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July 17, 2019
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Canadian financial institution Desjardins reported a data breach that compromised the personal information of 2.7 million customers and 173,000 businesses.

The compromised data included names, addresses, birthdates, social insurance numbers, email addresses and transaction histories. The breach was reportedly the result of employee misconduct. Investigators believe an employee sold the data on the dark web. Evidence of fraudulent credit cards opened in customer...

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July 12, 2019
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Google employees and subcontractors are listening to recordings gleaned from Google Home smart speakers and the Google Assistant smartphone app.

A report from Belgian news outlet VRT NWS showed that Google regularly uses staff and subcontractors to transcribe audio recordings taken from its network of home devices for the stated purpose of improving its speech recognition technology. A whistleblower employed as a subcontractor for Google shared over a thousand recordings with VRT NWS...

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July 9, 2019
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The 2018 data breach of British Airways may prove to be a record-breaking data compromise with the announcement of a newly proposed $230 million fine.

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) proposed the fine under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) following the compromise of over 500,000 customers, including their login information, credit card numbers, and addresses. The fine is equal to 1.5% of British Airways total 2017...

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July 2, 2019
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The former CIO of Equifax has been sentenced to prison for selling his stock in the company before news of its 2017 data breach was publicly announced.

Jun Ying, the former Chief Information Office of Equifax U.S. Information Solutions, sold his shares in the company for over $950,000 ten days before the company admitted that its data had been accessed by hackers. He was sentenced to four months in prison and ordered to pay roughly $170,000 in fines and restitution.  

“Ying...

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July 2, 2019
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The former CIO of Equifax has been sentenced to prison for selling his stock in the company before news of its 2017 data breach was publicly announced.

Jun Ying, the former Chief Information Office of Equifax U.S. Information Solutions, sold his shares in the company for over $950,000 ten days before the company admitted that its data had been accessed by hackers. He was sentenced to four months in prison and ordered to pay roughly $170,000 in fines and restitution.  

“Ying...

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June 27, 2019
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bill that would provide a billion dollars to states for election security was blocked by Senate Republicans.

The Election Security Act, proposed by presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), would have required paper ballots for voting systems as well as for President Trump to provide a strategy for protecting institutions from foreign cyberattacks.

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June 27, 2019
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bill that would provide a billion dollars to states for election security was blocked by Senate Republicans.

The Election Security Act, proposed by presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), would have required paper ballots for voting systems as well as for President Trump to provide a strategy for protecting institutions from foreign cyberattacks.

“There...

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June 25, 2019
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President Trump has authorized a round of cyber attacks against Iran, and U.S. companies and agencies are bracing for counter attacks.

The Washington Post reported that the U.S. cyberattack had disabled Iranian missile control systems. The attack was the latest in...

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June 25, 2019
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President Trump has authorized a round of cyber attacks against Iran, and U.S. companies and agencies are bracing for counter attacks.

The Washington Post reported that the U.S. cyber attack had disabled Iranian missile control systems. The attack was the latest in...

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June 19, 2019
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The State of New York has passed a revision to its existing laws governing data breach notification requirements and consumer data protection.

The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act updates security laws to broaden the definition of data breaches and create higher standards for businesses handling the personal data of customers. The legislation was...

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