Researchers at the University of Cambridge, via a myPersonality test on Facebook, reportedly used data from 3 million users to power a spin-off company that delivered targeted advertising services. Facebook says the app is one of 200 that it's suspended for suspicious data handling practices.
Speech recognition software vendor Nuance Communications says an unauthorized third party accessed one of its medical transcription platforms, exposing records for 45,000 people. The company has blamed the breach on a former employee, who accessed personal data from several of Nuance's clients.
Security alert: Microsoft has issued updates to fix 67 unique flaws in its products. One vulnerability in Windows VBScript engine is already being actively exploited in the wild via malicious Word documents and could also be employed for attacks via websites and malvertising, Microsoft warns.
Spectre and Meltdown: It's déjà vu all over again as Intel is reportedly prepping a coordinated vulnerability disclosure announcement for eight new speculative execution flaws. One of the new flaws is apparently worse than any of the three Spectre/Meltdown variants that came to light in January.
Equifax says it continues to field queries from U.S. lawmakers about the full extent of its massive 2017 data breach, which occurred after an attacker exploited its unpatched Apache Struts web application. Research finds that many more organizations are using unpatched Struts applications.
A remote code execution vulnerability revealed in late March in the Drupal content management system is now being used on a large scale for mining the virtual currency monero, a researcher says. At least 400 websites have been infected, and the total number is likely far higher, security experts warn.
Ovum Research and Entrust Datacard experts discuss the transformation of identity and where it is headed.
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Australia's Commonwealth Bank has confirmed that two magnetic tapes containing transaction information for 19.8 million accounts went missing two years ago after mishandling by a subcontractor. A forensic investigation concluded the tapes were likely destroyed, and no fraudulent activity has been detected.
Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that reportedly received data on up to 87 million Facebook users without their consent, shut down on Wednesday. The company had worked on the 2016 campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump. But its backers have launched a new firm, called Emerdata.
Mark Jaffe is less concerned about how adversaries breach networks, but more concerned about how to secure their actual target - critical data. His startup company, Allure Security, intends to help secure that data.
At a time when so many new devices are connected to enterprise networks, security leaders struggle just to inventory the devices - never mind secure them. Nathan Burke, CMO of Axonius, a new device management vendor, discusses the niche Axonius fills.
You know that you've got a problem to solve but how will you address it? More importantly, who will help you address it? This is the crux of the build versus buy debate that companies are currently having with themselves.
While building and buying both have their merits, they also have costs which should be...