So far, 2019 shows no signs of a decline in data incidents.
It has been a busy year for data breaches already, and January isn’t even officially over. This past week has been no exception. In past seven days, in addition to the Airbus news that we previously reported, Discover Financial, IT management giant Rubrik, the City of St. John in New Brunswick, Canada and the State Bank of India all reported exposures.
Discover Financial has reported a “possible merchant data breach” that could have compromised user accounts to the State of California Attorney General’s office, in compliance with that state’s data breach rules. There are two separate notifications, available here and here.
“We can confirm this incident did not involve any Discover systems and we are forwarding this to the appropriate parties for review,” the company said in a media statement issued on Twitter. “We’re aware of a possible merchant data breach & are monitoring accounts. Our members can rest assured they’re never responsible for unauthorized purchases on their Discover card accounts.”