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Data dump contains PII on over 4.9M Georgians; origin unknown

A member of a hacking forum has reportedly posted data corresponding to over 4.9 million of citizens from the country of Georgia, both living and dead. The leaked dataset was made available via a 1.04 GB Microsoft Access database file, according to a report from ZDNet, which was alerted to the dump by breach monitoring…
The report shines a light on the Syrian Electronic Army, including its attacks, tactics and members.
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‘Shiny Hunters’ bursts onto dark web scene following breaches, Microsoft data theft claims

A malicious actor known as Shiny Hunters has emerged as a serious dark web player following a spate of high-profile breaches, and now the hacker or hackers is claiming to have stolen data from Microsoft’s private GitHub repositories and is threatening to release the code for free. According to researchers from ZeroFOX Alpha Team, Shiny…
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Phishing campaign leads to UPS Store data breach

In a data breach notification letter to customers, The UPS Store has disclosed that an unauthorized party successfully devised a phishing scheme to gain entry into the email accounts of numerous store locations. The breach exposed information contained within documents that customers emailed to stores for printing and related services, the San Diego-based subsidiary of…
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Data breach compromises T-Mobile prepaid accounts

Wireless communications company T-Mobile has disclosed a data breach incident that impacts certain customers with pre-paid service accounts. “Our cybersecurity team discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some information related to your T-Mobile prepaid wireless account. We promptly reported this to authorities,” stated a notification that the Germany-based company posted online. Compromised information…
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Data breach of Hostinger exposes 14 million users

Web hosting provider and Internet domain registrar Hostinger International, Ltd. has disclosed that an unauthorized third party breached its internal system API last Friday and gained access to data belonging to roughly 14 million users. In a blog post announcement yesterday, the company said that on Aug. 23 it received an alert that someone had…
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New Marriott data breach impacts 5.2 million guests

Previously burned by a hack of its Starwood reservations system, Marriott International on Tuesday disclosed another major data breach, this one affecting 5.2 million of its guests. According to the Bethesda, Md.-based hospitality giant, the source of the breach was an application that its hotels use to provide guests with various services. Marriott did not name…
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Paradise lost: 1.1 million accounts exposed in 2018 breach of gaming site Emuparadise

Over 1.1 million accounts managed by the retro gaming website Emuparadise were exposed in a newly reported breach that actually took place back on April 1, 2018. Researcher Troy Hunt added Emuparadise to his “Have I Been Pwned?” data breach reference website yesterday, crediting the operators of hacked-database search engine DeHashed with supplying the compromised…
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Government, Security News, Vulnerabilities, Web Services Security, E-Commerce Security

Eight cities’ payment records impacted in Click2Gov portal breach

For the second time since 2017, the third-party government bill-payment portal Click2Gov has experienced a significant data breach affecting thousands of individuals in multiple cities across the U.S. Government entities use the Click2Gov portal to accept payments for permits, licenses, fines and utilities. Discovered by fraud intelligence experts at Gemini Advisory, this latest attack compromised…
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Six need-to-know takeaways from the Verizon breach report

Phishing attacks and stolen credentials have become attackers’ most popular avenues of network compromise, and employee errors are helping pave the way according to Verizon’s newly released 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Verizon researchers analyzed 157,525 known “incidents” (defined as a security event that results in the compromise of an information asset) and 3,950…
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Data breaches expected to cost $5 trillion by 2024

The annual cost of worldwide data breaches will surpass $5 trillion by 2024, with North American businesses absorbing the highest share, according to a newly published Juniper Research report. Current yearly cost totals sit at $3 trillion, which means the jump to $5 trillion in five years represents an average annual growth of 11 percent.…
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