Twilio, which runs a customer engagement platform used by thousands of businesses, says that its employees were tricked via SMS phishing messages into giving attackers their login credentials, resulting in the theft of information on customers, as well as their customers and end users.
The ISMG Security Report analyzes a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, in which Uber accepts responsibility for a data breach cover-up to avoid criminal charges. It also discusses why early-stage startups are conserving cash and recent initiatives from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Data breaches in the healthcare sector cost about $10.1 million - more than double the average cost of breaches across other industries - once again ranking the sector as having the most expensive data breaches, says Limor Kessem, principal consultant of cyber crisis management at IBM Security.
Ride-sharing service Uber has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a criminal investigation into its massive 2016 data breach. After Uber admitting to covering up the data breach, as well as several other factors, the government has ended its prosecution.
Getting cybersecurity right means CISOs need peer relationships with other operations executives. CISOs need board access and a handle on the company business, writes Ian Keller, director of security at a telecom company. "And then you'll wake up and realize this is not as simple as it sounds."
A proposed $350 million settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit against T-Mobile, after a 2021 data breach that affected nearly 77 million people, includes breach victims and related legal costs. The settlement requires T-Mobile to invest $150 million to bolster data security.
While Managed EDR can help in many endpoint scenarios, it’s important to be aware that going beyond the endpoint allows MDR and extended detection and response (XDR) to offer broader cybersecurity coverage.
A misconfigured Alibaba private cloud server has led to the leak of around 1 billion Chinese nationals' personal details. An unknown hacker, identified as "ChinaDan," posted an advertisement on a hacker forum selling 23 terabytes of data for 10 bitcoins, equivalent to about $200,000.
India's stock brokers and depository participants must now report all cyberattacks and breaches to the Securities and Exchange Board of India within six hours of detection under a mandate implementing what is likely the world's tightest breach reporting timeline requirement.
Publicly traded companies will need to beef up their cybersecurity knowledge since the the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing rules and guidelines that would mandate more stringent oversight of cyber risk, says Roger Sels, former vice president of cyber solutions for BlackBerry.
Canada's Desjardins Group has reached an out-of-court settlement to resolve a data breach class action lawsuit. The breach, which the credit union group first disclosed in 2019, traced to a "malicious" insider who for 26 months had been selling personal details for 4.2 million active customers.
A bipartisan U.S. proposal for a national privacy law also imposes new cybersecurity regulatory mandates onto the private sector. The inclusion of a data security section in draft privacy legislation shows the Washington consensus for voluntary industry measures is wearing thin.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on Friday reached a provisional agreement to set a "baseline for cybersecurity risk management measures and reporting obligations." Called NIS2, it is a modernized framework based on the EU Network and Information Security Directive.
New York state officials are investigating a data breach at Illuminate Education, maker of a widely used software platform for K-12 schools. More than 1 million current and former New York students' personal details were exposed, and some students in California, Colorado and Connecticut were also affected.
The number of organizations being breached is on the rise, according to Forrester's 2021 State of Enterprise Breaches report. Allie Mellen describes the trend as "disappointing" and discusses the misaligned expectations some organizations have about breaches, as well as other report findings.