Tag Archives: Breach

Huge Singapore data breach shows need for new approach

Personal data of 1.5 million citizens, including prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, has been stolen from a government health database in Singapore in a “deliberate, targeted and well-planned attack”, according to health ministry. Those affected visited SingHealth’s specialist outpatient clinics and polyclinics from 1 May 2015 to 4 July 2018, but while data includes… Read More »

GDPR exposes breach reporting flaws

While it is too soon to identify any trends around the enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the past month has exposed serious failings in organisations’ ability to notify of personal data breaches, according to Stewart Room, data protection lead at PwC in the UK and globally. “We had some very challenging… Read More »

Ticketmaster warns of third-party data breach

Ticketmaster UK has warned of a potential personal data breach four days after detecting malware in a third-party artificial intelligence-based customer support chatbot service. The company said the infected service was disabled across all Ticketmaster websites as soon as it was discovered that malware on the service, hosted by Inbenta Technologies and based in… Read More »

Equifax breach lessons not learned

Poor cyber security practices around downloading and patching software are exposing thousands of organisations to cyber attacks, according to security firm Sonatype. In the year since the breach of 148 million Equifax records belonging to US consumers and 694,000 UK consumers, up to 10,800 organisations – including tech firms, car manufacturers, financials services, and insurance… Read More »