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Uber links cyberattack to LAPSUS$, says sensitive user data remains protected

Attacker likely bought employee account credentials on the dark web and then escalated privileges to access internal tools.

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Uber responding to “cybersecurity incident” following reports of significant data breach

Uber says it is in contact with law enforcement following reports of a significant data beach of its network.

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The 12 biggest data breach fines, penalties, and settlements so far

Hacks and data thefts, enabled by weak security, cover-ups or avoidable mistakes have cost these companies a total of nearly $4.4 billion and counting.

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TikTok denies breach after hackers claim billions of user records stolen

TikTok says that data samples are publicly accessible information and not a result of compromise of their systems, networks, or database.

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Samsung reports second data breach in 6 months

Samsung claims no consumer devices were affected by the breach, in which customers’ contact information, dates of birth and product registration details were leaked.

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Facebook agrees to settle class action lawsuit related to Cambridge Analytica data breach

The four-year-old lawsuit claimed Facebook allowed the British political consulting firm access to private data of over 80 million users.

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Password manager LastPass reveals intrusion into development system

The company states that user data remains secure and it continues to investigate the incident.

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What is the cost of a data breach?

The cost of a data breach is not easy to define, but as more and more organizations fall victim to attacks and exposures, the financial repercussions are becoming clearer.

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Cisco admits hack on IT network, links attacker to LAPSUS$ threat group

Cisco says an employee’s credentials were compromised after an attacker gained control of a personal Google account.

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Supply chain security breaches jumped in US in 2021

The latest Consumer Identity and Breach Report from ForgeRock found that supply chain security breaches rose last year, with unauthorized access the leading infection vector.

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10 industry-defining security incidents from the last decade

From Heartbleed to Apache Struts to SolarWinds, these are the 10 watershed security incidents of the past 10 years.

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Deakin University smishing attack highlights the dangers of just one compromised account

Even after Australians lost $2 billion to scammers last year, SMS scams are getting worse, and educational institutions are in the firing line

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Data breaches explained: Types, examples, and impact

A data breach is a security incident in which a malicious actor breaks through security measures to illicitly access data.  The costs and consequences for the companies and individuals can be significant and long-lasting.

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Dark web markets are hungry for Australian identity data

Demand for personal information from Australians are fed by breaches like the recent massive compromise of NDIS supplier

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Uber CISO's trial underscores the importance of truth, transparency, and trust

The criminal trial offers a lesson in the value of both CISOs and organizations adhering to a policy of truth, transparency and trust when it comes to security.

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JHL Biotech's theft of Genentech data holds lessons for infosec

Genentech employees stole the company's data on behalf of JHL Biotech for years. What could they have done to spot the theft sooner?

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Cash App customer investment data hacked

The backers of the popular consumer payments app announced Monday that millions of customers are being contacted to warn that some of their personal information may have been compromised.

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LAPSUS$ ransomware group claims Okta breach

The ransomware group claims that it has had access to customer records since January 2022; Okta says there is no evidence of ongoing malicious activity.

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