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  1. Indian supply-chain giant Bizongo exposed 643GB of sensitive data Bizongo did not respond to the researchers when contacted about the data leak. Bizongo, an online packaging marketplace has suffered a data leak in which the company left highly sensitive customer information unsecured and potentially exposed to hackers and other malicious individuals. The reason behind the incident is the company’s misconfigured AWS S3 data bucket. The data leak was discovered by researchers at Website Planet security as of late December 2020, but the details of it have
  2. Office Depot Configuration Error Exposes One Million Records A misconfigured Elasticsearch server belonging to a popular office supplies store chain was found leaking nearly one million records including customers’ personal information, it has emerged. The non-password protected database was discovered by a Website Planet team led by Jeremiah Fowler on March 3. They quickly traced it back to Office Depot Europe, which operates across the region with bricks-and-mortar stores and online under the Office Depot and Viking brands. Among the 974,000 u
  3. GitHub Arctic Vault likely has leaked MedData patient records GitHub Arctic Code Vault has likely captured sensitive patient medical records from multiple healthcare facilities in a data leak attributed to MedData. The private data was leaked on GitHub repositories last year whose contributors carry the "Arctic Code Vault" badge. This means, these repositories could now be a part of a huge open-source repo collection bound to last a 1,000 years. Although in the gray area of international copyright law and regulations pertaining to pr
  4. Engineer reports data leak to Apperta, hears from the police A security engineer and ex-contributor to an open systems non-profit organization recently reported a data leak to the organization. In return, he first got thanked for his responsible reporting, but later heard from their lawyers and the police. Apperta Foundation is a UK-based non-profit, supported by NHS England and NHS Digital, that promotes open systems and standards in the digital health and social care space. GitHub repository exposed passwords, keys, database This week
  5. “Mentally ill demon hackers” blamed for massive Gab data leak Far-right service allegedly breached via SQL injection vulnerability More than 40 million posts, messages, profiles, and hashed passwords compromised Gab, the Twitter-like social networking service known for its far-right userbase, has reportedly been hacked – putting more than 40 million public and private posts, messages, as well as user profiles and hashed passwords, at risk of exposure. The 70 GB leak of data fell into the hands of activist group Distributed Denial of Se
  6. MIllions of VPN users have personal details stolen Databases of three top Android VPN tools were left exposed with default authentication information (Image credit: Shutterstock) The user databases of three popular Android VPN services have reportedly been hacked, with millions of user records now put up for sale online. Databases purportedly from SuperVPN, GeckoVPN, and ChatVPN, together containing a total of twenty one million user records, apparently include sensitive details such as t
  7. Experian challenged over massive data leak in Brazil Consumer rights body criticizes explanations from the credit bureau in relation to the data exposure of over 220 million citizens. After receiving feedback from Experian over a massive data leak in Brazil, São Paulo state consumer rights foundation Procon described the company's explanations as "insufficient" and said it is likely that the incident was initiated in a corporate environment. Procon notified the credit information multinational following the emergence of a leak that exposed the personal data of more
  8. ‘Chqbook.com’ Data Leak Exposes 2 Million Credit Score Reports The data from the suspected and officially denied ‘Chqbook’ breach is now freely shared online. The details included in the dataset are very sensitive, with names, credit card details, and Aadhaar numbers being present. The shared pack also has an “Easter Egg,” which is METRO Cash & Carry client details. ‘Chqbook.com,’ an India-based online banking service that offers credit card, loan, and insurance management services for small businesses and merchants, has suffered a data breach.
  9. Millions of Social Profiles Leaked by Chinese Data-Scrapers A cloud misconfig by SocialArks exposed 318 million records gleaned from Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. More than 400GB of public and private profile data for 214 million social-media users from around the world has been exposed to the internet – including details for celebrities and social-media influencers in the U.S. and elsewhere. The leak stems from a misconfigured ElasticSearch database owned by Chinese social-media management company SocialArks, which containe
  10. Hacker reveals massive Parler data leak: ALL users’ messages, location info and even driver’s licenses may have been exposed © Getty Images / spyarm; © AFP / Olivier DOULIERY Recently shutdown social media app Parler is at the center of a yet another controversy, after allegations surfaced that the totality of its users' personal data was leaked in the wake of the network going offline. Parler, a social network popular with conservative audiences, was removed from the internet on Monday, after Amazon kicked the site off its hosting service, citing
  11. Blood Testing Lab Data Leaked After Apparent Ransomware Attack, Patient Information Posted Apex Laboratory, a Farmingdale, New York-based blood testing facility, is notifying patients about the leak of their information, including test results. The security incident - which appears to have involved ransomware - happened in July. Apex reports that certain systems and files within its network initially were no longer accessible or were encrypted. A forensics firm helped to restore network access, according to a notification recently posted on Apex's webs
  12. Verizon has been leaking customers’ personal information for days (at least) A bug in a customer chat feature shows transcripts of other people's chats. Enlarge / A Verizon FiOS truck in Manhattan on September 15, 2017. Getty Images | Smith Collection | Gado 28 with 26 posters participating Verizon is struggling to fix a glitch that has been leaking customers’ addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, and other personal information through a chat system that helps prospective subscribers figure out if Fios servi
  13. Private data gone public: Razer leaks 100,000+ gamers’ personal info No need to breach any systems when the vendor gives the data away for free. Enlarge / This redacted sample record from the leaked Elasticsearch data shows someone's June 24 purchase of a $2,600 gaming laptop. Volodymyr Dianchenko 89 with 68 posters participating, including story author In August, security researcher Volodymyr Diachenko discovered a misconfigured Elasticsearch cluster, owned by gaming hardware vendor Razer, exposing customers' PI
  14. An HIV-positive American has leaked online the names of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners also diagnosed in the city-state with the human immunodeficiency virus, the Health Ministry said on Monday. U.S. citizen Mikhy Farrera Brochez lived in Singapore from 2008 and was convicted in 2017 on numerous drug-related and fraud offences, including lying to the Ministry of Manpower about his own HIV status, the Health Ministry said. He was deported after serving his jail term and was now overseas, according to the statement, which did not say wh
  15. More than 20GB of Intel source code and proprietary data dumped online "Exconfidential Lake" leak includes docs Intel provided under NDA as recently as May. Enlarge Tillie Kottman 71 with 59 posters participating, including story author Intel is investigating the purported leak of more than 20 gigabytes of its proprietary data and source code that a security researcher said came from a data breach earlier this year. The data—which at the time this post went live was publicly available on B
  16. Robocall Legal Advocate Leaks Customer Data A California company that helps telemarketing firms avoid getting sued for violating a federal law that seeks to curb robocalls has leaked the phone numbers, email addresses and passwords of all its customers, as well as the mobile phone numbers and other data on people who have hired lawyers to go after telemarketers. The Blacklist Alliance provides technologies and services to marketing firms concerned about lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a 1991 law that restricts the making
  17. Thursday, 17 Oct 2019 | 1:15 PM MYT By Angelin Yeoh The Petrol Subsidy Programme microsite, which went live on Oct 15, is for users to find out if they are eligible for petrol subsidy, as announced in Budget 2020. The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has suspended the newly-launched Petrol Subsidy Programme microsite after a tech portal reported that it exposed users’ bank account details. KPDNHEP head of corporate communication, Yunus Tasim, said the ministry is aware and investigating the issue. "Once we got the news, we dec
  18. Many Malaysians may have noticed an uptick of marketing and scam calls in recent years where the caller even have your personal details such as MyKad number. This came as no surprise when the personal data of most mobile phone users were leaked from the very system contracted by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to protect such users in 2017. The government has since ended its contract with the contractor, Nuemera (M) Sdn Bhd, and criminal investigations on the matter were handed over to the Attorney-General's Chambers. This was c
  19. Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said a clear message needs to be delivered on the importance of securing user data in the digital space. Gobind added that as his ministry is looking into tightening and strengthening the current Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA), he is aware of concerns about the number of data breach incidents reported in Malaysia so far. "This matter definitely has my attention and I'm putting major focus on it. My ministry is in the process of tightening the law so we can give out a clear signal that data security needs t
  20. Password resets are being forced following a leak of account credentials. The Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange has enforced a password reset for account holders following a data leak across social media. A very common form of scam is known as phishing, in which fraudsters will send fraudulent emails while disguising themselves as legitimate companies. These messages are often crafted to lure would-be victims into visiting malicious domains, and in order to prompt them to do so, scammers may claim there has been suspicious activity detected in an account --
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