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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.

Capital One hack leads to massive loss of personal data

Banking firm Capital One Financial Corporation, which specializes in credit cards, suffered a major hack with millions of personal records stolen, each relating to information about customers.

Data breach at cloud solution provider PCM

Cloud provider PCM has been hacked with customer information stolen in relation to a gift card scam. The hack happened in May 2019, although it has just been revealed after being flagged by KrebsOnSecurity.

Q&A: How to prevent data exposure in the cloud Special

It is important that enterprises identify risks and outline an emergency plan for disaster recovery, especially in relation to sales and marketing, according to Todd Matters, Chief Architect and Co-Founder, RackWare.

Revealed: The biggest cybersecurity breaches of past three years

A new report from Bitglass examines the biggest data breaches affecting companies from the last three years. This includes the Marriott breach of 2018, the Equifax breach of 2017 and the Yahoo! breach of 2016.

VoterVoice voter preference data exposed through security issues Special

VoterVoice, a “grassroots advocacy system” that allows lobbying firms and groups to alert citizens about hot-topic issues, left a server exposed that contained over 300,000 unique email addresses. Leading cyber experts discussed the implications.

Georgia Tech's data breach exposes 1.3 million records Special

Georgia - Georgia Tech has announced that a data breach has exposed the PII of up to 1.3 million current and former faculty members, students, staff and student applicants. An unknown entity breached the university’s central database. Leading experts weigh in.

Toyota data breach exposes up to 3.1 million customers Special

Japanese car maker Toyota announced its second data breach of 2019, The first incident took place at its Australian subsidiary, the new breach was announced by the company's main offices in Japan. Leading experts explain the significance.

Facebook internally exposed millions of passwords

A security researcher has discovered that the passwords of millions of Facebook users have been accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, resulting in a major internal security lapse.

Gearbest misconfiguration exposes 1.5 million records Special

Gearbest, a Chinese online shopping giant, has exposed 1.5 million records on an Elasticsearch server that was not protected with a password, allowing anyone to search the database. Leading security experts weigh in on the implications.

Massive email data breach at Verification.io Special

Verification.io, a "big data email verification platform," has suffered a major data breach exposing some 2 billion records. This includes the personal email addresses of many individuals.

809 million emails leaked from accessible MongoDB database Special

Last week, security researchers discovered an unprotected, publicly accessible MongoDB database containing 763 million unique email addresses. Chris DeRamus, CTO, DivvyCloud explains more.

Healthcare reports highest number of data breaches: Study

A new study finds that healthcare entities have reported the highest number of data breaches of any industry for figures relating to 2018, many of which are linked to ‘sextortion’. This is based on a review undertaken by Beazley Breach plc.

Q&A: Thwarting data leaks with artificial intelligence Special

Many data breaches arise due to human error, such as poor systems security and with users not using passwords properly. Gaurav Banga, a cyber security expert and founder of Balbix, provides some AI-based tactics for businesses to consider.

Experts weigh in on Dow Jones proprietary info data leak Special

A proprietary watchlist of 2.4 million individuals and corporate entities owned by Dow Jones has been exposed, after a third-party company with access left it on a database without a password. Market analysts explain the implications.

Q&A: How to respond to the latest big data breach? Special

Around 617 million online account details have been stolen from 16 hacked websites, and these have been placed are on sale by the criminals on the dark web. Cybersecurity experts tell Digital Journal about the implications.
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