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Survey: Nearly one-third of breached companies reported job losses after data breach

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Nearly one-third of surveyed companies that experienced a data breach in the previous 12 months said the incident cost certain employees their jobs. Conducted by Kaspersky Lab last March and April, the “Global Corporate IT Security Risks Survey” elicited responses from 5,878 businesses across 29 countries. Among this data set, 1,062 small-to-medium-sized businesses and 863…

White House says new Chinese IT equipment rule may disrupt business without helping security

White House further restricts mobile devices in West Wing

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The proclivity of former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman to record conversations with colleagues, including the president and her firing in the Situation Room by Chief of Staff John Kelly, has prompted the administration to further restrict staffers use of mobile devices in the West Wing. An earlier policy enacted 19 months ago called…

Hackers steal data on 380,000 British Airways customers

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British Airways has resolved an August breach that resulted in data being stolen from about 380,000 customers and the company is treating a probe of the incident with some “urgency.” “We have notified the police and relevant authorities,” the airline said in a statement about the breach, which occurred between August 21 and Sept. 5. “The…

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