T-Mobile USA says its massive data breach is worse than it first reported: The count of prepaid and postpaid customers whose information was stolen has risen to 14 million. Also revised upward: its count of 40 million exposed credit applications from former customers and prospects.
Israel-based digital intelligence company Cellebrite is halting sales to Bangladesh, citing human rights concerns. The move comes after the U.N. on Friday called for a moratorium on the sale of "life-threatening" surveillance technology, singling out Israel's NSO Group for criticism.
Although the federal information blocking rule spells out practices that are not considered violations of the regulation, healthcare entities must carefully assess the validity of privacy or security concerns before denying access, exchange or use of patient data, says attorney Adam Greene.
When is a data exposure not just a data exposure? According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission order, education publishing giant Pearson misled investors when it failed to proactively inform them that attackers had stolen millions of rows of student information, including poorly hashed passwords.
The ransomware attack that targeted Colonial Pipeline Co. in May compromised the personal information of more than 5,800 individuals, mainly current and former employees, according to a breach notification letter.
Rebecca Herold, host of the podcast show "Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor," weighs in on the state of cybersecurity and privacy education and gives her recommendations on how to remedy the many issues the security community faces today.
While the U.S. government is making strides in improving the nation's cybersecurity, it needs to do more to protect critical infrastructure from attacks and create public-private partnerships to improve national security, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission notes in a report published Thursday.
Some 3,813 breaches were reported in the first half of 2019 alone, amounting to the exposure of over 4.1 billion records, a year-on-year increase of 54% and 52% respectively.The rise in data breach volumes is undoubtedly due in part to escalating threat activity.
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On Tuesday, the Senate, by a vote of 69-30, passed a $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill that would provide additional money for cybersecurity over the next several years, including extra funds for the Department of Homeland Security and its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
A consolidated class action lawsuit filed against mobile game developer Zynga after it suffered a 2019 data breach looks set to be handled instead via arbitration. A judge notes that users agreed to arbitration in the terms and conditions, and so far, they've failed to prove they suffered any financial harm.
Teleworking U.S. national security employees are putting sensitive data at risk if they use public Wi-Fi networks without using a virtual private network to encrypt the traffic, the National Security Agency notes in a new advisory.
Amazon reports that it's been fined 746 million euros ($885 million) under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation for violating privacy rights in its advertising program. The company says it plans to appeal.