Data Breaches

Tokyo 2020 Data Breach

Tokyo 2020 Hit by Data Breach

Attack The user names and passwords of Tokyo 2020 ticket holders and event volunteers were reportedly compromised, but government official claims the data leak was not large.  The official told Kyodo news agency on condition of anonymity that the stolen credentials could be used to log on to websites for volunteers and ticket holders, compromising …

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Guess Ransomware Attack

Guess Confirms Ransomware Attack and Data Breach

Clothing retailer Guess suffered a ransomware attack and data breach earlier this year that exposed personal information for an unspecified number of individuals. As Bleeping Computer first reported, citing a data breach notification letter issued by Guess to 1,304 affected Maine residents, Guess says criminal hackers accessed its systems from approximately Feb. 2 to Feb. 23 and that the …

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LinkedIn Data Breach

700 Million LinkedIn User’s Data Collected by Hackers

Collected data makes it easier for spammers, phishers and stalkers Data scraped from about 700 million LinkedIn profiles — more than 90% of the entire declared LinkedIn member base — is being offered for sale in an online cybercrime marketplace. The data includes full names, workplace email addresses, dates of birth, workplace addresses, mobile phone …

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Cryptomining

Fileless Malware on the Rise, Hackers Now Cryptomining Gamers’ PCs

The value of cryptocurrencies has fluctuated wildly, but the value is still high enough to garner a lot of attention, both legitimate and malicious. Most of the malicious activity we see is done for financial gain, and cryptocurrencies have provided attackers with a lucrative new avenue to pursue: cryptocurrency mining. Over the past year, we …

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FireEye Security Vendor Compromised: Nation-State Threat Actors Steal Hacking Tools

The N.S.A.’s tools were most likely more useful than FireEye’s since the U.S. government builds purpose-made digital weapons. FireEye’s Red Team tools are essentially built from malware that the company has seen used in a wide range of attacks. Still, the advantage of using stolen weapons is that nation-states can hide their own tracks when …

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SolarWinds Breach: Malware Breach Affecting 18,000 Customers

A key malicious domain name used to control potentially thousands of computer systems compromised via the months-long breach at network monitoring software vendor SolarWinds was commandeered by security experts and used as a “killswitch” designed to turn the sprawling cybercrime operation against itself, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds disclosed this week that a compromise of its …

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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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