Data Breaches

K12.com – 7Million Student’s Record Data Breach Exposed

Records show that K12.com, a web-based educational firm has suffered a massive 7-million student records breach due to an insecure version of MongoDB database server. Bob Dianchenko a security researcher at Comparitech has witnessed student data from K12.com was made public on June 25, 2019. According to his discovery, it took K12.com more than a

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Turkey Gov’t: Marriott Hotel’s Fine Due To Data Breach

The Marriott Hotel chain data breach is one of our most covered Cybersecurity stories about Beijing denying the accusation from western powers that it was behind the data breach. We revisit this story, with Turkey imposing a hefty fine against the Marriott Hotel International firm to the tune of 1.5 million Turkish Lira (US$267,352). The

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Common Pitfalls That Increase Likelihood Of Data Breach

Mitigating the effects of IT issues can be a great article for someone who underwent the heartbreak of losing data, whether due to an internal incident or an external threat. However, providing tips for that may be a “late” display of concern, as there is already a victim, the incident (or accident) already happened. The

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Singapore Expects More Data Breaches in the Near Future

Singapore, which saw a drop in common security threats last year, expects to see more data breaches in the near future, says the Cyber Security Agency (CSA). The Cyber Security Agency says that in the near future there would be more frequent data breaches plus disruptive attacks against the cloud, in Singapore. APTs (Advanced Persistent

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5 Steps To Recovery After a Data Breach

Data breaches present a constant threat to all organizations. Regardless of how many policies, strategies, or defenses are possible, an experienced hacker can jeopardize them. The consequences of a data breach for a company can be harmful. According to reports, 60% of small businesses are closed within six months of the data breach. It’s important

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A Quick Glimpse On Flipboard Data Breach

When a news aggregator app becomes a part headline news, that only means trouble, a lot of trouble. Flipboard, a mainstream news aggregator app with 500 million+ downloads with at least 150-million unique active users monthly from the Google Play Store alone disclosed that their user account information database fell for a massive data breach

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Paterson Public Schools In Deep Trouble After A Massive Data Breach

Aside from the Healthcare Industry that focuses its funding towards its hospital services to the patients, public schools also do the same – the focus is their interest in educating young people. The idea of having a cyber attack-ready computing infrastructure is not even on the radar, as it is not part of the funding

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Wyzant Online Tutoring Service, A Major Victim Of Data Breach

Wyzant, a mainstream online tutoring service has suffered a major system breach. More damage falls on their customers that use their personal Facebook login for their Wyzant service, as their Facebook information could have been part of the stolen information as well. Wyzant admins detected an abnormal activity in their database last May 2, 2019.

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Bodybuilding.com Data Breach, A Year After A Phishing Attack

There are times, that the bad effects of a phishing attack are not immediately felt. The phishers usually run many parallel campaigns all at the same time, and due to volume may take a while for them to “schedule” a “follow-up” attack against a target after a successful phishing expedition. This what happened when bodybuilding.com,

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Two UK Agencies Commit Accidental Contact Information Leaks

The United Kingdom is currently processing its Brexit documents to complete the process of leaving the European Union for good. But it is now at the very center of another controversy as 240 EU-member state nationals applying for EU settlement scheme program had their email addresses leaked from the UK Home Office due to an

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