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Report: 80% of data breaches caused by lack of cyber security skills
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Report: 80% of data breaches caused by lack of cyber security skills

Almost two-thirds of businesses have also lost revenue as a direct result of security gaps
28 Apr 2022
Data for 120 army recruits found on the dark web
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Data for 120 army recruits found on the dark web

The website, run jointly with Capita, has been offline since mid-March as MoD assesses the scope of the breach
26 Apr 2022
LAPSUS$ breached T-Mobile systems, stole source code
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LAPSUS$ breached T-Mobile systems, stole source code

T-Mobile has denied that the hackers obtained customer or government information
25 Apr 2022
Okta concludes investigation into alleged LAPSUS$ security breach
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Okta concludes investigation into alleged LAPSUS$ security breach

After security alarm bells rang following an undisclosed months-old breach, Okta's investigation concluded that the impact was less severe than first …
21 Apr 2022
Exclusive: Former Shiseido staff say company was aware of data breach weeks before official notice
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Exclusive: Former Shiseido staff say company was aware of data breach weeks before official notice

Fake companies were created using the stolen identities of hundreds of Shiseido employees, former staff claim
20 Apr 2022
T-Mobile allegedly tried to buy leaked data from a hacker forum for $200k
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T-Mobile allegedly tried to buy leaked data from a hacker forum for $200k

The stolen information was still up for sale long after payment, court papers suggest
13 Apr 2022
Shiseido reportedly suffers data breach
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Shiseido reportedly suffers data breach

The Japanese cosmetics company has been accused of failing to notify affected staff of the leak
12 Apr 2022
Mounting US data disasters show we're lucky to have GDPR
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Mounting US data disasters show we're lucky to have GDPR

A long list of failures by US companies shows the government’s planned overhaul of the UK data protection landscape needs much closer scrutiny
8 Apr 2022
Cyber incidents targeting UK financial services providers surged in 2021
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Cyber incidents targeting UK financial services providers surged in 2021

A fifth of incidents reported to the Financial Conduct Authority involved ransomware
29 Mar 2022
Password complexity rules aren't enough to protect employees from attack
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Password complexity rules aren't enough to protect employees from attack

Report says companies need better password management to protect themselves
8 Mar 2022
Nvidia hackers leak 190GB of data allegedly stolen from Samsung
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Nvidia hackers leak 190GB of data allegedly stolen from Samsung

The LAPSUS$ hacking group claims to have breached the tech giant to steal internal data and source code
7 Mar 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Compromised Nvidia data, protesters boycott Russian tech, Conti data breach
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IT Pro News In Review: Compromised Nvidia data, protesters boycott Russian tech, Conti data breach

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4 Mar 2022
Anonymous hacks website of Russian Space Research Institute
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Anonymous hacks website of Russian Space Research Institute

Russia’s lunar missions files were obtained through a brute-force attack on a private service hosted by Roscosmos
4 Mar 2022
Conti source code leaked by Ukrainian researcher
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Conti source code leaked by Ukrainian researcher

Source code hits the public domain as fallout continues over ransomware group's support for Russia
2 Mar 2022
Nvidia confirms data breach as hackers make additional demands
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Nvidia confirms data breach as hackers make additional demands

Nvidia has confirmed a rumoured hack on its systems for the first time as the first part of the alleged 1TB of company secrets is made available to do…
2 Mar 2022
Australian firms reported 464 data breaches in second half of 2021
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Australian firms reported 464 data breaches in second half of 2021

Malicious or criminal attacks remain the leading source of incidents, accounting for 55% of the total
22 Feb 2022
Ten ways to protect your company from the next big data breach
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Ten ways to protect your company from the next big data breach

Even big-name corporations can’t prevent all breaches, but there are ways to protect your business
18 Feb 2022
Only ever use black bars to redact text, warns security researcher
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Only ever use black bars to redact text, warns security researcher

Researcher Dan Petro shows how pixelation can be easily reversed using algorithms
18 Feb 2022
NSW government database leaks more than 500,000 addresses
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NSW government database leaks more than 500,000 addresses

The Australian state’s premier has admitted the data breach "shouldn’t have happened”
15 Feb 2022
Washington State Department of Licensing hit by suspected data breach
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Washington State Department of Licensing hit by suspected data breach

The DOL temporarily disabled its POLARIS system to investigate a possible breach
8 Feb 2022
Picus Security joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association
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Picus Security joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

The association integrates Picus’ cyber-resilience platform with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Microsoft Sentinel
1 Feb 2022
MoD reported seven data incidents to the ICO between 2020 and 2021
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MoD reported seven data incidents to the ICO between 2020 and 2021

More than 4,000 people were affected according to the department's Annual Report and Accounts
31 Jan 2022
Red Cross "appalled" by data breach targeting 515,000 vulnerable people
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Red Cross "appalled" by data breach targeting 515,000 vulnerable people

The charitable organisation has begged cyber attackers not to leak the data online in emotional plea
20 Jan 2022