A massive data breach has been uncovered totaling in excess of 172 GB of data and affecting an estimated 19 million people. The victims are primarily customers of online appointment company FlexBooker, researchers say.
Cybersecurity authorities from Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. have published a joint advisory warning of an increase in sophisticated, high-impact ransomware attacks targeting critical infrastructure organizations across the world in 2022.
A Flashpoint and Risk Based Security report showed that the total number of data breaches has dropped by 5% from 2020 to 2021, according to TechRepublic. However, the decline may be erroneous and the number of incidents may be underestimated as breaches take longer to report, said Flashpoint Cybersecurity Intelligence Analyst Ashley Allocca.
Massachusetts is a step closer to becoming the next U.S. state to bring in strict consumer-privacy laws after its legislature advanced a bill lawmakers hope could serve as a model for future federal legislation.
Nearly one-third (29%) of employees admitted taking data with them when they leave their job, according to new research from Tessian. The findings follow the ‘great resignation’ of 2021, when workers quit their jobs in huge waves following the COVID-19 pandemic. Unsurprisingly, close to three-quarters (71%) of IT leaders believe this trend has increased security risks in their organizations.
The European Central Bank is preparing banks for a possible Russian-sponsored cyber attack as tensions with Ukraine mount, two people with knowledge of the matter said, as the region braces for the financial fallout of any conflict.
With reports of a data breach coming nearly every day, and sometimes multiple times a day, it is getting difficult to keep track of all of them. There were 69% more data breaches in 2021 compared with 2020, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) in its annual report on data breaches.
Even though 48% of hospitals surveyed had a shutdown related to an external hack or query in the last six months. a new report indicated that only 11% of hospitals listed cybersecurity as an area of high priority requiring investment.
We learned from VPN providers that in 2021, nearly 6 billion accounts were affected by digital theft. This is a new record, and it speaks about the safety issues that many social media accounts face in the process of usage of the accounts.
The Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) said in a press release late Friday night that it suffered a security breach of its IT system and that the personal data of hundreds of thousands of licensed professionals may have been exposed.