Garmin’s services knocked out by cyber-attack

Smartwatch and wearables maker Garmin is getting its systems – both external and internal – back online five days after attackers encrypted some of them. The 23 July incident interrupted customer-facing applications, customer support and company communications. “We have no indication that any customer data, including payment information from Garmin Pay, was accessed, lost or […]

‘Millions’ caught in hack on Dave

Attackers have gained unauthorised access to user data at digital banking app developer Dave, with details of more than 7.5 million customers reportedly published on a hackers’ forum.  The security breach involved former third-party service provider Waydev. The stolen information includes passwords stored in hashed form using bcrypt, names, emails, birth dates, physical addresses and […]

Australia’s anti-trust watchdog files lawsuit against Google for ‘misusing personal data’

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched court proceedings against Google claiming it misled the country’s consumers when obtaining their personal information. The commission alleges the internet technology company failed to properly inform consumers, and did not gain their explicit informed consent, when it started in 2016 to combine personal information in customers’ […]

First American subsidiary charged with breaching data-protection rules

New York state’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) has charged First American Title Insurance Company with failing to maintain sufficient cybersecurity for hundreds of millions of documents. The company says it will contest the case. The state’s financial regulator alleges the subsidiary of California-based First American Financial Corp exposed the documents containing sensitive information such […]

Online video providers reminded on privacy

Six data protection and privacy authorities have published an open letter to video teleconferencing companies pointing out their obligations to comply with the law and handle people’s information responsibly. As the coronavirus pandemic has led to a sharp uptake in use of video conferencing, risks associated with collection and use of personal data have increased.  […]

Twitter notifies Irish DPC about hack

Social media company Twitter has officially informed Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) of a cyberattack involving high-profile accounts. The DPC is reviewing the notification and has yet to decide if to launch an investigation into the incident, according to media reports. In a data breach last week attackers targeted around 130 accounts of global political […]