Tag: Database

European Parliament Approves EU-Wide Biometrics Database of 350 Million Individuals

It is not uncommon for political proposals to draw a lot of heat from consumers and corporations. In Europe, a current proposal is on the table to create a massive biometrics database. The European Parliament has seemingly approved the idea, although the project has yet to be put in place. Known as the Common Identity Repository, it will contain records of over 350 million Europeans accordingly. CIR Meets a Fair …
[Read More]

Lack of Database Management Makes Italy’s Banking Crisis Even Worse

  Most people will remember the ongoing banking crisis in Italy, for which no solution has been found yet. But the country is not giving up on these banks, even though their tactics are dubious at best. Storage rooms filled with loan documents suddenly “emerged” to save these banks– another fine example of how one shouldn’t trust bankers further than one can throw them. A Very Strange Plot Twist For …
[Read More]

Database With Info on 2.2m Criminal Suspects Leaked

Not all data breaches contain details of regular consumers and enterprises these days. One database classifying suspected terrorists, money launderers, and other criminals have been leaked online. Interestingly enough, no one needed particular credentials to access this type of information either. Not the best of security practices, to say the least. Thomson Reuters’ World-Check Database Leaked It is no secret databases are collecting all kinds of information on users. Finding …
[Read More]

Three Hacked Hospital Databases Up For Sale On Deep Web

A new week has started, which also means there is a brand new data breach to discuss. One hacker managed to obtain over 650,000 healthcare records using an exploit in the Remote Desktop Protocol used by an institution. Although it remains unclear as to which hospital was attacked, this story goes to show how lackluster IT security keeps plaguing the healthcare industry. Patient Records Up For Grabs As one would …
[Read More]