Cognizant with 300k Employees Confirms the Leaking of Name, SSN, Credit Cards, & Passport Data

June 18, 2020 – A couple of months ago, IT service giant Cognizant revealed that it was the victim of a severe ransomware incident. Now, experts from a cyber security course mention that the company also suffered a significant unencrypted data breach as a result of the encryption malware attack[…]

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MGM Resorts Data Breach Exposes Personal Information Of 10.6 Million Guests

February 20, 2020 – Were you hacked at your last stay at an MGM Grand property? Personal data details of some 10.6 million guests was reportedly posted on a hacker forum this week[…]

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Mastercard: Why A Truly Connected Economy Needs A New Security Paradigm

February 7, 2020  – In the fully connected world that appears to be on the horizon, day by day and even second by second, there are going to be transactions and micro-transactions that a consumer has authorized — but isn’t directly aware of. That will require an entirely new set of standards for authorizing and securing transactions[…]

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Guess what? GDPR enforcement is on fire!

February 3, 2020 – You read that right: GDPR enforcement is on fire! While fines are not always particularly high, our analysis shows that, in terms of volume, data protection authorities (DPAs) are rapidly increasing their GDPR enforcement[…]

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Amazon Engineer Leaked Private Encryption Keys. Outside Analysts Discovered Them in Minutes

January 22, 2020 – An Amazon Web Services (AWS) engineer last week inadvertently made public almost a gigabyte’s worth of sensitive data, including their own personal documents as well as passwords and cryptographic keys to various AWS environments[…]

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Capital One Data Breach Hacked

July 29, 2019 – A software engineer, facing federal charges in Seattle, was accused of gaining access to 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers[..].

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Britain Looks to Levy Record GDPR Fine Against British Airways

July 8, 2019 – British Airways is facing a £183 million (US$229 million) fine for a June 2018 data breach — the largest fine to date under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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