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Canada Post leaked personal data from orders of thousands of cannabis smokers

November 8, 2018 — The leaked information included names or the initials of nominated signatories, postcodes, dates of delivery, OCS reference numbers, Canada Post tracking numbers, and OCS corporate names and business addresses.   Don Duncan, Director at NuData comments on the stolen personal information in The Telegraph. While names and addresses are always useful to cybercriminals, companies can devalue that personally identifiable information by adding a layered security solution that includes passive biometrics and behavioural analytics so that customers

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Cathay Pacific says data of 9.4 million passengers stolen in hack

October 24, 2018 — The information included names, nationalities, passport numbers, date of birth, email, and home addresses of customers.  Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData comments on the stolen personal information in The Telegraph. Payment card information, combined with other user data from other breaches and social media, builds a complete profile. In the hands of fraudsters and criminal organisations, these valuable identity sets are usually sold to other cybercriminals and used for myriad criminal activities. For the complete article,

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ITSP Magazine: KRACK Happens: How Bad Is The Vulnerability? What To Do?

October 17, 2017 — KRACK Happens: How Bad Is The Vulnerability? What To Do? Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData, comments the significance of the recent Krack WiFi security vulnerability in this Newsweek article. As you can imagine, if the researchers continue to dig around looking for stuff, so will the bad actors looking to take advantage of this in other ways, via other means. Lisa Baergen, APR, MCC, Marketing Director, NuData Security Inc., a Mastercard Company, confirms this notion. “The

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Newsweek: Krack WiFi Hack: Google, Apple and Microsoft Scramble to Fix WPA2 Vulnerability

October 17, 2017 — Krack WiFi Hack: Google, Apple and Microsoft Scramble to Fix WPA2 Vulnerability Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData, comments the significance of the recent Krack WiFi security vulnerability in this Newsweek article. Apple, Google, Microsoft and other technology firms have been rushing to address issues relating to the Krack WiFi security vulnerability—a flaw that puts any person using wireless internet at risk of being hacked. Technology firms acknowledged problems with the WPA2 encryption used on all modern

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