Items tagged with data-breach

Earlier this month, consumers were notified of a data breach at one of the United States’ largest banks, Bank of America. Serving 69 million customers and handling $1.3T in deposits, it comes as somewhat of a surprise to see such a massive, complex organization suffered a breach. However, it would appear that a... Read more...
A massive leak of 26 billion personal records has been exposed by a cybersecurity research team. Big sites and government organization sites like Deezer, Tencent, and Adobe haven't been spared, and we have both bad news and good news. Deemed the "Mother of all Breaches" by the reporting Cybernews team, a database... Read more...
In December of last year, genetic testing company 23andMe suffered a significant data breach. Since then, the company has been dealing with the fallout, which includes several class action lawsuits from customers whose data was compromised. However, 23andMe is shifting some blame onto its customers, blaming them for... Read more...
It must be a Thursday, because there's been another major data breach that affects millions of consumers and may force you to change passwords. The target of the latest attack was Comcast, which has confirmed that online criminals ran roughshod over its Xfinity servers for days before detection. The hack has... Read more...
It would seem that Toyota cannot catch a break. Just weeks after discovering the company ran out of server disk space, shutting down production lines, and that Toyota vehicles could be compromised through the headlights, the company is telling German customers that some of their personal data may have been compromised... Read more...
Popular genetic testing company 23andMe has revealed the possible true impact of its recent October data breach. Contrary to an SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filing on Friday by the company, the breach is now said to affect 6.9 million individuals worldwide. On Friday, 23andMe stated that only a small... Read more...
The State of Maine is informing the public of the impact to the State’s computer systems due to a security vulnerability found in the MOVEit file transfer tool, a software suite developed by Progress Software. This incident took place between May 28, 2023 and May 29, 2023. During this time, cybercriminals were able to... Read more...
Nonprofit NGO National Student Clearinghouse handles student data reporting and exchange, serving 3,600 universities and 22,000 high schools around the United States. However, being “the leading provider of educational reporting, data exchange, verification, and research services” would make the organization a rather... Read more...
Consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion had tens of thousands of its users' data stolen and sold by a hacker, but the company is denying the compromised data was due to any security breach. This past weekend, a threat actor known as USDoD was found trying to sell TransUnion user data on a hacker forum. Within... Read more...
This month, the Associated Press is warning that the personal information of AP Stylebook customers was compromised in a data security incident over the summer. What tipped the AP off was a series of phishing emails being sent to AP Stylebook customers asking them to provide updated credit card information. The AP... Read more...
Grassroots online items exchange forum Freecycle has been the focus of a massive data breach affecting more than 7 million of its users. Here's what you need to know. Non-profit organization Freecycle announced that it detected a data breach three months after stolen data from the site was put on sale on a hacking... Read more...
This year, international fashion brand Forever 21, which has over 540 store locations, suffered a data breach affecting over 500,000 persons. As of late, a breach notice has been shared with the Office of the Maine Attorney General, and notices to affected parties will likely be delivered shortly. On March 20th... Read more...
Several energy providers are now asking New England customers to monitor their accounts for unusual activity or beware of potential scams following a third-party data breach earlier this month. Earlier this morning, HotHardware was made aware that an email had gone out from Eversource, a residential energy provider... Read more...
A ransomware group has claimed responsibility for breaching MCNA (Managed Care of North America) Dental data samples and obtaining pertinent information of nearly nine million of its patients. If you know of anyone with MCNA accounts, you may want to pass this information along. MCNA Dental, one of the largest... Read more...
Storage heavyweight Western Digitial announced over the weekend that it has suffered a "network security incident," which is a less alarming way to say its systems have been hacked by unknown threat actors. The company says it is currently working to investigate the attack and secure its systems, and that means... Read more...
It felt like we were constantly reading about data compromises last year. Unfortunately, this statement is not far from the truth. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), there were 1,862 data compromises in 2021. The overall number of data compromises was up by 63% from 2020 and the number of... Read more...
High-reward ransomware appears to be all the rage right now after the REvil hacking group executed the Kaseya attack, encrypting over 1,500 businesses. Now, Saudi Aramco has confirmed a data leak today following an extortionist who demanded $50 million after claiming to have sized a large quantity of data from the... Read more...
Sometimes you may not know that you have been infected with malware until it is too late, as is likely the case for users across more than three million Windows-based computers globally. In a stunning revelation, in the two years between 2018 and 2020, a Trojan-like malware managed to infiltrate millions of Windows... Read more...
The Golden Arches are not so shiny today it seems, as the world's biggest fast-food chain, McDonald's, has been hit by an international data breach. The company reported today that hackers have stolen data containing employee and restaurant information from its South Korean, Taiwanese, and United States markets... Read more...
It does not seem Facebook will be able to catch a break this week after an accidental email revealed the company’s dismissive view of data leakage. The Silicon Valley social media company is facing a possible new leak after a researcher found he could link up to 5 million Facebook accounts to private email addresses... Read more...
Earlier this month, Facebook worked to downplay a data scraping operation that impacted nearly 533 million users on its social media platform. At that time, we viewed it as Facebook's attempt to simultaneously be evasive and attempt to save face. It seems this is legitimately Facebook's modus operandi; however, after... Read more...
Information scraping campaigns are becoming more prevalent, it seems, with LinkedIn recently losing data for 500m million users. Facebook also faced a similar issue with its phone contact search feature, which allowed malicious parties to collect over 500 million users' information. Another company, called Q Link... Read more...
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