Bad news for anyone who might have hoped that the data breach problem was getting better. "Anecdotally, it just feels like we're seeing a massive increase recently," says TroyHunt, the creator of the free "Have I Been Pwned?" breach-notification service. Unfortunately, he says, the problem is likely to worsen.
TroyHunt, who runs one of the most prominent services for discovering if your data has been exposed in a breach, shares his thoughts on LinkedIn's recent breach and how his approach to disseminating data breach details continues to evolve.
Since the massive data breach of credit bureau Equifax, the U.S. Congress has become more interested in the causes of data breaches. Australian security expert TroyHunt, who recently traveled to Washington to share his insights with a House committee, discusses what he told lawmakers in this in-depth interview.
News aggregator Flipboard has initiated a systemwide password reset affecting as many as 150 million users following two database intrusions. Flipboard doesn't collect ID or financial information, but users could be at risk if they have reused their Flipboard password on other services.
Data breaches, incident response and complying with the burgeoning number of regulations that have an information security impact were among the top themes at this year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London. Here are 10 of the top takeaways from the conference's keynote sessions.
Online invitation site Evite has been hacked and information on an unspecified number of users stolen. In a data minimization fail, the breach apparently dates from earlier this year, but it's been tied to "an inactive data storage file associated with Evite user accounts" from before 2014.
Reports that the city of Baltimore was attacked using a vulnerability in Windows originally stockpiled by the National Security Agency have triggered a blame game. Cybersecurity watchers are debating attacker culpability, patch management prowess and zero-day stockpiling.
The annual Infosecurity Europe conference this year returned to London. Here are visual highlights from the event, which featured over 240 sessions and more than 400 exhibitors, 19,500 attendees and keynotes covering data breaches, darknets, new regulations and more.
Infosecurity Europe returns to London June 4-6, featuring more than 230 sessions over three days covering a range of topics, including application security, automation, data protection, risk management, incident response and threat analysis. Here's a preview of 11 hot sessions.
Every day needs to be password security day - attackers certainly aren't dormant the other 364 days of the year. But as World Password Day rolls around again, there's cause for celebration as Microsoft finally stops recommending periodic password changes.