• #Privacy: Over 750K US birth certificates applications exposed online Meera Narendra
    An online company has exposed more than 752,000 applications for birth certificates due to a misconfigured cloud server.  UK security firm, Fidus Information Security, discovered the applications on an unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket with no password protection.  The bucket also contained 90,400 death certificate applications, however these could not be accessed or […] The post #Privacy: Over 750K US birth certificates applications exposed online appeared first on PrivSec Report.
  • #Privacy: City of Pensacola suffers suspected ransomware attack Meera Narendra
    According to local reports over the weekend the Florida city got struck by a cyber attack resulting in its local services being shut down.  The City of Pensacola has become the latest municipality to suffer a cyber attack against its computer network. Subsequently, much of the city network has been disconnected until the issue can […] The post #Privacy: City of Pensacola suffers suspected ransomware attack appeared first on PrivSec Report.
  • #Privacy: Top ten data breaches of 2019 Stephen White
    If you do a quick search on the Have I Been Pwned website, you will get a list of how many times your personally identifiable information (PII) has been found online. The free service aggregates data breaches and is managed by Troy Hunt, a known expert cybersecurity developer. It also helps establish if your credentials, such as […] The post #Privacy: Top ten data breaches of 2019 appeared first on PrivSec Report.
  • #Privacy: Best strategy in closing the cybersecurity workforce gap Stephen White
    Cyberattacks have realized unparalleled heights. In 2019 alone, cyber criminals have compromised the data of hundreds of millions of users. They have penetrated Apple’s iOS, Microsoft’s Visual Studio and other systems that were once seen as impenetrable. Tens of millions of Capital One credit card applicants had their banking information stolen in one of the […] The post #Privacy: Best strategy in closing the cybersecurity workforce gap appeared first on PrivSec Report.
  • #Privacy: Five key cybersecurity threats to look out for in 2020 Stephen White
    To help businesses prepare their IT security for 2020, Straight Edge Technology have released a report naming five major cybersecurity threats and their solutions for 2020 and beyond. According to the report, approximately 43% of today’s cyberattacks target small businesses. This barrage of cyberattacks on small and medium-sized businesses will only increase as more data is stored […] The post #Privacy: Five key cybersecurity threats to look out for in 2020 appeared first on PrivSec Report.
  • #Privacy: Investigation begins into Central Valley Regional Center data breach Stephen White
    In the US, Federman & Sherwood, a boutique litigation law firm that has been appointed counsel in several data breach cases, has initiated an investigation into the data breach at Central Valley Regional Center (“CVRC”). On July 29, 2019, CVRC learned that an unauthorized third party may have gained access to an employee’s email account. […] The post #Privacy: Investigation begins into Central Valley Regional Center data breach appeared first on PrivSec Report.
  • #Privacy: CCPA update – analysing the AG’s proposed regulations Stephen White
    On October 10, 2019, the California Attorney General’s office published its long-awaited proposed California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations. What are they, and what should enterprises do to achieve compliance and avoid costly fines? On October 10, 2019, the California Attorney General’s (AG) office published its long-awaited proposed California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations. The AG’s […] The post #Privacy: CCPA update – analysing the AG’s proposed regulations appeared first on PrivSec Report.
  • Florian Marcus to study Estonia’s digitalisation at PrivSec London Stephen White
    Opening at the QEII Exhibition Centre on February 4th and 5th 2020, PrivSec London is a two-day conference packed full of the very latest expert insight on data privacy and cyber security issues affecting the world today.  The event offers CEOs, CISOs, data practitioners and IT professionals opportunity to network, share knowledge and ideas while […] The post Florian Marcus to study Estonia’s digitalisation at PrivSec London appeared first on PrivSec Report.
  • #Privacy: Theatre show cancelled following ransomware attack Meera Narendra
    A performance of “A Christmas Carol” at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey was forced to cancel after a ransomware attack disrupted its database.  In an urgent emergency notification, the theatre explained how an unknown attacker had launched a ransomware attack on the theatre’s database and ticketing system. The theatre has assured that personal information […] The post #Privacy: Theatre show cancelled following ransomware attack appeared first on PrivSec Report.
  • #Privacy: Facebook takes legal action against Hong Kong firm for ad fraud Meera Narendra
    Facebook has filed a lawsuit against a Hong Kong-based advertising company and two individuals for violating the Terms and Advertising Policies.  Filed in the Northern District of California, the lawsuit against ILikeAd Media International Company Ltd., Chinese software developer, Chen Xiao Cong and marketing director Huang Tao, alleges that the defendants deceived people into installing […] The post #Privacy: Facebook takes legal action against Hong Kong firm for ad fraud appeared first on PrivSec Report.