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Veeam server lapse leaks over 440 million email addresses

You know what isn’t a good look for a data management software company? A massive mismanagement of your own customer data.


Canadian retailer's servers storing 15 years of user data sold on Craigslist

A security researcher has found customer and employee data belonging to one of Canada's biggest PC hardware retailers on servers put up for sale on Craigslist. The data, believed to go back as far as 15 years, belongs to NCIX, a PC retailer that filed for bankruptcy and closed shop in December 2017

Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach

Albeit, the fine is only £500,000 because the loss of customer data occurred when the UK’s prior privacy regime was in force — rather than the tough new data protection law, brought in via the EU’s GDPR, which allows for maximum penalties of as much as 4% of a company’s global turnover for the most serious data failures.

Boston hospitals cough up $1M for ‘Boston Trauma’ HIPAA violations

OCR reached HIPAA settlements with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for compromising patients’ PHI when they invited the “Boston Trauma” film crews on premises without first obtaining authorization from patients.

Former Lotte Duty Free executive indicted in South Korean court

The indictment filed by the seoul southern district prosecutors office accuses former Lotte executive S-Y Lee of violating the unfair competition prevention and trade secret protection act. The document states Lee resigned from Lotte when he thought he would be passed over for a promotion to company director. Prosecutors allege that he later met in Hong Kong with a top DFS executive, identified as Andrew Ford, and that he allegedly passed on confidential information about Lotte's plans for new businesses in 11 countries, including Guam.

Classified Information: Overview of State Secret Leaks

In H1 2018, state secret incidents accounted for 5.3% of all registered data leaks. This is a digest of state secret leaks, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

Data Breaches Via Email

In H1 2018, email services were used for almost one in every 10 registered confidential data leaks. Most incidents were of unintentional nature and thus could have been prevented by properly configured DLP systems. This is a digest of data leaks via email, prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

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.


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