Most consumers don’t understand what can be done with someone’s personal data, which means that the greatest threat is simply the vulnerabilities we haven’t thought of yet.
According to the team, an authentication failure on the website allowed for unfettered access to all user accounts hosted by the Luscious database. Usernames, personal email addresses, locations, activity logs, genders, and some full names -- exposed through the private email addresses -- were available.
Companies and individuals must protect their data as they would their physical assets. Spend a little extra on digital security software. Monitor your systems for vulnerabilities, scan and update often, implement firewall protection, change passwords often and never repeat them, and purge legacy systems. By actively promoting good cyber hygiene practices, servers, personal computers, mobile phone and IoT devices’ data will be better protected and outside attacks will be thwarted.
The personal details of about 106 million individuals across the US and Canada were stolen in a hack targeting financial services firm Capital One, the company has revealed.
…[G]oogle inadequately protected kids using the video-streaming service and improperly collected their data - a breach of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).