Breach Response , Cybercrime , Data Breach

No Surprise: Cambridge Analytica Tries to Exit Data Scandal

Also, Inside the Spanish Language Cybercrime Underground
No Surprise: Cambridge Analytica Tries to Exit Data Scandal

Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Cambridge Analytica shuts down, saying it's lost all of its customers, and Australia's Commonwealth Bank spots a big, bad potential data breach.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • Facebook scandal: The Facebook data saga continues, with controversial data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica announcing that it has filed for bankruptcy. Hear security experts Chris Vickery of Upstart talking about how data on social media users could be used to influence their actions, as well as Raj Samani of McAfee describe how all should respond (see Besieged Cambridge Analytica Shuts Down).
  • Missing tapes: ISMG Executive Editor Jeremy Kirk describe how Australia's Commonwealth Bank lost data for 19.8 million customers' accounts after two magnetic tapes went missing.
  • Spanish language cybercrime: Cybercrime expert Liv Rowley round up the Spanish-language cybercrime underground in Latin America, including a deep dive into the darknet site called Cebolla Chan 3.0 (see Cybercrime Se Habla Español: Inside the Underground).

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the April 13 and April 27 editions, which respectively preview the RSA 2018 conference in San Francisco as well as the countdown to Europe enforcing its General Data Protection Regulation, aka GDPR.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.




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