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  1. McDonald's discloses data breach after theft of customer, employee info McDonald's, the largest fast-food chain globally, has disclosed a data breach after hackers breached its systems and stole information belonging to customers and employees from the US, South Korea, and Taiwan. As the world's global foodservice retailer, McDonald's serves almost hundreds of millions of customers every day in more than 39,000 locations in over 100 countries, including roughly 14,000 restaurants in the US alone. No customer payment information exposed Today, t
  2. Hackers breach gaming giant Electronic Arts, steal game source code Hackers have breached the network of gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) and claim to have stolen roughly 750 GB of data, including game source code and debug tools. EA confirmed the data breach in a statement sent to BleepingComputer saying that this "was not a ransomware attack, that a limited amount of code and related tools were stolen, and we do not expect any impact to our games or our business." BleepingComputer spoke to the threat actor selling EA's data who claims to
  3. Japanese government agencies suffer data breaches after Fujitsu hack Offices of multiple Japanese agencies were breached via Fujitsu's "ProjectWEB" information sharing tool. Fujitsu states that attackers gained unauthorized access to projects that used ProjectWEB, and stole some customer data. It is not yet clear if this breach occurred because of a vulnerability exploit, or a targeted supply-chain attack, and an investigation is ongoing. Attackers accessed at least 76,000 email addresses Yesterday, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport an
  4. Air India data breach impacts 4.5 million customers Air India disclosed a data breach after personal information belonging to roughly 4.5 million of its customers was leaked two months following the hack of Passenger Service System provider SITA in February 2021. The Indian national carrier first informed passengers that SITA was the victim of a cyberattack on March 19. "This is to inform that SITA PSS our data processor of the passenger service system (which is responsible for storing and processing of personal information of the passengers) had recently been subj
  5. First Horizon bank online accounts hacked to steal customers’ funds Bank holding company First Horizon Corporation disclosed the some of its customers had their online banking accounts breached by unknown attackers earlier this month. First Horizon is a regional financial services company with $84 billion in assets that offers banking, capital market, and wealth management services. First Horizon Bank, the company's banking subsidiary, operates a network of hundreds of bank locations in 12 states across the Southeast. Attackers accessed per
  6. DigitalOcean data breach exposes customer billing information Cloud hosting provider DigitalOcean has disclosed a data breach after a flaw exposed customers' billing information. An email sent out to affected customers by DigitalOcean states that a "flaw" allowed an unauthorized user to access customers' billing details between April 9th, 2021, and April 22nd, 2021. "An unauthorized user gained access to some of your billing account details through a flaw that has been fixed. This exposure impacted a small percentage of our customers," reads the email
  7. 5.6 Million Records that Appear to Belong to ‘Reverb’ Users Leaked Online A researcher has discovered a large set of data consisting of ‘Reverb’ user details. A contractor may have managed the cluster, or it could have been stolen from elsewhere. The data that was exposed is very sensitive, including names, emails, IPs, PayPal details, and phone numbers. Researcher Bob Diachenko has published a staggering finding on Twitter involving an unprotected ElasticSearch cluster that held 5.6 million data records. The entries are generic but match some
  8. Eversource Energy data breach caused by unsecured cloud storage Eversource, the largest energy supplier in New England, has suffered a data breach after customers' personal information was exposed on an unsecured cloud server. Eversource Energy is the latest energy delivery company in New England, powering 4.3 million electric and natural gas customers throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. In a data breach notification shared with BleepingComputer, Eversource Energy is warning customers that the unsecured cloud storage server
  9. Celsius email system breach leads to phishing attack on customers Cryptocurrency rewards platform Celsius Network has disclosed a security breach exposing customer information that led to a phishing attack. Today, Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky stated that Celsius' third-party marketing server was compromised, and threat actors gained access to a partial Celsius customer list. "An unauthorized party managed to gain access to a back-up third-party email distribution system which had connections to a partial customer email list. Once inside the system, this
  10. The Montefiore Medical Center Had Its Fourth Breach in 7 Months NY-based clinic Montefiore is circulating yet another notice of a data breach to its patients. This is again a case of internal patient data violation by one of the medical center’s employees. It is strange that an entity that strives so much for patient data safety is failing on it repeatedly. Source: Wikipedia, Credits: Hugo L. González Patients of the Montefiore Medical Center in New York have received the fourth notice of a data breach that affects them in just seven mo
  11. Swedish Sports Body Hacked by Russians, Officials Say The organization that oversees Sweden’s national sports federations was hacked by Russian military intelligence in 2017-18, officials said Tuesday, in a data-breaching campaign that also affected some of the world’s leading sporting bodies, including FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Swedish prosecutors said the “repeated and comprehensive breaches” of the Swedish Sports Confederation by GRU resulted in athletes’ personal details, such as medical records, being accessed and that information being published by Sw
  12. Risk startup LogicGate confirms data breach Image Credits: Jan Willem Kunnen (opens in a new window)/ Getty Images Risk and compliance startup LogicGate has confirmed a data breach. But unless you’re a customer, you probably didn’t hear about it. An email sent by LogicGate to customers earlier this month said on February 23 an unauthorized third party obtained credentials to its Amazon Web Services-hosted cloud storage servers storing customer backup files for its flagship platform Risk Cloud, which helps companies to identify and manage their risk and
  13. Indian Brokerage Firm Upstox Suffers Data Breach Leaking 2.5 Millions Users' Data Online trading and discount brokerage platform Upstox has become the latest Indian company to suffer a security breach of its systems, resulting in the exposure of sensitive information of approximately 2.5 million users on the dark web. The leaked information includes names, email addresses, dates of birth, bank account information, and about 56 million know your customer (KYC) documents pulled from the company's server. The breach was first disclosed by independe
  14. Clinical Pathology Laboratories says 2.2M patients exposed in AMCA breach LabCorp and Quest Diagnostic have already reported that patient information was exposed in that breach. The AMCA breach has affected millions of lab patients. Frank Bienewald/Getty Images Clinical Pathology Laboratories is the latest medical testing company to fall victim to a data security breach at billing service American Medical Collection Agency. CPL has discovered that 2.2 million patients' may have had their names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and other personal inf
  15. Singapore’s e2i tightens security after third-party data breach Potentially affected personal data may include names, NRIC, contact details, educational qualifications and employment details. Singapore’s National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) is tightening its email security following a malware-induced data security breach that may have resulted in the unauthorised access of 30,000 individuals’ personal data. The job matching and skills upgrading services provider revealed on 5 April that it was made aware
  16. US charges California man over Shopify data breach Image Credits: SOPA Images (opens in a new window)/ Getty Images A grand jury has indicted a California resident accused of stealing Shopify customer data on over a hundred merchants, TechCrunch has learned. The indictment charges Tassilo Heinrich with aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit wire fraud by allegedly working with two Shopify customer support agents to steal merchant and customer data from Shopify customers to gain a competitive edge and “take business away from those merchants,” the
  17. Booking.com Fined $558,000 for Late Breach Notification A major hotel bookings site has been fined €475,000 after failing to report a serious data breach within the time period mandated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Booking.com suffered the breach back in 2018 when telephone scammers targeted 40 employees at various hotels in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). After obtaining their login credentials to a Booking.com system, they were able to access the personal details of over 4100 customers who had booked a hotel room in the UA
  18. Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic” On Jan. 11, Ubiquiti Inc. [NYSE:UI] — a major vendor of cloud-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as routers, network video recorders and security cameras — disclosed that a breach involving a third-party cloud provider had exposed customer account credentials. Now a source who participated in the response to that breach alleges Ubiquiti massively downplayed a “catastrophic” incident to minimize the hit to its stock price, and that the third-party cloud provider claim was a fabrication. A security prof
  19. MobiKwik Suffers Major Breach — KYC Data of 3.5 Million Users Exposed Popular Indian mobile payments service MobiKwik on Monday came under fire after 8.2 terabytes (TB) of data belonging to millions of its users began circulating on the dark web in the aftermath of a major data breach that came to light earlier this month. The leaked data includes sensitive personal information such as: customer names, hashed passwords, email addresses, residential addresses, GPS locations, list of installed apps, partially-masked
  20. Phished Healthcare Provider Takes Legal Action Against Amazon An American healthcare provider whose data was allegedly exfiltrated to an Amazon storage account by a cyber-attacker has taken legal action against Amazon. As many as 85,688 patient and employee records were compromised last week when a threat actor seemingly based in Ukraine struck SalusCare, the largest provider of behavioral healthcare services in Southwest Florida. The attacker is believed to have gained access to SalusCare's Microsoft 365 environment after an employee clicked a
  21. Retailer Fat Face Pays $2 Million Ransom to Conti Gang News Follows 'Private and Confidential' Breach Notification Fat Face Sent to Victims Conti ransom note (Source: Sophos) Left unsaid in Fat Face's "strictly private and confidential" data breach notification to affected customers this week was any indication that the U.K.-based clothing and accessory retailer had paid a $2 million ransom to unlock its systems (see: British Clothing Retailer Fat Face Discloses Data Breach). But as Computer Weekly reported on Friday, based on details of the ranso
  22. Ransomware gang leaks data stolen from Colorado, Miami universities Grades and social security numbers for students at the University of Colorado and University of Miami patient data have been posted online by the Clop ransomware group. Starting in December, threat actors affiliated with the Clop ransomware operation began targeting Accellion FTA servers and stealing the data stored on them. Companies use these servers to share sensitive files and information with people outside of their organization. The ransomware gang then contacted the organ
  23. Shell Says It Was Impacted by Accellion Cyber Security Breach A Shell logo sits on a totem sign at a Royal Dutch Shell Plc petrol filling station in Cobham, U.K., on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Royal Dutch Shell Plc will cut as many as 9,000 jobs as Covid-19 accelerates a company-wide restructuring into low-carbon energy. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg , Bloomberg (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc was impacted by a data security incident related to using Accellion Inc.’s file-transfer software, the energy giant said in a statement dated March 16.
  24. Sensitive data from US shipping management software firm exposed online According to researchers, 103 GB worth of data belonging to New Jersy based Descartes Aljex Software was left exposed on a misconfigured AWS S3 Bucket. During their routine server scans for potential vulnerabilities, the Website Planet Team discovered that a US-based software company that focuses on delivering transportation management software for multinational freight brokers was affected by a data breach that exposed a total of 103 GB of data. Yet another misconfigured AWS S3 Bu
  25. Vulnerable Australian Kids Impacted by Data Breach A former caseworker in Australia who was investigated over an alleged child sexual abuse offense accessed the sensitive data of vulnerable children for a year after leaving their job. The caseworker had been contracted by Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) between April 2016 and September 2017 to work for a government program that aims to stop young people entering out-of-home care. An OVIC (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) report found that while employ
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