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Mitsubishi Electric confirms major data breach Special

Mitsubishi Electric released a statement today confirming that the company was hit by a data breach dating back to late June last year. It’s speculated that the cyberattack is linked to a Chinese cyber-espionage group, Tick (or Bronze Butler).

Millions of user records from LimeLeads put up for sale online Special

A new data breach has been reported: 49 million user records from LimeLeads (49 million user records from LimeLeads put up for sale online) have been put up for sale online. Anurag Kahol, CTO, Bitglass looks into the issue.

One billion medical images are exposed online Special

Over one billion medical images of patients across the world have been exposed is a major data breach. This arise due to hundreds of hospitals, medical offices and imaging centers are running insecure storage systems, as Anurag Kahol explains.

Over 60% of leaked records exposed by financial services firms

Which sector of the economy is most closely associated with data breaches? The answer is financial services. Is this because these firms have weak systems or are they the most heavily targeted?

267 million social media records exposed online Special

In response to the 267 million Facebook user IDs, phone numbers, and names was left exposed on the web, Digital Journal caught up with Anurag Kahol, of Bitglass for analysis.

FBI issues warning over public Wi-Fi use Special

As the US enters peak travel season, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to travelers: beware public Wi-Fi. Both enterprises and consumers need to heed the warning, according to expert Sudhakar Ramakrishna.

Major data leak from U.S. aerospace and defense contractor Special

IMGE, consulting firm based in the Washington, D.C.-area left their Amazon cloud-storage system database that contained the names, phone numbers, home addresses, and email addresses of about 50,000 individuals.

Leaky Honda database exposes 976 million records Special

From a data breach involving 976 million records, an estimated one million files held within a Honda database contained information about Honda owners and vehicles. This latest data breach shows how companies need to better protect consumer data.

Billions of email addresses exposed online Special

Comparitech researchers in collaboration with security research Bob Diachenko found more than 2.7 billion email addresses in an open, unprotected online database. Looks into the issue.

Major birth certificate application data exposure Special

Some 750,000 birth certificates in the U.S. have been exposed due to a data breach. In response to the extensive birth certificate application exposure, security expert Robert Prigge, CEO of Jumio looks at the root cause and implications.

Sweaty Betty's suffers eCommerce data breach Special

Sweaty Betty’s has suffered from a data breach, caused by cyber-criminals inserting malicious code into its eCommerce website to capture customer card details during the checkout process.

Why has a data leak of 1 billion social media profiles occurred? Special

It's been reported that a data leak of 1.2 billion social media profiles has occurred, mostly relating to Facebook users. This strengthens the case for DMARC authentication, says Robert Prigge, President of Jumio.

Oracle EBS flaws leave half of customers exposed Special

An estimated 10,000 enterprises worldwide are at serious risk of financial fraud thanks to critical security vulnerabilities in Oracle EBS software, notes commentator Piyush Pandey.

PayMyTab suffers from data leak Special

PayMyTab have reported on a data leak that exposes personal information belonging to mobile diners. Information was leaked, including customer names, email addresses, telephone numbers, order details, restaurant visit information.

Macy's suffers data breach, customer data affected Special

Macy’s recent data breach was caused by a Magecart card-skimming code implanted in the firm's online payment portal which collected customer's personal data. Vinay Sridhara of Balbix provides analysis.

CenturyLinks' suffers data breach with cloud computing system Special

CenturyLink has reported that a customer information database of 2.8 million records was found exposed. The database was affiliated with a third-party notification platform and has been exposed for 10 months.

What's behind Autoclerks' leaky database? Special

Autoclerk's database has been found to be leaking information, which exposed travel data and personal details of hundreds of thousands online (including U.S. government personnel). CTO Vinay Sridhara of Balbix dives in.

Data leak exposes more than 200K job seeker CVs Special

Two recruitment firms, US-based Authentic Jobs and UK-based Sonic Jobs, exposed more than 200K job seekers’ CVs. Stephan Chenette, Co-Founder and CTO, AttackIQ provides analysis.

A look at the largest data breaches over the past 15 years

A new study put together by Kastle Systems looks at the largest data breaches over the past 15 years within the U.S.. The findings highlight which industries and organizations have had the most data breaches.

Indiana health system breach impacts 68K patients Special

Indiana-based Methodist Hospitals is currently notifying 68,039 patients that their protected health information may have been exposed in a data breach. Peter Goldstein, CTO and co-founder, Valimail provides an assessment.

Major Zynga data breach reported Special

With the Zynga data breach it is estimated that 218 million accounts have been compromised, with players’ names, email addresses, login IDs, hashed passwords, and phone numbers thought to be exposed. Frederik Mennes at OneSpan looks into the issue.

DoorDash data breach exposes 4.9 million users' details Special

DoorDash has confirmed a data breach impacting 4.9 million users including customers, delivery workers and merchants. The food delivery company said that the breach happened on May 4 and that customers who joined after April 5, 2019 are not affected.

Dating app suffers data leak exposing its entire userbase Special

Online dating app Heyyo left a server exposed on the Internet without a password. This leaky server, an Elasticsearch instance, exposed the personal details belonging to nearly 72,000 users. Eve Maler of ForgeRock weighs in.

Q&A: How cloud computing protects Canadians against hackers Special

Canadian firm NuData uses biometrics to confirm that a person online is really who they say they are, even if the password they’re using is correct. To discover more, Digital Journal spoke with Justin Fox who leads DevOps at NuData.

Millions of Lion Air passenger records exposed in data breach Special

Subsidiaries of Indonesian low-cost airline Lion Air: Malindo Air and Thai Lion Air, have suffered a massive data breach, resulting in the information of millions of passengers being leaked onto data exchange forums. Ben Goodman looks at the issue.

Click2Gov hit by second breach impacting 20,000 payment records Special

After being hit by a significant breach in the past years, Click2Gov, a self-service bill-pay portal for utilities, community development and parking tickets, suffers from another breach impacting over 20,000 payment records from eight cities.

How Vancouver Coastal Health left patient data vulnerable Special

Vancouver - A nonprofit privacy advocacy group called Open Privacy Research Society discovered that the sensitive medical information of patients being admitted to certain hospitals across the Greater Vancouver Area. Eve Maler of ForgeRock explains more.

The reason behind the Glynk Android app leak Special

Following a data breach, up to one million people could be at an increased risk of phishing attacks following the app Glynk’s leak of 2.2 billion rows of data. Chris DeRamus of DivvyCloud explains more.

Monster.com user resumes found exposed online Special

A misconfigured cloud server is thought to be behind a database containing resumes from job seekers, many from the recruitment site Monster Worldwide Inc., being found exposed online.

Facebook users' phone numbers exposed online Special

Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts were found online. The passwordless server contained over 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies. Jonathan Bensen, CISO at Balbix looks at the implications.
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Violent extremist and hate groups continue to get their materials posted onto social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, despite strong efforts to block it, a US Senate panel was told.
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