#Privacy: World Health Organization warns of ongoing Coronavirus phishing attacks

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning about phishing attacks impersonating the organisation.  Cyber criminals are now capitalising on the fears surrounding the global health emergency Coronavirus, by disguising themselves as WHO.  “WHO is aware of suspicious email messages attempting to take advantage of the 2019 novel coronavirus emergency,” said the agency in […]

#Privacy: Data breach exposes 144K Canadians

A recent report has revealed that in the past two years, 144,000 Canadians have had their personal data compromised by several government departments and agencies.  According to an 800-page document tabled in the House of Commons and filed by Conservative MP Dean Allison, across 10 entities there was a total of 7,992 breaches.  The Canada Revenue […]

#Privacy: Most companies aren’t ready to take care of data breach emergencies

Most organizations (73 percent) surveyed in a research continue to experience unplanned downtime and outages due to mismanaged digital certificates. More than half of respondents (55 percent) say their organizations have experienced four or more certificate-related outages in the past two years alone, says new Keyfactor-Ponemon Institute: The Impact of Unsecured Digital Identities report. “Connectivity and the number of […]

#Privacy: Shipping industry now targeted by Coronavirus scams

Proofpoint researchers have uncovered a new Coronavirus-themed email attack focusing on concerns around disruptions to global shipping.  Following the classification of the Coronavirus as a global emergency, attackers are capitalising on its fears and exclusively targeting industries that are susceptible to shipping disruptions such as manufacturing, industrial, finance and transportation.  In a blog post, researchers […]

#Privacy: Estee Lauder exposes 440m records

An unsecured database belonging to cosmetic giant Estee Lauder has exposed hundreds of millions of customer records and internal logs. Security researcher Jeremiah Fowler, discovered the non-password protected database on January 30.  The database consisted of 440,336,852 records, which contained plaintext email addresses, including internal email addresses from the @estee.com domain. In addition, the database […]