Category: Data loss

Data loss

Over 5 million Social Security numbers exposed in Kansas breach: report

July 21, 2017

Via: The Hill

A breach of a Kansas Department of Commerce system exposed more than 5 million Social Security numbers to hackers, according to a reportfrom a local news outlet. The Kansas News Service obtained information through a public records request that revealed that roughly […]

Data loss

Patient Data Exposed on App Development Site for Two Years

July 14, 2017

Via: DataBreach Today

A recent breach reported by University of Iowa Health Care that involved exposing patient data on an application development site for nearly two years illustrates the need to carefully guard against exposure of sensitive data on the internet. UI Health […]

Data loss, Vulnerabilities

Verizon Breach: 6 Million Customer Accounts Exposed

July 13, 2017

Via: DataBreach Today

Verizon has apologized after a contractor failed to secure a large batch of customer information, leading to data relating to 6 million customers’ accounts being exposed. But it’s unclear if Verizon – the largest wireless carrier in the United States […]

Access control, Data loss

Two-factor via your mobile phone – should you stop using it?

July 12, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Our friends over at The Register just documented yet another real-world example of a cybercrime known as SIM swapping. In its most up-front form, here’s the sort of thing that happens. A crook walks into a mobile phone shop, lets himself get talked […]

Data loss

More than 100m records potentially lost in huge telecoms breach

July 12, 2017

Via: Naked Security

India’s newest telecoms provider is investigating what could be the country’s biggest data breach, according to local reports, with the records of potentially more than 100m subscribers having been exposed online. The data apparently belonging to Jio Reliance subscribers was posted […]

Data loss

Why AA didn’t inform customers after a massive data leak

July 5, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

UK car insurance company AA is being heavily criticized over its handling of a data breach that exposed customer email addresses and partial credit card number in April. A server misconfiguration is the root cause for the exposure of data from […]

Data loss, Hacker

8tracks data leak exposed 18 million user accounts

June 30, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

Music streaming service 8tracks has been affected by a major data leak that exposed ‘millions’ of customer details. The leak seems to have been caused by a staffer that erroneously exposed 18 million user accounts. The employee left some markers on his […]

Data loss, Privacy protection

Google strips private medical data from searches

June 26, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Google has quietly amended its search engine indexing to exclude past and present personal medical data for the first time. It’s a deceptively straightforward change the company describes in its data removal policy homepage as relating to “confidential, personal medical […]

Data loss

Sensitive data on 198 million US voters exposed online

June 20, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

For at least two whole weeks, a database containing information on 198 million potential US voters – more than half of the American population – lay exposed on the internet, accessible to anyone who stumbled upon it while looking for […]

Data loss

Insecure Backend Databases Blamed for Leaking 43TB of App Data

June 2, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Insecure backend databases and mobile apps are making for a dangerous combination, exposing an estimated 280 million records that include a treasure-trove of private user data. According to a report by Appthority, more than 1,000 apps it looked at on […]