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Hackers access NordVPN server, users unaffected
While being connected to the server, the hacker could only see what an ordinary ISP would see, but it could not have been personalised or linked to a particular user.
Social games company Zynga reveals data breach
Zynga has disclosed a data breach that may have compromised millions of account login details for its popular Words With Friends and Draw Something games.
Animates data breach affects thousands of online customers
“We unreservedly apologise this incident has occurred. At Animates, we have always prided ourselves on providing great experiences for our customers."
Finance breaches highlight need for internal cyber vigilance - Bitglass
The financial services sector reported the second-highest number of data breaches in the 12-month period covered by the latest OIAC report.
Passports, licenses of 300 leaked in Ministry for Culture and Heritage data breach
The documents leaked included 228 passports, 55 driver licenses, and 36 birth certificates – making the victims vulnerable to identity theft by cyber-criminals.
More than half of personal data breaches caused by human error
"The biggest cause of breaches remains the fallibility of people and an inherent inability of employees to send emails to the right person."
Limiting access key to minimising data breaches, says expert
"When a company provides only a minimum amount of access needed for the employees to fulfil their roles, the risk of wide-spread breach greatly diminishes."
Air NZ faces data breach after staff accounts phished
Air New Zealand says information relating to membership profiles may have been visible on internal documents as a result of the breach.
Sephora hit by data breach; Asia & A/NZ user passwords cancelled
The breach potentially exposed personal information such as names, dates of birth, genders, email addresses, and encrypted passwords, as well as users’ beauty preferences.
Marriott, British Airways fines highlight critical need for security investment
The last week has brought heavy fines against the likes of global hotel chain Marriott and airline British Airways, casting a harsh spotlight on the price of cyber attacks.
Breach checking website Have I Been Pwned is up for grabs
The man behind the popular breach checking website Have I Been Pwned is stepping down from his esteemed post as sole manager of the site.
Experts comment on US Customs data breach
The United States Customs and Border Protection agency has been responsible for the leaking of tens of thousands of images of travellers and license plates.
Why one in three CEOs would fire the person responsible for a breach - Nominet
The research surveyed more than 400 C-suite executives from enterprises.
Users’ names and email addresses leaked in Flipboard data breach
“An unauthorised person accessed and potentially obtained copies of certain databases containing Flipboard user information between June 2, 2018 and March 23, 2019 and between April 21 to 22, 2019.”
Treasury “deliberately and systematically” hacked
This follows the opposition party’s unexpected release of details of the Government’s Budget, which were due to be made public on Thursday.
Salesforce continues to stumble after critical outage
“To all of our Salesforce customers, please be aware that we are experiencing a major issue with our service and apologise for the impact it is having on you."
Another cryptocurrency exchange breached, but at least investors are safe
It takes patience to steal more than 7000 Bitcoin (approximately US$41 million) from cryptocurrency exchanges, despite global awareness that such attacks are becoming more prolific.
61% of IT professionals have experienced serious data breach - McAfee
Data breaches are becoming more serious as cybercriminals continue to target intellectual property.
Yahoo proposes US$117.5m breach settlement - but will it be enough?
Judge Lucy Koh must decide if Yahoo's previous dodgy settlement tactics are forgiven in this latest proposal.
Interview: Uber's CISO reveals lessons learned from breaches
Uber’s chief information security officer John ‘Four’ Flynn has a career history that many technologists could only dream of.
Experts and execs comment on Facebook data leak
“Tech companies are the custodians of user credentials and other personally identifiable information, a valuable resource in today's world.”
61% of CIOs believe employees leak data maliciously
Egress conducted a survey to examine the root causes of employee-driven data breaches, their frequency, and impact.
Unencrypted Gearbest database leaves over 1.5mil shoppers’ records exposed
Depending on the countries and information requirements, the data could give hackers access to online government portals, banking apps, and health insurance records.
Kathmandu breached, customer information accessed
Kathmandu is notifying potentially affected customers directly and has advised them to change their passwords for its online loyalty programme.