Tag Archives: Data Breach

Facial-Recognition Company That Works With Law Enforcement Says Entire Client List Was Stolen

by Betsy Swan, Daily Beast

Clearview AI, which contracts with law enforcement after reportedly scraping 3 billion images from the web, now says someone got “unauthorized access” to its list of customers.

A facial-recognition company that contracts with powerful law-enforcement agencies just reported that an intruder stole its entire client list, according to a notification the company sent to its customers. 

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‘Zero Trust’: The Way Forward in Cybersecurity

by John Kindervag, Dark Reading

This approach to network design can cut the chance of a breach

Data breaches are all over the news. Yahoo admitted that at least 500 million user accounts were affected by a 2014 cybersecurity breach. The 2016 election season was filled with revelations gleaned from stolen emails. The Justice Department, Internal Revenue Service, the US Navy, and Snapchat all suffered breaches in 2016. The list seems endless. Most significant, however, were the 2015 breaches of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which experienced two separate cybersecurity incidents that resulted in stolen personnel files of almost 22 million people who had undergone background investigations. Continue reading ‘Zero Trust’: The Way Forward in Cybersecurity

Yahoo hack: 1 billion accounts compromised by biggest data breach in history

by Sam Thielman, The Guardian

The latest incident to emerge – which happened in 2013 – is probably distinct from the breach of 500 million user accounts in 2014

Yahoo said on Wednesday it had discovered another major cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest such breach in history. Continue reading Yahoo hack: 1 billion accounts compromised by biggest data breach in history