Not all that crashes has been hacked. To wit, this past weekend there were multiple major outages, including much of Argentina and Uruguay going dark, as well as U.S. retailer Target's system problems leaving customers unable to pay for goods. But none of these outages were due to cyberattacks.
Data breaches, incident response and complying with the burgeoning number of regulations that have an information security impact were among the top themes at this year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London. Here are 10 of the top takeaways from the conference's keynote sessions.
Hacking and extortion attempts against organizations have unfortunately become all too commonplace these days. On Tuesday, an unlikely victim went public: the British band Radiohead. But was the band really a hacking and extortion victim?
Online invitation site Evite has been hacked and information on an unspecified number of users stolen. In a data minimization fail, the breach apparently dates from earlier this year, but it's been tied to "an inactive data storage file associated with Evite user accounts" from before 2014.
A third medical lab test firm - BioReference Laboratories - has acknowledged that it's a victim of the data breach at American Medical Collection Agency, which may have exposed data on more than 20 million patients. Meanwhile, at least four state attorneys general are now investigating the breach.
How big will the American Medical Collection Agency data breach get? LabCorp has now revealed that data on 7.7 million of the patients it serves was potentially compromised in the breach. Earlier, Quest Diagnostics said nearly 12 million of its clients were affected. Two U.S. senators are demanding answers.
Australian National University has detected a data breach that resulted in the copying of "significant amounts" of staff and student data stretching back 19 years. The intrusion began in late 2018 and was detected on May 17.
First American Mortgage Corp., the title insurance company that left hundreds of millions of personal documents exposed on the internet, is now facing a lawsuit and an inquiry by New York's financial regulator. The company is also offering free credit monitoring for anyone who used its title and settlement services...
A proposed $74 million settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit against Premera Blue Cross after a 2014 data breach that affected nearly 11 million individuals includes $32 million for breach victims and also would require the health insurer to invest $42 million to bolster data security.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the "blame game" in the wake of a ransomware attack against the city of Baltimore. Also featured: Discussions of cyberthreats in the financial services sector and open source security concerns.
Infosecurity Europe returns to London June 4-6, featuring more than 230 sessions over three days covering a range of topics, including application security, automation, data protection, risk management, incident response and threat analysis. Here's a preview of 11 hot sessions.
News aggregator Flipboard has initiated a systemwide password reset affecting as many as 150 million users following two database intrusions. Flipboard doesn't collect ID or financial information, but users could be at risk if they have reused their Flipboard password on other services.
One year after Europe's tough new GDPR privacy law went into full effect, authorities in Britain have seen the number of annual data breach notifications more than quadruple. Meanwhile, the number of data protection complaints filed by Europeans has doubled.
A security researcher has discovered a way to skirt around Apple's Gatekeeper security feature, which could be leveraged to trick people into downloading a malicious application. It's unclear when Apple may fix the issue.
First American Mortgage Corp. left what appears to be 16 years of mortgage and financial data on its website open without authentication. The data has been taken offline, but it's unclear if it may have been accessed by hackers.