German software giant SAP has apologized after a software update mistakenly assigned higher-level privileges to some users within New Zealand's firearms buy-back database, exposing personal details for gun owners. The system has been shut down by police.
Getting the proper vendor contracts completed is a top concern for organizations preparing to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, says Caitlin Fennessy, research director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
This year's Black Hat Europe conference in London features dozens of briefings touching on a wide variety of topics, including exploiting contactless payment and Bluetooth vulnerabilities, identifying vulnerable OEM IoT devices at scale and running false-flag cyberattacks.
Researchers uncovered an unsecured database belonging to TrueDialog, a business SMS texting solutions provider, which exposed data on millions, including text messages, names, addresses and other information, according to a report by VPNMentor researchers. The database has since been closed.
Victims of a massive 2018 Facebook data breach can continue a class-action lawsuit to try and force the social network to maintain "reasonable" information security practices, a federal judge has ruled. But he dismissed the plaintiff's attempt to receive monetary compensation for the breach.
The Australian government's digital health records program manages risk and privacy relatively well, according to a new audit, but there's room for improvement in third-party risk management and emergency access to sensitive health records.
With the California Consumer Privacy Act set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, companies are making last-minute compliance preparations. But these preparations are challenging because regulations to carry out the law are still pending and ambiguities remain. Here's a look at three issues.
Some 4 terabytes of data on over 1.2 billion individuals - including LinkedIn and Facebook profiles - was exposed to the internet on an unsecured Elasticsearch server, according to an analysis by a pair of independent researchers.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the very latest ransomware trends. Also featured: Discussions of Microsoft's move to DNS over HTTPS and strategies for tackling IoT security challenges.
A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators is urging National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien to appoint a special coordinator to oversee the rollout of 5G cellular networks. The coordinator would address security issues and coordinate the efforts of federal agencies.
Microsoft has outlined its plans for supporting the encryption of Domain Name System queries, which allows for more private internet browsing. The first step will be to upgrade connections to DNS over HTTPS, but allow admins to control DNS settings.
In the wake of Google's plan to buy Fitbit, two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that aims to protect the privacy of consumer health data collected on wearable devices. Meanwhile, a House committee is scrutinizing the healthcare system Ascension's sharing of patient data with Google.