Report Shows Personal Info On 144K Canadians Breached By Federal Entities: Expert Comments

It was recently reported that information on 144,000 Canadians was breached by 10 federal departments on almost 8,000 occasions in the past 2 years alone. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) saw the most individuals affected, with 3,020 breaches involving 59,065 individuals. The CRA blames the breaches on misdirected mail, security incidents, and employee misconduct. “Two-thirds […]

Expert Reaction On “Big Tech Needs More Regulation” – Mark Zuckerberg

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The Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg admitted that big tech needs more regulation. Specifically, there have been calls for regulation in four main areas: elections, harmful content, privacy and data portability. Mark Zuckerberg: Big Tech needs more regulation — Financial Times (@FT) February 16, 2020 Experts Comments February 17, 2020 Wayne Johnson + Follow Me […]

UK Anti-Doping Agency Hit With Over 11,000 Malicious Email Attacks – Expert Reaction

The UK’s Anti-Doping agency has been hit with a total of 11,148 malicious emails in the final three months of last year, according to research fromParliament Street think tank. The data collected via the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act provided insight into the large number of spam and malicious emails blocked by UKAD in Q4 2019. The […]

Expert On Heathrow Airport Apologises For IT Failure Disruption

BBC News this morning reported that Heathrow Airport has apologised for disruptions after being hit by ‘technical issues’. One passenger reportedly said the situation was “utter chaos” after a problem with the airport’s IT system saw staff called in to help passengers get to gates on the second day of the half-term weekend. Experts Comments February […]

Expert Comment On News: Institute Of International Education (IIE) Leaks Student Personal Data With Two Exposed Databases

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An interesting story has run on exposed databases. According to a story in Infosecurity Magazine, a US education non-profit, the Institute of International Education (IIE) has unwittingly leaked the personal information of thousands of students after leaving two online MongoDB databases exposed. The database contained links with active access token to documents stored elsewhere. These […]

The Future Of 5G May Be Bright, But Is It Secure?

5G is here to replace not just legacy cellular standards, but a multitude of other wireless and wired communication standards and therefore its scope will cover personal use, business operations, transportation and smart city infrastructure. This, together with its support for dense IoT networks – which could potentially have over 1 million devices per square […]

Siemens, Moxa Devices Exposed To DoS Attacks By Profinet Vulnerability – Experts Reaction

In response to reports that a serious vulnerability found in the Profinet industrial communication protocol exposes devices from Siemens, Moxa and possibly other vendors to denial-of-service attacks, cybersecurity experts offer perspective. Experts Comments February 17, 2020 Javvad Malik + Follow Me – UnFollow Me Security Awareness Advocate KnowBe4 This is an interesting vulnerability as it can be triggered […]

Rutter’s Hit By Credit Card Stealing Malware – Privacy Expert Comments

Rutter’s, the convenience store, fast food restaurant, and gas station chain owner, has disclosed that 71 locations were infected with a point-of-sale (POS) malware that was used by attackers to steal customers’ credit card information. Rutter’s disclosed in a Notice of Payment Card Incident that it found evidence indicating that some payment card data from cards used […]