02 Apr 2020

‘Secure’ Backup Company Leaks 135 Million Records Online

VpnMentor has discovered that a company claiming to provide secure backups, SOS Online Backup, has leaked metadata and customer information in over 135 million records after a misconfigured online database was uncovered by cybersecurity researchers. The incident was exposed as part of vpnMentor’s ongoing mapping project that already found major

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01 Apr 2020

Millions of Guests Impacted in Marriott Data Breach, Again

Marriott hotel empire has suffered from its second major data breach in the span of two years. The most recent was disclosed by Marriott on Tuesday. The breach affected 5.2 million customers after an attack was carried out on the chain via third-party software that Mariott uses to provide guest

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30 Mar 2020

Virgin Media Could Pay £4.5B for Leak Affecting 900,000 Customers

Virgin media recently was the victim of a security incident that exposed the personal details of roughly 900,00 people, and it could cost the company up to $5.6 billion USD. Between April and February of 2020, Virgin media suffered a cyberattack that was the result of a misconfigured database, exposing

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26 Mar 2020

Cincinnati Firm Faces $5m Data Breach Lawsuit

In Cincinnati, freight brokerage company Total Quality Logistics faces a $5 million lawsuit over a data breach that occurred in February. The company suffered from a cyberattack on the 23rd of February that compromised its customer and carrier information after cybercriminals breached the company’s online web portal. The information disclosed

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23 Mar 2020

200M Records of US Citizens Leaked in Unprotected Database

CyberNews, a Lithuanian research group, has discovered an unprotected database that holds 200 million detailed user records. The owner of the database remains unknown, however, the leaked profiles seem to be US users and contain individuals’ full names and titles, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, credit ratings, home and mortgage

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06 Mar 2020

54% of healthcare vendors have experienced a data breach of protected health information

According to data released by Ponemon Institute and Censinet, over half of all healthcare vendors have experienced a data breach in which protected health information was exposed. This is a costly problem that points to a flawed third party risk assessment processes. The report shows that 54% of healthcare vendors

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06 Mar 2020

3 Data Breaches Disclosed This Week: J.Crew, T-Mobile, and Carnival

This week, a series of enterprise data breached were disclosed, effecting the companies T-Mobile, J.Crew, and Carnival Corp. The high toll this week underscored how cybercriminals have been targeting companies recently. J.Crew stated that its customers’ information was compromised, and email addresses and passwords were obtained by an unauthorized third

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02 Mar 2020

US Railroad Contractor Reports Data Breach After Ransomware Attack

RailWorks Corporation disclosed a ransomware attack that resulted in employees’ personally identifiable information being exposed. RailWorks Corporation is one of North America’s leading railroad track and transit system providers. The breach affected current and former employees, their beneficiaries and dependents, as well as those of independent contractors. The company currently

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02 Mar 2020

Walgreens says mobile app leaked users’ personal data

Walgreen, a US pharmacy chain stated on Friday that it had been the victim of a data breach that exposed the personal detail of some of its mobile app users. The mobile app contained a bug that allowed users to view other users’ personal data and drug prescription details. This

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21 Feb 2020

MGM Grand Breach Leaked Details of 10.6 Million Guests Last Summer

The details of more than 10.6 million guests who stayed at MGM Resorts were released on a hacking forum earlier this week. The breach occurred due to unauthorized access to a cloud server and took place at the Las Vegas location. The data leaked in the breach includes the personal

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