One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.
A federal court has granted preliminary approval of a multi-million dollar settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit filed against Banner Health in the wake of a massive 2016 breach of healthcare and financial information. Here's a rundown of the details.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for misusing Facebook users' personal details as part of voter-targeting campaigns. Just one problem: The firm declared bankruptcy in May 2018. Meanwhile, voter microtargeting continues unchecked.
Internet crime has grown so rapidly that law enforcement is outpaced. Here's the story of how a Manhattan doctor lost $200,000 in an internet scam, and why he's struggling to get law enforcement's attention.
Security experts speaking on the ending "locknote" panel at this year's Black Hat Europe highlighted trends from the conference, including the rise of fuzzing, simplification via the cloud, increasing vendor transparency as well as the industry too often still failing to focus on the basics.
Organizations that suffer a security incident must be prepared to rapidly respond. Here are eight incident response essentials they must follow, from executing their breach response and notifying stakeholders to activating external service providers and working with regulators.
This year's Black Hat Europe conference in London features dozens of briefings touching on a wide variety of topics, including exploiting contactless payment and Bluetooth vulnerabilities, identifying vulnerable OEM IoT devices at scale and running false-flag cyberattacks.
Researchers uncovered an unsecured database belonging to TrueDialog, a business SMS texting solutions provider, which exposed data on millions, including text messages, names, addresses and other information, according to a report by VPNMentor researchers. The database has since been closed.
Surviving a data breach requires having a plan, and experts say such plans must be continually tested, practiced and refined. They describe seven essential components for building an effective data breach response playbook.
Digital streaming platform Mixcloud says it's the victim of a data breach after an attacker shared personal data for registered users with several media outlets, including Vice and ZDNet. The data on 21 million users is for sale in an underground market.
Google has directly warned more than 12,000 users across 149 countries that they have been targeted by government-backed hackers. Google says the attack attempts occurred in the third quarter of this year and targeted users of such services as Gmail, Drive and YouTube.
Adobe says its e-commerce Magento Marketplace has been breached, exposing usernames, email addresses and more. The software giant has yet to detail how many users were affected or the breach duration. Unfortunately, the stolen data could be used to fuel phishing attacks.
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit says hackers have stolen $49 million worth of ethereum, in what is the year's seventh major cryptocurrency heist. Much of the $158 million stolen so far this year is likely fueling the North Korean regime's appetite for luxury goods and weapons of mass destruction.
With the California Consumer Privacy Act set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, companies are making last-minute compliance preparations. But these preparations are challenging because regulations to carry out the law are still pending and ambiguities remain. Here's a look at three issues.