10 Feb 2021

177% increase: Hackers grabbed 21.3 million healthcare records in the second half of 2020

CI Security recently released a new report detailing how hackers are increasingly targeting the healthcare industry. According to CI, the number of healthcare data breaches skyrocketed in the second half of 2020, up 36% from the first sixth months of the year. More than 21 million records were breached in

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03 Feb 2021

Over Three Million US Drivers Exposed in Data Breach

US car company DriveSure has suffered from a data breach in which three million of its customers were exposed. A cybercriminal has posted the data to a dark web forum, according to Risk Based Security. On January 4, Risk-Based Security found that multiple databases were uploaded to a hacking forum.

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29 Jan 2021

US Breach Volumes Fell 19% in 2020 as Ransomware Surges

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the number of publicly reported US data breaches and leaks in 2020 dropped roughly 19% from 2019, representing a shift from mass theft of customer data to more lucrative attack types like ransomware. The report combined data from government agencies, other non-profits,

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04 Nov 2020

34M Records from 17 Companies Up for Sale in Cybercrime Forum

A diverse group of companies has been entangled in a data trove consisting of user records. Cybersecurity researchers found 34 million user records for sale on an underground forum in which the cybercriminals running the market claim are from 17 different corporate data breaches. The data allegedly appeared last week

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02 Nov 2020

Marriott fined £18.4 million by UK watchdog over customer data breach

The Mariott hotel group has been fined £18.4 by the Information Commissioner’s Office years after a 2014 data breach that affected millions of customers as well as the Starwood resort chain. During the breach, cybercriminals accessed systems to deploy malware through a web shell, using remote access tools as well

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15 Oct 2020

Cybercriminals Steal Nearly 1TB of Data from Miami-Based International Tech Firm

A recent cyberattack targeting a Miami-based tech firm called Intcomex has been traced back to a Russian-language hacker forum. The ransomware attack exposed almost a terabyte of financial and personally identifiable information and documents, which were leaked on the Russian forum. The stolen information includes full credit-card information, scans of

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24 Sep 2020

Software vendor Tyler Technologies tells U.S. local government clients it was hacked

Tyler Technologies, a software vendor whose products are used by US states and local governments to conduct elections and share election data, announced on Wednesday that its internal systems had been compromised by an unknown third party. Tyler’s software and platforms are used by elections officials to display voting results,

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24 Sep 2020

Millions Exposed in COVID19 Surveillance Platform Snafu

In India, eight million patients had their personal and medical details compromised after multiple vulnerabilities were discovered within a COVID-19 surveillance system run by the government, called the Surveillance Platform Uttar Pradesh Covid-19. The software bugs were first found by vpnMentor researchers while conducting a routine web scan in early

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07 Sep 2020

Service NSW reveals 738GB of customer data was stolen during email breach

After a four-month investigation into a data breach affecting Service NSW, investigators have concluded that the personal information of 186,000 customers was compromised as a result of a previous cyberattack. The cyberattack consisted of threat actors gaining access to 47 staff email accounts. The investigation, which began in April, also

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04 Sep 2020

Warner Music discloses months-long web skimming incident

Warner Music Group, a well-known record producer disclosed yesterday that they had been targeted by a cyberattack in which customers’ payment card information may have been exposed. The attack was a web skimming or magecart style hack in which cybercriminals compromise a website and insert malicious code. This code collects

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