Large, recently levied privacy fines against the likes of British Airways, H&M and Marriott show regulators continuing to bring the EU's General Data Protection Regulation to bear after businesses get breached. But in the case of Marriott and BA, were the final fines steep enough?
Hotel giant Marriott has been hit with the second largest privacy fine in British history, after it failed to contain a massive, long-running data breach. But the final fine of $23.8 million was just 20% of the penalty initially proposed by the U.K.'s privacy watchdog, owing in part to COVID-19's ongoing impact.
A misconfigured Microsoft Azure Blob cloud storage server used by Maruti Suzuki, an automobile manufacturer in India, exposed investors' personal and financial data online, according to a security researcher.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the U.S. indictment against Russian hackers who were allegedly behind NotPetya. Also featured: A discussion of nation-state adversaries and how they operate; an update on Instagram privacy investigation.
COVID-19 has transformed the state of modern healthcare delivery, resulting in an unprecedented paradigm shift. Current circumstances have been catalytic in extending remote access for care providers and essential to deliver virtual healthcare for distant patients. It is now a given that this "new normal" will persist...
Fraudsters are sending phishing emails with messages about the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange to Microsoft Office 365 users in an attempt to take over their inboxes and gain access to data, according to the security firm KnowBe4.
MAXEX, a company that develops a digital trading platform for the secondary mortgage market in the U.S., leaked 9 GB of internal documentation as well as full mortgage applications for 23 individuals. The data was released by a Swiss-based developer who apparently was unaware it was sensitive.
A security researcher recently discovered an unsecure Elasticsearch database cluster exposed on the internet that contained transcripts of sensitive voicemail messages, including some for medical clinics and financial service companies.
Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner has launched an investigation into whether Facebook's Instagram service improperly displayed the email addresses and phone numbers of minors on its platform. Facebook, Instagram's owner, could face a GDPR fine if it's found to have violated privacy requirements.
Britain's Information Commissioner's Office announced this week a dramatic reduction in its fine against British Airways for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. The company will pay a $26 million fine instead of $238 million in a case tied to a 2018 breach.
Yes, a CISO must be technologist and a business risk leader. But more than ever, a CISO also must be a bit of a counselor, says Mark Eggleston, chief information security and privacy officer of Health Partners Plans, who puts mental health support atop his own list of key responsibilities.
An unsecured Amazon Web Services database belonging to India's Dr Lal Path Labs, which offers diagnostic testing, exposed approximately 50 GB of patient data, including notes related to the results of COVID-19 tests, according to a security researcher.
Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before: The U.S., U.K. and some allied governments are continuing to pretend that criminals will get a free pass - and police won't be able to crack cases - so long as individuals and businesses have access to products and services that use strong encryption.
Organizations around the world are waking up to the business impact of lax cybersecurity: unexpected downtime, lost productivity, resources tied up in lawsuits and data breach notifications.
It's no surprise 77 percent of IBM i pros rank cybersecurity as a top concern.
The latest State of IBM i Security Study-now in...