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Over 5 Billion Unique Credentials Offered on Cybercrime Marketplaces

More than 15 billion username and password pairs have been offered on cybercrime marketplaces, including over 5 billion unique credentials, according to a report published on Wednesday by San Francisco-based risk protection solutions provider Digital Shadows.Over the past few years, Digital Shadows added to its breach repository more than 15 billion credenti
Publish At:2020-07-08 15:35 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Identity &

Future-Proofing Data With a Data Encryption Plan

Data volume storage needs are growing exponentially across hybrid multicloud environments. Meanwhile, companies are being faced with a greater number of regulations to follow, as well as increased exposure to data ransomware, theft and misuse. Many regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation, highlight encryption as an example of appropriate
Publish At:2020-07-08 10:58 | Read:74 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Data Protection data encryption Compliance Da

Video Conferencing Security Tips You May Have Overlooked

Video conferencing applications grew substantially following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. According to Research and Markets article “Video Conferencing Demand Rises due to Social-Distancing,” video conferencing software experienced 62 million downloads in March 2020. This increase in use resulted from businesses ado
Publish At:2020-07-08 10:58 | Read:42 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Risk Management Software & App Vulnerabiliti

Federal Judge Upholds Maine's Strict Internet Privacy Law

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a challenge by internet service providers and upheld Maine’s “opt-in” web privacy law, one of the strictest in the nation.Judge Lance Walker said four industry associations that sued failed to demonstrate that the law violates the First Amendment. He also rejected the contention that the law conflicts with existing federal
Publish At:2020-07-08 09:52 | Read:51 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

EDP Renewables North America Discloses Data Breach

Renewable energy company EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) has started informing customers that its internal systems were breached by cybercriminals.EDPR NA is part of energy provider EDP Renováveis, which is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and is a subsidiary of Energias de Portugal, the electric utilities company founded in 1976 by the government of P
Publish At:2020-07-07 14:34 | Read:259 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Data Protection Cyberc

US Senate Panel OKs Online Child Protection Bill Amid Privacy Fears

A US Senate panel Thursday approved legislation aimed at combatting online child exploitation as civil liberties activists warned the measure could lead to an array of constitutional and privacy problems.The Judiciary Committee voted to approve a revised version of the Earn It Act which would eliminate "blanket liability protection" for online platforms whic
Publish At:2020-07-03 10:11 | Read:80 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection Privacy & Co

Cyber Crimes on 4th of July Amid Corona Times

Cyber Crimes on 4th of July Amid Corona Times July 3rd, 2020 No Comments antivirus, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Mobile Security, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security, remote work It’s clear to everyone that we are living in unprecedented ti
Publish At:2020-07-03 10:06 | Read:175 | Comments:0 | Tags:antivirus Data Privacy Data Protection Mobile Security Onlin

Zoom Got Big Fast. Then Videobombers Made It Rework Security

Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded video-conferencing service suddenly found itself in the spotlight.And just as quickly as Zoom became a household name for connecting work colleagues, church and school groups, friends, family, book clubs and others during stay-at-home lockdowns, it also gained a reputa
Publish At:2020-07-02 03:19 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

e-Learning Platform OneClass Exposed Data on Students, Lecturers

An Elasticsearch database pertaining to e-learning platform OneClass was found to expose data on over one million students and lecturers, vpnMentor reveals.Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the remote learning platform provides students in North America with study guides and educational materials. The company claims to have served over 600,000 students to da
Publish At:2020-07-01 00:17 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Identity & Access Data Prote

What to Expect from Brazil’s New Data Protection Law

The European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is one of the most influential consumer privacy laws that has affected 500,000 companies throughout the world. This law has played a crucial role in formulating another substantial privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act that came into effect on January 1, 2020.Similar to the European GD
Publish At:2020-06-28 23:02 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection data prote

The Security Risks of Contactless Payment

Contactless payment first arrived in the 1990s and is now having its moment. Both companies and consumers are looking for ways to conduct business with as little physical interaction as possible during in-person transactions. We’ve been building to this moment, if you think about it. Organizations have been steadily increasing reliance on digital optio
Publish At:2020-06-26 09:25 | Read:166 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Data Protection Mobile Security

Senators Introduce "Balanced" Bill That Aims to End Warrant-Proof Encryption

Republican senators have introduced what they have described as a “balanced” bill that would require technology companies to give law enforcement agencies access to encrypted user data.Authorities in the United States and other countries have long tried to convince — an in some cases force — tech companies to develop and use encryption that would allow law e
Publish At:2020-06-24 09:59 | Read:146 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Track

German Court Orders Facebook to Rein in Data Collection

A top German court on Tuesday ordered Facebook to stop merging data collected through its Whatsapp and Instagram subsidiaries or other websites unless users explicitly agree, in a legal victory for competition authorities.Germany's Federal Cartel Office (FCO) had told Facebook to rein in the data collecting in a landmark decision in 2019, but the social medi
Publish At:2020-06-24 02:16 | Read:132 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Twitter Alerts Business Users of Billing Information Exposure

Twitter has started informing business customers that their billing information may have been exposed in what the company has described as a “data security incident” affecting its ads and analytics services.In an email sent to impacted customers, Twitter said the issue involved personal information on analytics.twitter.com and ads.twitter.com. The social med
Publish At:2020-06-23 14:41 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Incident Response Identity &

Microsoft Chief Says EU 'Most Influential' on Tech Rules

Microsoft president Brad Smith on Tuesday said Europe was the global leader on setting rules for big tech, two years after the EU implemented the GDPR, its landmark data privacy law.Smith spoke at an online debate with European Commission vice president Vera Jourova, the top EU official who was in charge of the data privacy rules when they became reality in
Publish At:2020-06-23 14:41 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva


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