FTC bans Spyfone and its CEO from surveillance business

Spyware maker Spyfone and CEO Scott Zuckerman have been barred from the surveillance business by the Federal Trade Commission after failing to protect customers’ devices from hackers and sharing information…

Amazon fined €746M for violating privacy laws

Amazon has been fined a record-breaking €746 million for allegedly violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the way it conducts targeted behavioral advertising.   Luxembourg’s Commission nationale pour…

Saudi Aramco data breach: Hackers stole 1 TB worth of data

Saudi Aramco suffers a massive data breach. Hackers stole 1 TB of confidential data belonging to Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, and sold it on the dark web.…

American fashion brand Guess suffers data breach

Guess, an American fashion brand, was hit by a ransomware attack in February, and the company has now announced a data breach and notified affected customers.   The attack was…

Mint Mobile data breach: Hackers accessed personal data

Mint Mobile has announced a data breach that exposed members’ account information and moved phone numbers to another carrier, according to BleepingComputer’s report.   A threat actor moved the phone…

Morgan Stanley suffers data breach: Report

Morgan Stanley has revealed a data breach after attackers hacked into a third-party vendor’s Accellion FTA server and stole personal information belonging to its clients.   Morgan Stanley is a…

McDonald’s suffers data breach: Reports

McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food company, has announced a data breach after hackers broke into company systems and took data from customers and employees in the United States, South Korea,…

Volkswagen suffers massive data breach: 3.3 million customers impacted

After a vendor exposed unsecured data on the Internet, Audi and Volkswagen suffered a data breach impacting 3.3 million customers.   Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is the German…

JBS ransomware attack: paid $11 million to REvil ransomware

Following a catastrophic ransomware attack late last month, JBS disclosed on Wednesday that it paid extortionists $11 million in bitcoins to recover access to its systems.   Third-party forensic investigations…

Fujifilm ransomware attack: shuts down parts of its network globally

Fujifilm, the Japanese multinational conglomerate, has taken down a part of its network as it investigates a possible ransomware attack.   The company, which is best known for its digital…