Tag: Data Protection

Data Privacy Day: 2020

While Data Privacy Day is today (January 28th), there’s been no shortage of privacy talk lately. Data privacy conversations ignited after the culmination the significant data breaches of the 2010’s – Target, Marriott, Equifax – in combination with large corporations, like Facebook, Google and Apple’s questionable handling of consumer data.  In response, governments passed regulations holding…

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Breach Breakdown: Apollo

What Happened: Apollo Apollo is a sales engagement startup that helps salespeople connect with prospective customers.  This startup is the latest company who failed to properly protect their data. As a result, attackers were able to access the company contact database that is used to match sellers with potential buyers.  The prospect database contains 200…

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Breach Breakdown: GovPayNow Leaks 14M+ Records

What Happened: GovPayNet (GovPayNow.com) is the latest victim of a data leak. The online payment company is used by more than 2,000 government agencies in 35 states for online payment of everything from traffic citations to court-ordered fines.   On September 14, 2018, it was discovered that more than 14 million customer records could be accessed…

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Breach Breakdown: Veeam Exposed Customer Records

What happened: Veeam, a Swiss-based data company exposed more than 445 million records after using a misconfigured host on Amazon Web Services.  The issue was that it did not require any password to access. An independent security researcher, Bob Diachenko, discovered the open database on September 5. Diachenko notified Veeam about the issue but received no response. …

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Hurricane Florence: Tips to Prepare Your Business

Today’s blog is brought to you by our partner Datto.   Republished from Datto’s Blog Originally published on September 10, 2018 By Chris Brunau Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm. Florence is capable of catastrophic damage with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. The storm is expected to make landfall…

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