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Australian application teams are now reviewing whether their APIs overshare
Last month
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A publicly exposed API is widely believed to be the cause of at least one of the major attacks on Australian enterprises in the back half of 2022.
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Web companies most likely to lose your data – report
Wed, 12th Oct 2022
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“The digitalised era comes with plenty of pros, but lots of cons at the same time, with possible data leaking probably being the most dangerous one."
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What we can learn from the leaked Conti ransomware group chats
Tue, 7th Jun 2022
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In February, Russia-based ransomware group Conti declared it would fully support the Russian Government during its invasion of Ukraine.
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More than 40 billion records exposed in 2021 - research
Fri, 21st Jan 2022
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Ransomware had a monumental impact on organisations in 2021, responsible for approximately 38% of all breaches, and 31% of breaches in APAC.
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Cybersecurity experts weigh in on GoDaddy data breach
Wed, 24th Nov 2021
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The recent GoDaddy data breach saw the potential exposure of 1.2 million customers' data.
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Hackers leak 5 million email addresses daily - reports
Tue, 9th Nov 2021
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"Personal data is a huge business that hackers try to make use of."
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New certification standards announced, designed to secure and protect consumer data
Tue, 13th Jul 2021
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Vanta has announced the public availability of two new certification standards designed to help secure the internet and protect consumer data. 
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600 million profiles for sale on hacker forum - Third LinkedIn scrape in four months
Tue, 13th Jul 2021
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LinkedIn has experienced another huge data scape, the third in four months, with 600 million profiles for sale online.
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Risk of data leaks high as employees unsure about confidentiality
Fri, 9th Jul 2021
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"If confidential information falls into the wrong hands, it could harm the company in a variety of ways."
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Oversharing of sensitive documents soars 450%
Thu, 24th Jun 2021
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Oversharing increases the risk an organisation will lose data, violate compliance or privacy mandates, or experience cybercrime.
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Australians fear COVID-19 misinformation threat - study
Tue, 29th Dec 2020
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Australians want to see greater transparency about the extent of the problem, new polling has found.
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10 billion records sit in unsecured databases - China leads the pack
Tue, 11th Aug 2020
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A white hat hacker hacker uncovered a total of 9517 unsecured databases worldwide, collectively containing more than 10 billion entries.
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Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
Thu, 30th Jul 2020
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Research has identified a total of 9,517 unsecured databases containing 10,463,315,645 entries with such data as emails, passwords, and phone numbers.
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7 VPN services leaked data of 20 million users - report
Mon, 27th Jul 2020
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"The report calls into question the providers’ security practices and dismisses their claims of being no-log VPN services."
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Millions of Facebook user records exposed in latest data leak
Thu, 4th Apr 2019
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UpGuard reported that each of the data sets was stored in its own Amazon S3 bucket configured to allow public download of files.
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Expert comment: What the Collection #2-5 data dump means for credential abuse
Mon, 4th Feb 2019
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TechDay spoke to experts and executives in the security industry about the data leak and the implications on phishing and credential stuffing.
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Massive 2.2bil-username data dump leaked on dark web
Fri, 1st Feb 2019
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This makes the second leak three times bigger than the Collection #1 dump leaked last month.
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Breaking: NHS accidentally leaks data of 150,000 patients
Wed, 4th Jul 2018
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Objections to data sharing recorded in GP practices running clinical software TPP’s system between March 2015 and June 2018 were not sent to NHS.
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Data from app that enables parents to monitor teen’s phone activity leaked
Tue, 22nd May 2018
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How ironic! Tens of thousands of user accounts of an app used by parents to monitor their children’s phone activity has been leaked.
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Apple says DON’T fear about leaked source code – experts say DO
Sat, 10th Feb 2018
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After a critical source code for the iPhone was leaked online recently, Apple reassured there was nothing to fear but experts think otherwise.
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'Leaker' behind massive NSA breach possibly still working at agency
Wed, 15th Nov 2017
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A cybersecurity expert has said it is a ‘stunning admission’ by the former CIA director about the NSA breach that is being touted as catastrophic.
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Experts discuss implications of massive Paradise Papers leak
Fri, 10th Nov 2017
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​The recent news about the huge leak of financial documents has caused waves around the world.
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JobStreet confirms hit by Malaysia data leak - almost 3.9m accounts affected
Fri, 3rd Nov 2017
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JobStreet is informing clients by email whether they were caught up in a Malaysia-based data breach that affected 19 different companies.
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Major data breach hits Malaysia's 46 million mobile phone users
Thu, 2nd Nov 2017
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A data breach has put more than 46 million Malaysian mobile phone users at risk and has affected many of the country’s major telecommunicatio
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