data breaches

MyHeritage breach exposes 92M emails and hashed passwords

The genetic analysis and family tree website MyHeritage was breached last year by unknown actors, who exfiltrated the emails and hashed passwords of all 92 million registered users of the site. No cre

WTF is GDPR?

Within a matter of months, the General Data Protection Regulation will apply across the EU and business processing citizens' data will need to be sure they're compliant. We explain the major changes i

We’re hitting rock bottom in cyber — let’s do something

When it comes to the cybersecurity problem, where is rock bottom? Internet security is in a state of crisis. With their shocking scope and targeting of some of society’s most critical infrastructure

Global cybersecurity spending to grow 7% to $86.4BN in 2017, says Gartner

Analyst Gartner is projecting that worldwide spending on IT security products and services will grow seven per cent, year over year, to reach a total of $86.4 billion in 2017.

Illumio, a specialist in segmented security, raises $125M at $1b+ valuation

Another day, another major round of funding for a security startup, underscoring just how active the area of IT protection is right now — both in terms of business need and as an investment oppo

Prevent data breaches, don’t just report them

Public data breach lists are a symptom of a deeper problem: U.S. cybersecurity laws place a disproportionate emphasis on notifying the public after a breach has occurred. While notice always will play

In New York, data breaches shot up 60% last year

On Tuesday, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a summary of the year 2016 in data breaches. Collecting any breach that affected New York state residents, the A

Sources: Amazon quietly acquired AI security startup harvest.ai for around $20M

Amazon's AWS cloud services division quietly acquired cyber security firm harvest.ai last year, TechCrunch has learned.

The carrot and stick of data breaches

Data breaches are on the rise. Just recently we saw new reports confirming Yahoo! suffered another breach back in 2013. It seems like putting personal information in a website today feels a bit like g

How threat intelligence sharing can help deal with cybersecurity challenges

In the ever-shifting landscape of cyberthreats and attacks, having access to timely information and intelligence is vital and can make a big difference in protecting organizations and firms against da

Evernote Saw First Signs Of Hacking On Feb. 28: Emails, Passwords And Usernames Accessed But Not Your Data Or Payment Details

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.evernote.com">Evernote</a> is requiring its nearly 50 million users to reset their passwords after the popular personal note-taking app became the latest high-prof