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Time capsule app TimeHop breached, 21 million users affected
The breach occurred as an access credential to TimeHop’s cloud computing environment that didn't have multifactor authentication was compromised.
Suffered a data breach? Here’s how you manage the fallout
From a communications perspective, an incident response plan should do one thing: reassure your customers that you care.
Tasmanian elector data breached via forms on Electoral Commission site
Typeform online forms have been used on the TEC website since 2015 for some of its election services.
Ticketmaster breached: here’s what seven security experts had to say
Ticketmaster has suffered a breach that affects 5% of its global customer base, here's what the experts had to say on the incident.
Z Energy’s customer fuel management database breached
Z says it believes the data accessed does not include bank details or other information that would put customer finances directly at risk.
Tesla takes ex-employee to court for hacking and sharing confidential info
Tesla has taken a former employee to court for allegedly hacking company data and handing it over to third parties.
Singapore CSA looks back at 2017's most rampant cyber threats
Last year there was a notable shift from profit-motivated attacks to attacks designed to cause disruption.
French national behind UK data breach caught in Thailand
Europol has revealed details surrounding the arrest of a 25-year-old coder who allegedly helped to extort a British organisation.
As NDB takes hold, expect to see more breach reports come to light
In light of Australia’s NDB legislation, one Australian technology integrator says we can expect to see many reports surfacing over the coming years.
Optics firm hit with biggest data breach fine in French history
The CNIL has fined a French optics firm €250,000 - the biggest fine ever dealt to a French company.
How to effectively address security challenges in a digital healthcare world
It’s important for healthcare firms to maintain organisation-wide security that is both up-to-date and automated, says Wavelink.
Chinese threat actor linked to leak of more than 200 million Japanese PII datasets
Leaked personal information includes names, credentials, email addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, and home addresses.
Germany infiltrated by Russian group that crippled Ukraine’s power
The power grid in modern countries may not be as secure as you think, as reports have emerged revealing hackers have breached Germany's supply.
Singapore organizations caught in 'patching paradox'
Singapore organizations say they don’t have the resources to keep up with the volume of patches required to remediate software flaws.
Building customer trust is paramount as data breaches become more common
Digital trust is no longer solely about firewalls and encryption. It reflects an organisation’s character.
Is risk at the top of your digital agenda? Here's why it should be
Don’t be left without a plan of action when an attack occurs.
Vector to take Stuff to High Court; media agency refuses to hand over confidential breach data
"Vector now considers it has no choice but to take legal action to ensure its customers’ private information is secured and protected."
Vector's Outage app hit by data breach last month - personal info stolen
The breach happened on April 26, 2018. On April 27 the company posted a FAQ section that detailed an API vulnerability in its Outage app.
CommBank says no evidence customer data was compromised in 2016 breach
The breach occurred in May 2016 when the bank couldn’t confirm that two magnetic tapes were destroyed, despite being scheduled for destruction.
A four-step-plan towards cloud resilience in an age of data security
The ramifications of having a data breach are ten-fold for government agencies who handle sensitive information.
2.5 billion data records exposed - most from human error
More data records were exposed due to human error in 2017 - a 580% increase over the previous year.
IT decision makers unsure about their security maturity
Respondents in APAC put forth highest IT budget allocation to security, but overall executives allocate security less than 10% of their budget.
Despite a 60% breach rate, Australians have firm grasp on cybersecurity
60% of Australian respondents polled in this year’s Telstra Security Report 2018 say their business has been interrupted due to a security breach.
175 days to detect a network intruder in EMEA - just 77 in US
A study has revealed the median time for an EMEA business to detect an intruder is more than double that in the US - and it's much worse in APAC.