Steps executives are taking to increase security while launching new ways to pay

More than 80 percent of organizations that have been impacted by a data breach have introduced a new security framework and 79 percent have reduced employee access to customer data, according to new benchmark data, “2018 Global Payments Insight Survey: Bill Pay Services,” from ACI Worldwide and Ovum. The benchmark, comprised of responses from executives […]

Best Buy shoppers payment information may have been exposed in data breach

Best Buy shoppers may have had their payment information hacked, as the company becomes the latest to report its exposure in a data breach that occurred last year. The electronics retailer says that [24] , a company that provides the technology backing its chat services, was hacked between Sept. 27 and Oct. 12, potentially jeopardizing […]

Where Users’ Facebook Data May Have Been Compromised [Infographic]

In a blog post, Facebook has disclosed that it believes the data of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, far more than previously believed. An earlier estimate by whistleblower Christopher Wylie put the total number of users impacted at about 50 million. Read/see the infographic explaining how the Facebook […]

New Delta Air Lines Data Breach – Confidential Passenger Information Leaked

It seems that no company that has a public website is immune to hackers and data thieves anymore. Delta Air Lines just found that out the hard way when it that [24]–a company that provides online chat services for a variety of companies including Delta–was involved in a “cyber incident.” This cyber incident allowed Delta […]

1.5 billion sensitive files exposed by misconfigured servers, storage and cloud services

Researchers have discovered over 1.5 billion sensitive files including payroll information, credit card details, medical data, and patents for intellectual property are exposed online, putting consumers and businesses at risk of theft, cybercrime, and espionage. But the information exposed online — which amounts to a total of 12,000 terabytes of data — isn’t there as […]

If you shopped at these 7 stores in the last year, your data might have been stolen

If knowledge is power, the American consumer loses it by the day. At least ten separate security breaches occurred from January 2017 till now. Many of them were caused by flaws in payment systems, either online or in stores. Data breaches are on the rise in both retailers and other businesses. According to Business Insider Intelligence, […]

Everything you wanted to know about data breaches, privacy violations and hacks

Read Kari Paul explain how to respond to data breaches and hack attacks on Market Watch : Data breaches are hard to keep track of these days, and even more difficult to respond to for consumers. Panera Bread Co. announced Monday that it had patched a vulnerability that had been leaking millions of customer records […]

Misconfigured Clouds Compromise 424% More Records in 2017

Insider mistakes like networked backup incidents and misconfigured cloud servers caused nearly 70% of all compromised records in 2017, according to new data from IBM X-Force. These types of incidents affected 424% more records last year than the year prior, they report. It wasn’t all bad news from the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, which […]

How companies continue to expose sensitive data to threats

A new study from the Varonis Data Lab found that on average, 21% of a company’s folders were accessible to every employee, and 41% of companies had at least 1,000 sensitive files open to all employees. The report, based on analysis of data risk assessments conducted by Varonis in 2017 for customers and potential customers […]

Panera Bread data breach exposes customer records

Panera Bread on Monday said it has resolved a security flaw on its website that exposed the data of thousands of customers, but denied the data breach exposed a “large number of records,” despite a report that the vulnerability may have leaked the personal data of millions of customers. The website’s vulnerability, which appears to […]