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Data Breach by Privileged Users

Because of their position, top managers enjoy privileged access to confidential information, including personal data of employees and customers, trade secrets, and other sensitive information. This is a digest of data leaks by executives, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

How Hotels Leak Guest Details

Payment details and personal data of hotel customers are honey pies for cyber criminals who therefore break into Wi-Fi networks and booking systems. This is a digest of leaks from hotel chains, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

USB Sticks Behind Big Losses

In H1 2018, USB sticks and other removable media accounted for 2.1% of leaks worldwide. Although its share in the leakage breakdown decreased, this channel should not be ignored. DLP systems reliably control the use of removable media in the company, while it also makes sense to encrypt sensitive information for its secure transfer. This is a digest of recent leaks through removable media, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Top 5 Leaks in Q3 2018

In Q3 2018, InfoWatch Analytical Center registered almost 20% more confidential data leaks year over year. This is a digest of top five incidents revealed during the period from July to September.

Payment Data Breaches

Unauthorized access to bank card details may cause a serious damage to its holder, who may end up with all the money being withdrawn by criminals. This is a digest of payment data leaks prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Data Breaches Hit Car Manufacturers

Know-how, trade secrets, and personal data of employees and customers are the most common data types leaked from manufacturers by hackers and malicious or negligent insiders. This is a digest of recent confidential information leaks from car manufacturing companies, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Data Breaches by Contractors

In today’s digital era, businesses share more and more corporate information with their partners and therefore should pick service providers with great care and subject to confidentiality agreements. This is a digest of data leaks by contractors, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Education Data Breaches

As students are soon back to schools and universities, InfoWatch Analytical Center has prepared a digest of recent education data leaks.

Data leak exposes names, ID numbers, and plain-text passwords of 934,000 South Africans

A South African database containing sensitive personal data, which appears to have originated from a traffic fine platform, has been leaked online, The Mybroadband reports.

Data Leaks from Public Eateries

Visiting cafés, restaurants, coffee houses, and other such places increases the risk of data, primarily payment details, being leaked. This is a digest of recent leaks from public eateries, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

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