One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.
Security experts speaking on the ending "locknote" panel at this year's Black Hat Europe highlighted trends from the conference, including the rise of fuzzing, simplification via the cloud, increasing vendor transparency as well as the industry too often still failing to focus on the basics.
Investigations of two apparently unrelated phishing-related breaches that affected members of Presbyterian Health Plan have revealed the incidents had an even bigger and broader impact than originally thought. This underscores the challenges organizations can face when assessing the true impact of breaches.
Organizations that suffer a security incident must be prepared to rapidly respond. Here are eight incident response essentials they must follow, from executing their breach response and notifying stakeholders to activating external service providers and working with regulators.
Surviving a data breach requires having a plan, and experts say such plans must be continually tested, practiced and refined. They describe seven essential components for building an effective data breach response playbook.
Digital streaming platform Mixcloud says it's the victim of a data breach after an attacker shared personal data for registered users with several media outlets, including Vice and ZDNet. The data on 21 million users is for sale in an underground market.
Adobe says its e-commerce Magento Marketplace has been breached, exposing usernames, email addresses and more. The software giant has yet to detail how many users were affected or the breach duration. Unfortunately, the stolen data could be used to fuel phishing attacks.
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit says hackers have stolen $49 million worth of ethereum, in what is the year's seventh major cryptocurrency heist. Much of the $158 million stolen so far this year is likely fueling the North Korean regime's appetite for luxury goods and weapons of mass destruction.
The White House has developed protocols for notifying the public of nation-state hacking or other interference during the 2020 presidential election cycle. But the full framework has not yet been released.
A misconfigured billing system that caused a mailing mishap affecting nearly 83,000 individuals has prompted Texas Health Resources to file 15 breach reports to federal regulators - one for each hospital involved.
Two hackers have pleaded guilty in connection with an extortion campaign tied to the theft of data on about 57 million Uber customers and drivers. The incident led to a massive fine against the ride-sharing company for its tardy breach notification and weak security.