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WaWa Data Breach

Wawa’s Massive Credit Card Breach: 30 Million Customer’s Details for Sale Online

The Wawa breach may rank as one of the biggest of all time, comparable to earlier Home Depot and Target breaches. On Monday, hackers put up for sale the payment card details of more than 30 million Americans and over one million foreigners on Joker’s Stash, the internet’s largest carding fraud forum. This new “card …

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Microsoft Breach 2020

Microsoft Data Breach Exposes 250 Million Customer Service and Support Records

Microsoft has admitted that between December 5th-31st 2019, a mis-configuration of the security rules for (what should have been) an internal customer support database left it exposed for anyone to access – no password required. According to researcher Bob Diachenko, who discovered the database was accessible to anyone capable of running a web browser, the nearly 250 …

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New Jersey’s Largest Hospital Pays Hackers in Ransomware Breach

New Jersey’s largest hospital system said last week it paid an extortion fee to hackers who had disrupted medical facilities with a ransomware attack. Hackensack Meridian Health, based in Edison, New Jersey, said Dec. 13 it was working to restore its computer systems following a Dec. 2 ransomware attack that forced administrators to cancel roughly …

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British Airways Fined $183 Million Under GDPR Over 2018 Data Breach

Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today hit British Airways with a record fine of $183 million for failing to protect the personal information of around half a million of its customers during last year’s security breach. British Airways, who describes itself as “The World’s Favorite Airline,” disclosed a breach last year that exposed personal details and …

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