Newsworthy Data Leaks | Cybersecurity Sessions #15 with Jurgita Lapienytė

Newsworthy Data Leaks | Cybersecurity Sessions #15 with Jurgita Lapienytė

Jan 12, 2023

Not a week goes by without a massive data leak being reported in the news – both in tech publications and across mainstream media. According to Atlas VPN, 5.9 billion credentials were leaked in 2021 alone. But it’s not just credentials under attack; personal data, payment information, sensitive corporate data, and even source code are all at risk of being leaked.

But how is so much data leaked so often? What do criminals do with this data once they have it? How much risk does this pose to the public, and what can be done about it?

To find out, we’ve invited Jurgita Lapienytė, Chief Editor of CyberNews, to talk us through some of the most notable data leaks reported in the media in recent years.

Jurgita Lapienytė – Chief Editor, CyberNews

Jurgita Lapienytė aims to bring the most complicated cybersecurity topics to a broader audience, hoping that more and more people will find themselves chatting about ransomware over dinner. Before joining CyberNews, Jurgita spent more than a decade in business journalism. Her investigative pieces have brought more justice and transparency to the transport, showbiz, retail, and catering sectors.

Key points

  • How cyber-warfare has influenced cybercrime in the past 12 months
  • The shift from record-breaking to modest ransomware demands
  • GDPR and how our right to privacy has affected our perception of data leaks

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