Analysing the true cost of a security breach – hold tight!

What can make a grown CISO quiver in hits boots? The gathering of ominous, dark clouds of the dreaded security breach are rapidly sending businesses for cover! Many of the reported cyber-attacks have caused significant downtime, not to mention long-term … Full story

Concerns raised after gang-related security breach at Montreal General

Concerns are being raised once again about problems with security at the Montreal General Hospital after a recent incident during which hospital guards were not notified a street-gang member who was shot had been admitted. The security breach occurred when … Full story

When Uber Discovered A Major Security Breach, It Paid Hackers To Keep It A Secret: Report

Uber has made a groundbreaking revelation. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, the ride-hailing company disclosed that hackers had stolen 57 million customer and driver accounts and that it paid them $100,000 to keep them quiet about the breach. According to several … Full story

No link between global security breach and Singapore user getting charged $1.3k for rides: Uber

Uber said on Nov 22 that there is no link between a Singaporean customer being fraudulently charged more than $1,300 for rides recently, and a massive worldwide security breach of its platform last year. An Uber Singapore spokesman said to The Straits … Full story

Online publication of Aadhaar info not a security breach, UIDAI says

Media reports suggesting sensitive Aadhaar data has been breached are an inaccurate representation of fact, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said in a statement issued Monday by India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT. Numerous media … Full story

Uber Is Under Fire for Response to Security Breach

While Uber expressed confidence that sensitive rider information was not compromised in an Oct. 2016 breach, it faces investigations for not reporting it immediately. After revealing a breach of 57 million accounts that occurred more than a year ago, Uber … Full story

Uber had a major security breach in 2016 that affected 57 million users

There was a major data security breach at Uber last year, but the ride share company has just released the information this week. Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s CEO, wrote a blog post admitting he had recently learned about the 2016 incident, which he said … Full story

Uber to provide report to Canada’s Privacy Commissioner over security breach

Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner has asked Uber for more information about how a massive security breach that saw hackers steal personal information from millions has affected Canadians, but said Wednesday it has not yet opened a formal … Full story

Uber Hid Security Breach Impacting 57 Million People, Paid Off Hackers

It’s no secret that Uber’s management over the years has been pretty sketchy, if not downright nefarious. At some point I may write a longer post about this, but it appears that the company culture took the idea of reasonably pushing back on bad laws (such … Full story

Uber can't confirm number of Canadians impacted in security breach: privacy commissioner

Canada’s federal privacy commissioner says Uber Technologies Inc. can’t confirm how many Canadians may be affected by an October 2016 security breach that the riding-hailing firm initially tried to cover up. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada … Full story