Data Breaches


ICO Issues Huge Fines to British Airways, Marriott

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) revealed plans this week to fine British Airways and Marriott Hotels as a result of a data breaches that hit the organizations in 2018. On Monday, the ICO said it's planning to fine British Airways a record-breaking fine of $229.34 million for the breach suffered in September 2018. In the attack, hackers were able to divert user traffic to a bogus site, stealing personal data from over 500,000 customers.


Magecart Monthly: Record 183m fine for British Airways.

Read the latest news on Magecart attacks! We’ve trawled the web for the latest news of data breaches, including updates on previous attacks. Now featuring insider insights from our own Security Researcher! Latest attacks: New! Major Attack on US Medical Debt Collection company American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA). Their payment portal was compromised for 8 months from August 1st, 2018 to March 30th, 2019.


Your Company Was Just Breached. Now What?

So, your company has suffered a security breach, and your team didn’t have a data breach plan in place to handle it. That’s bad news, but take a deep breath. You can get through this. Breaches happen, and can be a challenging time, but with some intentional responses and clear communication, you can satisfy customer concerns and move forward. Responding well to the breach is the most important thing now.


15 Of The Biggest Data Breaches In History

Data is rapidly becoming one of the most valuable assets in the modern world. The digital giants that monopolize data are arguably the most powerful companies in the world, prompting ongoing conversations about anti-trust legislation and digital privacy. Despite the overwhelming value controlled by these entities, as we'll see, even companies such as Facebook are vulnerable to the byproduct of the rapid move to digitization -- the data breach epidemic.


Reported vulnerability in Evernote Web Clipper exposes browsing data of millions of users

A critical vulnerability in Evernote’s Web Clipper Chrome extension recently allowed hackers to steal data present in active web sessions. Web Clipper, an extension that allows users to save screenshots of webpages, emails, images, articles, etc., had a vulnerability that provided hackers with easy access to the websites accessed by its 4.5 million users before it was fixed on May 31, 2019.


Swimming in the Deep End: Data Leaks and the Deep Web

Those interested in how data breaches occur should be familiar with the general topography of the Internet. In our previous piece, we discussed the difference between the surface web, deep web and dark web. Most estimates about the topography of the Internet conclude that the deep web makes up between 95%-99% of all web sites. The dark web likely comprises less than 1%, while the surface web accounts for only a few percentage points itself. Nearly the entire Internet is the deep web.