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In a first, Moody’s downgrades Equifax’s rating outlook due to cyberattack

Credit ratings agency Moody’s this week revised its rating outlook for Equifax, downgrading it from stable to negative as a result of financial losses stemming from a 2017 data breach. The move marks the very first time Moody’s has taken any kind of rating action as the result of financial fallout from a cyberattack. A…
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Equifax data breach recovery costs pass $1 billion

In Equifax’s latest Security and Exchange Commission filing the company is estimating it has spent about $1.4 billion recovering from its 2017 data breach that exposed the PII of 148 million customers, according to a published report. This includes a $690 million charge made during the first quarter of 2019 related to outstanding litigation and…
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Canada’s Freedom Mobile Elasticsearch database exposed

Researchers are claiming to have found an open Elasticsearch database containing 5 million records related 10 1.5 million Freedom Mobile customers — figures disputed by the telecommunications company. Noam Rotem and Ran Locar from vpnMentor said they came across the database on April 17 and attempted to contact Freedom Mobile on April 18 and 23…
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Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Evaluating the GDPR experiment

Companies are keeping their eyes on fines and gauging how GDPR compliance, or lack thereof, might impact them. Allen Bernard reports. We are starting to approach the one-year anniversary of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) launch and, so far, most companies have been spared the worst the new law has to offer.…
Executive Insight, Opinion

Small businesses beware: Cyberwar is right around the corner

Damages from cybercrime will cost $6 trillion by 2021. It’s a statistic from Cybersecurity Ventures that can’t be ignored and it’s the biggest threat facing businesses today, with reports indicating that more than 50 percent of IT decision makers are flagging phishing attacks as a top security threat. This year alone, ransomware will hit a…
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Warren bill would send execs to jail for data breaches

Executives at companies like Equifax who “negligently permit or fail to prevent” an incident that affects personal data may have to spend time in the slammer if Congress passes the Corporate Executive Accountability Act. Under the bill, introduced by presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., CEOs could get as much as one year in prison…
Data Breach, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Equifax neglected cybersecurity prior to breach, Senate report finds

On the eve of executives from Equifax CEO and Marriott appearing before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to discuss the lessons learned from a pair of major breaches, the subcommittee released a scathing report accusing Equifax of neglect and “failing to prioritize cybersecurity,” which led to a 2017 breach that affected 145 million people.…
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30 years in: My, how SC and security have changed

1989. Acid wash jeans, Bon Jovi and the compassionate conservatism of the Reagan Era were actually, unironically popular. The Berlin Wall fell, free elections were held in the then Soviet Congress of Deputies, Vaclev Havel became president of Czechoslavakia, and pro-democracy rallies held sway in China. And, SC Media was born. It was a time…
Data Breach, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Image-I-Nation supply chain breach exposes data of major credit agencies’ customers

Image-I-Nation Technologies, Inc., which provides hosting services and software to consumer reporting agencies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, experienced a supply chain breach that left users’ personal information exposed for as long as two weeks. Last Dec. 20, the company “discovered that there had been unauthorized access to our database containing the personal information of…
Opinion, Security News

How to Stop the Insider Threat from Switching Off Your Security Lights

By Armaan Mahbod, manager, insider threat analyst team, Dtex Systems You’ve spent millions on security. You have the latest and smartest firewalls installed. You have deployed cutting-edge AI-powered antivirus solutions. Phishing emails are stopped cold by your expensive anti-spam and email security gateway solutions, some of the time at least. You are using a CASB…
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