The number of cybersecurity incidents reported to the U.K.'s data privacy watchdog has continued to decline, recently plummeting by nearly 40%. But is the quantity of data breaches going down, or might organizations be failing to spot them or potentially even covering them up?
Blackbaud is one of a growing number of organizations that say they paid ransomware attackers primarily for their promise to delete exfiltrated data. A class action lawsuit filed against the software vendor in the wake of its breach notification questions whether attackers' promises have any merit.
A former Cisco engineer has pleaded guilty to causing $1.4 million in damages to his former employer. Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh admitted to deleting 456 virtual machines that affected 16,000 WebEx accounts for weeks, according to the Justice Department.
Federal prosecutors have charged Uber's former CSO, Joe Sullivan, with covering up a hack attack and data breach. It's apparently the first case that involves attempting to hold a security officer personally responsible for a breach - beyond simply being fired. Is this the start of a trend?
Marriott faces another lawsuit, filed in Britain, over the breach of its Starwood guest reservation system. The breach ran from 2014 to 2018 - Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016 - and exposed personal information for an estimated 7 million customers in the U.K.
President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order that requires TikTok owner ByteDance to divest its U.S. operations within 90 days. In the new order, Trump cites national security concerns in demanding the Chinese company sell its American assets.
The U.K.'s privacy watchdog is probing banking giant Barclays over its use of employee monitoring tools after the bank in February reportedly shifted from anonymized tracking to giving managers the ability to view data for individual employees.
President Donald Trump, citing national security concerns, has signed two executive orders that will ban the Chinese-owned social media platforms TikTok and WeChat from the U.S. within 45 days. The orders appear designed to accelerate the sale of the two platforms to American firms.
Is Microsoft coming to TikTok's rescue? It appears that's a very strong possibility following President Donald Trump's threat Friday to ban the app in the U.S. Microsoft hasn't committed to buying part of TikTok, but says if it did, it would bring the popular app world-class security and privacy protections.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two Chinese nationals with hacking into the systems of hundreds of organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The suspects' activities allegedly included probing for vulnerabilities in systems at companies developing COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and testing tech.
Europe's highest court has invalidated the Privacy Shield, a data-sharing agreement between the EU and U.S., on the grounds that the U.S. offers insufficient protection for Europeans' privacy rights. Privacy advocates say the ruling should drive the U.S. to rethink its policies.
Britain's U-turn on Huawei, announcing that it will now ban the manufacturer's gear from its 5G networks, highlights this as yet unresolved problem: Years of underinvestment and policy failures have left Britain and its allies with no inexpensive, trusted alternative.
The U.S. Secret Service is combining its electronic and financial crime units into a single task force that will focus on investigating cyber-related financial crimes, such as BEC schemes and ransomware attacks. The move comes as lawmakers push for the Secret Service to take a more active role in fighting cybercrime.