Steps to Prevent Negative Economic Impact of Human Error

Human error has a lot to do with increased cybersecurity risks for any organization today, large or small. Even with reliable and established IT policies in place, as long as…

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UK and Dutch Regulators Fined Uber for $1.1 Million over 2016 Data Breach

As reported in Hacker news, British and Dutch data protection regulators Tuesday hit the ride-sharing company Uber with a total fine of $1,170,892 (~ 1.1 million) for failing to protect…

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Russia Plans To tighten Data Protection Owing To Intelligence Leaks

Aimed at preventing leaks of personal information from state agencies, Russia has drawn up a bill, a move that follows publication of details of Russians allegedly involved in covert intelligence…

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NUI Galway’s Problem: Misplaced USB Flash Drive Containing Unencrypted Student Records

USB Flash Drive is a blessing to end-users, data files that we used to cram in 1.44MB floppy disks, burn in CD-Rs and saved in proprietary disk format Iomega Zip…

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Amazon’s Technical Error Disclosed Customer Details

Amazon says “a technical error on its website disclosed customer information during the busiest shopping period of the year. The online retail giant though revealed the technical error and said…

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Instagram Accidentally Exposed Some User Passwords

No matter how careful you are with your IT security and data protection, security breaches are here to stay, with hackers staying one step ahead and gaining access to your…

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Healthcare.gov Health Data Breach Exposes Personal Data

A health data breach that impacted the Healthcare.gov portal last month could reportedly have helped hackers steal sensitive personal data like partial SSNs (Social Security Numbers), immigration status, tax information…

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HSBC Bank Data Breach Exposed Customer’s Account Details and More

In a data breach notification letter addressed to the California attorney general’s office, HSBC said that somewhere between 4 and 14th October, unauthorized users accessed the accounts. The information compromised…

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Cybercriminals Using SMS Phishing Attack to Rob Cardless ATM

Cybercriminals have devised a new way of hacking cardless ATMs using SMS-based phishing attacks. It has become a new trend with many financial institutions to offer cardless ATM transactions, thereby…

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Cambridge-Analytica Fiasco Aftermath: Facebook to pay $645,000 Fine under UK Law

The fallout against Facebook has started, caused by the user data exposure breach due to its Cambridge-Analytica fiasco, starting with the UK’s ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office). ICO has slapped the…

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