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Data loss, Threats & Malware

Levi’s and more affected in pants-dropping week of data breaches

June 24, 2024

Via: The Register

There were data breaches galore in the US last week with various major incidents reported to state attorneys general, some in good time, some not. We’ve got our top picks here for you, starting with the US’s most legendary denim […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

New Rust-based malware targets Microsoft Windows, abuses Powershell, and steals sensitive info

June 20, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Security pros are warning of a new infostealer being distributed using different methods across the internet. Fickle Stealer does the usual tactics – steals sensitive files, system information, files stored in the browser, cryptocurrency wallet information, and more – but […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

UK and Canada’s data chiefs join forces to investigate 23andMe mega-breach

June 12, 2024

Via: The Register

The data protection watchdogs of the UK and Canada are teaming up to hunt down the facts behind last year’s 23andMe data breach. The two-dog wolfpack of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Cylance clarifies data breach details, except where the data came from

June 12, 2024

Via: The Register

BlackBerry-owned cybersecurity shop Cylance says the data allegedly belonging to it and being sold on a crime forum doesn’t endanger customers, yet it won’t say where the information was stored originally. Saying very little about where the data came from, […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Christie’s confirms RansomHub crooks stole data on 45K clients

June 10, 2024

Via: The Register

Auction house to the wealthy Christie’s says 45,798 people were affected by its recent cyberattack and resulting data theft. That’s according to public filings made with US state attorneys general on Friday, which also included template letters that are being […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Cybercriminals raid BBC pension database, steal records of over 25,000 people

May 30, 2024

Via: The Register

The BBC has emailed more than 25,000 current and former employees on one of its pension schemes after an unauthorized party broke into a database and stole their personal data. Names, national insurance numbers, dates of birth, sexes, and home […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

UK Ministry of Defense disclosed a third-party data breach exposing military personnel data 

May 8, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The UK Ministry of Defense disclosed a data breach impacting a third-party payroll system that exposed data of approximately 272,000 armed forces personnel and veterans. The Ministry of Defence revealed that a malign actor gained access to part of the […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Kaiser Permanente Discloses Data Breach Impacting 13.4 Million People

April 29, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest not-for-profit providers of health care and coverage in the United States, is dealing with the fallout from a significant data breach that has affected more than 13 million individuals. The company revealed details of […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services disclosed a data breach

April 29, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services disclosed a data breach that impacted thousands of patients. Patients’ personal and health information was exposed after a phishing attack impacted over two dozen employees. Los Angeles County Department of Health Services […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Home Depot confirms worker data leak after miscreant dumps info online

April 8, 2024

Via: The Register

Home Depot has confirmed that a third-party company accidentally exposed some of its employees’ personal details after a criminal copy-pasted the data online. In a statement to The Register, Home Depot spokesperson Beth Marlowe said: “A third-party SaaS vendor inadvertently […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

US cancer center City of Hope: data breach impacted 827149 individuals

April 4, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

City of Hope is a renowned cancer research and treatment center located in Duarte, California, United States. It is recognized for its comprehensive cancer care, innovative research, and compassionate patient support services. City of Hope suffered a data breach, the […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Massachusetts Health Insurer Data Breach Impacts 2.8 Million

March 29, 2024

Via: Security Week

Identified on April 17, the attack impacted systems associated with Point32Health’s Harvard Pilgrim Health Care brand, including systems serving Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Commercial and Medicare Advantage Stride plans and “used to service members, accounts, brokers, and providers”. “The investigation […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Microsoft confirms memory leak in March Windows Server security update

March 25, 2024

Via: The Register

If your Windows domain controllers have been crashing since a security update was installed earlier this month, there’s no longer any need to speculate why: Microsoft has admitted it introduced a memory leak in its March patches and fixed the […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

1% of users are responsible for 88% of data loss events

March 20, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

Data loss is a problem stemming from the interaction between humans and machines, and ‘careless users’ are much more likely to cause those incidents than compromised or misconfigured systems, according to Proofpoint. While organizations are investing in ​Data Loss Prevention […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Mintlify Data Breach Leads to Exposure of Customer GitHub Tokens

March 19, 2024

Via: Security Week

Mintlify helps developers generate code documentation. It requires access to the source code, such as GitHub repositories, to analyze it, understand its purpose, and create descriptions. In an incident notice on its website, the San Francisco-based company says that 91 […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Fujitsu Data Breach Impacts Personal, Customer Information

March 18, 2024

Via: Security Week

According to the company, it discovered that multiple work computers within its environment were infected with malware and disconnected them from the network. Furthermore, Fujitsu said in an incident notification written in Japanse, the investigation into the attack has revealed […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Millions of users may have had data leaked in new French government agency security breach

March 15, 2024

Via: TechRadar

A French government agency suffered a cyberattack which has apparently resulted in the country’s largest-ever data leak incident, affecting as many as 43 million victims. The agency is called France Travail, the country’s unemployment registry and assistance organization, which helps […]


Cyber-crime, Data loss, Malware, Threats & Malware

Nissan Oceania data breach impacted roughly 100,000 people

March 14, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Nissan Oceania, the regional division of the multinational carmaker, announced in December 2023 that it had suffered a cyber attack and launched an investigation into the incident. Nissan immediately notified the Australian Cyber Security Centre and the New Zealand National […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

EquiLend Ransomware Attack Leads to Data Breach 

March 12, 2024

Via: Security Week

On January 24, the company announced that some of its systems were taken offline due to “a technical issue” and that services would be disrupted for several days. EquiLend, which confirmed the next day that the disruption was caused by […]


Cyber-crime, Data loss, Malware, Threats & Malware

LockBit 3.0’s Bungled Comeback Highlights the Undying Risk of Torrent-Based (P2P) Data Leakage

March 6, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

While embattled ransomware gang LockBit 3.0 fights for its survival following Operation Cronos, a coordinated takedown of the syndicate’s web infrastructure by global authorities, the availability of victim data leaked by the gang persists via peer-to-peer (P2P) torrent networks. The […]