We have seen major data breaches from many large organizations including Cognizant and GoDaddy and perhaps surprisingly, some repeat offenders such as Marriott who recently announced they suffered another breach affecting 5.2 million guests.
We know that breaches and hacks are inevitable . The odds dictate that your information will be breached at some point. But what does it really mean when your data is compromised? Just what are cybercriminals doing with the information they steal, and how much is this data really worth?
Equifax has reported that hackers compromised data for up to 143 million US consumers and 400,00 UK customers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers. We explain what you can do to protect your devices as a result of the Equifax data breach.
Ransomware continues to escalate globally and targets more and more essential services. This particular attack has been devastating for the UK, knocking out patient records and rendering hospitals completely at its mercy. With no ability to access patient records and essential data patients are being turned away on a large scale.
As initially reported on The Intercept, GCHQ (the UK Governments equivalent of the NSA) and the NSA were able to hack Kaspersky Software's ant-virus software to track users and infiltrate networks. This information comes directly from documents released by Edward Snowden. The hacked software was then used to monitor email and web traffic to obtain intelligence. [...]
Anthem, the second largest health insurance company operating under Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Amerigroup and Healthlink has suffered a massive data breach. The company announced that they have been the victim of a "very sophisticated external cyber attack" on their system. The information compromised includes names, birthdays, medical ID's, Social [...]