Commentaries and Analyses

Companies Puzzled After Report Says Their Biometric Data Leaked

Bloomberg has an interesting follow-up on a headline-grabbing report from this week: Millions of pieces of personal data, including fingerprints, may have been leaked from a cloud-based service that stores biometric data for companies and organizations worldwide, security researchers said. Computer scientists working with software firm VpnMentor said they discovered a vulnerability in South...

Two more leaks expose Indian citizens’ personal and medical information

This week, DataBreaches.net learned that a civil court in Bengaluru had issued a preliminary junction prohibiting this site from publishing anything about a data security incident involving 1to1Help.net.  This site received notice of the injunction five days after the article appeared. At the same time, I learned that 1to1Help.net had filed a criminal complaint...

Education software glitch gives predators easy access to school kids

Christopher Harris reports: Australia’s top cyber safety boss has warned that strangers can directly contact students via a privacy glitch in education software, which is available to every public school student in NSW. The loophole allows predators to verify a student’s email using Google Hangouts and then contact them directly or by sharing a...