Cloud Security News: Week in Review is our blog series, grabbing the more interesting cloud security scoops from the web. Sit back, relax, and catch up on all you should know about this week.
According to recent research, over four billion data records were stolen in 2016. Not ideal. And the issue doesn’t appear to be subsiding in the new year. It was just discovered that a large printing company has leaked data belonging to a number of high profile clients. As always, it wouldn’t be a week in review without a malware story. This time giving some tips on how to determine if Pokemon Go, and other apps like it, are malicious or not. Read more details below.
By Zack Whittaker (@zackwhittaker)
Cybercriminals went on a rampage last year, stealing approximately 4.2 billion records across multiple companies. Yahoo takes the lead in number of records stolen, accounting for 1.5 billion in total between its two separate attacks. The two other top contenders include AdultFriendFinder, with 412 million accounts breached, and Myspace, with 427 million passwords stolen. According to research done by Risk Based Security, approximately 53% of last year’s breaches were due to hackers targeting unlucky companies.
By Tom Spring (@zpring)
Seems like 2017 is already on a roll when it comes to discovered and facilitated data breaches. A company called Franchise Services, which owns many large print and design businesses, has just admitted to having publicly exposed customer data. According to the article, data belonging to some high profile clients has been compromised; including a former professional athlete’s health records, documents pertaining to a lawsuit between a Hollywood studio and an actress, and more.
By CSO Staff
Last summer, there was a ton of hype around the new coolest app in town: Pokemon Go. There was also a lot of concern around its excessive access scopes, a problem that was remediated shortly after discovery. Despite this fix, the app and others like it could still pose a huge threat to users. In the last several months, Chinese developers have created malicious apps to pose as popular ones, like the Super Mario Run game and Pokemon Go. This article includes some valuable tips to help determine if you might be dealing with a rogue app.