Typically when a large data breach occurs, those possibly affected by it often have to jump through hoops to find out if their information was compromised. A new initiative from popular web browser Firefox and password manager 1Password bring information about data breaches straight to the user, reports Engadget.
Florida-based PDQ reported on its website this weekend that it was the victim of a cyber-attack between May 19, 2017, and April 20, 2018. The chain said that it learned on June 8, 2018, that customers’ credit card information and…
Do you ever feel that the web is breaking? When shopping online for a toaster oven, you can expect an ad for that oven to stalk you from site to site. If you have just a few web browser tabs open, your laptop battery drains rapidly.
It’s a healthy instinct to harbor a good deal of skepticism in this world. That holds doubly true when it comes to the style of overhyped, “Which brand of soda will give your kids syphilis?” headlines that local news outlets use to stir up anxious suburbanites.
( Reuters) – Apple said on Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices. The company told Reuters it was aiming to protect all customers, especially in countries where phones are readily obtained by police or by criminals with extensive resources, and to head off further spread of the attack technique.
By looking at some of the largest data breaches in history, it’s clear that the new GDPR requirements that went into effect this May are significant and would have cost these companies greatly if GDPR was enacted at the time of the breach.
Facebook has confirmed it has a data-sharing partnership with Chinese firms including Huawei, a company US intelligence previously flagged as a security threat. The agreements gave the Chinese firms some access to users’ data to help them build Facebook “experiences” on their own platforms. Facebook said all the data collected remained on users’ phones not servers.
Owosso, Mich. – An official in a small Michigan county has resigned after being tricked into wiring $50,000 to an overseas bank account. Shiawassee County apparently was the victim of a phishing scam. Financial administrator Patricia Fitnich believed that she was replying to an email from another county official about paying a bill.
Security expert Colin Larkin asks if GDPR can be used as a cybercrime tool. Many businesses aren’t yet serious about GDPR. But this will change when the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) starts issuing penalty notices later this year. When that happens, businesses could flip to the other extreme, suspending services at the first hint of an attack rather than risking GDPR penalties.
The IRS is warning tax practitioners about phishing emails posing as state accounting and professional associations. Tax professionals sent reports to the IRS about emails they received trying to trick them into disclosing their email usernames and passwords. Cybercriminals targeted tax practitioners in Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina and New Jersey.
Shortly after passing a super-strict net neutrality bill, the California senate OK’d, by 21-13, another key tech measure, allowing any consumer affected by a data breech to sue for damages. People don’t even have to be customers or users of a service to sue (as previously required), which lets them take action against third-party data brokers like the infamously leaky Equifax.
The country of Papua New Guinea is reportedly planning a month-long national ban of Facebook. Why? To research the effect that the addictive social network has on the South Pacific island’s populace, and to root out “fake users.” But important questions remain unanswered.
BRUSSELS: Facebook is unlikely to compensate the 2.7 million European users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica because sensitive bank account data had not been shared, the company said on Wednesday.
Lots of malware tries to bog down your browser, but Google Chrome isn’t defenseless-on Windows there’s a built-in scanner called Cleanup. This software runs in the background periodically, but you can manually run a scan right now by heading to the URL chrome://settings/cleanup in your browser, or by going to Settings > Reset and clean up > Clean up computer.
LifeBridge Health has notified 500,000 patients that their personal information may have been exposed in a cyber attack recently discovered by the health system. Indication of an attack was first detected in March and an investigation by a national forsenic firm hired by the hospital determined that the data breach took place Sept.
If you’re a SunTrust Bank customer, your personal information may be at risk.
The Chrome browser’s upcoming versions will focus on highlighting its negative security indicators, even going as far as sunsetting its positive ones. Chrome Security Product Manager Emily Schechter has announced that Chrome 69, which will be available in September, will stop marking HTTPS sites as “Secure” on the address bar.
Police in Concord, California arrested a teenager earlier this week and charged him with 14 felony counts after discovering the high schooler launched a phishing campaign directed at teachers in order to steal their passwords and change grades.
Kaspersky Lab has announced that it is moving some of its core infrastructure from Russia to Switzerland. The relocation is part of the company’s latest attempt to allay fears that the Kaspersky anti-virus company can be coerced by the Kremlin to spy on customers – fuelled by recommendations from the US , UK , and now Dutch governments that the software not be used.
In the face of increasing cyber attacks and more complex, stringent data privacy laws, IT security has become an increasingly important discussion for the boardrooms of organisations across industries. The IT security responsibility should lie with the CIO, but the culture of security should be adopted by a whole organisation.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the action Tuesday against the company, which is now called Altaba Inc. after its email and other digital services were sold to Verizon Communications Inc. for $4.48 billion last year. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company, which no longer is publicly traded, neither admitted nor denied the allegations but did agree to refrain from further violations of securities laws.
Jenny Soubra, US head of cyber atAllianz Global Corporate & Specialty, spoke with TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson about the growth of the cyber-insurance industry, and how businesses can determine the right options for their own cybersecurity. Here’s part of their conversation: Patterson: I wonder if we could start by defining the scope, the scale of not just the cybersecurity challenge, but the cybersecurity insurance industry.
Chili’s is the latest restaurant chain to be impacted by a data breach. The casual dining chain’s parent company, Brinker International, announced Saturday that customer credit and debit card information had been compromised at some Chili’s locations between March and April. However, the company is still assessing the scope of the incident.
Having caused IT teams – and indeed businesses – turmoil throughout the past number of months, the dreaded General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement deadline is now just a matter of weeks away from implementation. 25th May marks the day that European industries will see if their exhaustive preparations will finally come to fruition, and find …
Panerabread.com, the Web site for the American chain of bakery-cafe fast casual restaurants by the same name, leaked millions of customer records – including names, email and physical addresses, birthdays and the last four digits of the customer’s credit card number – for at least eight months before it was yanked offline earlier today, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
Facebook, Netflix, Candy Crush and other apps on your phone may have a lot more information about you than you think, including your location and other private details. In lengthy privacy agreements that most users don’t read, many of these apps say they cannot guarantee the safety of this information.
Almost 20 percent of Americans froze their credit file with one or more of the big three credit bureaus in the wake of last year’s data breach at Equifax, costing consumers an estimated $1.4 billion, according to a new study. The findings come as lawmakers in Congress are debating legislation that would make credit freezes free in every state.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission wants to tax large digital companies’ revenues based on where their users are located rather than where they are headquartered at a common rate between 1 and 5 percent, a draft Commission document showed.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida officials say hackers may have accessed the personal information and medical records of up to 30,000 Medicaid recipients two months ago. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration said in a Friday evening news release that one of its employees “was the victim of a malicious phishing email” on Nov.
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed the guilty pleas of two men first identified in January 2017 by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely co-authors of Mirai, a malware strain that remotely enslaves so-called “Internet of Things” devices such as security cameras, routers, and digital video recorders for use in large scale attacks designed to knock Web sites and entire networks offline (including multiple major attacks against this site).