Archive for the ‘data breach’ Category

Marriott Faces $123 Million GDPR Fine Over Starwood Data Breach

July 9th, 2019
After fining British Airways with a record fine of £183 million earlier this week, the UK's data privacy regulator is now planning to slap world's biggest hotel chain Marriott International with a £99 million ($123 million) fine under GDPR over 2014 data breach. This is the second major penalty notice in the last two days that hit companies for failing to protect its customers' personal and

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British Airways Fined £183 Million Under GDPR Over 2018 Data Breach

July 8th, 2019
Britain's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) today hit British Airways with a record fine of £183 million for failing to protect the personal information of around half a million of its customers during last year's security breach. British Airways, who describes itself as "The World's Favorite Airline," disclosed a breach last year that exposed personal details and credit-card numbers of

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MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases

June 20th, 2019
At its developer conference held earlier this week in New York, the MongoDB team announced the latest version of its database management software that includes a variety of advanced features, including Field Level Encryption, Distributed Transactions, and Wildcard Indexes. The newly introduced Field Level Encryption (FLE), which will be available in the upcoming MongoDB 4.2 release, is an

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When Time is of the Essence – Testing Controls Against the Latest Threats Faster

June 12th, 2019
A new threat has hit head the headlines (Robinhood anyone?), and you need to know if you're protected right now. What do you do? Traditionally, you would have to go with one of the options below. Option 1 – Manually check that IoCs have been updated across your security controls. This would require checking that security controls such as your email gateway, web gateway, and endpoint

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Flipboard Database Hacked — Users’ Account Information Exposed

May 29th, 2019
Flipboard, a popular social sharing and news aggregator service used by over 150 million people, has disclosed that its databases containing account information of certain users have been hacked. According to a public note published yesterday by the company, unknown hackers managed to gain unauthorized access to its systems for nearly 10 months—between June 2, 2018, and March 23, 2019, and

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Hackers Breach Stack Overflow Q&A Site, Some Users’ Data Exposed

May 17th, 2019
Note: We have updated this story to reflect new information after Stack Overflow changed its original announcement and shared more details on the security incident. Stack Overflow, one of the largest question and answer site for programmers, revealed today that unknown hackers managed to exploit a bug in its development tier and then almost a week after they gained unauthorized access to its

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U.S. Charges Chinese Hacker For 2015 Anthem Data Breach

May 9th, 2019
The United States Justice Department today announced charges against a Chinese hacker and his hacking team member for their alleged role in the 2015 massive data breach at health insurance giant Anthem and three other unnamed American companies. Fujie Wang (王 福 杰) and another hacker named John Doe with three different aliases—Deniel Jack, Kim Young, and Zhou Zhihong—are charged with four

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Binance Hacked — Hackers Stole Over $40 Million Worth Of Bitcoin

May 8th, 2019
Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, confirmed today that the company lost nearly $41 million in Bitcoin in what appears to be its largest hack to date. In a statement, Binance's CEO Changpeng Zhao said the company discovered a "large scale security breach" earlier on May 7, as a result of which hackers were able to steal roughly 7000 bitcoins, which worth 40.6

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Popular Online Tutoring Marketplace ‘Wyzant’ Suffers Data Breach

May 6th, 2019
Wyzant—an online marketplace that makes it easy for parents and students to connect with private tutors, in-person and online, in over 250 different subjects—has suffered a data breach exposing "certain personal identification information" for its customers. The Hacker News received a copy of an email notification Wyzant recently sent to its affected customers, which reveals an unknown

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Docker Hub Suffers a Data Breach, Asks Users to Reset Password

April 27th, 2019
Docker Hub, one of the largest cloud-based library of Docker container images, has suffered a data breach after an unknown attacker gained access to the company's single Hub database. Docker Hub is an online repository service where users and partners can create, test, store and distribute Docker container images, both publicly and privately. <!-- adsense --> The breach reportedly exposed

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