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Jack Daniel’s-Maker Suffers REvil Ransomware Breach

US wine and spirits giant Brown-Forman has become the latest big-name brand to suffer a serious ransomware-related data breach, cyber-criminals have claimed. The Jack Daniel’s-maker has released few details about the incident but claimed it successfully prevented attackers from encrypting its files. “We are working closely with law enforcement, as well as world class third-party

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Data Firm Exposes 235 Million Social Media Profiles

A social media data broker has exposed the public-facing profiles of 235 million users via a misconfigured online database, according to researchers. Comparitech teamed up with Bob Diachenko to uncover three identical copies of the data on August 1, left online with no password or other authentication required to access it. In total, 192 million

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Chrome to Warn Users Completing Suspicious Forms

Users of Google’s cross-platform web browser Chrome are to be shown a warning when they start to complete a form that may not be secure. Beginning in M86, Chrome will warn users when they try to complete forms on secure (HTTPS) pages that are submitted insecurely. These forms, which are described on the Chromium Blog

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Marriott Hit by Another Class Action Lawsuit After Breach

Marriott International is set for another courtroom showdown with victims of a major data breach announced in 2018, affecting 339 million global customers. Tech journalist Martin Bryant, 41, has reportedly filed a collective action lawsuit on behalf of the estimated seven million former guests of the hotel giant from England and Wales whose personal data was compromised.

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Nearly 40% of Firms Fired Staff for Security Policy Breaches

Almost two-fifths (39%) of British business decision makers have sacked employees because they breached corporate security policy during the pandemic, according to new data from Centrify. The IAM specialist polled 200 UK respondents to find out more about how COVID-19 and mass remote working has impacted corporate cybersecurity. Over half (58%) of respondents admitted that employees

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Data Breach at Illinois Healthcare System

Illinois healthcare system FHN has notified patients of a data breach that took place in February. An investigation was launched by the Freeport-based healthcare provider after it transpired that the email accounts of a number of employees had been compromised. According to a notice issued by FHN, the alarm was raised when suspicious activity was spotted within

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