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2021 US data breaches exceed 2020 numbers with a quarter to go

With the year not yet over, the 2021 numbers are already 17% higher than those in 2020, with 1,291 breaches publicly reported during this year compared with the 1,108 data breaches reported in 2020.

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Major United Nations data breach leaves the international organization scrambling

The United Nations is still reeling from a data breach carried out at the beginning of the year using compromised employee login credentials, potentially purchased from the dark web for as little as $1,000.

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T-Mobile data breach leaves millions with compromised personal information

When large, consumer facing companies are hacked, the impact can be enormous. Just ask T-Mobile, who are now on their fifth data breach in four years.

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IBM Report suggests record data breach costs

You already knew that data breaches can be costly. A new report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute suggests that’s truer now than ever before.

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Java and other legacy vulnerabilities at heart of recent threat and breaches

IT administrators must always be vigilant in the face of new cyberthreats — especially if they rely on legacy applications or hardware.

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States continue to push new data breach notification legislation

So far, 2021 has been the year of the data breach notification law. Most of this new legislation is being passed at the state level.

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2021 could be a record-setting year for data breaches

A new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center suggests that 2021 could break the record for the most data breaches in a year ever.

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Ransomware attack leaves thousands of businesses vulnerable

A large-scale ransomware attack perpetrated by a Russia-based hacking group left businesses scrambling this holiday weekend.

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LinkedIn Denys Existence of Potential Data Breach

LinkedIn has denied that sensitive user information was compromised and instead connected a reported data breach to a scraping attack from earlier this year.

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Reports of Java vulnerabilities throughout 2021’s first half

Evidence of Java’s inherent detriment to the security posture of organizations that rely on tools made with the language continued to surface during the first six months of 2021.

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