Data Breach

Samsung Confirms Data Breach Affecting Customer Data

In a brief notice posted on its official website, Samsung revealed that it discovered a security breach in late July and determined that customers’ personal information was stolen on August 4 (via TechCrunch). “An unauthorized third party acquired information from some of Samsung’s U.S. systems,” the company said while adding that Social Security numbers and...

Data Breaches Costing Canadian Companies, Banks More Than Ever

IBM Security has released the results of its annual Cost of a Data Breach report, with 25 Canadian breaches included in the 2022 study. The study, which analyzed real-world data breaches experienced by 550 organizations globally over the past year, found that Canada recorded the third highest average cost of a data breach worldwide. IBM...

Under Armour: 150 Million MyFitnessPal Accounts Compromised in Data Breach

Baltimore-based Under Armour disclosed today 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were compromised after a data breach. The stolen information includes usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords. The data breach occurred back in February, but it wasn't discovered by the company until March 25. On March 29th, the company said that they began notifying users while it...

Uber to Inform Canadians Affected by 2016 Data Breach

According to a new report from CTV News, Uber is planning to inform all Canadians whose data may have been leaked during the 2016 breach. In a decision made on February 28th, Alberta's privacy commissioner ruled that Uber must notify all impacted drivers and riders in the province that may have been impacted. The commissioner...

Yahoo May Soon Confirm Massive Data Breach Affecting Millions of Users [u]

According to a report by Re/Code, Yahoo is expected to soon announce a massive data breach of its service. Sources familiar with the matter claim that the hack exposed several hundred million user accounts, although they were unspecific about the extent of the incursion. They did however say that "it is widespread and serious”, and that government investigations and...