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Implications of the Chowbus data leak revealed Special

A threat actor has hacked into the Chowbus food delivery service and emailed links to the stolen data to all customers. An expert looks into the issue and implications for clients.

Town Sports exposes 600,000 records of members and staff Special

A chain of U.S. sports clubs called Town Sports have been caught out in a data loss issue, according to SVP's Ben Goodman. The issue impacts both personnel and clients of the chain.

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.

3.1 million patients' data exposed via insecure database Special

The ethical security researcher Bob Diachenko has published a write-up on his discovery of medical software company Adit's insecure database containing more than 3.1 million patients’ information.

Ledger suffers data breach, personal data leaked Special

France-based major hardware wallet provider Ledger has admitted it suffered a data breach on June 17 that appears to have allowed a “third party” access to at least 1 million of its users’ contact details. What does this say about online security?

Argentina exposes COVID-19 health data in error Special

Argentina's health officials have apparently exposed personal medical data relating to some 115,000 COVID-19 quarantine exemption applicants, in what represents a major health sector data breach.

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.

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.

V Shred exposes 1 million files with open S3 bucket Special

It has been revealed that fitness brand V Shred left the information thousands of customers on a completely unsecured AWS S3 bucket. V Shred have addressed the issue; however, there are concerns about the content of the exposed data.

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.

Looking deep into the 'blue leaks' data leak revelation Special

It has been discovered that activist group DDoSecrets has published data they claim have been stolen from US law enforcement agencies and fusion centers. The data has been made available online on a searchable portal.

Frost & Sullivan exposes data: What this means for customers Special

It has been announced that Frost & Sullivan experienced a data breach exposing sensitive information such as first and last names, log in names, and hashed passwords. This carries implications for customers.

Babylon Health hit by major data breach Special

Digital health provider Babylon Health acknowledged that its video appointment application, aimed at general practitioners, suffered a data breach. The issue raises some concerns for telehealth.

Bharat Interface for Money hit by major data breach Special

Bharat Interface for Money suffered a data breach that exposed the personal details of over 7 million users, including dates of birth, addresses, names and Ardaar cards.

Transport firm Amtrak hit by significant data breach Special

Amtrak, the U.S. public transportation unit, announced that it has suffered a data breach causing Amtrak to reset user passwords after a Guest Rewards data breach.

Budget airline EasyJet suffers major data breach Special

The budget airline EasyJet, which mainly operates from Luton Airport in the U.K., has suffered a cyberattack that has led to customer data being exposed. The issues have implications for the wider travel industry.

Australia: NSW hit by data breach via phishing attack Special

The New South Wales Government (NSW) has confirmed that it has fallen victim to a phishing attack, putting citizen data at risk. Some 50 staff Service NSW email accounts were accessed.

Cybersecurity issues hits MobiFriends dating app Special

A security research team has found that the personal information of almost 4 million users registered on the MobiFriends dating app has been uploaded online in an underground hacking forum and is now available for download.

Website provider GoDaddy suffers from a data breach Special

GoDaddy has confirmed a data breach that occurred back in October, impacting web hosting account credentials. The breach was caused by an unauthorized individual.

Edtech company suffers from third data breach Special

Edtech company Chegg confirmed earlier today that it had suffered its third breach in as many years. This not only raises questions around the company itself, it also raises concerns about corporate security overall.

Gamers beware: 160K Nintendo accounts breached Special

Nintendo has confirmed that 160,000 Nintendo Accounts have been breached. With this, a number of the impacted accounts were reported to have purchased digital items without owner consent.

Payment processor exposes 2.5 million credit card transactions Special

Paay, a New York-based card payments processor, left about 2.5 million credit card transactions publicly exposed for roughly three weeks. Chris DeRamus, CTO and co-founder, DivvyCloud looks into the issue.

Children's game Webkinz suffers from a data breach Special

It has been announced that the Canadian-based online game Webkinz has experienced a data breach, leaking over 23 million usernames and passwords from the children's platform. The game has significant reach worldwide.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in data breach Special

Every week seems to result in a major data breach being announced. This time around it is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), where personally identifiable information relating to airport travelers appears to have been exposed online. data breach exposes 600,000 users Special

It has been announced that the Italian email provider has seen a data breach leading to personal information relating to more than 600,000 users is being sold on the dark web.

Norwegian cruise line involved in data breach Special

As the travel sector battles with the economic consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic, news has come through about Norwegian Cruise Line being involved in a data breach, with customer data being exposed.

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.
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