Data Breaches

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Get Used to Hearing About Cybersecurity Concerns

Just a few weeks ago, President Biden and the White House put out an executive order on improving cybersecurity resilience after the country’s public and private sectors continue to be plagued by cyber attacks. Not long after this, Microsoft confirmed that the culprits behind the recent SolarWinds hack are at it again, striking more than 150 government agencies and organizations across the globe.

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15 signs your vendor has been breached in 2021

The Solarwinds supply chain attack has made the danger of third-party breaches very clear. Businesses globally are realizing that their vendors may not be as secure as they originally thought. The concerning truth about vendor relationships is that you can never be confident of a prospective vendor's cybersecurity. In fact, onboarding new third-party vendors increase your digital risk and the likelihood of becoming victim to a third-party breach.

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The 56 Biggest Data Breaches (Updated for 2021)

The rising trend in data breaches continues to angle upwards, and as a result, there has never been a more precarious time in history to launch and maintain a successful business. To prevent the repetition of mistakes that result in data theft, we’ve compiled a list of the 56 biggest data breaches in history, including recent data breaches in 2021. Click on the table of contents dropdown above for a list of all the companies in this post.

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Thoughts on the Codecov breach

It was revealed just a few days ago that US Federal investigators are looking into an intrusion and insertion of malicious code into Codecov. As many readers here will already know, Codecov is a software auditing tool that analyses your source code to check for the amount of test coverage. The intrusion targeted the Codecov bash uploader, which is a script that provides a way to send coverage reports to Codecov.

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The Facebook data breach that affects over 533 million users explained

If you’re a Facebook user, brace yourself for this one. It’s recently come to light that 533 million Facebook users’ details were found on a very suspicious hacker forum. The details found include users’ phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdays, and email addresses – all typical information that is stored on a Facebook account.

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The Biggest Breaches and Data Leaks of 2020

Year after year, cyberattackers cause unnecessary stress for organizations, disrupting innovation and impacting profit. 2020 was no different – last year brought a bevy of damaging breaches that cost organizations precious money and time they couldn’t get back. Ranging from thousands to billions of records exposed, breaches big and small gave threat actors access to sensitive information like email addresses, locations, passwords, dates of birth, and more.

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Was my Facebook data leaked? Find out in 2 steps

The personal information of over 500 million Facebook users has been published on a hacker forum on the dark web. To put the impact into perspective, in 2019, the population of the entire United States was 328.2 million. This data was stolen in 2019 after a vulnerability in Facebook’s ‘Add Friend” function was exploited.

Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry

As per data published by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, the healthcare industry in Australia accounted for 22% of notifiable data breaches between January to June 2020, which was more than any other industry. Cybercriminals continue to target this industry due to the vast amounts of highly sensitive personal information (such as Medicare numbers, credit card information and medical insurance numbers) that is stored by healthcare providers.
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Don't get breached: Learn how to prevent supply chain attacks

Cybercriminals are surprisingly lazy. Hackers are continuously cultivating their methods to achieve maximum impact with minimal effort. The adoption of a Ransomware-as-a-Service model is one example of such an achievement. But perhaps the apical point of cyberattack efficiency was achieved with the invention of the supply chain attack. A supply chain attack is a type of cyberattack where an organization is breached though vulnerabilities in its supply chain.

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How to Fix The Top 10 Critical CVEs That Can Lead To A Data Breaches

A typical organization’s environment consists of a myriad of applications and services, each with its own unique set of ongoing vulnerabilities and flaws that could ultimately lead to a data breach. This can make IT security and operations’ job difficult, as different departments and groups within a company may utilize specific software offerings to accomplish their job functions.