Billions of records exposed: 2019 on track to be worst year ever for data breaches (USA Today)

USA Today: Billions of records exposed: 2019 on track to be worst year ever for data breaches . “The number of data breaches resulting in exposed records is up by 54% year over year in the first half of 2019, and the number of records exposed in those breaches is up by 52%. More than 3,800 data breaches were reported in the first six months of this year, and just eight of those exposed more than 3.2 billion records, nearly 80% of all records exposed so far in 2019.”

Engadget: CafePress resets passwords months after reported data breach

Engadget: CafePress resets passwords months after reported data breach. “StockX isn’t the only company that appears to have warned users about a data breach through password resets. T-shirt seller CafePress has been asking customers to choose new passwords as part of an updated ‘password policy,’ but the news came soon after reports that the site had been the victim of a data breach in February. Have I Been Pwned claimed that over 23.2 million accounts had been exposed, including email addresses, names, physical addresses and phone numbers.”

TechCrunch: StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data

TechCrunch: StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data. “It wasn’t ‘system updates’ as it claimed. StockX was mopping up after a data breach, TechCrunch can confirm. The fashion and sneaker trading platform pushed out a password reset email to its users on Thursday citing ‘system updates,’ but left users confused and scrambling for answers. StockX told users that the email was legitimate and not a phishing email as some had suspected, but did not say what caused the alleged system update or why there was no prior warning.”

Sephora data breach: 3.7m customer records up for sale on Dark Web, says cybersecurity firm (Channel News Asia)

Channel News Asia: Sephora data breach: 3.7m customer records up for sale on Dark Web, says cybersecurity firm. “About 3.7 million customer records ‘likely to be related’ to the Sephora data breach are on sale on the Dark Web, according to one cybersecurity vendor. Singapore-headquartered company Group-IB said in a news release on Thursday (Aug 1) its threat intelligence team found two databases with customer data on underground forums, with the leak dating back to as early as February this year.”

Mashable: Data breach leaks personal information of tens of thousands of college students

Mashable: Data breach leaks personal information of tens of thousands of college students. “Another day, another big data breach. This time, the breach hit education software company Pearson, exposing data on at least 100,000 students across more than 13,000 schools and universities.”

Washington Post: Capital One says data breach affected 100 million credit card applications

Washington Post: Capital One says data breach affected 100 million credit card applications. “Capital One, the Virginia-based bank with a popular credit card business, announced Monday that a hacker had accessed about 100 million credit card applications, and investigators say thousands of Social Security and bank account numbers were also taken.”

CSO: The biggest data breach fines, penalties and settlements so far

CSO: The biggest data breach fines, penalties and settlements so far. “Sizable fines assessed for data breaches in 2019 suggest that regulators are getting more serious about organizations that don’t properly protect consumer data. In the UK British Airways was hit with a record $230 million penalty, followed shortly by a $124 million fine for Marriott, while in the US Equifax agreed to pay a minimum of $575 million for its 2017 breach.”