[QUITO] Almost the entire population of Ecuador had their personal data leaked online, security experts said Monday, a massive breach that the government called a "very delicate" issue.

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MONDAY'S announcement by US bank Capital One that data on some 106 million customers in America was stolen by a software engineer has shaken up the banking industry. This is one of the biggest...

[WASHINGTON] Equifax Inc is poised to reach a roughly US$700 million deal to settle investigations into its massive data breach, in line with what the credit-reporting company previously set aside...

THE Public Sector Data Security Review Committee has started rolling out IT tools to improve the government's management of citizens' sensitive data before the full set of recommendations and...

[WASHINGTON] The US Justice Department announced Thursday the indictment of members of "an extremely sophisticated" Chinese hacking group that allegedly stole the personal information of more than...

[SAN FRANCISCO] "Millions" of Instagram users had their passwords stored in unencrypted form on internal servers, Facebook said Thursday, raising its original estimate of tens of thousands.

THE Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has set up a board committee to review its current policies and processes for managing sensitive data, and recommend appropriate measures. This comes on the...

[NEW YORK] Singapore's worst cyberattack, which stole personal information regarding 1.5 million people, including the prime minister, from a health database, was the work of a state-...

SINGAPORE'S privacy watchdog has meted out its largest fine of S$750,000 to Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) for lapses in securing patient data which resulted in the nation's worst...

STAFF who fell prey to phishing attacks. Weak administrator passwords. Not applying a patch that could have stopped the hacking. And an IT cyber-security team that could not even recognise a...