17 Aug 2021

100m T-Mobile Customer Records Purportedly Up for Sale

Security researchers have discovered a dark web seller offering 30 million T-Mobile customers’ Social Security and driver license numbers on an underground web forum. The vendor advertises the collection as a subset of the purported 100 million records contained in stolen databases. The records are being offered for just one

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17 Aug 2021

Misconfigured Server Leaks US Terror Watchlist

Bob Diachenko, head of security research for Comparitech, stated that he discovered a configuration error that leaked a secret watchlist of suspected terrorists maintained by the FBI. Diachenko stated that he discovered the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) list on July 19. The server was not fixed for several weeks despite

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17 Aug 2021

Brazilian National Treasury hit with ransomware attack

Last Friday, the Brazilian government was allegedly a victim of a ransomware attack that targeted its National Treasury. A statement was released by the Ministry of Economy detailing initial measures that were taken to contain the impact of the cyberattack. The preliminary assessments of the attack have confirmed that there

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16 Aug 2021

Islamic State Propaganda Networks are Thriving says Europol

Europol has warned that although official propaganda from the Islamic State has reportedly declined since 2020 due to disruptions from Western coalition forces, informal supporter networks are alive and well. The law enforcement agency detailed the key trends of last year, noting the persistence of terrorist content across multiple online

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16 Aug 2021

Exchange Servers Under Active Attack via ProxyShell Bugs

A researcher at Black Hat revealed an entirely new attack surface that exists in Exchange. Threat actors are allegedly now exploiting servers vulnerable to the RCE bugs. According to researchers, Miscorosft Exchange servers are being actively exploited via ProxyShell, the name of the attack disclosed at Black Hat last week.

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13 Aug 2021

Chanel Apologizes for Data Breach

In a statement issued earlier this week, the Korean arm of French luxury brand Chanel apologized for a data leak that occurred on August 8 during a cyberattack. Personal data belonging to the store’s customers were exposed. According to the statement, a database belonging to the famous fashion brand is

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12 Aug 2021

Accenture Confirms LockBit Ransomware Attack

Accenture states that it has been a victim of a LockBit ransomware attack. According to the company, LockBit offered Accenture’s purported databases and jabbed at its security efforts, which are reportedly lacking. Accenture stated that it recovered effectively from its backups. The LockBit ransomware gang recently published the name and

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12 Aug 2021

Japanese electronic components manufacturer Murata apologizes for breach of employee and customer data

A Japanese electronics components manufacturer called Murata suffered from a data breach in June that exposed bank account information belonging to employees and partners of the company. CEO of Murata Manufacturing Norio Nakajima released a statement this week apologizing for the incident. The breach occurred when a subcontractor downloaded a

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11 Aug 2021

1M Stolen Credit Cards Hit Dark Web for Free

Hundreds of thousands of active credit cards have hit the web for free. The incident is aimed at promoting AllWorld.Cards, a new cybercriminals’ dark website for selling payment credentials online. Threat actors have allegedly stolen and leaked the one million cards for free to advertise the site to other cybercriminals

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11 Aug 2021

UPMC to Pay $2.65M to Settle Data Breach Case

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has reached judicial approval on a multi-million-dollar settlement concerning a data breach that occurred almost seven years ago. The settlement consists of UpMC paying a total of $2.65 million to employees whose personal data was stolen by former Federal Emergency Management Agency IT specialist

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