Jun 202019
 

Frédéric Tomesco reports: More than 2.9 million Desjardins Group members have had their personal information compromised in a data breach targeting Canada’s biggest credit union. The incident stems from “unauthorized and illegal use of internal data” by an employee who has since been fired, Desjardins said Thursday in a statement. Computer systems were not breached, […]

Jun 202019
 

Tim Alper reports: South Korea’s prosecution authorities have indicted Bithumb, one of the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, accusing the platform of leaking sensitive financial data on around 31,000 of its customers. However, the company claims that the leak – which prosecutors say occurred in 2017 – and a hack worth some USD 6 million that […]

Jun 202019
 

Sam Bocetta reports: The approach was simple, a combination email scam and social engineering phone call. All it took was a call to St. Ambrose Catholic Parish, claiming to be Marous Brothers Construction, a company working on a church renovation project for the past two months. But the phone call wasn’t from Marous Brothers Construction. […]

Jun 192019
 

Jason Grant reports: State lawmakers have passed legislation that would “modernize” and update consumer data protections and expand New York Attorney General Letitia James’ oversight of data breaches affecting New Yorkers, according to a news release issued by James “applauding” the act’s passage. Called the “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act,” or SHIELD […]