The breach was discovered on June 18 and the firm started notifying customers on July 6. However, the intrusion came to light only on July 21 when security researcher Dominic Alvieri came across a copy of the notification sent by Entrust to customers. Entrust is a Minneapolis, MN-based company that provides security solutions for user…

The hugely popular Manga comics platform Mangatoon has fallen victim to a data breach. No fewer than 23 million user accounts could be at risk, thanks to a poorly secured database. Worse still, Mangatoon doesn’t seem to be responding to messages from the breacher, or people notifying it that the breach has taken place. A…

A data breach can destroy a business. For small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB), this is really especially concerning, as 60% will shut down within six months of the attack. While larger companies and agencies likely won’t have to shut their doors, they, too, suffer serious consequences. There are financial costs, which Ponemon Institute and IBM…

Syniverse says it has roughly 1,250 customers across 200 countries, including a vast majority of the world’s mobile carriers, such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Vodafone, China Mobile, Airtel, Telefónica, and América Móvil. The company’s services are used to connect the networks of different mobile carriers and enable the transmission of data. Syniverse says it enables…

Cyentia Institute and RiskRecon released a research that quantifies how a multi-party data breach impacts many organizations in today’s interconnected digital world. The study is based on an analysis of 897 multi-party breaches involving three or more interrelated companies. The impact of multi-party data breach events 897 multi-party data breach incidents, also referred to as…

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commissioners, in a split-vote (3-2), issued a policy statement on September 15, requiring both health applications and connected devices to comply with the “Health Breach Notification Rule (August 2009).” The commissioners recognized how the applications and devices did not fall within the scope of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…

A Defense Ministry email to more than 250 Afghans who are eligible for relocation and still remain in Afghanistan was mistakenly copied to all applicants Monday instead of blind copied. British media reports said the people whose email addresses were distributed included some individuals who are in hiding from the Taliban. “It is an unacceptable…

In a notification letter filed with the Maine Attorney General’s Officer, the company said personal information of roughly 6500 individuals was compromised during a ransomware attack that was identified in mid-June. An investigation launched into the incident, the company says, has revealed that the attackers first compromised SAC Wireless’ systems in April 13. The threat…

Data breaches like ransomware can be catastrophic for some businesses. Not only do affected organizations lose revenue from the downtime that occurs during the incident, the post-breach costs can be significant. These costs can include everything from the time and resources it takes to detect how the compromise occurred and remediate the actual threat to…