Biometric data processing and storage system threats

Initially, digital biometric data processing systems were used primarily by government agencies and special services (police, customs, etc.). However, the rapid evolution of information technology has made biometric systems accessible for ‘civil’ use. They are increasingly becoming part of our Read More …

Open database leaked 179GB in customer, US government, and military records

An open database exposing records containing the sensitive data of hotel customers as well as US military personnel and officials has been disclosed by researchers. On Monday, vpnMentor’s cybersecurity team, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, said the database belonged to Read More …

Equifax failed to take even the most basic precautions, alleges lawsuit

A lawsuit on the 2017 data breach allege that Equifax staffers used the default – ‘admin’ – as the username and password to secure customer information portal How would you secure a portal containing valuable, personal finance information of 148 million Read More …

Tax and PII records of 20 million Russians stored without encryption, leaked online

Over 20 million tax records belonging to Russian citizens were left unprotected and exposed through an online database accessible to the public, researchers say. This week, cybersecurity researchers from Comparitech, in partnership with Bob Diachenko, said that the unsecured server contained Read More …