Business Sector

Former employees held for data theft from pharma firm in Hyderabad

Express News Service reports: Four persons were arrested by the Cyber Crime wing of Cyberabad police for stealing confidential data from a pharma company. Using the patented data of the firm, the accused manufactured similar products at Visakhapatnam. The accused are Gunturu Srikanth Reddy, Mekala Krishna Reddy, Mekala Venkat Reddy and S Yogeswara Rao....

“Real People,” real data leak: Production company leak exposed personal data of Dove ‘real people’ ad participants

Lucy Ingham reports: A data breach at UK-based Fresh Film Productions, which makes adverts for high-profile companies including Unilever, has exposed sensitive personal data of participants in antiperspirant brand Dove’s ‘real people’ campaign. The company inadvertently exposed the data, which included bank details and passport scans, by leaving a company server hosted online on...

49 million user records from US data broker LimeLeads put up for sale online

Catalin Cimpanu reports: A hacker is currently selling a huge database of 49 million business contacts on a underground hacking forum, ZDNet has learned. The hacker claims the data belongs to LimeLeads, a San Francisco-based business-to-business (B2B) leads generator, which +makes its money by renting access to an internal database containing business contacts that can...

Smart cities with not-so-smart security — again!

Smart cities are a very hot topic these days as we have seen reports of facial detection and state surveillance in China as well as other Asian countries and Ecuador. Recently we have also seen news about an Alibaba-owned project called City Brain that has   advanced video and processing ability for facial detection, real-time...