Archive for the ‘Data Breach’ Category

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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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in March 2021 – 21 million records breached

Don’t be fooled by the fact that we only recorded 20,995,371 breached records in March; it was one of the leakiest months we’ve ever seen, with 151 recorded incidents. By comparison, there was a seemingly Lilliputian 82 recorded breaches in January and 118 in February. The issue is that in far more cases than we’d […]

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Billions of FBS Records Exposed in Online Trading Broker Data Leak

Ata Hakcil led the team of white hat hackers from WizCase in identifying a major data leak on online trading broker FBS’ websites. The data from FBS.com and FBS.eu comprised millions of confidential records including names, passwords, email addresses, passport numbers, national IDs, credit cards, financial transactions and more. Were such detailed personally identifiable information (PII) to […]

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Hackers stole data from Norway parliament exploiting Microsoft Exchange flaws

On March 2nd, Microsoft has released emergency out-of-band security updates that address four zero-day issues (CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26857, CVE-2021-26858, and CVE-2021-27065) in all supported Microsoft Exchange versions that are actively exploited in the wild. The IT giant reported that at least one China-linked APT group, tracked as HAFNIUM, chained these vulnerabilities to access on-premises Exchange servers to access email […]

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Singtel hit by third-party vendor’s security breach, customer data may be leaked

Singapore telco says it has pulled back all use of Accellion’s file-sharing system FTA and is investigating the impact of a cybersecurity attack, having ascertained on February 9 that “files were taken” and customer data “may have” been compromised. Singtel says it is investigating the impact of a cybersecurity breach that may have compromised customer […]

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Hackers accessed Stormshield data, including source code of ANSSI certified products

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in January 2021

878 million records breached  By Luke Irwin   Thankfully, January was relatively quiet on the data breach front, following a chaotic end to 2020 in which we surpassed a thousand security incidents and 20 billion breached records. So far this year, we’ve recorded 82 incidents and 878,168,975 breached records. That’s not great – particularly when you factor […]

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Hacker leaks data of 2.28M users of dating site MeetMindful

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 587 million records breached

We recorded 103 data breaches and cyber attacks in November, which accounted for 586,771,602 leaked records. ITG recorded 103 cyber security incidents in November, which accounted for 586,771,602 leaked records. The majority of those came from a credential-stuffing attack targeting Spotify and a data leak at the messaging app GO SMS Pro, which you can […]

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Confirmed: Barnes & Noble hacked, systems taken offline for days, miscreants may have swiped personal info

Nook, line and sinker: Servers restored from backups, punters unable to download purchased e-books Source: Confirmed: Barnes & Noble hacked, systems taken offline for days, miscreants may have swiped personal info

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in September 2020 – 267 million records breached 

Take a look at the top data breaches and cyber attacks in September, as well as our full list of 102 incidents. Source: List of data breaches and cyber attacks in September 2020 – 267 million records breached – IT Governance UK Blog Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity

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Data for 600K customers of U.S. fitness chains Town Sports leaked online

The database containing personal information of over 600,000 clients of the US fitness chain Town Sports was exposed on the Internet. The archive contained records for almost 600,000 members or staff, exposed info includes names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, last four digits of credit cards, credit card expiration dates, and a member’s billing history. […]

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Reading the 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report ….

2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report: the global total cost of a data breach averaged $3.86 million in 2020, down about 1.5% from the 2019 study. Source: Reading the 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report ….     Top Takeaways from the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report Explore Data Security Controls Download a […]

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