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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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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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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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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 breach more than 4X worse than first thought for Montgomery County schools

What at first looked like a single data breach affecting Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland turned out to be a series of breaches that impacted thousands of more students than was originally reported. On Oct. 4, 2019, MCPS disclosed that a district student had one day earlier allegedly executed a brute-force credentials-stealing attack…
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OGUsers hacked again, user records uploaded by competitor

A dark web forum specializing in marketing stolen social media accounts, SIM cards and phone numbers was itself hacked for the second time in less than a year. OGUsers on April 2 posted a notice on its site that was picked up by researchers at Under The Breach. The note stated the attacker entered OGUsers…
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Amtrak breach impacts unknown number of Guest Rewards accounts

Amtrak has alerted an unknown number of Guest Rewards customers it suffered a data breach at the hands of an unknown third party that gained unauthorized access to certain accounts. A notification letter signed by Vicky Radke, Amtrak’s senior director of Guest Rewards, and posted by the offices of the California and Vermont attorneys-general, informs impacted individuals that compromised…
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