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InfoWatch: Exciting developments in recent years
These has been a lot of development in InfoWatch for these three years. We introduced new technologies based on AI to your DLP-system, released hundreds of updates of our visual and predictive analysis modules, launched brand new industrial cyber security solution InfoWatch ARMA with industrial NGFW on board, dived into DCAP-solution development, introduced Safe Development Life cycle to increase the quality of our software and much more. All this time we have been closely monitoring the market dynamics, public breaches worldwide, infosec trends and news.
DHS tech manager steals data on 150k investigations
A federal technology manager admitted to conspiring with a former acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to steal a data­base managing more than 150,000 internal investigations and containing personal data of nearly 250,000 DHS employees, as court filings show, The Washington Post writes.
Newham Council data breach exposes "Gangs Matrix" to gangs
A sensitive police database detailing 203 alleged gang members and the weapons they are believed to carry was leaked by a London council in January 2017 and subsequently fell into gang hands, The Computer Business Review reveals with a reference to an Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) report.
Former senator Hassan aide stole gigabytes of ‘high value’ data
A former IT aide to New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan mounted an “extraordinarily extensive data-theft scheme” against the office, as the culprit’s plea agreement states, The Daily Caller writes.
540M Facebook user records exposed online, including passwords
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm UpGuard on Wednesday said they had discovered the existence of two datasets together containing the personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users, Gizmodo reports. Both were left publicly accessible.
Indian agency exposes millions of pregnant women's details
A database managed by an Indian government healthcare agency was left connected to the Internet without a password, where it exposed more than 12.5 million medical records for pregnant women, ZDNet has learned. Records go as far back as five years, to 2014, and include detailed medical information for women who underwent an ultrasound scan, amniocentesis, or other genetic testing of their unborn child.
Toyota announces second security breach in the last five weeks
Japanese car maker Toyota announced its second data breach today, making it the second cyber-security incident the company acknowledged in the past five weeks, The ZDNet reports. While the first incident took place at its Australian subsidiary, today's breach was announced by the company's main offices in Japan. The company said hackers breached its IT systems and accessed data belonging to several sales subsidiaries.
Researcher accused of hacking Microsoft, Nintendo servers
A 24-year-old security researcher, Zammis Clark, was nearly sent to prison today after he admitted that he hacked into Microsoft and Nintendo servers and stole confidential information, The Gadget Bridge writes. Clark is known as Slipstream or Raylee online and he was charged for various offences of computer misuse in a London Crown Court on Thursday. He pleaded guilty for hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo servers.
Noida: 9 executives steal data of IT firm, US clients
An IT firm in Sector 62, which serves US-based clients, has  lodged a police complaint against nine former officials who  allegedly stole confidential data of the company and its customers, The Times of India reports. The accused include a senior accounts manager, two accounts managers and six other officials in the technical team of Sysmind Tech Private Limited.
University of Washington Medicine exposes data of 1M patients
The medical files of nearly 1 million patients at the University of Washington Medicine were exposed for three weeks on the internet in December 2018 due to a data breach, Security Boulevard reports.
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