Millions of golfer records from Game Golf app exposed

Millions of sensitive data points have been exposed on an unprotected server. Security Discovery researcher, Bob Diachenko, discovered an Elastic database that was not password protected and thus visible on the internet. Further investigation revealed that the database belonged to Game Golf. The compromised information included usernames, passwords, emails and Facebook login information as well […]

Leniency for Singapore companies that admit data breach involvement

Organisations in Singapore that come clean about involvement in a data breach may receive less harsh financial penalties from the city-state’s data regulator. The leniency would be applied only in the case of common data breaches, which include URL manipulation, weak password management or printing malfunctions coming through mistaken recipients of mail. Singapore’s regulator, the […]

Canada announces Digital Charter

The Canadian government is seeking to reform current privacy legislation as part of a move to build greater trust in the digital world. In a speech, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced the 10-point digital charter, which he claimed would be needed in a society that is increasingly data reliant. The points include ensuring universal access […]