12 Aug 2020

SANS Institute Phishing Attack Leads to Theft of 28,000 Records

The SANS Institute was the victim of a phishing attack that lead to hundreds of emails from an internal account being forwarded to an unknown third party. The emails contained roughly 28,000 records of personally identifiable information. The SANS Institute stated that they are currently investigating the data breach, which

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29 Jun 2020

‘Cardplanet’ Operator Sentenced to 9 Years for Selling Stolen Credit Cards

Aleksei Burkov, a Russian citizen, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his responsibility in operating a site selling credit card details that is responsible for $20 million in fraudulent purchases. The dark web forum, called “Cardplanet,” sold hundreds of thousands of stolen payment card numbers that had

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12 May 2020

U.S. Marshals Service Breach Exposed Personal Data of 387,000 Prisoners

According to a breach report that first surfaced late last week, the US Marshals Service was the victim of a cyberattack that exposed the personal information of roughly 387,000 current and former prisoners. The attack reportedly occurred in late December of 2019. A spokesperson for the Marshals Service stated that

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03 Apr 2020

Key Ring App Data Leak Exposes 44 Million Images

A digital wallet app, Key Ring, has suffered from a data breach after misconfiguring five buckets containing the personal data of 14 million users stored in unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS). The app allows its customers to store scans and photos of membership and loyalty cards to a digital folder

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22 Jan 2020

FBI Warns Job Applicants of Scams Using Spoofed Company Sites

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center issued a public service announcement warning Americans about scammers setting up spoofed company websites with fake job listings to target applicants. The announcement was released yesterday and states that since early 2019, victims have reported numerous examples of the type of scam to the

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