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Silicon - Quora Mega-Breach Could Open Users To Targeted Scams

Silicon - Quora Mega-Breach Could Open Users To Targeted Scams

The hack exposed personal data on 100 million users, as well as information from linked accounts such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn Security industry figures have warned that Quora users affected by the site’s mega-breach this week could be hit by targeted scams, due to the detailed personal information that may have been compromised.
Verdict - Marriott hack reaction: “It’s likely that every living human has been hacked”

Verdict - Marriott hack reaction: “It’s likely that every living human has been hacked”

The breach, which saw a slew of personal details, including passport numbers, dates of birth and financial data exposed over a period of four years, is notable for both the length of exposure, and the number of people – 500 million – impacted. “If 500 million individual guests were indeed impacted by this breach, it will make it one of the most significant data security incidents that we have seen...
Forbes - What Marriott Breach Hotel Guests Need To Do Right Now

Forbes - What Marriott Breach Hotel Guests Need To Do Right Now

Marriott International has confirmed that a breach of the Starwood guest reservation database could have compromised sensitive personal data of half a billion hotel guests. The subsequent investigation uncovered the shocking reality that someone had managed to gain unauthorized access to the Starwood network from as far back as 2014.
Independent - Amazon hit by unexplained data leak just days before Black Friday

Independent - Amazon hit by unexplained data leak just days before Black Friday

Amazon customer service contacted people to warn them that their names and email addresses had been compromised, though it is not yet clear how many customers were affected or how it happened.
Daily Mail - Amazon reveals customer details data leak ahead of Black Friday

Daily Mail - Amazon reveals customer details data leak ahead of Black Friday

Amazon has revealed a technical error has caused customer names and email addresses to be disclosed on its website. The e-commerce giant said it has emailed affected customers, with the incident coming during one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year as Black Friday approaches.
Metro USA - Black Friday surprise: Amazon data breach exposes customer email addresses

Metro USA - Black Friday surprise: Amazon data breach exposes customer email addresses

It was not the Black Friday event Amazon customers were expecting. Two days before the biggest shopping day of the year, Amazon suffered a major data breach: The names and email addresses of hundreds of customers were accidentally published on the site.
The Guardian - Amazon hit with major data breach days before Black Friday

The Guardian - Amazon hit with major data breach days before Black Friday

Amazon has suffered a major data breach that caused customer names and email addresses to be disclosed on its website, just two days ahead of Black Friday.
Forbes - Worst Amazon Black Friday Deal Confirmed As Customer Data Is Leaked

Forbes - Worst Amazon Black Friday Deal Confirmed As Customer Data Is Leaked

Amazon has confirmed that customer names and email addresses have been disclosed in a Black Friday week data leak. The online retail giant wasn't hacked, there was no breach and there was no apology. There was just an email informing those customers involved (including me) there had been a 'technical error' which had resulted in names and email addresses being 'inadvertently disclosed.' Oh well, t...
Information Security Buzz - US Govt Network Compromised By Employee Looking At Adult Content

Information Security Buzz - US Govt Network Compromised By Employee Looking At Adult Content

Today, it has been reported that an employee of the US Geological Survey (USGS) viewing adult content at work has led to a government network being compromised by malware. Investigators have since found that the culprit had viewed over 9,000 sites at work.
Independent Nigeria -  Experts Condemn Cathay Pacific Airways For Covering Up 9.4m Customer Breach

Independent Nigeria - Experts Condemn Cathay Pacific Airways For Covering Up 9.4m Customer Breach

The Hong Kong company, which operates internationally, admitted on Wednesday that it had found “suspicious activity” on its network in March 2018. Two months later, it confirmed that a slew of personal information—which included passport details—had been accessed.
NewsWeek - Cathay Pacific: Breach hits 9.4 million customers, airline accused of 'cover up'

NewsWeek - Cathay Pacific: Breach hits 9.4 million customers, airline accused of 'cover up'

Cathay Pacific Airways has been criticized for failing to disclose a breach involving the personal data of up to 9.4 million customers until months after it was found.
Alphr - Cathay Pacific data breach exposes 9.4 million customers

Alphr - Cathay Pacific data breach exposes 9.4 million customers

Chinese airline Cathay Pacific has admitted that it's been the victim of a catastrophic data breach, exposing the details of 9.4 million customers.
IT Pro - Cathay Pacific data breach hits 9.4 million customers

IT Pro - Cathay Pacific data breach hits 9.4 million customers

Chinese airline Cathay Pacific has admitted to being victim to a massive data breach, thought to have resulted in the loss of information belonging to as many as 9.4 million passengers.
International Airport Review - Cathay Pacific data breach affecting millions of passengers

International Airport Review - Cathay Pacific data breach affecting millions of passengers

Over nine million passengers’ data has been compromised in the latest data breach to hit the aviation industry – but the breach, first identified in March, is only now being made public.
MinuteHack - No Offence: How To Protect Against Bad Employee Behaviour

MinuteHack - No Offence: How To Protect Against Bad Employee Behaviour

Almost half of UK employees put companies at risk through online activities such as using WhatsApp for sharing corporate documents, streaming illegal content and even watching adult content using company resources.
CRN - CensorNet guns for UK growth with move to two-tier channel

CRN - CensorNet guns for UK growth with move to two-tier channel

CensorNet is on a mission to accelerate its UK business and has switched to a two-tier channel model by appointing Infinigate as its UK distributor, according to sales director Matt Cross.
InfoSecurity Magazine - Bad Behavior at Work: Protecting Employees from Themselves

InfoSecurity Magazine - Bad Behavior at Work: Protecting Employees from Themselves

Historically, bad employee behavior would fall squarely into the responsibility of HR. But, like everything else in the 21st century office, questionable staff actions have also become digital, and so have the risks. The responsibility of mitigating these risks now lies not with HR, but with IT and security teams.
Microscope - CensorNet makes return to distribution

Microscope - CensorNet makes return to distribution

CensorNet has opted to return to a two-tier channel model appointing Infinigate as its UK distributor after establishing a relationship with the firm on the continent.
CommsBusiness -  CensorNet signs Infinigate for UK distribution

CommsBusiness - CensorNet signs Infinigate for UK distribution

CensorNet has today announced it has signed Infinigate as its distributor of choice in the UK. The two companies already work together in the Benelux and DACH regions, and this agreement will expand that successful relationship. The partnership sees CensorNet move to a two-tier channel model in the UK to match its approach to the rest of EMEA.
Hampshire Chronicle - Basing View-based CensorNet ranks third in Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

Hampshire Chronicle - Basing View-based CensorNet ranks third in Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

CensorNet has been ranked third in the 18th annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 which ranks Britain’s top 100 private tech, media and technology (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years.