Archive for the ‘Data Breach’ Category

China-linked threat actors have breached telcos and network service providers

China-linked threat actors have breached telecommunications companies and network service providers to spy on the traffic and steal data. US NSA, CISA, and the FBI published a joint cybersecurity advisory to warn that China-linked threat actors have breached telecommunications companies and network service providers. The nation-state actors exploit publicly known vulnerabilities to compromise the target […]

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in May 2022 – 49.8 million records breached

Welcome to our May 2022 review of data breaches and cyber attacks. We identified 77 security incidents during the month, resulting in 49,782,129 compromised records. You can find the full list below, with incidents affecting UK organisations listed in bold. Contents Cyber attacks Ransomware Data breaches Financial information Malicious insiders and miscellaneous incidents In other […]

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SuperCare Health discloses a data breach that Impacted +300K people

SuperCare Health, a leading respiratory care provider in the Western U.S, disclosed a data breach that impacted more than 300,000 individuals. SuperCare Health disclosed a security breach that has led to the exposure of personal information belonging to its patients, patients/members of its partner organizations and others. The company notified impacted individuals and law enforcement […]

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in March 2022 – 3.99 million records breached

In March, we discovered 88 publicly disclosed cyber security incidents, accounting for 3,987,593 breached records. That brings the total number of breached records in the first quarter of 2022 to 75,099,482. We’ll be providing more stats from Q1 2022 in our quarterly review of cyber security incidents, which will be published on our website in […]

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Lapsus$ extortion gang claims to have stolen sensitive data from Okta

The Lapsus$ extortion group claims to have stolen sensitive data from the identity and access management giant Okta solutions. The gang announced the alleged hack through its Telegram channel and shared a series of screenshots as proof of the hack. Some of the images published by the threat actors appear to be related to the company’s […]

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Open database leaves major Chinese ports exposed to shipping chaos

The freight logs of two major Chinese shipping ports have been leaking data, a problem which if left unresolved could disrupt the supply chain of up to 70,000 tonnes of cargo a day, with potentially serious consequences for international shipping. The cybernews® research team identified an open ElasticSearch database, which contained more than 243GB of […]

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NVIDIA discloses data breach after the recent ransomware attack

Chipmaker giant Nvidia confirmed a data breach after the recently disclosed security incident, proprietary information stolen. The chipmaker giant Nvidia was recentty victim of a ransomware attack that impacted some of its systems for two days. The security breach is not connected to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the incident. The […]

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in December 2021 – 219 million records breached

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in December 2021 – 219 million records breached Luke Irwin  4th January 2022 2021 was a difficult year many of us, and with the hope that COVID-19 will dissipate in the spring, this is a new year more than any other where we want to look forwards, not backwards. […]

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How MFA Can Help Prevent Data Breaches

The Current Authentication Landscape To authenticate a user means to verify that the user is genuine. Classically, the way to authenticate a user is to request their login credentials and ensure those credentials match the credentials stored in your directory service or authentication server. The full history and background of authentication is more complex, but that’s the […]

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2021 – 223.6 million records breached

Luke Irwin  1st December 2021 In November, we discovered 81 publicly disclosed cyber security incidents, accounting for 223,615,390 breached records. With one month left in 2021, the annual total running total of compromised records is to just shy of 5 billion. Keep an eye out for our end-of-year report in the next few weeks, where we’ll […]

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China-linked LightBasin group accessed calling records from telcos worldwide

A China-linked hacking group, tracked as LightBasin (aka UNC1945), hacked mobile telephone networks around the globe and used specialized tools to access calling records and text messages from telecommunications companies. The cyberespionage group has been active since at least 2016, according to the CrowdStrike researchers it is using a very sophisticated toolset. CrowdStrike researchers reported that […]

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Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services Hack

Alaskan health department still struggling to recover after ‘nation-state sponsored’ cyberattack

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IBM Cost of a Data Breach study: average Cost of Data Breach exceeds $4.2M

The ‘Cost of a Data Breach’ report commissioned by IBM Security states that the cost of a data breach exceeded $4.2 million during the COVID19 pandemic. IBM Security presented today the annual study “Cost of Data Breach,” conducted by Ponemon Institute…

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Over 80 US Municipalities’ Sensitive Information, Including Resident’s Personal Data, Left Vulnerable in Massive Data Breach

WizCase’s team of ethical hackers, led by Ata Hakçıl, has found a major breach exposing a number of US cities, all of them using the same web service provider aimed at municipalities. Original post at https://www.wizcase.com/blog/us-municipality-breach-report/ What’s Happening? Over a 100 US cities appeared to be using the same product, mapsonline.net, provided by an American company named PeopleGIS. […]

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Data breaches and cyber attacks quarterly review: Q2 2021

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Threat actors scrape 600 million LinkedIn profiles and are selling the data online

Researchers from Cyber News Team have spotted threat actors offering for sale 600 million LinkedIn profiles scraped from the platform, again. Original post: https://cybernews.com/news/threat-actors-scrape-600-million-linkedin-profiles-and-are-selling-the-data-online-again/ For the third time in the past four months, LinkedIn seems to have experienced another massive data scrape conducted by a malicious actor. Once again, an archive of data collected from hundreds of millions of LinkedIn user […]

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Cruise operator Carnival discloses a security breach

Carnival Corp. this week confirmed that the data breach that took place in March might have exposed personal information about customers and employees of Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, and Princess Cruises. Carnival Corporation & plc is a British-American cruise operator, currently the world’s largest travel leisure company, with a combined fleet of over 100 vessels across […]

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Air India data breach impacts 4.5 million customers

Source: Bleepingcomputer Air India disclosed a data breach after personal information belonging to roughly 4.5 million of its customers was leaked two months following the hack of Passenger Service System provider SITA in February 2021. The Indian national carrier first informed passengers that SITA was the victim of a cyberattack on March 19. “This is to inform […]

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2021 – 1 billion records breached

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2021 – 1 billion records breached – It was another busy month in the cyber security sector, as we discovered 143 incidents that resulted in 1,098,897,134 breached records. Ransomware was again one of the biggest contributors to that total, accounting for almost one in three data […]

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Too slow! Booking.com fined for not reporting data breach fast enough

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) – the country’s data protection regulator – has fined online travel and hotel booking company Booking.com almost half a million Euros over a data breach. Interestingly, the fine was issued not merely because there was a breach, but because the company didn’t report the breach quickly enough: The Dutch Data Protection Authority […]

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