Data Breach News, Articles and Updates

Cuomo orders new regs to protect New Yorkers from Equifax breach

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo had already issued guidance to help licensed financial institutions act to protect consumers affected by the Equifax breach.

Warren, Schatz introduce bill to protect consumers after Equifax breach

In the wake of a massive Equifax breach that left sensitive information on 143 million consumers at risk, a bill introduced Friday by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, would give consumers more control over their credit and personal data and help prevent future incidents.

Equifax CSO, CIO to retire post-breach

The company, which didn't provide any information on the two executives, is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and faces at least two House committee probes.

Sour notes: OurMine hackers briefly post private files from Vevo music video service

The OurMine hacking collective broke into the servers of music video hosting service Vevo and posted approximately 3.12 terabytes of stolen documents, in an unusually aggressive attack by the group.

600,000 Alaskan voters' data left exposed

Kromtech Security Center researchers discovered an unsecured U.S. voter database was exposed to the public internet due to a misconfiguration of CouchDB instance.

Alaska Office of Children's Services hit with data breach

The Alaska Office of Children's Services (OCS) filed an HIPPA breach notification that states two of its computers may have been breached possibly affecting 500 individuals.

Hackers breach AXA Insurance Singapore's Health Portal, stealing data on 5,400 customers

The Singapore division of life insurance firm AXA Insurance has reportedly suffered a data breach, after hackers stole roughly 5,400 customers' personal information from its Health Portal.

Nearly 29M records stolen in breach of Latin American social network Taringa!

Almost 29 million user accounts registered with Taringa!, a Reddit-like social network for Latin American users, was stolen last month in a major data breach.

19,000 Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants, PA records exposed in ransomware attack

More than 19,000 patient records were exposed during a ransomware attack on Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants, PA that took place in June.

Site spotted selling stolen Instagram phone and email details for $10

A person is claiming to have exploited the recent Instagram API breach to scrape the personal data of 6 million users is reportedly selling the data in a searchable website for $10 per query.

Some U.K. pharma firms decline to report data breaches, survey

A survey of more than 400 U.K. IT professionals in the U.K. pharmaceutical business found many do not report data breaches, in many cases because they do not know how.

Instagram API hacked to access verified accounts of Selena Gomez, others

Instagram confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack targeting several high profile celebrities.

Lip reading AI bot attacks may be on the horizon

As technology improves and merges malware with artificial intelligence, timeless methods such as covering ones mouth may become more important than ever.

100% of breached PCI certified companies failed PCI compliance audit

PCI DSS compliance doesn't guarantee security, but half of PCI certified companies aren't compliant which does indicate vulnerability to cyber-attack. "It's not a project, it's a programme - something you need to maintain."

Silver Cross Hospital vendor exposes information on 9,000 patients

Almost 9,000 patients of Silver Cross hospital, outside of Chicago, possibly had their data exposed due to an error made by a third-party vendor.

CeX data breach - up to 2 million hit - and at risk of future scams

Today second hand games and electronics store CeX reported that it had been the victim of a massive data breach, issuing a statement to customers saying, "We have recently been subject to an online security breach."

Real Madrid Twitter accounts hacked shortly after FC Barcelona account breach

Grey hat hackers pranked soccer fans by hacking the Real Madrid Twitter accounts and posting tweets announcing the signing of rival Lionel Messi.

Chinese hackers leverage HBO 'Game of Thrones' leaks to deliver trojans

A few weeks before the season finale of popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" Proofpoint researchers spotted a Chinese advance persistent threat (APT) group looking to lure fans with leaked episodes.

Russian linked to 2014 Yahoo breach pleads not guilty

A Russian-born Canadian citizen pled not guilty after being accused for playing a role in the 2014 Yahoo hack which compromised the information of nearly 500 million users.

Uber FTC settlement requires 20 years of privacy audits following 2014 breach

Uber has agreed to the Federal Trade Commission that it will undergo 20 years of privacy audits after the agency said the firm "failed consumers."

Almost 5,000 The Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care patient records exposed

The Daniel Drake Center (DDC) for Post-Acute Care, which is part of the University of California's health system, reported patient information was accessed and viewed by an unauthorized employee over a two-year period.

Mandiant breach hackers claim to dump FireEye data

The threat actors who two weeks ago targeted Mandiant are now claiming to have leaked FireEye documents in a second leak.

Hackers release Curb Your Enthusiasm, other HBO programming

HBO is refusing to comment on the latest programming dump that included upcoming episodes of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ballers, Insecure and The Deuce.