One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.
German automaker BMW was hit by suspected Vietnamese hackers in an apparent industrial espionage attack, German media outlet Bayerischer Rundfunk reports, adding that the same attackers apparently also targeted South Korea's Hyundai. Experts say Vietnamese government-backed APT attackers are on the rise.
A federal court has granted preliminary approval of a multi-million dollar settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit filed against Banner Health in the wake of a massive 2016 breach of healthcare and financial information. Here's a rundown of the details.
Internet crime has grown so rapidly that law enforcement is outpaced. Here's the story of how a Manhattan doctor lost $200,000 in an internet scam, and why he's struggling to get law enforcement's attention.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for misusing Facebook users' personal details as part of voter-targeting campaigns. Just one problem: The firm declared bankruptcy in May 2018. Meanwhile, voter microtargeting continues unchecked.
Security experts speaking on the ending "locknote" panel at this year's Black Hat Europe highlighted trends from the conference, including the rise of fuzzing, simplification via the cloud, increasing vendor transparency as well as the industry too often still failing to focus on the basics.
Singapore's recent order requiring Facebook to label a blog critical of the ruling government as "false" has drawn harsh criticism. And the action calls into question how the country's new Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act might be used to suppress free speech.
Investigations of two apparently unrelated phishing-related breaches that affected members of Presbyterian Health Plan have revealed the incidents had an even bigger and broader impact than originally thought. This underscores the challenges organizations can face when assessing the true impact of breaches.
Organizations that suffer a security incident must be prepared to rapidly respond. Here are eight incident response essentials they must follow, from executing their breach response and notifying stakeholders to activating external service providers and working with regulators.
This year's Black Hat Europe conference in London features dozens of briefings touching on a wide variety of topics, including exploiting contactless payment and Bluetooth vulnerabilities, identifying vulnerable OEM IoT devices at scale and running false-flag cyberattacks.
Researchers uncovered an unsecured database belonging to TrueDialog, a business SMS texting solutions provider, which exposed data on millions, including text messages, names, addresses and other information, according to a report by VPNMentor researchers. The database has since been closed.
Surviving a data breach requires having a plan, and experts say such plans must be continually tested, practiced and refined. They describe seven essential components for building an effective data breach response playbook.