According to a global survey of privacy and risk professionals, more than half of the 780 respondents say consumers should not feel confident that companies are adequately protecting their information.
Payment card data of visitors of a number of Hilton and Trump hotels in the US have been compromised, and some of it is being already used by crooks to rack up fraudulent charges.
Emails stolen in the Hacking Team breach and leaked online by the still unknown attackers continue to be analyzed, and offer insight into the inner workings and controversial relationships the infamous Italian spyware maker engaged in.
Silent Circle has launched Blackphone 2 – its next-generation smartphone that delivers privacy and security.
Once again, the scope of the breach at the US Office of Personnel Management has been amended: OPM's press secretary Sam Schumach announced on Wednesday that "of the 21.5 million individuals whose Social Security Numbers and other sensitive information were impacted by the breach, the subset of individuals whose fingerprints have been stolen has increased from a total of approximately 1.1 million to approximately 5.6 million." If you're wondering how come they haven't discovered this fact sooner, it's because only now the "OPM and DoD identified archived records containing additional fingerprint data not previously analyzed." Schumach then tried to reassure potentially affected individuals: "Federal experts believe that, as of now, the ability to misuse fingerprint data is limited.
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