We hope you have enjoyed some family time during the holiday season – as we did! Now it’s time for a double dose of our cybersecurity news – grab your coffee and start the latest review with us! #InsiderThreats All available summaries of 2018 hacks will have a slight hangover about the apparently false news […]

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NASA suffers data breach An intruder gained access to a server containing the information of current and former NASA personnel, including social security numbers. Possible insider abuse! EU diplomatic communications hacked for years Thousand of diplomatic cables have been intercepted, over a period of several years. Breach discovered by a private security firm and evidence […]

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First GDPR fine in Germany It is the country’s first instance of GDPR as a regional state regulator slaps a fine on a German chat platform. Although the hack affects over 800,00 email addresses and over 1.5 million passwords and usernames, the tech company has gotten away without a hefty fine. The penalty will be […]

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Quora breached, over 100 million users affected The popular question-and-answer portal has been breached by an unknown third party. The amount of data is impressive, fortunately Quora implemented some basic security policies like hashing the passwords and segmenting the data. If you have a Quora account – beware of  phishing attempts! Australia passes some controversial […]

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Uber fined for breach by ICO/GDPR After being hit by a cyberattack, Uber fumbled the attack both in the failed preventative measures and the way it conducted itself afterwards. The UK’s data protection regulator as well as the Dutch fined Uber for the incident. With the breach affecting over 2.7 million customers and drivers and […]

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Radisson Hotel Group suffers breach One of the world’s largest hotel groups Radisson has suffered a breach. The chain with over 1,400 hotels, present in over 70 countries has been compromised. Members of the firm’s loyalty and rewards scheme are affected and personal data i.e. phone numbers, emails and addresses have been stolen. With the […]

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#cybersecurity_regulations With the world’s first agreement to set out stronger international regulation of the internet and improve global cybersecurity policy, France has already received the support of  51 nations to take part. This includes all the members of the EU. the refusal of Beijing, Moscow and Washington will be a challenge to this new and […]

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#cyberattack First up this week we look at football. FIFA has been hacked a second time this year. This will likely lead to new leaks about players, funding and other gossip. Find out more here. With recent transportation companies like Air Canada, and Cathay Pacific all breached in the last few months, Eurostar has now […]

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#enterprise Acquiring Red Hat by IBM for 34 billion dollars makes it the 3rd largest tech deal ever. And also probably the biggest for the IBM itself. How may it impact enterprises relying on the Linux biggest distro support? Read here #breach Class Action suit against Cathay Pacific! A UK-based legal firm gets much coverage […]

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#artificial_intelligence The double edged sword: AI and Machine Learning. A recent study reveals a fear of AI power which contrasts the call to embrace it. Warranted fear or just a fear to adapt to the new? Read more here. #healthcare HK based Cathay Pacific airlines hit by a breach exposing personal data of more than […]

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