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Data masking, security, and compliance are constantly evolving. This section of our website will help you keep up-to-date with press releases, upcoming events, plus general industry news & trends.

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Week of June 10, 2019
  • GDPR’s First Year Impact by The Numbers*
  • Hackers Can Now Bypass Two-Factor Authentication with a New Kind of Phishing Scam*

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Week of June 3, 2019
  • 2.3BN Files Have Been Exposed Online Since GDPR*
  • Chinese Database Exposes 42.5 Million Records Compiled From Multiple Dating Apps*

Week of May 27, 2019
  • Swedish Data Protection Authority Receives 3,500 Privacy Breach Reports Since Start Of GDPR*
  • 6 Best Practice Principles To Client And Counterparty Data Management*

Week of May 20, 2019
  • Uniqlo Parent Company Says Hack Compromised 461,091*
  • Google Announces Security Flaw That Could Let An Attacker Access Your Device*

Week of May 13, 2019
  • UK Tax Agency To Delete 5 Million Voice Files After GDPR Violation*
  • How Storytelling Can Help Keep Your Company Safe*
  • After GDPR Struggle, Are Companies Ready For The Next EU Data Law*

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Week of May 6, 2019
  • Massive Data Breach Exposes Ages, Addresses, Income On 80 Million US Families*
  • Credit Card Compromise Up 212 pc As Hackers Eye Financial Sector*

Week of April 29, 2019
  • Georgia Tech Suffered Data Breach, Leaving 1.3 Million Exposed
  • Trojanized TeamViewer Used In Targeted Attacks Against Multiple Embassies

Week of April 15, 2019
  • Microsoft Informs Outlook Users Of Hack
  • Hackers Publish Personal Data On Thousands Of Us Police Officers And Federal Agents
  • Home Office Apologizes For EU Citizen Data Exposure

Week of March 25, 2019
  • Facebook Admits Storing Passwords In Plain Text
  • Marriott Could Have Prevented Privacy Data Breach With Tokenization
  • FEMA ‘major privacy incident’ reveals data from 2.5 million disaster survivors

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Week of March 18, 2019
  • Data Regulators Reflect On the First Months Of GDPR
  • Netherlands Premieres First Fining Policy in The EU
  • Australian Man Arrested For Selling $200K Worth Of Stolen Spotify and Netflix Passwords

Week of March 11, 2019
  • An Email Marketing Company Left 809 Million Records Exposed Online
  • Facebook Messenger Bug Let Other People See Who You’d Been Talking To
  • Top 7 Security And Risk Management Trends For 2019 - Gartner

Week of March 04, 2019
  • Dow Jones’ Watchlist Of 2.4 Million High-Risk Individuals Has Leaked
  • Businesses Warned Of Malware Spread via LinkedIn Job Offers
  • Turkish Group Using Phishing Emails To Hijack Popular Instagram Profiles

Week of February 25, 2019
  • New Malware Campaign Targets Job Seekers
  • Top 6 Countries with the best cyber security measures
  • Embattled LandMark White Shares Drop 10.6 pc after Data Breach

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Week of February 18, 2019
  • Don’t Buy A Breach: Ten Cybersecurity Red Flags to Look For During M&A Due Diligence
  • Home Loan Details Of 100,000 Customers Hacked In Major Data Breach
  • Hacker Destroys Email Provider VFEmail’s Entire US Infrastructure, Will ‘Likely not return’

Week of February 11, 2019
  • Australian Parliament Hit By Cyber-Hack Attempt
  • Exposed Consumer Data Skyrocketed 126% In 2018
  • Bleichenbacher Oracle Attack Variation Subjects TLS Encryption To Further Vulnerabilities

Week of February 04, 2019
  • More Than 95,000 Data Breach Complaints Since EU Rules Kicked In
  • Apple Rushes To Fix FaceTime ‘Eavesdropping’ Bug
  • SWIFT Says Helping Bangladesh Bank Rebuild Network After Cyber Heist

Week of January 28 2019
  • UK Hit With 30 Million Cyber Attacks In Just 3 Months
  • DHS Issues Security Alert About Recent DNS Hijacking Attacks
  • Americans Are So Jaded About Identity Theft, Cyber Crime

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Week of January 21 2019
  • Critical, Unpatched Cisco Flaw Leaves Small Business Networks Wide Open
  • BlackRock Exposes Confidential Data On Thousands Of Advisers On iShares Site
  • Cumbria Health Trust Hit By 147 Cyber Attacks In Five Years

"Week of January 07, 2019
  • Singapore Airlines Data Breach Affects 285 Accounts, Exposes Travel Details
  • Private Data Of Hundreds Of German Politicians Released Online
  • Marriott International Releases New Information About Data Breach

Week of December 28, 2018
  • Attackers Use Google Cloud To Target US, UK Banks
  • Hackers Defeat Vein Authentication By Making A Fake Hand
  • The Rise Of Self Concealing Steganography

Week of December 21, 2018
  • San Diego School District Data Breach
  • Uber: €400,000 Penalty For Breach
  • Amazon And Facebook Secret Data Sharing Agreement?

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Week of December 14 2018
  • Black Friday Brings Out Hackers
  • Amazon Fires Employees Over Data Leak
  • Nearly Half Of Cloud DBs Aren’t Encrypted

Week of December 07, 2018
  • ElasticSearch Server Exposed Personal Data
  • Marriott Hacking: Up To 500 Million Guests' Data Exposed
  • Dell Performs Global Password Reset

Week of November 30, 2018
  • Amazon Admits To Customer Email IDs Leak
  • Learning From Hackers
  • Chat Platform Knuddles Fined

Week of November 23, 2018
  • Quora Data Breach
  • First GDPR Enforcement Action
  • GDPR Compliance among EU Organizations

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Week of November 16, 2018
  • Black Friday Brings Out Hackers
  • Quebec Region Pays $30,000 Ransom After Hack
  • Carmakers Cashing In On Data

Week of November 9, 2018
  • Seven Firms Accused Of Violating GDPR
  • HSBC Warns Customers Of Data Breach
  • Hackers Steal Cash At ATMs Without Bank Cards

Week of November 2, 2018
  • Eurostar Resets Passwords After Data Breach
  • New Data Breach Reporting Requirements In Canada
  • FIFA Reveals Second Hack

Week of October 26, 2018
  • Yahoo To Pay $50 Million For Breach
  • Airline Cathay Pacific Revealed Major Breach
  • Facebook Fined Over Cambridge Analytica

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Week of October 19, 2018
  • HealthCare.gov Suffered Data Breach
  • Facebook To Buy Cyber Security Firm
  • Audits: The Missing Layer In Cybersecurity

Week of October 12, 2018
  • Twitter In Trouble With GDPR
  • US Weapons Systems Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks
  • US Credit Card Giants Not Compliant With India's New Data Law

Week of October 5, 2018
  • ATM Wiretapping On The Rise
  • California Enacts IoT Security Law
  • China Used A Tiny Chip To Infiltrate US Companies

Week of September 28, 2018
  • Facebook Security Breach
  • Uber To Pay $148 Million Settlement
  • UN Exposes Data On Public Trello Boards

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Week of September 21, 2018
  • Animoto Hack Exposes Personal Information
  • US Gov Payment Site Leaks 14 Million Records
  • First Formal GDPR Notice Issued

Week of September 14, 2018
  • Google Fights "Right To Be Forgotten"
  • FreshMenu Hid Data Breach For Two Years
  • Veeam Server Lapse Leaks 440 Million Email Addresses

Week of September 7, 2018
  • RBI To Beef Up Cyber Security
  • 75% Of Firms Not GDPR Compliant
  • Chrome 69 Now Has Password Generator

Week of August 31, 2018
  • Week of August 31, 2018
  • Over 70 Universities Targeted By Hackers
  • Windows Zero Day Vulnerability Disclosed On Twitter

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Week of August 24, 2018
  • WhatsApp Chats Now Less Secure
  • Global IT Security Spending To Exceed $124bn
  • Google Faces Lawsuit Over Tracking Users

Week of August 17, 2018
  • FBI Probing Cyber Attack On Congressional Campaign
  • Hackers Can Steal Data Using Only A Fax Number
  • Cosmos Bank Hit By Cyber Hack

Week of August 10, 2018
  • Security Flaws At Comcast Left Customer Data Vulnerable
  • Air Gaps May Not Protect Data
  • New Wi-Fi Attack Cracks WPA2 Passwords

Week of August 3, 2018
  • Chrome Extension Alerts Users To Hacked Sites
  • Reddit Warns Users Of Data Breach
  • Data Of 8 Lakh Chennai Students Stolen

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Week of July 27, 2018
  • Bluetooth Vulnerability Puts Millions At Risk
  • New Spectre Attack Discovered
  • Study Warns Of Rising Hacker Threats To SAP And Oracle

Week of July 20, 2018
  • British Airways Asked Customers To Post Personal Information Online
  • How Much Does A Data Breach Cost?
  • US National Intelligence Chief Sounds Alarm

Week of July 13, 2018
  • Getting Safe And Secure On S3
  • Facebook Faces Australia Data Breach Compensation Claim
  • NIS Directive Snuck In Through Back Door

Week of July 6, 2018
  • Can 3rd Party Developers Snoop Into Gmail?
  • Facebook Gave Companies Access To User Data
  • Security Researcher Has Problem With Apple iOS 12

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Week of June 29, 2018
  • Cyber Security Critical For Growth Of Digital India
  • Ukraine Says Russian Hackers Preparing Malware Strike
  • Exactis Leaked Personal Info Database

Week of June 22, 2018
  • 11 Ways To Keep Data Safer In The Cloud
  • Tips For Small Businesses To Bolster Cyber Security
  • What Your Web Browser's Incognito Mode Really Does

Week of June 15, 2018
  • Apple Steps Up Encryption On iPhones
  • 5.9 Million Card Details Accessed In Dixons Carphone Hack
  • Banco De Chile Lost $10M While Battling Virus

Week of June 8, 2018
  • Facebook Gave Device Makers Access To User Data
  • Colorado Strengthens Its Customer Data Protection Law
  • Ticket Site Hack Leaves 26M Users Exposed

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Week of June 1, 2018
  • South Caroline Passes First Insurance Industry Cybersecurity Law
  • Brussels Says New GDPR Law Doesn’t Apply to EU-After ‘Embarrassing’ Leak On Website

Week of May 25, 2018
  • NHS warns patients they could lose text alerts as GDPR deluge continues
  • New rules on data protection for EU institutions agreed
  • UK calls for

Week of May 18, 2018
  • Travel hacking simplified: Can you really fly for free?*:
  • What to Do If Total GDPR Compliance Is Impossible*:
  • Nuance Communications Breach Affected

Week of May 11, 2018
  • Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It?
  • IAG creates 'novel' model to predict cost of cyber attack
  • Alexa and Siri Can

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Week of May 04, 2018
  • 3 Million Pennsylvanians Impacted By Facebook Privacy Breach: AG
  • Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch
  • How to Use GDPR to Your

Week of April 27, 2018
  • Google CEO tells investors not to worry about Europe's upcoming privacy rules
  • SunTrust Ex-Employee May Have Stolen Data on 1.5 Million Bank Clients

Week of April 20, 2018
  • LinkedIn Fixes User Data Leak Bug
  • iOS Sync Glitch Lets Attackers Control Devices
  • Atlanta City Splurges $2.7m in Ransomware Aftermath

Week of April 13, 2018
  • Despacito video deleted from YouTube by hackers
  • UK Cyber Security Division Issues Warning on PC 'Cryptojacking'
  • RBI asks all payment system

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Week of April 06, 2018
  • Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out
  • Aadhaar access ban is the new heartburn for Fintech
  • Under Armour App Breach

Week of March 30, 2018
  • Only A Third Of Indian Companies Ready For GDPR
  • Hackers Are Holding City Of Atlanta Hostage
  • How Hackers Are Hijacking Your Cell Phone

Week of March 23, 2018
  • Supply Chain Cyberattacks Surged 200% in 2017
  • Atlanta Hit By Ransomware Attack
  • Employees Pose Greatest Cybersecurity Risk

Week of March 16, 2018
  • Hackers Hurdle Two-Factor Authentication
  • Madison Square Garden Using Face-Scanning Technology
  • Millions Lost In Money Transfer Trick

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Week of March 9, 2018
  • Hackers Can Use Cortana Even If PC Is Locked
  • 50,000 Sites Infected With Cryptocurrency Mining Malware
  • Vatican Invites Hackers To Fix Problems

Week of March 2, 2018
  • Millions Of Office 365 Accounts Hit By Password Stealers
  • Seventy Percent Of Healthcare Firms Have Been Breached
  • GitHub Hit By DDoS Attack

Week of February 23, 2018
  • FedEx Customer Data Exposed On Unsecured Server
  • US Government Border Security Fail
  • Military And FBI Employees Are Customers Of 'Stalkerware'

Week of February 16, 2018
  • Equifax Lost More Information Than It Disclosed
  • Olympic Organizers Confirm Cyber Attack
  • Fired System Admin Sabotages Railway Network

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Week of February 9, 2018
  • Beware of Malicious Google Chrome Extensions
  • Hackers Impersonating Federal Portal
  • GDPR for Asia-Pacific Businesses

Week of February 2, 2018
  • Hackers Hijack Google DoubleClick Ads
  • VPN Bug Has 10 Out Of 10 Severity Rating
  • Jackpotting Makes ATMs Spit Out Cash

Week of January 26, 2018
  • Importance Of Encryption In Complying With Australia's Privacy Act
  • Nations Seek Elusive Cure For Cyberattacks
  • Lyft Responds to Snooping Allegations

Week of January 19, 2018
  • Biggest Hacks of 2018
  • OnePlus Site Hacked For Credit Card Details
  • Hospital Sent Offline After Ransomware Attack

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Week of January 12, 2018
  • The Looming Digital Meltdown
  • Florida Phishing Attack Exposes 30,000 Medicaid Recipients
  • Malware Disguises Itself As Adobe Flash Installer

Week of January 5, 2018
  • Privacy In 2018
  • Two Major Flaws Found In The World's Computers
  • Data Breach Affected 240,000 Homeland Security Workers

Week of December 29, 2017
  • Cybersecurity Predictions For 2018
  • SWIFT Hackers Hit Russian State Bank
  • 1 Million Customers Notified Of Nissan Canada Data Breach

Week of December 22, 2017
  • New Botnet Leveraged For Bitcoin Mining
  • California Voter Data Stolen
  • Data Is Only Half The GDPR Story

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Week of December 15, 2017
  • Data Breach Exposes Social Security Numbers Of Texas Students
  • Mainframe Users Lag In GDPR Readiness
  • 1.4 Billion Plain Text Passwords Found Online

Week of December 8, 2017
  • National Data Breach Notification Law Proposed
  • Hacking Back Is A Terrible Idea
  • New Ransomware Tactics Are Unstoppable

Week of December 1, 2017
  • Shipping Firm Clarksons Braces For Data Leak
  • Hackers Are Targeting Your Mobile Phone
  • Apple Fixes Major macOS Security Flaw

Week of November 24, 2017
  • NSA Is Hacked
  • Uber Paid Hackers To Delete Stolen Data
  • UK Shoppers Lost £16m To Fraud Last Christmas

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Week of November 17, 2017
  • Forever 21 Admits Data Breach
  • Fileless Attacks Surge in 2017
  • McAfee's Anti-Hacking Service Exposed Users To Malware

Week of November 10, 2017
  • Data Breach Record Exposure Up 305% From 2016
  • Australian Government Contractor Exposed 50,000 Records
  • $300M In Cyrptocurrency Accidentally Lost

Week of November 3, 2017
  • USB Found In London Contained Heathrow Security Data
  • NotPetya Cost Merck $300M Per Quarter
  • Flaw In Google's Bug Database Exposed Security Reports

Week of October 27, 2017
  • NSA Contractor Leaked US Hacking Tools By Mistake
  • Cybersecurity Expert Weighs In On Amazon Key
  • US Energy and Aviation Sectors Under Attack

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Week of October 20, 2017
  • Wi-Fi Security Breached
  • Supreme Court To Hear Privacy Case
  • Ships Are Security Nightmares

Week of October 13, 2017
  • BEC May Be Bigger Threat Than Ransomware
  • Hackers Access T-Mobile Data With Phone Numbers
  • Dubia Airport To Use Face-Scanning As Security Checkpoint

Week of October 6, 2017
  • Social Security Numbers Outlived Usefulness
  • Equifax Hacked Data Wasn't Encrypted
  • Hacker Threats Will Trigger Boom In Cyber-Crime Insurance

Week of September 29, 2017
  • NotPetya Attack Cost FedEx $300m
  • Deloitte Hit By Cyber-Attack
  • Equifax CEO Steps Down After Breach

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Week of September 22, 2017
  • 1.9 Billion Data Records Compromised In 2017
  • Malicious WordPress Plugin Hijacks Websites
  • Hackers Made Off With Data From SEC Filing System

Week of September 15, 2017
  • Microsoft Won't Fix Kernel Flaw
  • Google Fighting Massive Android Malware Outbreak
  • Chile's Move Against Privacy

Week of September 8, 2017
  • Equifax Hack May Have Exposed 143 Million
  • Instagram Suffers Data Breach
  • Hackers Penetrate Power Grid Networks

Week of September 1, 2017
  • Fighting Match Draws Millions To Illegal Streams
  • FICO Reports 39 Percent Rise In Compromised Cards
  • Hackers Use Infected Android Devices In Attacks

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Week of August 25, 2017
  • Identity Thieves Hijack Cell Phone Accounts
  • Sony Social Media Accounts Hacked
  • Identity Theft At Epidemic Levels

Week of August 18, 2017
  • US Voting Machine Leaks 1.8 Million Records
  • Hackers Snoop on Hotel Wi-Fi
  • Global Information Security Spending To Hit $86B

Week of August 11, 2017
  • Are Third-Parties Ready For GDPR?
  • Hackers Are Gunning For Hollywood
  • New Type Of Brute Force Attack On Office365

Week of August 4, 2017
  • Game of Thrones' Content Leaked After Hack
  • 18,000 Enrollees Affected in Anthem Breach
  • HR Urged to Prepare for GDPR

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Week of July 28, 2017
  • Indian IT Firms Embrace Encryption
  • North Korea's Army of Hackers Attack Bank Accounts
  • Hackers Demand $30K from Buffalo Hospital

Week of July 21, 2017
  • Cyber-Attack Could Cost More Than Natural Disaster
  • US To Create Military Cyber Command
  • Old Network Protocol Puts Companies At Risk

Week of July 14, 2017
  • Survey: Poor Data Protection Won't Be Fixed Before GDPR
  • Verizon Customer Data Exposed In Breach
  • A Third of Security Professionals Are Unprepared

Week of July 7, 2017
  • GDPR: Don't Get Lost in Translation
  • NIST Recommends Password Pasting
  • Cyber Attacks Infect X-Ray Machines

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Week of June 30, 2017
  • New Ransomware Attack Hits Several Countries Worldwide
  • Anthem to Pay $115M Over Breach
  • US Slowly Coming Around to GDPR

Week of June 23, 2017
  • WannaCry Hits Dozens of Traffic Cameras
  • Hosting Firm Pays $1M in Ransomware Attack
  • New Data Protection Law in the UK

Week of June 16, 2017
  • Hackers Hijacking Accounts to Spread Fake News
  • Microsoft Worried About Cyber Attacks
  • GameStop Customer Data Stolen

Week of June 9, 2017
  • Apple Customer Data in China Sold Illegally
  • Outdated Systems Correlate with Data Breaches
  • EU Seeks to Obtain Data from Tech Firms

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Week of June 2, 2017
  • Secure Cloud Services Paramount to Data Security
  • WannaCry Hit Indian Railways' Wi-Fi Network Hardest
  • More Details on OneLogin Breach

Week of May 26, 2017
  • Hackers Hit Russian Bank Customers
  • Credential-Stuffing Threat Intensifies
  • Target to Pay $18.5M in Settlement Over 2013 Breach

Week of May 19, 2017
  • DocuSign Breach Results in Phishing Attemp
  • Zomato Breach Exposes 17 Million Users
  • Protect Yourself from the Latest Breach

Week of May 12, 2017
  • Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries with Stolen NSA Tool
  • Hackers Find Weak Links in Vendor Chains
  • How Guests Can Stay Safe on Hotel WiFi

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Week of May 5, 2017
  • Financial Services Sector #1 Target of Cybercriminals
  • Two-Factor Security is Broken
  • One-Third of Federal Agencies Reported Breaches in 2016

Week of April 28, 2017
  • Healthcare Records for Sale on Dark Web
  • Windows Computers May be Infected by NSA Backdoor
  • Web Attacks Decline, Ransomware Attacks Surge

Week of April 21, 2017
  • Snapchat Hack Didn't Actually Happen
  • 1.3 Million Students Exposed by Data Breach
  • IHG Data Breach Expands to 1,200 Hotels

Week of April 14, 2017
  • Share Prices Tumble Following Breach
  • 1,800 Large Healthcare Data Breaches Since 2009
  • Amazon Third Party Sellers Hacked

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Week of April 7, 2017
  • Thousands of Taxpayers Affected by FAFSA Breach
  • Scottrade Bank Data Breach
  • Cybercriminals Control Brazilian Bank Briefly

Week of March 31, 2017
  • To Stop Big Data Breaches, Start with Databases
  • UK Targets WhatsApp Encryption after London Attack
  • Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Protections

Week of March 24, 2017
  • Personal Data of Saks Customers Exposed
  • Cyber Espionage Top Data Security Threat
  • Google to Offer Cyber Security to Election Groups

Week of March 17, 2017
  • WhatsApp Security Problem Exposed Millions
  • Possible TalkTalk Security Breach
  • Wishbone App Hacked

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Week of March 10, 2017
  • How to Predict the Cost of a Data Breach
  • Consumer Reports to Consider Cyber Security in Reviews
  • Pennsylvania Senate Members Held Cyber-Hostage

Week of March 3, 2017
  • CloudPets Toys Leak Personal Details
  • 40 Online Stores Affected in Aptos Breach
  • 'Cloudbleed' Data Breach Details

Week of February 24, 2017
  • Stolen Health Records Sell for $500K
  • Email Compromises and Phishing Top Threats
  • Verizon Releases Data Breach Digest

Week of February 17, 2017
  • UK Hit by 188 Cyber Attacks in 3 Months
  • New Mac Malware Discovered
  • Hacker Breached Dozens of Universities

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Week of February 10, 2017
  • Vizio Spying on Customers
  • Phishing Attacks Target Cloud Storage
  • IoT Cybersecurity Alliance Formed

Week of February 3, 2017
  • Businesses Fear Brand Damage More Than Security Breaches
  • Majority of Americans Data Breach Victims
  • OCR Fines Medical Center for Lack of Encryption

Week of January 27, 2017
  • Hackers Find 200 Trend Micro Vulnerabilities
  • Cyber Lessons from NSA Director
  • How to Evaluate Encryption for the Cloud

Week of January 20, 2017
  • Indian Banks Face New Kind of Cyber-Attack
  • Hacker Cracks Facebook
  • California Amends Data Breach Statute

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Week of January 13, 2017
  • Apple May Have Been Right About FBI
  • Shadow Brokers Offer Windows Exploits For Sale
  • Zero Trust: The Way Forward in Cyber Security

Week of January 6, 2017
  • Evidence of Russian Malware on US Utilities Laptop
  • White House Issues Breach Notification Protocols
  • Ukraine Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks

Week of December 30, 2016
  • Mandating Encryption Backdoors a Bad Idea
  • Hackers Make Millions Off Insider Trading
  • Russian Election Hacking Details Declassified

Week of December 23, 2016
  • Cyber-criminals Offer Christmas Discount
  • Insurers Handling Hundreds of Breach Claims
  • LA County Email Hack Exposes 750,000 People

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Week of December 16, 2016
  • Google Drive Gets Security Enhancements
  • US Navy Admits Data Breach
  • Additional 1B Users Exposed in Yahoo Breach

Week of December 9, 2016
  • How to Guess Visa Card Info in Seconds
  • Where Cyber-criminals Buy Your Data
  • Tips for Protecting Your Digital Privacy

Week of December 2, 2016
  • MENTIS Ships Upgraded Security Platform
  • Google Accounts Hit with Malware
  • Germany Plans to Limit Privacy Rights

Week of November 25, 2016
  • Twitter Cracks Down on Surveillance
  • US State Dept Gets Failing Security Grades
  • Canadian Army Website Hacked

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Week of November 18, 2016
  • Google Pixel Hacked in 60 Seconds
  • 7 Steps to Protect Your Digital Life
  • UK Parliament Agrees on Mass Surveillance Law

Week of November 11, 2016
  • Yahoo Admits Employees Knew of 2014 Hack
  • UK Bank Breach Affects 40,000 Accounts
  • Phishing Emails Target OPM Breach Victims

Week of November 4, 2016
  • Messaging Apps Ranked by Privacy
  • 100,000 Credit Cards Hacked
  • US Bank Authority Warns of Data Breach

Week of October 21, 2016
  • Court Rules Data Collection by UK Violated Privacy Rights
  • 3.2 Million Debit Cards Compromised in India
  • Hackers Use Webcams to Bring Down Internet

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Week of October 7, 2016
  • Yahoo Reportedly Spying on Millions of Mail Users
  • Cyber Security Too Much Trouble For General Public
  • Personal Data Is Only Worth $3.20

Week of September 30, 2016
  • Germany Orders Facebook to Stop Collecting Data
  • Hacker Faces 20 Years in Prison for Helping ISIS
  • Did Russia Hack the NSA

Week of September 23, 2016
  • Hackers Take Control of a Tesla
  • American Express Scam
  • How Your IT Company Can Avoid a Breach

Week of September 16, 2016
  • Obama Appoints Retired General To New Cybersecurity Job
  • Everyone Should Cover Up Laptop Webcams
  • VoIP talk Admits To Possible Data Breach

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Week of September 09, 2016
  • Why Social Media Sites Are The New Cyber Weapons Of Choice
  • Apple Addresses Major Security Vulnerability
  • Shadow Brokers to Was The NSA Hacked?

Week of September 02, 2016
  • Sri Lankan Teenager Hacks President's Website
  • Unmodified USB Devices Allow Data Theft From Air-Gapped Systems
  • Dropbox Hackers Stole 68 Million

Week of August 26, 2016
  • WhatsApp Privacy Under Threat
  • Private Lives Are Exposed As WikiLeaks Spills Its Secrets
  • $378,000 Malware Attack On Thai Bank

Week of August 19, 2016
  • 80% Of Android Users Are Vulnerable To Hackers Hijacking Their Web Traffic
  • Was The NSA Hacked?
  • Security Researcher Turns The Tables on Cyber-

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Week of August 12, 2016
  • How Hackers Are Going For Gold In The Rio 2016 Olympics
  • Hacker Creates Fake, Effective Boarding Passes
  • Will The US Elections Be Hacked?

Week of August 05, 2016
  • Do Data Breaches Affect Company Value?
  • Computer Systems Used By Clinton Campaign Hacked
  • Cisco's Big Cyber-Security Report

Week of July 29, 2016
  • Apple May Soon Be Barred From Using SMS For 2FA
  • How Predictive Analytics Discovers A Data Breach Before It Happens
  • Major LastPass Security Bug

Week of July 22, 2016
  • Credit Card Data Stolen From Wendy's And Cicis' Pizza
  • Chinese Man Sentenced To Prison For Hacking Boeing
  • Civic Launches A Free Service

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Week of July 15, 2016
  • Sharing Your Netflix Password Could Now Be Considered A Crime
  • Tech Celebrity Gets Hacked
  • Senator Questions Pokémon GO Creator Over Data Collection

Week of July 08, 2016
  • Korean Gov't: Guidelines For Personal Information De-Identification
  • E.U. To Invest $2 Billion In Cybersecurity Research
  • Hacker Took Down WikiLeaks

Week of July 01, 2016
  • More Than 50% Of SMB's Breached LastYear
  • MGH Hack Exposes Thousands Of Patients
  • Noodels & Company Payment Data May Have Been Hacked

Week of June 24, 2016
  • Hackers Steal Frequent Flier Miles
  • Hackers Hit Central Banks
  • Hacker Claim DNC Hack