Data Breaches


Barnes & Noble warns customers it has been hacked, customer data may have been accessed

American bookselling giant Barnes & Noble is contacting customers via email, warning them that its network was breached by hackers, and that sensitive information about shoppers may have been accessed. In the email to customers, Barnes & Noble says that it became aware that it had fallen victim to a cybersecurity attack on Saturday October 10th.

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Data Breach Detection Measures Include Using a Data Loss Prevention System

The network security basics for your organization should include some type of data breach detection tools. Data breaches are on the rise in recent years, including stealing personal information about employees and customers. From credit card numbers to social security numbers and pay records, hackers have stolen a wide range of data from businesses of all sizes. Any business that does not have data breach detection measures in place is vulnerable.


Shared Responsibility and Configuration Management in the Cloud: SecTor 2020

A number of high-profile data breaches have resulted directly from misconfigured permissions or unpatched vulnerabilities. For instance, the 2017 Equifax breach was the result of exploiting an unpatched flaw in Apache Struts allowing remote code execution. More recently, the Capital One breach last year stemmed from a misconfigured web application firewall. Verizon’s 2020 DBIR reported that only hacking was more prevalent than misconfiguration errors as the culprit of data breaches.


What Are Cloud Leaks?

It seems like every day there’s a new incident of customer data exposure. Credit card and bank account numbers; medical records; personally identifiable information (PII) such as address, phone number, or SSN— just about every aspect of social interaction has an informational counterpart, and the social access this information provides to third parties gives many people the feeling that their privacy has been severely violated when it’s exposed.


A DLP Security Checklist for IT Professionals

As of June 2020, more than 3.2 million consumer records were exposed in the 10 biggest data breaches this year. Eight of the ten largest breaches occurred at healthcare or medical organizations, meaning patient information in addition to PII was likely acquired by hackers. Data loss prevention (DLP) is an ever-changing practice, with new security policies and information security standards evolving to keep up with the threat of online hackers.


What is mobile device management? MDM explained

Not too long ago, the desktop computer was the primary computing device for enterprise employees. With the rise of mobile endpoints like smartphones, laptops and tablets, employees are connecting to corporate networks from a wide variety of places and devices. Today, especially with the popularity of the WFH (work from home) model, managing the multitude of mobile devices is more complicated than ever before. The statistics tell a sobering tale.


Using the Cost of a Data Breach to Maximize Your ROI on Your Security Tools

The 2020 Cost of Data Breach report from IBM and the Ponemon is out. It provides a detailed analysis of causes, costs and controls that appeared in their sampling of data breaches. The report is full of data, and the website allows you to interact with its information so that you can do your own analysis and/or dig into aspects relevant to you and your industry.


What you need to know about securing your APAC business and the recent data law changes

Data breaches are growing in frequency and intensity amidst the recent Coronavirus pandemic, having increased by nearly 273% in the first quarter compared to the same time frame last year. In fact, 2020 may very well be remembered as the year when cybersecurity became a business problem rather than a technology issue. The driving factor here is the recent shift in workforce culture. More and more organizations are now setting up remote working teams.


Malicious advertising SDK causes major privacy concern for 300M iOS users

Chinese ad network, Mintegral, has made headlines this week for allegedly spying on user activity and committing ad fraud. The Mintegral SDK for iOS is said to contain malicious code designed to monitor user activity in order to facilitate ad fraud, and apparently this has been going on for over a year. Like other third-party advertising SDKs, the Mintegral SDK is a tool that helps developers monetize their apps via advertising.