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617 million stolen records up for sale on dark web
It may not be the first time the databases have been offered for sale.
Experts comment on Aus Parliament breach
Late last week, Australian security agencies reported they were looking into a security breach of the Federal Parliament’s network.
Blame culture only makes data breaches worse
“The first lesson is that we need the victim to survive” - it is better to work together to learn from breaches than point the finger and shame.
GDPR: 59,000 breach reports, 91 fines and counting
Google was fined €50 million earlier this year – the biggest fine to date under the GDPR.
Expert comment: Latest NDB report shows Aus is being targeted
The OIAC received 262 notifications in the three months, the highest number since the commencement of the NDB scheme.
Police making progress into Cryptopia breach
New Zealand Police say they are making ‘good progress’ into the investigation of an alleged cryptocurrency theft from Christchurch-based crypto exchange Cryptopia.
Penten & Cyber Security CRC to research 'advanced cyber traps'
The research centres on how advanced cyber traps, which are used to identify data breaches as they happen, can be used in conjunction with tools such as artificial intelligence.
Experts comment on record 772mil-user data breach
Dubbed “Collection #1”, the data set contains emails and passwords with over a billion unique combinations of email addresses and passwords.
Updated: Chch crypto-exchange Cryptopia suffers breach
Cryptopia has reportedly experienced a security breach that has taken the entire platform offline – and resulted in ‘significant losses’.
Report on SingHealth breach condemns poor security practices
The 2018 Singapore SingHealth data breach was poorly managed and riddled with vulnerabilities from the start.
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised.
Two top execs’ predictions for cybersecurity in 2019
One Identity and Secureworks executives Alex Tilley and Serkan Cetin have released what they see coming for cybersecurity in 2019.
NASA got hacked (again)
The compromised servers stored personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to current and former NASA employees.
Three things that will happen in 2019 – and one that will not
Commvault's Nigel Tozer reflects on the year that's been and the one ahead with three predictions of what will be and one that won't.
Twitter suspects state-sponsored ties to support forum breach
One of Twitter’s support forums was hit by a data breach that may have ties to a state-sponsored attack, however users' personal data was exposed.
Marriott sets up call centres to answer questions on data breach
Marriott has released an update on the breach of the Starwood guest reservation data breach which affected 500 million guests.
The Implications of a data disaster and why effective DR is critical
93 percent of companies without disaster recovery who suffer a major data disaster are out of business within one year.
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
Quora's been breached: Users, change your passwords
Quora’s 100 million users are the latest targets in a major data breach, but at least the company has moved quickly to contain it.
500 million impacted by Marriott database breach
A root cause of the breach is currently unknown, but Marriott indicated that the intruders encrypted the information before exfiltrating the data.
Dell.com customers urged to change passwords after breach
Dell is asking all of its Dell.com customers to change their passwords after it detected ‘unauthorised activity’ on its network earlier this month.
Uber disguised breach ransom payment as a bug bounty reward
“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterwards was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack."
Almost half of NZ businesses unprepared for data breaches
The HP New Zealand IT Security Study surveyed 434 New Zealand small to large businesses across the services, production, retail and hospitality.
Amazon customers irate after 'technical error'
Amazon isn't providing enough details about the error - and customers aren't happy.