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Industry reactions to Google’s €50 million GDPR violation fine

On 21 January 2019, the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) imposed a financial penalty of €50 million against Google, in accordance with the GDPR. This is the …

Hackers have become increasingly deft at stealing student data

Data collection is a vital resource for educational institutions across the world, including student records, which contain highly sensitive material such as a student’s …

Industry reactions to the enormous Marriott data breach

On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database in the United States. …

Phorpiex bots target remote access servers to deliver ransomware

Threat actors are brute-forcing their way into enterprise endpoints running server-side remote access applications and attempting to spread the GandCrab ransomware onto other …

Adoption of security ratings platforms is on the rise

Forrester Consulting surveyed 158 security leaders to evaluate how enterprises are assessing and managing security threats to their IT infrastructure, as well as to their …

Malware leverages web injects to empty users’ cryptocurrency accounts

Criminals trying to get their hands on victims’ cryptocurrency stashes are trying out various approaches. The latest one includes equipping malware with …

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Scanned IDs of 119,000 FedEx customers exposed online

An unsecured Amazon Web Services bucket holding personal information and scans of IDs of some 119,000 US and international citizens has been found sitting online by Kromtech …

Security issues of the top and bottom government organizations

SecurityScorecard released its annual U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Report, which paints a grim picture of the overall cyber health of the nation’s …

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