Facebook is asking Ireland's High Court to quash a 265-million-euro fine levied by the country's data watchdog after the phone numbers of more than half a billion users appeared online. A user of the now-shuttered BreachForums in April 2021 posted data scraped from 533 million profiles.
Network boundaries have dissipated while changes in regulation and customer approaches to trust now require more advanced authentication and the ability to treat each authentication in relation to its specific risk level. Broadcom's Mary Ann Furno discusses these issues.
The British government is proposing modifications to the European privacy law adopted as British law before the U.K. left the EU. Civil society groups warn that changes to the U.K. GDPR could lead to more surveillance. Some tech firms say the government is poised to increase its regulatory burden.
Automaker Tesla revised settings for its in-built cameras after a probe by the Dutch data privacy agency found its default settings enabled illegal recording and retention of data. "Teslas parked on the street were often filming everyone who came near the vehicle," DPA board member Katja Mur said.
The European Commission is preparing a proposal mandating more cooperation among national government agencies charged with enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation. Nationally driven enforcement of the regulation has emerged as a sore point for some during the GDPR's first half decade.
Gartner says by 2025, 50% of companies will be using MDR. What's the compelling business case, and how does it translate to meet the needs of public sector entities? Rob Lalumondier of Sophos shares five reasons to use MDR, as well as key questions to ask when selecting a provider.
Endpoint detection and response is a great defense - but not entirely enough to protect all data in the event of a devastating cyberattack. Enter endpoint backups, which provide extra levels of resiliency, recovery and compliance, says Mason Swenson of CrashPlan.
A Scottish school system decided not to use facial recognition in its secondary school cafeterias after international outcry. The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said Tuesday that the North Ayrshire Council failed to obtain freely given consent for the system.
Bad news for ransomware groups: Experts find it's getting tougher to earn a crypto-locking payday at the expense of others. The bad guys can blame a move by law enforcement to better support victims, and more organizations having robust defenses in place, which makes them tougher to take down.
A member of a criminal data breach forum says he's selling email addresses and phone numbers of 400 million Twitter users. If verified, the data breach would be a further blow to Twitter and its beleaguered chief executive as regulators increase pressure over the firm's security practices.
Experiencing an attack is only a matter of time. Most organizations are unaware when a breach is made, and threats go undetected for months at a time due to a global lack of visibility, especially when it concerns endpoints. But there are X5 firewall practices to prevent a data breach.