Quest Diagnostics data leak may have up to 12 million victims

Lab testing giant, Quest Diagnostics has announced that it has experienced a data leak after an unauthorized party gained access to its systems to compromise the personal data of around 11.9 million customers. Financial and medical records are believed to be among the data exposed, after Quest’s billing collection services provider, American Medical Collection Agency, […]

Massive data breach hits the Australian National University

The Australian National University is currently engaged in damage limitation after a massive data breach that took place two weeks ago. The data breach led to large amounts of student and staff data being accessed by an unauthorized “sophisticated” hacker. Around 200,000 people have been hit by the attack, the origins of which have their […]

Facebook US-EU data transfer appeal dismissed in Supreme Court

A Facebook appeal designed to stop a referral to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding the validity of data transfer channels between Europe and the US has been dismissed in the Supreme Court, reports reveal. The High Court passed the case to the European Court in October 2018, saying that Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s […]

#EDPS: European Data Protection Summit earns social media praise

Delegates are taking to Twitter to engage with some of the insightful presentations taking place at European Data Protection Summit in the heart of London. Attendees in the Synergy Theatre heard iSTORM Solutions DPO, Richard Merrygold discussed the challenges and solutions of Subject Access Requests. Head of Privacy and Protection at Gemserv, Ivana Bartoletti, presented […]

People Inc. announces data breach exposing nearly 1,000 clients

In a statement, People Inc. announced that personal information had been exposed after two employee email accounts had been breached. The non-profit organisation discovered the breach on February 19, 2019 whereby an unknown individual had gained access to an email account belonging to an employee at People Inc. Once identified, People Inc. immediately reset the […]

Lack of skills considered to be one of the biggest challenges to OT security

An online survey conducted by security firm NTT Security has looked into the challenges facing organisations managing Operational Technology (OT). The report revealed that just under half of the respondents (46%) said a lack of skills was the biggest challenge companies face when managing OT, whilst 29% believed that the lack of visibility into OT […]