Home » Data Security / Data Theft

Data Security / Data Theft

B20 Policy Recommendations: Shaping an Interconnected World

On May 3rd, 2017, the B20 has officially handed over its Policy Recommendations to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the B20 Summit in Berlin. The recommendations are the product of a yearlong process of our seven Taskforces and Cross-thematic Groups, which comprise over 700 members from all G20 economies. Developed under the theme “Building Resilience – Improving Sustainability – Assuming ... Read More »

Data Breaches Attack All Parts Of A Business

Data breaches are an enterprise problem involving legal counsel, human resources, corporate communications and other incident response (IR) stakeholders, say Verizon. This is based on Verizon’s Data Breach Directory (DBD) case files that provide most of the data for its Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), and the latest report lists the 16 most common or lethal data breach scenarios from the point ... Read More »

Hong Kong’s 3.7 Million Voters Exposed in Massive Data Breach

Hong Kong might just have experienced its biggest ever data breach after the personal details of the Special Administrative Region (SAR)’s 3.7 million voters were stolen on two laptops. The details are said to have included ID card numbers, addresses and mobile phone numbers. They were stored on two laptops in a locked room at the AsiaWorld-Expo conference center near ... Read More »

BIIA Chairman David Worlock writes about “The Brexit Upside”

David Worlock is Chairman of BIIA and thus we follow closely his blogs.  With Brexit underway we found his recent discussion concerning Copy Right and Data Protection and Privacy in a post Brexit regulatory scenario highly relevant.  Here is what David Worlock wrote: “With friends and colleagues in the industry I have been looking at formulating a debate to be ... Read More »

Australia Adopts Law on Mandatory Data Breach Notification

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 passed both Houses of Parliament on 13 February. Unless the Government fixes a date for commencement by Proclamation, the law will enter into force 12 months from the date the Bill receives Royal Assent.  The following is the official statement from Australian Privacy and Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim: “I welcome the passage ... Read More »

Forrester: Navigating Change: 2017 Predictions

The consequences of today’s customer-led, digital-centric market are becoming clear: great change is upon us (and already happening in some cases). Forrester’s 2017 predictions reveal the big business and leadership, customer experience, and technology changes we anticipate in the coming year — and what to do about them. Business and leadership  The necessary and unavoidable changes to leadership and talent ... Read More »

EU-US Safe Harbor Framework Replaced by EU-US Privacy Shield

The European Commission and the United States have agreed on a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield. Today February 2, 2016, the College of Commissioners approved the political agreement reached and has mandated Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová to prepare the necessary steps to put in place the new arrangement. This new framework will protect the fundamental rights of ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Online Fraud, Broker Channel Fraud and Identity Takeover are Growing Threats

Members of Veda’s Fraud Focus Group heard online credit application fraud had increased 12.6% over the past year and that identity takeover was the fastest growing form of credit application fraud. Veda’s Fraud Focus Group twice a year brings together senior executives from Australia’s big banks, credit unions, card companies, international financial institutions, law enforcement officials and anti-fraud experts to discuss strategies to ... Read More »

Data Breach at Experian Involving US T-Mobile Customers

An Experian network server was accessed by an unauthorized party.  The unauthorized access is an isolated incident over a limited period of time. It included access to a server that contained personal information for consumers who applied for T-Mobile USA postpaid services between Sept. 1, 2013 and Sept. 16, 2015. Experian’s consumer credit database was not accessed, and no other ... Read More »

Data Distrust Pits Consumers against Business

Consumers around the world are actively sabotaging business success every day by deliberately providing the wrong information when asked for personal details, scuppering organisations’ growth plans. A new study by GBG, the leader in identity data intelligence solutions, shows consumers are fed up with being asked for their details, with two in three admitting to deliberately giving incorrect information because they ... Read More »

FICO Brings Self-Learning Analytics to Cyber Security

FICO leverages its patented fraud detection and streaming analytic technologies to detect cyber security threats as they occur FICO (NYSE: FICO) announced the availability of the FICO® Cyber Security Analytics solution. This solution leverages decades of research in streaming analytics technologies, as well as new advances in self-learning models, to detect emerging and evolving cyber threats in real time. “As ... Read More »

Cybercrime and the Value of Personal Data

Put simply, the underground economy is a collection of forums, chat rooms and custom-made websites that are all designed to facilitate, streamline and industrialize cybercrime.  It’s within these communities that cybercriminals gather to trade tools, services and victims’ credentials.  There are various ways to obtain credentials.  Some options are Phishing attacks, Trojan Horses and hacking into an online company database. ... Read More »

The Problem of Identity Theft and What You Can Do About It

Almost a year ago, Target first revealed a data breach had compromised millions of its customers’ credit and debit card information. Since then, the news has been dominated by the discovery of new breaches, disasters collectively putting millions of consumers’ information at risk and every consumer on alert. This time around, consumers haven’t forgotten: according to TransUnion’s most recent consumer ... Read More »