2020 News in Review

Week Ending December 28  ICO Warns SolarWinds Victims to Report Breaches  The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning to organizations compromised by the SolarWinds breach. The breach, which was carried out by Russian hackers, affected more than 18000 organizations worldwide. ICO requires UK data controllers subject to NIS regulations to report…
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What We Can Learn From the SolarWinds Breach

SolarWinds, a network management software company, found itself the direct victim of an insidious malware breach last week that had been in the works for months. The hack involved the installation of malware onto an updated version of their software,…

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ADCG Launches Data Privacy Law Comparison Tool

In 2018, the European Union launched its landmark data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What followed can only be described as a wave of data privacy laws that swept the globe. Legislators from California to Brazil, to New Zealand have passed some form of data privacy law with the potential to impact…
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New Zealand’s Data Privacy Law Now Effective

On December 1, New Zealand’s new data privacy law took effect.  The Privacy Act 2020 impacts every organization with a physical or virtual presence in New Zealand. Any offshore organization that collects data from New Zealanders must comply.  This marks the suspension of 1993’s Privacy Act and puts the pressure on organizations to handle data…
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OCC And Capitol One

OCC Fines Capital One: Key Takeaways

Last year, Capital One experienced one of the largest-ever data breaches of a bank, when a hacker–Paige Thompson–got her hands on the personal information of over 106 million customers and applicants via a misconfigured AWS server. Now, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has hit the bank with a whopping $80 million…
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EasyJet Hack

Breaking Down the EasyJet Hack

Earlier this month, European budget airline EasyJet was hacked. In a “highly sophisticated attack,” 9 million customers had personal information, including email addresses and travel itineraries, compromised. And 2,208 customers had their credit card information stolen. The attack has left many customers “in limbo”, with many questioning how a company that claimed to comply with…
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