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NY AG probes Facebook over storage of ‘unauthorised’ email contacts

Last week, Facebook said it may have 'unintentionally uploaded' email contacts of up to 1.5 million new users since May 2016.

State-sponsored espionage group Whitefly behind Singapore cyberattack, says report

Authorities say the attack illegally accessed and copied personal details of clinical patients including high-ranking politicians.

Merkel’s coalition partner demands answers over German data breach

The government said that personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures, including Merkel had been published online.

German cyber defence agency defends handling of data breach

The incident appeared to be one of Germany's most far-reaching data breaches, with personal data of hundreds of German politicians and public figures published online.

Cathay Pacific says sophisticated data hack lasted months

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog said last week that it was investigating the breach the carrier disclosed seven months after detection

Cathay Pacific data breach probed by Hong Kong privacy watchdog

The investigation will look into security measures taken by the airline to safeguard its customers’ private data among others.

Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba’s delivery arm

More than 10 million pieces of client data were stolen.

Andy Mukherjee: Singapore data breach could damage banks’ health

The banks’ primary aim is to own rich and varied customer data. However, following the SingHealth breach, privacy and security are bound to get a closer regulatory look.

Facebook shares slip on report of widened probe on data scandal

Facebook faced intense scrutiny from the embarrassing scandal that affected millions of users whose data was improperly accessed by the political consultancy.

Probe into Facebook’s data breach broadens- Washington Post

The emphasis has been on what Facebook has reported publicly about its sharing of information with Cambridge Analytica, the Washington Post report said.

PH mulls making internet access constitutional right

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says it will provide access to information without any political elements.

Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data breach

Facebook said Wednesday the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, as Mark Zuckerberg defended his leadership at the huge social network.

Saks Fifth Avenue data breached

News reports put at five million affected credit and debit cards and says hackers had put these numbers up for sale on the "dark web," where criminals operate.

MCMC, data company seek to strike out Fahmi’s suit

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission says it should not be held responsible for implementing orders from the minister.

Facebook data breach, trade worries weigh on global stocks

Major US indices has shed more than 1% following reports that Cambridge Analytica stole information from 50 million Facebook user profiles to help design software to predict and influence voters' choices.

Probe into data leak ongoing, says Jailani

Deputy communications and multimedia minister says witnesses have been called in to have their statements recorded.

Major data breach across Asia predicted in next 2 years

Nearly 60% of Asia-based cybersecurity pros fear malicious attack on the horizon from Russia, China and North Korea.

Report: Asean not spending enough on cybersecurity

Consulting firm AT Kearney says Asean countries, including Malaysia, lag behind the global average spent on cybersecurity which could cost them dearly in market capitalisation.

Report: Personal details of 220,000 organ donors leaked online

Tech portal Lowyat.net says the files were leaked online as early as September 2016, in the second big data leak reported in three months.

Data breach, meteoric rise of Bitcoin highlights of 2017

Cybersecurity expert says data breach will make public more wary of cyber scams and lead to greater awareness.

Malaysian Bar in touch with authorities on securing personal data

Bar president George Varughese says they are always open to working with authorities to improve legal provisions to safeguard personal data.

Researchers: Hackers could get even nastier in 2018

McAfee researchers said that as ransomware profitability fades in the face of new defenses, hackers will turn to new kinds of attacks that could involve damage or disruption of computers and networks.

Police, MCMC tracing email account holder over data leakage

IGP says holder of the mysterious email account is believed to be an employee of a company that works for MCMC.

MCMC contractor under probe over data leak, says report

The company appointed in 2013 to block mobile phones may have been involved in massive data breach belonging to 46 million mobile phone subscribers.