Archive for the ‘data breach’ Category

Almost Half A Million Delhi Citizens’ Personal Data Exposed Online

February 21st, 2019
Exclusive — A security researcher has identified an unsecured server that was leaking detailed personal details of nearly half a million Indian citizens... thanks to another MongoDB database instance that company left unprotected on the Internet accessible to anyone without password. In a report shared with The Hacker News, Bob Diachenko disclosed that two days ago he found a 4.1 GB-sized

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LPG Gas Company Leaked Details, Aadhaar Numbers of 6.7 Million Indian Customers

February 19th, 2019
Why would someone bother to hack a so-called "ultra-secure encrypted database that is being protected behind 13 feet high and 5 feet thick walls," when one can simply fetch a copy of the same data from other sources. French security researcher Baptiste Robert, who goes by the pseudonym "Elliot Alderson" on Twitter, with the help of an Indian researcher, who wants to remain anonymous,

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Over 92 Million New Accounts Up for Sale from More Unreported Breaches

February 18th, 2019
All these numbers…. "More than 5 billion records from 6,500 data breaches were exposed in 2018" — a report from Risk Based Security says. "More than 59,000 data breaches have been reported across the European since the GDPR came into force in 2018" — a report from DLA Piper says. …came from data breaches that were reported to the public, but in reality, more than half of all data breaches

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Hacker Breaches Dozens of Sites, Puts 127 Million New Records Up for Sale

February 15th, 2019
A hacker who was selling details of nearly 620 million online accounts stolen from 16 popular websites has now put up a second batch of 127 million records originating from 8 other sites for sale on the dark web. Last week, The Hacker News received an email from a Pakistani hacker who claims to have hacked dozens of popular websites (listed below) and selling their stolen databases online. <!

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Airbus Suffers Data Breach, Some Employees’ Data Exposed

January 31st, 2019
European airplane maker Airbus admitted yesterday a data breach of its "Commercial Aircraft business" information systems that allowed intruders to gain access to some of its employees' personal information. Though the company did not elaborate on the nature of the hack, it claimed that the security breach did not affect its commercial operations. So, there's no impact on aircraft production.

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Judge slams Yahoo for failing to improve its data security after 2016 breach

January 29th, 2019
Exterior of Yahoo! headquarters.

Enlarge / Yahoo! Inc, Sunnyvale, California. (credit: Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A federal judge in San Jose, California, has rejected a proposed settlement that would put an end to the years-long lawsuit over the company’s 2016 disclosure that it had been hit by nation-state hackers that exposed hundreds of millions of accounts.

US District Judge Lucy Koh, who has presided over many tech-related cases, including the Apple v. Samsung trial, lambasted Yahoo for its lack of transparency over how it has handled the aftermath of the breach.

"Yahoo has not committed to any specific increases in budget for data security and has made only vague commitments as to specific business practices to improve data security," she wrote. "Yahoo’s history of nondisclosure and lack of transparency related to the data breaches are egregious. Unfortunately, the settlement agreement, proposed notice, motion for preliminary approval, and public and sealed supplemental filings continue this pattern of lack of transparency."

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Google fined $57 million by France for lack of transparency and consent

January 21st, 2019
The French data protection watchdog CNIL has issued its first fine of €50 million (around $57 million) under the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law that came into force in May last year. The fine has been levied on Google for "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization," the CNIL (National Data

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Hackers breach Quora.com and steal password data for 100 million users

December 4th, 2018
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Brace yourself for yet another massive data breach. Quora.com, a site where people ask and answer questions on a range of topics, said hackers breached its computer network and accessed a variety of potentially sensitive personal data for about 100 million users.

Compromised information includes cryptographically protected passwords, full names, email addresses, data imported from linked networks, and a variety of non-public content and actions, including direct messages, answer requests and downvotes. The breached data also included public content and actions, such as questions, answers, comments, and upvotes. In a post published late Monday afternoon, Quora officials said they discovered the unauthorized access on Friday. They have since hired a digital forensics and security firm to investigate and have also reported the breach to law enforcement officials.

“It is our responsibility to make sure things like this don’t happen, and we failed to meet that responsibility,” Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo wrote in Monday’s post. “We recognize that in order to maintain user trust, we need to work very hard to make sure this does not happen again.”

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