Data privacy is changing, sometimes for the better, often for the worse. Join GetApp analyst Zach Capers as he gathers the most pertinent data privacy news from around the web.
On Aug. 29, Apple made headlines by announcing its big fall event, at which the hotly anticipated iPhone 11 was expected to be announced.
Later that evening, Google’s Project Zero research team posted an explosive report revealing it had found a severe glitch in the iPhone’s operating system. Google researchers detailed five distinct attack chains and described how countless Apple devices had been exposed to malware simply by visiting hacked websites.
The press pounced on the report.
Recently, 22 Texas cities were victimized by what appeared to be coordinated ransomware attacks. The attacks have been attributed to Sodinokibi, the latest and greatest ransomware example. Sodinokibi, also known as REvil, was also responsible for a recent attack that affected hundreds of dentist offices.
Perspective is important.
I recently stumbled across a headline proclaiming that “Avengers: Endgame” had crossed $2.9 billion at the box office and surpassed “Avatar” to become the BIGGEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME. Except, that isn’t quite true; when you account for ticket prices, “Endgame” is ranked #5, still trailing “Avatar” and well behind “Gone With the Wind.”
By nearly any measure, $5 billion is a lot of money.
A severe strain of ransomware known as GermanWiper has been spreading a path of digital destruction across German computer networks. Except GermanWiper isn’t exactly ransomware—it’s something much worse.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) products might be based in the cloud, but that doesn’t mean their pricing should be foggy.
Software pricing models come in a bewildering array of structures with added fees that can be intimidating. This might be why a recent GetApp survey revealed that spending too much money is the most common concern that businesses face when selecting software, beating out features, security, and integrations. We’ll help you focus less on pricing and more on finding the right tool.
NOTE: This document, while intended to inform our clients about the current data privacy and security challenges experienced by IT companies in the global marketplace, is in no way intended to provide legal advice or to endorse a specific course of action. For advice on your specific situation, consult your legal counsel.
A record $230 million GDPR fine against International Airlines Group—the parent company of British Airways—was announced today by the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The fine stems from the airline’s massive data breach last year, which exposed the records of more than 500,000 customers who made payments through the company’s website and mobile app.
A few years ago, I was in Paris at the Louvre battling a horde of fellow tourists for a peek at the “Mona Lisa.” Frustrated by the ridiculous melee, I turned around to leave the room.
What I saw was extraordinary.
Since early May, the city of Baltimore has been under siege by ransomware. The offending ransomware, called Robinhood, has encrypted data needed to perform several city services, and its creators are demanding a payment of 13 Bitcoins—about $113,000—to restore the city’s files.
Ransomware attacks on cities have been increasing around the country. For example, in March 2018, Atlanta was compromised by a ransomware attack that ended up costing taxpayers millions of dollars.