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49% of Orgs Report File Sharing Data Breach in Past 2 Years

With more healthcare organizations looking to cloud computing and file sharing options, PHI privacy and security cannot be overlooked. Failing to account for how these tools interact with sensitive data

Massive increase in identity theft – Zululand Observer

IDENTITY theft contributed to a loss of R1-billion from local companies in 2014, with 3 600 cases found by the SA Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) the same year. And the

India’s Zomato hit by 17m user data breach – SBS News

Indian online restaurant guide Zomato says hackers have the stolen data of more than 17 million users.Email addresses and passwords were among the records stolen by hackers, Zomato said in

All politicians are warned over cyber-security after phishing attacks target MPs

MPS have become the latest group to be targeted by online attacks after it emerged that hackers had sought to infiltrate their computers. Britain’s cyber-security bosses have emailed all MPs

Bell Canada Breach Hits Nearly Two Million Customers – Infosecurity Magazine

Bell Canada has become the latest big name brand to suffer a major data breach, after admitting that a hacker has illegally accessed personal info on as many as 1.9

Retail giant hit by year-long credit card data breach –

We’re talking about the country’s oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers. The company just disclosed that it was the victim of a major data breach that was ongoing from April 4,

Three in Five Firms Expect a Breach This Year – Infosecurity Magazine

SailPoint’s Market Pulse Survey also found that 35% of companies suffered two or more breaches in the last twelve months. Of the 50% of surveyed companies who reported being breached

Using Employees as Breach Detectors – Infosecurity Magazine

Hackers routinely target employees to achieve their nefarious ends. Research from CEB, now part of Gartner, found that employee mistakes—such as falling for phishing attacks or reusing passwords across sites—cause

Take action: Identity theft increases by 200 per cent in six years – Boksburg Advertiser

This is according to Manie van Schalkwyk, executive director of the SA Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS). “In the United States about 15 million residents have their identities stolen each year,

What consumers need to know about identity theft

The threat from ransomware is so frightening and immediate, given the extensive coverage of last week’s attack, that it is easy to forget about another technological threat — identity theft.