11 Jun 2019

CBP Says Thousands of Traveler Photos Stolen in ‘Malicious Cyber-Attack

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was the targeted of a “a malicious cyber-attack” resulting in the theft of data belonging to thousands of travelers entering and exiting the US. The attackers obtained the data by breaching a CBP subcontractor that had put the data at risk by failing

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07 Jun 2019

AMCA Healthcare Hack Widens Again, Reaching 20.1M Victims

The number of people affected by the recent data breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a billing collection services provider, continues to increase. As it turns out, over 400,000 consumers of medical diagnostics company OPKO Health were also impacted, bringing the total number of victims to 20.1 million. Earlier

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05 Jun 2019

2018 in numbers: Data breaches cost $654 billion, expose 2.8 billion data records in the U.S.

A new ForgeRock study shows that a whopping 2.8 billion consumer data records where compromised by criminals last year. US companies incurred costs totaling $654 billion as a result of data breaches. In Q1 of this year, data breaches in the financial services industry accounted for $6.2 billion in damages

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04 Jun 2019

Billing Details for 11.9M Quest Diagnostics Clients Exposed

The personal data of close to 12 million clients of diagnostic services giant Quest Diagnostics Incorporated has been exposed in a data breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a third-party billing collection provider. According to an official statement by Quest, “AMCA believes this information includes personal information, including certain

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04 Jun 2019

Hackers steal student data from Australia’s top university

The Australian National University (ANU) has experienced a massive data breach in which hackers got hold of 19 years’ worth of sensitive information on ANU students, many of whom are now government officials. ANU announced the breach on Tuesday, saying that the attack had been carried out by “a sophisticated

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17 May 2019

Authorities Takedown GozNym Cybercrime Group That Stole an Estimated $100 Million

A cooperative effort by Europol, Eurojust and law enforcement agencies from the US, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Germany and Bulgaria has resulted in the takedown of an organized cybercrime network that stole around $100 million by targeting dozens of financial institutions in North America with the GozNym banking Trojan. The criminals

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16 May 2019

Hackers Inject Magecart Card Skimmer in Forbes’ Subscription Site

Bad Packets Report has uncovered a Magecart campaign targeting the subscription website of Forbes. Magecart is an umbrella term for various criminal groups that attack e-commerce websites with the aim of injecting them with card skimming malware. In this case, the threat actors managed to inject a malicious script into

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09 May 2019

Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal

A cybercrime group calling itself “Fxmsp” is selling highly sensitive information that has been stolen from three US-based antivirus software firms, security researchers at AdvIntel have discovered. The researchers write that in March of this year, Fxmsp “offered privately to sell the source code and network access” to the three

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09 May 2019

Researchers expose mass credit card stealing campaign

Researchers with Netlab 360 have uncovered a new credit card skimming campaign affecting over 100 e-commerce websites, 6 of which are among the Alexa Top one million websites. For over 5 months, threat actors have been injecting malicious code into legitimate websites, enabling them to steal credit card data such

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08 May 2019

Hackers Steal $40 Million Worth of Bitcoin From Binance Exchange

Threat actors have stolen 7,000 Bitcoin worth around $40 million from cryptocurrency exchange Binance, in what the firm described as a “large scale security breach.” Binance is using an emergency insurance fund to cover the losses so users will not lose any funds. The theft was the result of a

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