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SaaS data breach

Top SaaS breaches of 2022

What do Uber, LastPass and Marriott have in common? They all suffered pretty huge cloud data breaches in 2022. Read on to discover how these incidents–and more–happened, and how you can stop the same thing from happening to your organization. Uber How it happened On 15th September 2022, Uber employees received a Slack message from […]

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AstraZeneca breach

AstraZeneca breach exposes sensitive patient data

This week, the pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca, hit the headlines after security researchers discovered credentials for one of the company’s internal servers on the code sharing platform, GitHub. While this is a relatively small-scale breach, there are a lot of lessons here about the risks of data exfiltration across SaaS environments. Here’s everything you need to […]

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Rockstar Games Slack leak

GitHub security best practices you need to know

What software developer doesn’t love GitHub? This amazing—and free—platform is a fantastic way to share code files, connect with fellow developers and collaborate on projects seamlessly.  It’s no wonder that the platform has over 32 million monthly users. But, unfortunately, many people aren’t using the platform securely. Just recently, security researchers scanned GitHub for sensitive […]

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SaaS data breach

What is the cost of PII on the dark web in 2022?

How much money do you think a cybercriminal needs to steal your identity on the dark web? $1000? $2000? Maybe less; $800?  Actually, the figure is much, much lower. According to recent research, cybercriminals can start purchasing personally identifiable information (PII) for as little as $15. That would buy you a hacked credit card with […]

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Dropbox phishing

How did Dropbox data breach of 100 GitHub repositories occur?

It looks like Dropbox has dropped the ball. In a blog post published on November 1st, the company revealed that it had suffered a data breach after a successful phishing lure fooled numerous employees. Read on to discover how this breach happened, and the critical learnings to apply to your organization.  What’s Dropbox? For those […]

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Offboarding employees data security

6 Step guide to securely off-board employees

Did you know that 40% of ex-employees have admitted to stealing corporate data for their next role? Worse still, it’s estimated that 25% of departed employees still have access to company resources and data.  Here’s a hard truth. If any of your employees have left your company with sensitive data downloaded onto their personal devices, […]

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business cyber insurance

Can you afford Cyber Insurance as a small business in 2023?

If you’re looking to renew your cyber insurance for 2023, you may be shocked to find that next year’s cost is much higher than ever before. According to research, cyber insurance costs increased by an astonishing 102% during the first quarter of 2022. As a result of these steep price increases, analysts predict that the […]

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How did Slack lead to ‘Grand Theft Auto’ leak?

Gaming fans got an unexpected treat last weekend when in-development gameplay footage of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto (GTA) game was leaked online. No, this wasn’t an attempt by Rockstar Games—the publisher of GTA— to drum up anticipation for the pending launch.  The company was hacked. And badly. The hacker managed to break into an […]

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Uber Slack data breach

How did Uber’s Slack breach lead to leakage of database credentials?

Uber has been hacked by an 18 year old. Yep, you read that right. On the 15th September, tens of Uber employees received a Slack message from an unknown identity, stating “I am a hacker.”   But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The threat actor’s self-announcement was the final step in a lengthy data […]

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lastpass breach

I am a LastPass customer. Does the breach affect me?

Over the weekend, the popular password management tool, LastPass, published a blog post, letting its customers know that it suffered a data breach. Here’s everything you need to know. What’s LastPass? LastPass is a very well known security tool used by individuals and organizations alike to streamline password management.  Essentially, LastPass works by storing all […]

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twitter whistleblower allegations

5 lessons to be learned from Twitter whistleblower allegations

You’d think that a technology company as large and influential as Twitter would be hot on the case of data privacy and cyber security. Well, recent allegations claim the opposite is true.  This week, an 84-page whistleblower report hit the headlines, featuring damning allegations about Twitter’s security practices. This is a report with weight. It […]

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