Latest data breach publications
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) is the body that will enforce the law and, if their previous actions against firms that fall short of data security expectations are a sign of the future, penalties will be substantial for lawbreakers.
Adopting a Zero Trust mindset means organisations are able to ditch the outdated ‘trust but verify’ approach and instead embrace a ‘never trust, always verify’ security stance, and ensures organisations stay ahead of the security curve.
We think of data breaches as a result of hackers battling an organisation’s defence systems for hours or days, frantically typing in reams of code in order to gain access to a database. The truth is, it’s often not like that at all. Criminals are lazy. They won’t fight tooth and nail to get into a target if they can sneak in elsewhere, and oftentimes, the job is actually made quite easy for them.
Nine million easyJet passengers have had their travel details accessed by hackers, the airline has announced.
The Luton-based carrier said the figure includes 2,208 customers who had their credit card details exposed.
It insisted there is “no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused” due to the cyber attack
Virgin Media has apologised after a data breach left the personal details of around 900,000 customers unsecured and accessible. The company said that the breach occurred after one of its marketing databases was “incorrectly configured” which allowed unauthorised access. It assured those affected by the breach that the database “did not include any passwords or financial details” but said it contained information such as names, home and email addresses, and phone numbers.