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Cybersecurity
More than 40 billion records exposed in 2021 - research
Ransomware had a monumental impact on organisations in 2021, responsible for approximately 38% of all breaches, and 31% of breaches in APAC.
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Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity experts weigh in on GoDaddy data breach
The recent GoDaddy data breach saw the potential exposure of 1.2 million customers' data.
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Hacking
Hackers leak 5 million email addresses daily - reports
"Personal data is a huge business that hackers try to make use of."
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Cybersecurity
New certification standards announced, designed to secure and protect consumer data
Vanta has announced the public availability of two new certification standards designed to help secure the internet and protect consumer data. 
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LinkedIn
600 million profiles for sale on hacker forum - Third LinkedIn scrape in four months
LinkedIn has experienced another huge data scape, the third in four months, with 600 million profiles for sale online.
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Data leak
Risk of data leaks high as employees unsure about confidentiality
"If confidential information falls into the wrong hands, it could harm the company in a variety of ways."
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Cybersecurity
Oversharing of sensitive documents soars 450%
Oversharing increases the risk an organisation will lose data, violate compliance or privacy mandates, or experience cybercrime.
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Data leak
Australians fear COVID-19 misinformation threat - study
Australians want to see greater transparency about the extent of the problem, new polling has found.
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Cybersecurity
10 billion records sit in unsecured databases - China leads the pack
A white hat hacker hacker uncovered a total of 9517 unsecured databases worldwide, collectively containing more than 10 billion entries.
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Cybersecurity
Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
Research has identified a total of 9,517 unsecured databases containing 10,463,315,645 entries with such data as emails, passwords, and phone numbers.
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Cybersecurity
7 VPN services leaked data of 20 million users - report
"The report calls into question the providers’ security practices and dismisses their claims of being no-log VPN services."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Millions of Facebook user records exposed in latest data leak
UpGuard reported that each of the data sets was stored in its own Amazon S3 bucket configured to allow public download of files.
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Phishing
Expert comment: What the Collection #2-5 data dump means for credential abuse
Techday spoke to experts and executives in the security industry about the data leak and the implications on phishing and credential stuffing.
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Data leak
Massive 2.2bil-username data dump leaked on dark web
This makes the second leak three times bigger than the Collection #1 dump leaked last month.
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Healthcare
Breaking: NHS accidentally leaks data of 150,000 patients
Objections to data sharing recorded in GP practices running clinical software TPP’s system between March 2015 and June 2018 were not sent to NHS.
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Cybercrime
Data from app that enables parents to monitor teen’s phone activity leaked
How ironic! Tens of thousands of user accounts of an app used by parents to monitor their children’s phone activity has been leaked.
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Apple
Apple says DON’T fear about leaked source code – experts say DO
After a critical source code for the iPhone was leaked online recently, Apple reassured there was nothing to fear but experts think otherwise.
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Cybersecurity
'Leaker' behind massive NSA breach possibly still working at agency
A cybersecurity expert has said it is a ‘stunning admission’ by the former CIA director about the NSA breach that is being touted as catastrophic.
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Cybersecurity
Experts discuss implications of massive Paradise Papers leak
​The recent news about the huge leak of financial documents has caused waves around the world.
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Telecommunications
JobStreet confirms hit by Malaysia data leak - almost 3.9m accounts affected
JobStreet is informing clients by email whether they were caught up in a Malaysia-based data breach that affected 19 different companies.
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Telecommunications
Major data breach hits Malaysia's 46 million mobile phone users
A data breach has put more than 46 million Malaysian mobile phone users at risk and has affected many of the country’s major telecommunicatio
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Data Loss
Employees, C-level & IT staff behind more than half of ASEAN data leaks
It is a disturbing sign to see that a relatively high percentage of leaks stem from top managers and system administrators."
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Cybersecurity
Blackberry ramps up Indian enterprise push with six new partners
BlackBerry has expanded its Indian channel, appointing six new partners as the Canadian vendor looks to increase its enterprise business.
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Cybersecurity
Data leak dangers: Know your weak spots
Data leaks and breaches are alarmingly common, but there are still many misconceptions as to how and why they happen.