The accidental disclosure of sensitive information is being highlighted as an example of how policymakers often fail to ensure the proper implementation of basic security. Swedish ministers Anders Ygeman, Home Affairs Minister, and Anna Johansson, Infrastructure Minister, have both resigned due to the scandals of a data breach. Sensitive data of Swedish citizens may have been leaked to contractors in Romania and the Czech Republic as well as other eastern European countries.
"On March 13, 2017, during security monitoring activities, our data security team identified potential unauthorized access to certain Virgin America computer systems." - Alaska Air Vice President, Kyle Levine Virgin America has confirmed in a letter to employees that their network had been breached and credentials had been stolen. The breached occurred on March 13th earlier this year. Hackers had gained "gained unauthorized access to certain Virgin America information systems
Hackers attacked a casino's internet connected fish tank to gain access to the company network. Internet connected devices are growing in popularity and as they do so does the risk of a breach occurring. A North American casino learned the risks associated with smart devices when something fishy seemed to be taking place within their smart aquarium. In a recent report for Darktrace, hackers attempted to steal data via accessing a casino's smart fish tank. The reason for the c
"A new direction in the way we develop and deploy capabilities to defend Army networks" - Lt. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command The U.S Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has announced the creation of the Army Cyber-research Analytics Laboratory (ACAL). The laboratory provides industrial and federally funded partners access to highly sensitive cyber security data. The new department was created out of a partnership with the Army Cyber Command. It is an
Job hunting site leaks social security numbers of users looking for employment. A Kansas Department of Commerce data system was breached in March leaking Social Security numbers of more than 500,000 residents. KCUR (a Kansas based news outlet) obtained the report through an open records request. The report revealed the data leaked included over 5.5 million SSNs from 10 different states. The data all came from a job seeking website where job seekers can post their resumes and