July 8, 2016

Bank Cyber Attacks Said to Prompt Fed to Prepare New Safeguards

U.S. regulators plan to require banks to adopt baseline safeguards to shield themselves from cyberthreats after a series of assaults cost the industry billions of dollars […]
July 5, 2016

Data breach costs surge 29% to $4M

The average cost of a data breach for companies surveyed has grown to $4 million, representing a 29% increase since 2013, according to IBM. A study […]
June 27, 2016

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2016 (289,000,000+ records leaked)

This month’s list is a little earlier than usual, so I expect that I’ll be updating it more than usual over the remainder of the month. […]
June 24, 2016

Average cost of a data breach up 12.5 per cent among Canadian firms studied: Report

Canadian CISOs who want more hard data to convince the C-suite and boards to devote more resources to cybersecurity have a new report to show. If […]
June 20, 2016

Average cost of data breach now US$4 million

The average cost of a data breach is now US$4 million, up 29% from US$3.79 million in 2015. The average cost per stolen record is US$158. […]
June 13, 2016

Twitter Locks Out Millions After Data Breach

Late last week, a password leak hit Twitter, and the company locked millions of user accounts as a result. It was reported that the login credentials […]
June 3, 2016

Data Breaches Up 22% So Far in 2016

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 430 data breaches recorded this year through May 31, 2016, and […]
June 2, 2016

LinkedIn Lost 167 Million Account Credentials in Data Breach

Much more than the 6.5 million originally thought. Remember LinkedIn’s 2012 data breach? A hacker stole 6.5 million encrypted passwords from the site and posted them […]
June 1, 2016

MySpace hacking might be the biggest data breach yet

If you were a registered MySpace user before 2013, your account might be one of the 360 million compromised. Time Inc., owner of MySpace, confirmed Tuesday […]
May 31, 2016

65 million hacked Tumblr passwords are up for sale

65,469,298 Tumblr passwords are being sold on the dark web. The customer details are the latest from a historic data breach to be touted online, with […]
May 25, 2016

Q1 2016 Saw a Record High for Ransomware

It’s been a tough year so far for security professionals: A malware outbreak led to a record high for ransomware in the first quarter of 2016. […]
May 17, 2016

Furtim Malware Checks for 400 Security Products Before Execution

Malware most likely used in cyber-espionage campaigns A security researcher that goes online only by the nickname of FireFOX (@hFireF0X) has discovered a unique malware family […]