GE third party data breach exposes employee personal data

In a breach notification letter posted online, General Electric (GE) said one of their service providers Canon Business Process Services experienced a data breach last month. The breach exposed certain personal data on past and present GE employees, as well as their beneficiaries.

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Operation ShadowHammer hijacks ASUS Live Update to install backdoor

Cyber attackers have hijacked ASUS Live Update and downloaded a back-doored version to thousands of ASUS PCs last year. The utility is pre-installed on most ASUS computers and is used to keep ASUS PCs up-to-date with latest firmware, drivers and applications.

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FEMA leaks personal data records on 2.3M disaster victims

A government report revealed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) did not safeguard disaster survivor's personal data on up to 2.3 million people. FEMA shared the sensitive personally identifiable information (SPII) with a third party.

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