11 Dec 2018

Google revealed that Google+ was affected by another huge data breach and they have been forced to shut down their social network four months earlier than it was actually scheduled to do which is April 2019 instead of August 2019. Google had found a critical security vulnerability in one of Google+’s People APIs which will…

04 Dec 2018

Quora which is the most popular question-and-answer website in the World was affected by a massive data breach and the unknown attackers gained unauthorized access to sensitive personal information of around 100 million of its users. Quora disclosed about the incident on Monday when their team found on Friday that an unidentified malicious third-party had…

03 Dec 2018

Marriott has announced on Friday that there has been unauthorized access to the Starwood guest reservation database since 2014. Even though it is unknown how the system got hacked, around 500 million guest’s data are believed to be compromised. Hours after announcing a data breach, two Oregon men sues Marriott hotel for exposing their data….

01 Dec 2018

The computer technology giant Dell has revealed on Wednesday that its online electronics marketplace was affected by a “cybersecurity incident” earlier this month in which hackers tried to infiltrate its internal network. It was on November 9th that Dell detected and interrupted unauthorized activity on its network trying to steal customer information which includes their…

24 Nov 2018

OSIsoft has notified their employees, interns, consultants, and contractors regarding a data breach where the attackers used stolen credentials to remotely access company systems. They have published the notification which was submitted to the Office of the Attorney General in California. OSIsoft is a software company that offers real-time data management solutions. Their core product…

16 Nov 2018

A news regarding data breach affecting the Healthcare.gov portal has been revealed. The data breach that was initially reported on October 19 and it is believed to have affected as many as 75,000 consumers. In the latest notification by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), it states that the sensitive data exposed include…

15 Nov 2018

Police claimed that a fired Chicago Public School’s employee took a personal database of about 70,000 people contained in a CPS private database with her. According to CBS Chicago, Kristi Sims, 28-year old employee was working in the CPS information center on a temporary basis and have stolen the data in vengeance for being fired….

07 Nov 2018

HSBC Bank data breach has exposed the personal details of a limited number of customer’s information which includes account numbers, balances, addresses, transaction history etc. The data breach has been reported and notification has been sent to the customers on November 2nd, 2018. The notice of Data Breach letter relates to HSBC Bank USA, a…

03 Nov 2018

Radisson Hotel Group has experienced a data breach which has impacted the members of its loyalty and rewards program.  On October 1, the company came to know that systems handling its Radisson Rewards program were breached and their personal information may have been stolen due to the breach. Radisson Hotel Group which was earlier known…

27 Oct 2018

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a maximum fine of £500,000 to Facebook for the first time for data protection mistakes which resulted in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine was imposed based on the calculation using the UK’s old Data Protection Act 1998 which can levy a maximum penalty of £500,000 which is…