Data Breaches

Image-I-Nation Supply Chain Data Breach Reported

A supply chain data breach detected at Image-I-Nation has reportedly impacted customers of some of the major credit agencies. The supply chain data breach was experienced by Image-I-Nation Technologies, Inc., which provides hosting services and software to consumer reporting agencies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. As per reports, this breach might have resulted in users’

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The Four Ways Cyber Security Can Be Improved for SMMEs

Majority of cybercrimes target small to medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs), and research shows that most of these business owners don’t consider it a risk, and the consequence of falling prey to cybercriminals. This is according to Bruce Murphy, Microsoft SA’s OEM Technical Sales – design in strategist, says why more and more unprepared organizations

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Attempted Cyber Attack on Australian Parliament

Australia’s security agencies are investigating a likely cyber-attack attempt on the Federal Parliament’s computer system. It is alleged that the government believes that some foreign government is behind the attack. The hackers were caught in the early stages of gaining access to the system because the authorities didn’t find any loss of data, but signs

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Why Securing Small Business Against Hacking is Important

It’s not just the big businesses that are hacked, smaller ones too are targeted by cybercriminals. Well, while big companies would have the resources to survive even multiple big data breaches, smaller ones might get shattered with just one small breach. The losses incurred due to a data breach (financial loss, loss in customer trust

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NZ Transport Agency’s Missing USB Drive a Major Data Breach

The New Zealand’s Transportation Agency is in the hot seat as a very important USB flash drive containing personal information of at least 1,000 of their employees is missing. Usually, personnel information is stored cryptographically locked in a secure server, however, due to the need to produce identification cards for 1,000+ employees, it needs to

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How To Minimize The Chance Of Becoming The Next Victim of Cyber Attacks?

The world has breached the very limit of the Internet Protocol version 4 address, AKA IPv4. This addressing scheme enables around 4.3 billion distinct devices to be connected to the Internet at the same time. However, as mentioned by the father of the Internet, Vint Cerf, IPv4 was not designed as a ‘production’ protocol but

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Why The Worst Data Breaches Of 2018 Might Look Like A Nightmare

The year 2018 has seen companies hit with sizable fines and settlements due to data breaches. For example, Uber’s poor handling of its 2016 breach cost the company close to $150 million. And weakly protected, heavily-regulated health data has cost medical facilities big money, resulting in increasingly large fines from the U.S. Department of Health

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The Truth About Government Surveillance Will Make You Sick

Shut the door, close the blinds, pull the covers over your head—it doesn’t really matter—because you’re never completely protected from the digital eyes around you. If this assertion sound outlandish or downright impossible, just consider the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it has changed the ongoing state of our privacy. As you sit in

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