of approximately 144,000 citizens over a two-year period, according to a news report

Do you have a data breach response plan?

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The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requires organisations to respond to serious data breaches within 72 hours of detection. Are your staff equipped to deal with a data breach? Find out more >> The post Do you have a data breach response plan?

3 ways a data breach can occur

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We’ve talked a lot recently about the financial effects of data breaches and how you should respond to incidents , but that still leaves the question of how data breaches occur. Accidental breaches are impossible to eradicate, because people inevitably make mistakes.

Thinkful forces a password reset for all users after a data breach

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The online education platform for developers Thinkful suffered a security breach and is notifying the incident to its customers requiring them to reset their passwords. ” reads the data breach notification sent by the company.

School software provider Active Network discloses data breach

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The US-based School management software provider Active Network disclosed a severe security breach last week. Active Network provides web-based school management software for K-12 schools and districts, last week it announced to have suffered a major security breach.

Data Breach Reporting on the Rise, According to IAPP Research

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Cyberattacks and data breaches top the list of data protection and privacy concerns among organizations today. New data privacy regulations, including GDPR and CCPA now require timely reporting when data breaches occur. Median Data Signals Successful Efforts.

Marriott Hit With $123M Fine For Massive 2018 Data Breach

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The data breach fine against Marriott by the Information Commissioner's Office comes a day after British Airways was also penalized.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2020: 216 million records breached

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With only 49 reported data breaches and cyber attacks this month, you might have thought April was a calm month in the cyber security department. So how can we account for dip in reported data breaches?

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2019 – 114.6 million records leaked

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At first glance, August has been a quiet month for data breaches, with a total of 114,686,290 breached records. But that figure comes from 95 incidents in total, which is the highest number of breaches we’ve had all year. Data breaches.

How should you investigate a data breach?

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Digital Guardian recently asked a group of cyber security experts what the most important step is following a data breach. So how should you approach a data breach investigation? You should therefore approach data breaches in the same way police tackle physical crime.

Data Breach Fines: Are They Working to Boost Consumer Safety?

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Despite trillions of dollars in breach fine payouts, each year the number of compromised companies and individuals with private data exposed rise.

What to do when you suffer a data breach

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If you’re among the seemingly small number of organisations that hasn’t yet suffered a data breach, you should be preparing for the inevitable. If you act swiftly following a breach, you can contain the incident promptly and give affected data subjects time to secure their accounts.

70,000 affected in B&Q data breach

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Home improvement retailer B&Q has suffered a data breach affecting 70,000 of its… well, not customers, exactly. The breached database contained a list of people who had been caught stealing products from B&Q stores.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in October 2019 – 421 million records breached

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In a month where security experts across Europe were boosting awareness of cyber security , organisations had mixed results in their own data protection practices. It was also a particularly bad month for the UK, with 9 confirmed breaches. Data breaches.

A 6-step guide to surviving data breaches

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Any day during which you find out that you’ve been breached will be bad. Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) , organisations have 72 hours from the moment they become aware of a breach to report the incident. They can do this either by email or telephone, but it’s not as simple as saying “we’ve been breached”. Disclosing a breach promptly can save organisations a significant amount of money and enable those affected to secure compromised accounts.

Microsoft suffers data breach affecting up to 250 million people

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Microsoft has confirmed a massive data breach affecting anonymised data held on its customer support database. As part of Microsoft’s standard operating procedures, data stored in the support case analytics database is redacted using automated tools to remove personal information,” Microsoft said. The post Microsoft suffers data breach affecting up to 250 million people appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog. Breaches and Hacks data breach

Law enforcement seized WeLeakInfo.com for selling access to data from data breaches

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The FBI has seized the WeLeakInfo.com websites for selling subscriptions to data that were exposed in data breaches. WeLeakInfo.com is a data breach notification service that allows its customers to verify if their credentials been compromised in data breaches.

BA data breach: 565,000 customers may have been affected

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In September, British Airways announced it had suffered a data breach that compromised the personal and financial data of more than 380,000 customers. Is your organisation prepared for a data breach?

Lab test provider LifeLabs disclose a data breach that exposed personal info of 15M customers

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Lab test provider LifeLabs has disclosed a data breach that exposed personal information for up to 15 million Canadians. The exposed data dates back from 2016 and earlier, most of the information belongs to customers from B.C. ” reads the data breach notice.

Healthcare Data Breaches: The Way Forward

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Data breaches grow across UK education sector

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A recent freedom of information request by chartered accountants UHY Hacker Young reveals a worrying rise in reported data breaches across the UK education sector. The highest number of breaches in 2016-17.

The cost of a data breach

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According to the 2018 Cost of Data Breach Study , the average cost of a data breach is $3.86 By looking at some of the best-known data breaches, we can observe the effects they can have and how much they really can cost.