Data breach

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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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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Inevitable Computing Changes In The Enterprise

We may be witnessing a massive change in the enterprise IT space, fueled by the evolution of personal computing. The days of companies spending a lot of its funding in purchasing physical servers, maintenance, energy and the labor cost of running it 24/7 with regular hardware refresh cycle are fast becoming outdated. Yes, there is

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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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The State Of BayState Health Data Breach

A huge phishing campaign has brought Baystate Health to losing an estimated 12,000 individual patient record, the Massachusetts-based healthcare provider disclosed. The affected information that was breached includes full name, birthdate, medical record, diagnostic record, health insurance details, and social security numbers. The records were breached from the period of February to March 2019, and

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Hacking Preventive Ways To Keep Gnosticplayers at Bay

Hackergroup Gnosticplayers had done it again, their recent successful campaigns against 8 websites, namely: Strong Kingdoms, petflow, YouNow, Houzz, Roll20, ixigo, and Ge.tt. These attacks created a huge supply of user credentials that are now available for sale in the Dark Web. At a recent estimate, around 126 million accounts are being offered to Dark

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Design Website Houzz Caught In Data Breach

Home improvement and design website Houzz has publicly disclosed that an unauthorized third party had obtained a file containing user data. This looks like the data breach was discovered late last year. According to a report in scmagazine, the FAQ page published on Houzz.com today says that the compromised information falls under three categories: •

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Data Breach Hits Malaysian University, Personal Data Leaked

A massive data breach that had reportedly hit a prominent Malaysian university has resulted in personal data of over one million people being leaked online. As per reports, personal details of over one million students and alumni of the UiTM Universiti Teknologi Mara have been breached and leaked online. This breach has reportedly occurred between

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