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Looking behind the European medicines data breach Special

Important documents may have been taken following a data breach relating to Europe's drug regulator - the European Medicines Agency (EMA). It seems that the data breach was politically motivated.

Lessons are still to be learned from recent cybersecurity cases Special

Cyberattacks were a common, almost daily reported feature during 2020, along with other data breaches and system compromises. Digital Journal takes a look at some of the more significant incidents and impacted sectors.

Electronic health records provider caught out in data breach Special

NTreatment, a technology company that manages electronic health and patient records for doctors and psychiatrists, left thousands of sensitive health records exposed to the Internet because one of its cloud servers wasn’t protected with a password.

Hacker leaks credentials for 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs Special

A hacker has now leaked the credentials for almost 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs. The records taken related to several banks and other financial institutions. There are concerns that risks remain.

Looking behind the Vertafore data breach Special

Vertafore, a provider of insurance software, has recently disclosed details of a data breach, admitting that a third-party accessed the details of 27.7 million Texas drivers.

The North Face forced to reset passwords following cyberattack Special

Outdoor retail giant The North Face has reset the passwords of an undisclosed number of customers following a successful credential stuffing attack that took place last month, on October 9th, 2020.

Liquid: Cryptocurrency firm experiences cybersecurity breach Special

Liquid, which is one of the top 20 cryptocurrency exchange portals, has disclosed a security breach this week. This appears to have led to considerable amounts of personally identifiable information being exposed and stolen by hackers.

Highlights from the NCSC annual review

The level of cybersecurity threats continues to rise, as the U.K NCSC report highlights. These threats come in different forms, and one of the highlighted defences is adopting Protective Domain Name Services.

GrowDiaries exposes user records and passwords Special

GrowDiaries, a website for cannabis growers to write and share about their plants, exposed 3.4 million user records to the web without a password. This represents the latest data breach.

Isentia's breach and its impact on government departments Special

The media monitoring firm Isentia in Australia has been hit by a ransomware attack. What does this mean for the company's work with government departments and the Australian Stock Exchange?

Looking behind the True social app breach Special

True is an app that promotes itself as the social networking app that will “protect your privacy.” Ironically, the app has reportedly been involved with a data breach. A leading security expert looks into matter.

Massive Nitro data breach impacts Microsoft, Google, and Apple Special

A large data breach has been suffered by the Nitro PDF service. The data loss has impacted many large technology organizations, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Chase, and Citibank.

Broadvoice database: 350 million customer records exposed online Special

A Broadvoice database cluster holding more than 350 million records, many including personal details and voicemail transcripts of Broadvoice clients’ customers, was found to have been left open online for anyone to view.

Fashion chain Moda Operandi used an unsecure data server Special

Fashion retailer Moda Operandi has provided a further example of a company using an unsecured data server. Looking at this all-too-common pattern is Bitglass's Anurag Kahol.

Prison phone service Telmate exposes messages Special

In the U.S.,Telmate provides a communications service to enable the incarcerated the opportunity to speak with those on the outside. The service was recently caught out in a data breach.

How Veteran's affairs came to be hit by data breach Special

A security breach breach related to the Department of Veteran's Affairs has taken place. How did this type of attack reach the heart of government and what are the implications. Two experts weigh in.

Assist Wireless caught out in major data breach Special

U.S. cell carrier Assist Wireless left tens of thousands of personal customer documents on its website by mistake. This error has potentially placed personally identifiable information in the hands of criminals.

Round-up of the latest major global data breaches

Breach Clarity uses a proprietary algorithm to deeply analyze every publicly-reported data breach, affording a score between on a scale to ten. We look at the latest "Richter Scale" information for data breaches.

Millions of Instagram, TikTok and YouTube profiles exposed Special

The security research team at Comparitech has disclosed how an unsecured database left almost 235 million Instagram, TikTok and YouTube user profiles exposed online. This represents a massive data leak.

BHIM breach exposes millions of users Special

It's been identified that a major data breach at mobile payment app Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) has exposed the personal and financial data of millions of Indians.

Another Twitter security flaw, affecting millions of users Special

Twitter has found yet another security issue, this time affecting a number of Android users. The flaw could potentially allow malicious apps to access private messages.

In the cyber-vulnerable world how much do we trust the banks?

Digital banking is increasingly becoming the standard way for businesses and consumers to complete transactions and to manage money. As the check withers, does digital finance have our full support and trust?

Cosmetics firm Avon leaks 19 million customer records Special

The latest data breach has struck the purveyor of lower-cost cosmetics - Avon. Once a staple of door-to-door selling, the company has operated a successful online business for many years.

Drizly, an alcohol delivery startup, experiences data breach Special

Drizly, an alcohol delivery startup, has announced that it has experienced a data breach. The company indicates that no financial data was taken in the breach, although data appears to be on sale on the dark web.

Looking behind the Gedmatch data breach and law enforcement Special

Gedmatch, a DNA analysis site, confirmed today that they suffered two breaches on consecutive days during July 2020. This comes after the site was pulled offline while it investigated how user profile data became available to law enforcement.

US actor casting company leaks private data of wanabee stars Special

It has been revealed that the online agency,, which is a popular website used to cast U.S. talent in movies and television shows, exposed the data of roughly 260,000 individuals online.

Frost & Sullivan suffers from global data breach Special

Frost & Sullivan, the business consulting firm involved in market research and analysis, has suffered from a major wide data breach, resulting in the exposure of some personal data.

Fitness brand leaks personal data linked to fitness trainers Special

Security researchers have found an unsecured Amazon servicer (AWS S3) bucket belonging to fitness brand V Shred. This led to personally identifiable information relating to trainers and customers being exposed online.

Aspire News suffers from a data loss Special

A data breach has struck Aspire News, an app backed by Dr.Phil to help domestic violence victims covertly signal distress. This led to some personally identifiable information being exposed.

How an unsecured OneClass database exposed students Special

Over one million students in the U.S. have had personal data exposed onto the web. This followed a popular online learning platform leaving data in a publicly accessible cloud database.
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