Teen phone monitoring app leaked thousands of user passwords

At least one server used by an app for parents to monitor their teenagers’ phone activity has leaked tens of thousands of accounts of both parents and children.  The mobile app, TeenSafe, bills itself as a “secure” monitoring app for iOS and Android, which lets parents view their child’s text messages and location, monitor who they’re […]

One in four APAC firms not sure if they suffered security breach

One in four organisations in Asia-Pacific have experienced a cybersecurity incident, while 27 percent cannot ascertain if they have because they do not conduct any data breach assessment. And when businesses in the region fell prey to cyberattacks, a large enterprise–with more than 500 employees–could potentially suffer an estimated economic loss of US$30 million, revealed […]

Rail Europe Notifies Riders of Three-Month Data Breach

Rail Europe North America (RENA), a website Americans use to buy European train tickets, has confirmed a three-month data breach in which customers’ payment card data was compromised. RENA reports the incident began on November 29, 2017 and continued through February 16, 2018, when a bank inquiry informed the organization of an attack. Attackers lifted […]

Chili’s restaurant chain suffers data breach

The Chili’s restaurant chain has been involved in a data breach which may have exposed customer credit card information. Dallas, Texas-based Brinker International — which operates over 1,600 Chili’s outlets worldwide — said that some of the chain’s restaurants have been involved in the incident, which is believed to have taken place between March and […]

Data Breaches Decline in Q1 2018

The Q1 2018 numbers are in, and while it might be an overly optimistic conclusion, the breach landscape could be changing. Risk Based Security recently released its Q1 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report. The report compares the numbers from Q1 2017 and Q1 2018, which doesn’t take into account the massive Equifax breach from September 2017. According to the report, […]

Equifax’s data breach by the numbers: The full breakdown

Equifax is offering a closer look at its massive data breach, which revealed sensitive information on more than half the American population last year. The company released the details Monday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, following demands from US senators. The credit-monitoring company, which gathers personal information on people without being required to […]

8.7B Identity Records on Surface, Deep, Dark Webs in 2017

Threat intelligence firm 4iQ detected and verified more than 3 billion identity records curated from 8.7 billion raw records in 2017. The company has released its 2018 Identity Breach Report, which digs into the details of nearly 3,000 breaches it discovered last year. As the quantity of breaches has increased each year, so has the […]

Breach activity declines, number of compromised records remains high

After year over year increases in the number of reported data breaches, Risk Based Security has released the results of their Q1 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report, showing the number of breaches disclosed in the first three months of the year fell to 686 compared to 1,444 breaches reported in Q1 2017. The number of records […]

After Equifax breach, major firms still rely on same flawed software

Last year’s massive data breach at Equifax should have been a wake-up call for the entire industry. Hackers stole 145 million records by exploiting a vulnerability in a widely used open-source web server software that the credit rating giant failed to patch months earlier. But a year after the patches were released, some of the world’s wealthiest companies are […]

What to do after a data breach: 5 steps to minimize risk

Read Ian Paul list five steps you can use to minimize the risk after a data breach has happened on PC World : It happened again. Another major web service lost control of its database, and now you’re scrambling to stay ahead of the bad guys. As much as we hate them, data breaches are […]