Category: Data loss

Data loss, Threats & Malware

DC Metropolitan Police Hit With Cyberattack

April 27, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

The Babuk ransomware gang is taking credit for an attack against the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., and threatening to post exfiltrated data if a ransom is not paid. The police department confirms that attackers accessed its network, but […]

Access control, Data loss, Security, Threats & Malware

3.2 Billion Leaked Passwords Contain 1.5 Million Records with Government Emails

April 26, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A staggering number of 3.28 billion passwords linked to 2.18 billion unique email addresses were exposed in what’s one of the largest data dumps of breached usernames and passwords. In addition, the leak includes 1,502,909 passwords associated with email addresses […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Facebook snafu exposes millions of private email addresses

April 21, 2021

Via: TechRadar

If reports are to be believed, a new tool is circulating on underground forums that exploits a Facebook vulnerability to expose email addresses attached to user accounts. A video of the tool in action was delivered to a number of […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware

Houston Rockets Investigate Ransomware Attack

April 16, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

The NBA’s Houston Rockets reported on Wednesday that the organization was recently hit with a ransomware attack for which the Babuk cyber gang has taken responsibility. In a now-removed post on its extortion website, the Babuk gang placed a note […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware

LinkedIn confirmed that it was not a victim of a data breach

April 12, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

LinkedIn has issued a formal statement to deny that the recent leak that exposed the account details of more than 500 million of its registered users was caused by a security breach. A threat actor has put for sale on […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware

Scraped data of 500 million LinkedIn users being sold online, 2 million records leaked as proof

April 8, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

An archive containing data purportedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles has been put for sale on a popular hacker forum, with another 2 million records leaked as a proof-of-concept sample by the post author. The four leaked files contain […]

Data loss, Hacker, Threats & Malware

User database was also hacked in the recent hack of PHP ‘s Git Server

April 8, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

The maintainers of the PHP programming language have provided an update regarding the security breach that took place on March 28. Unknown attackers hacked the official Git server of the PHP programming language and pushed unauthorized updates to insert a […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware

University of California Employees, Students, Threatened After Breach

April 7, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

Some University of California employees and students are being threatened by cybercriminals following a data breach within the University of California system. It appears the threat actors were able to copy and transfer files from the UC database by exploiting […]

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

Ransomware Cleanup Costs Scottish Agency $1.1 Million

April 6, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, so far the cleanup from a December 2020 attack has cost nearly 790,000 pounds ($1.1 million), according to figures obtained by the BBC under freedom of information laws. Of that amount, it reports that […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware

Phone Numbers and Associated Profile Info of 533 Million Facebook Users Leaked Online

April 5, 2021

Via: Hot for Security

Fact: The personal information associated with over 533 million Facebook users was made public on a hacking forum this Saturday. User data appears to have been scraped in 2019 by malicious actors exploiting a vulnerability in the platform. Check if […]