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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 […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Giant leak reveals Chinese infosec vendor I-Soon is one of Beijing’s cyber-attackers for hire

February 22, 2024

Via: The Register

A cache of stolen documents posted to GitHub appears to reveal how a Chinese infosec vendor named I-Soon offers rent-a-hacker services for Beijing. The trove appeared on GitHub last week and contains hundreds of documents documenting I-Soon’s activities. Analysis of […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

LockBit leaks expose nearly 200 affiliates and bespoke data-stealing malware

February 21, 2024

Via: The Register

The latest revelation from law enforcement authorities in relation to this week’s LockBit leaks is that the ransomware group had registered nearly 200 “affiliates” over the past two years. Affiliates are those people who buy into the gang’s ransomware-as-a-service model, […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Wyze admits 13,000 users could have viewed strangers’ camera feeds

February 20, 2024

Via: The Register

Smart home security camera slinger Wyze is telling customers that a cybersecurity “incident” allowed thousands of users to see other people’s camera feeds. Thanks to a helpful Reg reader who sent a customer email over to us, we know that […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Infosys subsidiary named as source of Bank of America data leak

February 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Indian tech services giant Infosys has been named as the source of a data leak suffered by the Bank of America. Infosys disclosed the breach in a November 3, 2023, filing [PDF] that revealed its US subsidiary Infosys McCamish Systems LLC (IMS) […]


Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware

Jet engine dealer to major airlines discloses ‘unauthorized activity’

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Willis Lease Finance Corporation has admitted to US regulators that it fell prey to a “cybersecurity incident” after data purportedly stolen from the biz was posted to the Black Basta ransomware group’s leak blog. The form 8-K filed with the […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Europe’s largest caravan club admits wide array of personal data potentially accessed

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

The Caravan and Motorhome Club (CAMC) and the experts it drafted to help clean up the mess caused by a January cyberattack still can’t figure out whether members’ data was stolen. According to an update shared with members late last […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Mon Dieu! Nearly half the French population have data nabbed in massive breach

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Nearly half the citizens of France have had their data exposed in a massive security breach at two third-party healthcare payment servicers, the French data privacy watchdog disclosed last week. Payments outfits Viamedis and Almerys both experienced breaches of their […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Verizon says 63K employees’ info fell into the wrong hands – an insider this time

February 6, 2024

Via: The Register

Verizon is notifying more than 63,000 people, mostly current employees, that an insider, accidentally or otherwise, had inappropriate access to their personal data. The privacy blunder happened in September, and the American telco giant attributed it to “inadvertent disclosure” and […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Former CIA Cyber Engineer Sentenced to 40 Years for Massive Leak

February 5, 2024

Via: SecurityWeek

A United States federal judge has sentenced Joshua Adam Schulte, a former CIA employee, to 40 years in prison for one of the largest disclosures of classified information in U.S. history. Schulte worked as a software developer for the CIA’s […]