IT Security and Compliance Blog

Read the latest news, developments and opinion pieces on IT security and compliance from industry experts New Net Technologies.

According to an alert published by the FBI last week, the losses and potential losses reported as a result of business email compromise (BEC) and email account compromise (EAC) scams is over $12 billion globally.

Despite the accepted wisdom of the often-used quotation from Alphonse Karr ‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’, Alphonse obviously didn’t know much about cybersecurity.

Timehop has shared additional details regarding the recent data breach that impacts nearly 21 million users, claiming that additional personally identifiable information (PII) was compromised during the attack.

Facebook has been fined £500,000 by the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, the first fine of many that the social media giant will be faced with in the near future.

Timehop has disclosed a major security breach involving the compromised personal data belonging to 21 million users, nearly its entire user base.

Security researchers have discovered a new piece of malware that infects victims systems with either a cryptocurrency miner or ransomware, depending on which scheme is more profitable for the attackers.

Typeform, the popular Spanish-based online data collection company that specializes in online forms and surveys, announced on Friday that the company has suffered a data breach that resulted in the exposure of some of its user’s data.

The UK government has launched a new cybersecurity standard designed to set a baseline of mandatory security outcomes for all departments with regards to protecting their information, technology, and digital services.

Equifax announced yesterday it has agreed to a set of data security rules imposed by a new consent order with eight state financial regulators, the latest response following the data breach that impacted over 147 million consumers.

House lawmakers approved a new bill on Monday that’s aimed at securing technology used to power U.S. critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks.

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