Google acquires Mandiant, Microsoft pulls out
Google announces the acquisition of Mandiant. Microsoft has shown interest in the security specialist since last month, but Google is closing the deal.
Google is acquiring Mandiant for 5 billion euros. The security specialist becomes a part of Google Cloud. From there, Mandiant will provide end-... Read more
U.S. watchdogs fining Equifax $700 million for hacking 2017
Equifax, an American credit bureau, is likely to be fined $700 million by several American watchdogs. The reason is that the company was hacked in 2017, seizing the citizen service numbers and other sensitive information of nearly 150 million Americans.
If the settlement is indeed reached, the compa... Read more
“Equifax hack was completely preventable with basic security measures.
According to a report by the American House Oversight Committee, the hack at Equifax in 2017 was completely preventable. That's what TechCrunch reports. The company had substandard security practices and policies, according to the report. Systems were also outdated.
In September last year, Equifax, ... Read more
Oracle, Equifax and five other tech companies accused of GDPR violations
Privacy International (PI) accuses seven data companies, techfirmas and credit agencies of violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For this reason, it submits a complaint to various authorities. They will look at the complaints and assess whether additional steps are needed.
Complai... Read more