Month: May 2017

64% of Security Experts are reportedly powerless to stop a mobile data breach

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It is becoming impossible to ignore the new pandemic of cyber-crime…

A recent Dimensional Research survey was conducted to assess 410 security leaders. In recognition of this growing threat to the digital world, the survey found that mobile devices are “one of the weakest links in the IT infrastructure of most enterprises”.

Worryingly, mobile devices are what most of us have our eyes glued to all of the time.
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Australian Federal Police reportedly gained access to data without a warrant

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Can you trust anyone with your data nowadays?

The simple answer seems to be no when even the law enforcers don’t follow the rules. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) recently revealed that officers within the national agency were reportedly found to have accessed telecommunications data without a warrant.

According to the Guardian Australia, the AFP conducted 6 internal investigations in the past 18 months for allegations of professional misconduct against the officers who had access to telephone data.

Very worrying.
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Unprecedented growth in hospital breaches in the U.S.

Hospital breaches have been on an upward trend for years – and recent reports show that data breaches have been more prevalent than we think.

A report put together by Michigan State University noted that almost 1,800 data breaches occurred in more than 200 hospitals across the U.S. between 2009 and 2016.

On average, that’s 9 breaches per hospital!

The report assessed data that was provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) between October 2009 and December 2016.
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Yahoo worldwide class action lawsuit looming on the horizon

Although there are multiple lawsuits being made against Yahoo, the technology company may face a worldwide class action.

Back in August 2013, Yahoo reportedly compromised more than 1 billion accounts making it “one of the biggest data breaches in digital history”. It was reported that an “unauthorised party” hacked into the email accounts. Yahoo have since theorised that the hacks were “state-sponsored”.
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