Vastaamo psychotherapy data breach sees the most vulnerable victims extorted

A Finnish psychotherapy practice suffered a data breach (or two). Now its patients are receiving extortion messages.

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VideoBytes: Ransomware gets wasted!

On today’s VideoBytes, we look at how ransomware is on the rise, attacking corporations with malware that not only encrypts files, but also steals it.

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Fintech industry developments, differences between Europe and the US

The developments in fintech differ between regions due to legislation. How does that effect the industry and the safety of their customers?

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Data privacy law updates eyed by Singapore

Data privacy updates—including data portability and a data breach notification requirement—are being considered by Singapore’s government.

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A week in security (March 30 – April 5)

A roundup of the week’s security news, including data privacy issues, increases in cyberattacks due to COVID-19, Zoom vulnerabilities, and more.

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GDPR: An impact around the world

Two years after GDPR became effective in the European Union, countries across the world have emulated its approach to data privacy. Here’s a look at a few.

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A week in security (March 2 – 8)

A roundup of the previous week’s security headlines, including the introduction of a new series on child identity theft, an examination of law enforcement’s cybersecurity woes, a progress check on our stalkerware initiative, and more coronavirus scammers on the prowl.

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Fintech security: the challenges and fails of a new era

The fintech industry has gone through some dramatic changes during the last decade and is still trying to adapt. Is security still one of their priorities?

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Washington Privacy Act welcomed by corporate and nonprofit actors

The Washington Privacy Act would extend new data rights of access, correction, and deletion to Washington residents, with new rules on facial recognition.

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Explained: data enrichment

Data enrichment applies to the process of enhancing, refining, and improving raw data. Used by companies to improve marketing efforts, data enrichment impacts both privacy and security.

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