With the U.S. midterm elections approaching fast, Microsoft says it's seized six domain names tied to "Fancy Bear," a hacking team widely believed to be part of Russia's military intelligence agency, amplifying concerns that Moscow's election interference efforts continue.
Augusta University Health in Georgia says it just recently concluded that a phishing attack that occurred - and was detected - 10 months ago resulted in a breach potentially exposing information on 417,000 individuals. Security experts are questioning why the breach determination took so long.
Reddit suffered a data breach in June after attackers managed to bypass its SMS-based two-factor authentication system. User data from 2007 and before was compromised. Security experts say the breach should serve as a reminder that using any two-factor authentication is better than none.
Struggling European electronics giant Dixons Carphone says its investigation into a 2017 data breach has found that 10 million customers' personal details - up from its previous estimate of 1.2 million - were compromised. It previously reported that 5.9 million payment cards were also compromised.
A hacking incident at Boys Town National Research Hospital is the largest ever reported by a pediatric care provider or children's hospital, according to the federal health data breach tally. A wide variety of data on 105,000 individuals was exposed, opening the door to potential fraud.
Under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, within 72 hours of an organization learning about the data breach, it must report the breach to relevant authorities or face fines. The U.K.'s data privacy watchdog says it's already seen the volume of self-reported breaches quadruple.
Hacker attacks are still dominating the data breaches added to the official federal tally so far this year. But compared to the mega-breaches of past years, this year's biggest hacks have been relatively small. Some security experts offer theories for why that's the case.
Singapore's largest healthcare group has suffered a hack attack that exposed 1.5 million residents' personal details. But authorities say the "deliberate, targeted and well-planned attack" appears to have been principally designed to steal medical information pertaining to the country's prime minister.
Asked in a press conference if he would denounce Russia for interfering in U.S. elections, President Trump responded with a conspiracy theory about a missing DNC server. Some security experts say Trump's response was nonsense and flies in the face of good digital forensics and incident response practice.
Timehop, the social media app that resurfaces older social media posts for entertainment, says its ongoing investigation has revealed that an attacker may have compromised more personal information than it previously suspected over the course of a breach that lasted at least seven months.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion of California's groundbreaking new privacy law as well as an update on the potential impact of the hacker group responsible for the Ticketmaster breach.
Timehop, an application that revives older social media posts, says the lack of multifactor authentication on a cloud services account led to a data breach affecting 21 million users. The breach exposed names, email addresses, phone numbers and access tokens Timehop used to read information from accounts.
The U.K. has approved a plan to build a cutting-edge court complex in London designed to handle cybercrime, fraud and economic crime. The facility is expected to be a growth driver for the country's legal industry, despite the U.K.'s pending withdrawal from the European Union.
Companies are sending notification emails about a data breach at Typeform, a software-as-a-service platform for distributing and managing surveys, questionnaires and competitions. The breach is so far known to affect Travelodge, Fortnum & Mason, Monzo bank and the Tasmanian Electoral Commission.
As organizations move more data into the cloud, too many are treating security as an afterthought, says Outpost24's Bob Egner. Instead, as part of an agile development program, he recommends making penetration testing a constant, and using solid DevSecOps to maintain optimal cloud data security.