Data leak stories - Page 2
Risk of data leaks high as employees unsure about confidentiality
One in four UK employees risk sharing confidential work information due to lack of knowledge, according to new research.
Oversharing of sensitive documents soars 450%
Oversharing increases the risk an organisation will lose data, violate compliance or privacy mandates, or experience cybercrime.
Australians fear COVID-19 misinformation threat - study
Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on social media is feared to hinder Australia's vaccination efforts, according to a new poll.
10 billion records sit in unsecured databases - China leads the pack
A white hat hacker hacker uncovered a total of 9517 unsecured databases worldwide, collectively containing more than 10 billion entries.
Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
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.
7 VPN services leaked data of 20 million users - report
Seven VPN providers leaked personal data of over 20 million users, raising concerns about their security practices.
Millions of Facebook user records exposed in latest data leak
UpGuard reported that each of the data sets was stored in its own Amazon S3 bucket configured to allow public download of files.
Expert comment: What the Collection #2-5 data dump means for credential abuse
TechDay spoke to experts and executives in the security industry about the data leak and the implications on phishing and credential stuffing.
Massive 2.2bil-username data dump leaked on dark web
Dark web struck by 2nd huge data breach; over 2.2 billion logins leaked, dwarfing prior leak.
Breaking: NHS accidentally leaks data of 150,000 patients
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.
Data from app that enables parents to monitor teen’s phone activity leaked
How ironic! Tens of thousands of user accounts of an app used by parents to monitor their children’s phone activity has been leaked.
Apple says DON’T fear about leaked source code – experts say DO
After a critical source code for the iPhone was leaked online recently, Apple reassured there was nothing to fear but experts think otherwise.
'Leaker' behind massive NSA breach possibly still working at agency
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.
Experts discuss implications of massive Paradise Papers leak
Leaked Paradise Papers shed light on offshore secrets of the rich and powerful, sparking global debate and security concerns.
JobStreet confirms hit by Malaysia data leak - almost 3.9m accounts affected
JobStreet is informing clients by email whether they were caught up in a Malaysia-based data breach that affected 19 different companies.
Major data breach hits Malaysia's 46 million mobile phone users
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.
Employees, C-level & IT staff behind more than half of ASEAN data leaks
More than half of data leakages in ASEAN countries are caused by executives and employees, according to InfoWatch research.
Blackberry ramps up Indian enterprise push with six new partners
BlackBerry has expanded its Indian channel, appointing six new partners as the Canadian vendor looks to increase its enterprise business.
Data leak dangers: Know your weak spots
Data leaks and breaches are alarmingly common, but there are still many misconceptions as to how and why they happen.
Digital patch kit: How to protect yourself from data leaks
Plug the digital holes: Our guide reveals four vital strategies to fend off data leaks and secure your organisation's sensitive info.
Massive data leak in Czech Republic- and how to avoid one
T-Mobile Czech Republic hit by unprecedented leak; 1.5m customer records stolen by employee, sparking widespread concern over data security.
From a drip to a flood - the impact of a data leak
Data leaks, especially from an organization’s point of view, are a huge and growing problem, as the fallout can be devastating.
Passwords out, new mobile ID methods taking off
Data theft is continuing to spur on the mobile identification market, and will generate an additional $700m for mobile network operators by 2020.
Ministry of Health data breach 'inexcusable'
Labour is slamming a recent privacy breach that has seen the unauthorised release of confidential birth and death details of over 24,000 people.