A security researcher found an unsecured database belonging to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China that contained 8.4 TB of email metadata. While it's not clear if anyone accessed the data, an attacker could have seen all email being sent or received by a specific person.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes Apple's newly announced single sign-on function that's built with privacy in mind. Plus, a discussion of the "other" insider threat and an Infosecurity Europe conference recap.
A third medical lab test firm - BioReference Laboratories - has acknowledged that it's a victim of the data breach at American Medical Collection Agency, which may have exposed data on more than 20 million patients. Meanwhile, at least four state attorneys general are now investigating the breach.
One year after the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect, data protection experts gathered at the European Data Protection Summit in London to review the state of privacy - not just in the U.K. and Europe but across the world. Here are eight takeaways.
Apple will introduce a feature in its new iOS 13 operating system later this year that allows the use of Apple credentials to log into other services. The feature is designed to reduce the amount of personal information that app developers obtain, a clear shot across the bow of Facebook and Google.
Australian National University has detected a data breach that resulted in the copying of "significant amounts" of staff and student data stretching back 19 years. The intrusion began in late 2018 and was detected on May 17.
A data breach at American Medical Collection Agency has affected nearly 12 million patients who had lab tests performed by Quest Diagnostics, exposing a wealth of information, including Social Security numbers.
A proposed $74 million settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit against Premera Blue Cross after a 2014 data breach that affected nearly 11 million individuals includes $32 million for breach victims and also would require the health insurer to invest $42 million to bolster data security.
Post-GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act was the first piece of US legislation to emerge - but it's hardly the last. Attorney Sadia Mirza of Troutman Sanders talks about the potential impact of CCPA and other pending privacy legislation.
News aggregator Flipboard has initiated a systemwide password reset affecting as many as 150 million users following two database intrusions. Flipboard doesn't collect ID or financial information, but users could be at risk if they have reused their Flipboard password on other services.
One year after Europe's tough new GDPR privacy law went into full effect, authorities in Britain have seen the number of annual data breach notifications more than quadruple. Meanwhile, the number of data protection complaints filed by Europeans has doubled.
The former owner of the company behind the LeakedSource.com website, which trafficked in billions of stolen login credentials, will pay a fine equivalent to the money he made off the scam, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
There's been a potential leak of personally identifiable information from Instagram, but it's not clear yet whether the data on 49 million users came directly from the social media company. A database that was left online without password protection has since been taken down.
The Department of Homeland Security is warning that Chinese-made drones could be sending sensitive data back to their manufacturers, where it can be accessed by the government, according to news reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a long-expected executive order that bans the purchase of telecommunication equipment from nations deemed to pose a spying risk. Also, Huawei was banned by the Commerce Department from buying U.S. components without obtaining a license first.