Leaks and breaches: a roundup

There’s been some huge leaks and breaches over the last few days, impacting everything from regular logins to important financial documents. What’s the fallout?

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A week in security (May 6 – 12)

A roundup of security news from May 6–12, including breaches, privacy, financials, takedowns, and new ransomware tactics.

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What to do when you discover a data breach

You’ve discovered that your organization has been breached. Now what? Learn which steps to take in the immediate aftermath to limit the damage and preserve your company’s reputation.

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Facebook’s history betrays its privacy pivot

Facebook’s self-proclaimed pivot to privacy faces a fierce opponent—Facebook’s own history.

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The not-so-definitive guide to cybersecurity and data privacy laws

In the first blog for Malwarebytes Labs’ cybersecurity and data privacy law series, we tackle US data privacy compliance from a startup’s perspective. GDPR, COPPA, HIPAA—it’s all here.

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Houzz data breach: Why informing your customers is the right call

Online renovation and design platform Houzz suffered a data breach—not good. Their subsequent response, however, was exemplary. Here’s how other businesses can learn from their example.

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Collection 1 data breach: what you need to know

In what’s being dubbed one of the largest data dumps in history, Collection 1 contains the data of over 770 million people. But is it really as bad as it sounds? We take a closer look and let users know what to do if their info is caught up in the mix.

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Luas data ransom: the hacker who cried wolf?

Irish tram firm Luas were recently compromised and told to pay 1 Bitcoin, or risk user data being fired into the void. The deadline for paying the ransom has now passed: So what happens next? And is anyone out there really at risk?

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2018: The year of the data breach tsunami

To get a sense of the grim state of data security today, take a look at this infographic from TruthFinder that explains why 2018 was the year of the data breach tsunami.

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Breaches, breaches everywhere, it must be the season

Where are all these major breaches coming from? What should we do if we are a victim? And how can we as a company prevent them?

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