Data Breach Exposes Booking Details of 19 Million Customers

February 14, 2022 | GovInfoSecurity

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.

CISA, FBI, NSA Issue Advisory on Severe Increase in Ransomware Attacks

February 11, 2022 | The Hacker News

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.

Data breaches may be underestimated amid prolonged reporting

February 11, 2022 | SC Magazine

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 Legislature Advances Data-Privacy Bill

February 11, 2022 | Wall Street Journal

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.

Third of Employees Admit to Exfiltrating Data When Leaving Their Job

February 9, 2022 | Infosecurity Magazine

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 3 Most Common Causes of Data Breaches in 2021

February 8, 2022 | Dark Reading

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.

Data Breaches Affected Nearly 6 Billion Accounts in 2021

February 8, 2022 | Industry Leaders Magazine

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.

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