Displaying items by tag: data leak

The company that operates the world's biggest single hydrocarbon network has admitted that it suffered a data leak, which it blamed on third-party contractors.

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Securing the remote workforce has become a critical, yet unexpected, priority for thousands of organisations forced to close their offices and workplaces in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The world's biggest eyewear company, Italian conglomerate Luxottica, has suffered a ransomware attack staged by criminals using the Windows Nefilim ransomware and data about its financial and human resources operations have been leaked on the dark web.

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Two hundred and fifty million records of conversations between Microsoft support agents and customers spanning the period 2005 to December 2019 lay exposed on the Web and was discovered last month.

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The inherent weakness at the heart of the real-time payments platform PayID has been exposed, with the details of about 100,000 Australians being leaked through an attack on the Westpac bank.

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Indian outsourcing company HCL Technologies — formerly known as Hindustan Computers Limited — has exposed personal information of employees, plaintext passwords for new hires reports on installations of customer infrastructure, and web applications for managing personnel on an unprotected domain.

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A security firm has found two third-party developed Facebook app datasets exposed on the Web, one from the Mexico-based media company Cultura Colectiva and the other, a backup, from a Facebook-integrated app called At the Pool. Both were exposed via Amazon S3 buckets.

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Three Republican senators in the US have written to Google chief executive Sundar Pichai asking him to provide a copy of an internal memo that was claimed to have cited regulatory fears as a reason for the company withholding details about a major data leak in the Google+ social network.

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Alphabet, the parent company of Google, will shut down the Google+ social network after confirming on Monday that data from up to half a million user accounts may have leaked due to a bug in the system.

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Australian tech firm Crowdcomms has confessed that an app it built for the British Conservative Party allowed access to profiles of politicians attending the party's annual conference in Birmingham.

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Cloud access security broker provider Netskope has raised US$231.4 million in funding, but says its goals are not to be acquired but to be a key long-term cyber-security player.

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Data relating to a number of subsidiaries of Blue Chair, a holding company in Kansas City, has been found exposed on the Web by the security firm UpGuard.

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:49

Equifax says 15.2m UK records also exposed

American credit information provider Equifax has announced that about 15.2 million British client records were exfiltrated from its systems, affecting about 700,000 consumers.

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Friday, 08 September 2017 09:31

US credit info provider leaks 143m user details

American credit information provider Equifax has disclosed that it learned on 29 July of a leak that involved the details of 143 million consumers.

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The FBI has arrested a Chinese national in connection with a massive breach at the US Office of Personnel Management in 2015.

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The leak of a massive trove of data in Sweden has recently come to light, with the actual leak having happened nearly two years ago. But the person responsible was only docked half a month's pay.

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Saturday, 25 February 2017 10:28

Cloudflare fixes serious bug that leaked user data

Content delivery network Cloudflare has revealed that it recently fixed a serious software bug in its infrastructure that may have led to the exposure of cookies, passwords and user authentication tokens.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 09:27

Yahoo! faces SEC probe over data leaks

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into whether Yahoo! should have reported two massive data breaches much sooner than it did.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 08:50

NAB customer details sent to adult site owner

The National Australia Bank sent the details of 60,000 of its customers to the owner of an adult website, according to several published reports.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:29

'Snowden' could happen to you

Despite strict vetting processes of new staff and contractors, many government departments are still exposed to serious data security risks because they do not conduct ongoing insider threat assessments.

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