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Sentences for Hackers: Everyone Will Get What They Deserve

The number of cyber attacks continues to increase globally. Hackers, either alone or in organized crime groups, try to interfere with digital assets of individuals and businesses. However, not all of them get off scot-free, with fitting punishment to follow. Here is a digest of court sentences imposed on cyber criminals, as prepared by InfoWatch.

California to Introduce $1,000 Payouts for Every Data Leak Victim

A Californian senator has introduced a bill to increase data breach liability. If the bill is approved by the local senate and then the Governor, people affected by a data breach will be allowed to sue for $1,000 or monetary damages–whichever sum is greater. As a result, any company failing to prevent a big data leakage may have to pay multi-million compensations.

InfoWatch Analytical Center’s Report: How to Ensure Compliance with EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) gave effect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that establishes personal data protection principles and requirements and is aimed to uphold the rights of personal data subjects. It imposes harsher punishments for a failure to comply with personal information storage and processing rules, sets global data protection standards, and regulates cross-border data transfer.

Audio Leaks

In the digital era, audio leaks reached a brand new level to become an instrument of political pressure and a weapon in business battles. This is a digest of leaks through audio channels, prepared by InfoWatch.

Airline Data Leaks

Airlines operate huge volumes of passenger data, highly liquid commercial details, and their own know-how. For such a fast-paced business, any leak can have grave consequences.

Leaked Confidential Images Cost Businesses Millions

Modern companies process and store huge volumes of graphic information, primarily, scanned document copies. To prevent leaks of such data, organizations need to use DLP systems with built-in OCR modules.  This is a digest of image leaks, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

How Leaving Employees Can Damage Enterprise Assets

As the value of enterprise data continues to grow, businesses suffer heavy losses from actions by malicious insiders, especially those employees that are about to leave. If a company lacks necessary data protection and user behavior control tools, such employees can cause major damage to its information assets. This is a digest of data leaks by malicious employees that are about to leave, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center. 

Data Leaks by IT Specialists

Tech savvy system admins and some other IT specialists are major risk factors for enterprises, as they know how all information systems work and can easily bypass any less-than-perfect protection. However, most cases here are unintentional and caused by human errors. This is a digest of data leaks by IT specialists, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Data Leaks in Football

The success of football business relies heavily on data security. Indeed, data compromising may affect player transfers, financial performance of clubs, and even fan loyalty. This is a digest of data leaks in football prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Q1 2018 Major Leaks

In January-March 2018, InfoWatch Analytical Center registered 20% more leaks year over year. Here is an overview of the Q1 high-profile incidents.


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