Data Breach News, Articles and Updates

Ukrainian hacker sentenced to 2.5 years for insider trading

A Ukrainian national was sentenced in a Newark, N.J. court to two-and-a-half years in prison for his role in a global insider trading scheme believed to have netted his gang more than $100 million.

China may have hacked secret CIA communication to kill or imprison U.S. informants

China seriously crippled U.S. Intelligence operations by systematically killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources.

Goddess of cyberwar: Athena CIA tool subject of latest WikiLeaks Vault 7 dump

WikiLeaks on Friday published materials related to a malware implant called Athena, which enables remote beacon and loader capabilities on targeted computers running on Microsoft Windows versions XP through 10.

Target breach settlement payout held up by lone consumer

Although Target agreed to compensate consumers affected in its 2013 data breach from a pool of $10 million, a lone consumer is halting payouts.

Breach at Equifax subsidiary illustrates risks consumers face

The number of those affected by a breach into an Equifax subsidiary remains unclear, but what is known is that intruders were able to access customers' W-2 tax data, according to a report from security investigator Brian Krebs.

Hacker agrees to erase stolen Zomato data set; company to launch bug bounty

Zomato says the hacker responsible for breaching the company's database agreed to destroy all copies of the stolen data and remove it from the dark web, but only after the restaurant review service agreed to start a bug bounty program.

Zomato breach leaves bad taste in mouth of 17 million users

Zomato, an online restaurant search and review service, has notified its customers of a data breach, after a dark web vendor was discovered selling data belonging to millions of the company's users.

Panic CEO pwned, has company source code stolen

Apple app maker Panic's CEO Steven Frank said he mistakenly downloaded the malware-laced DVD-ripping app HandBrake resulting in some of the company's source code being stolen.

3,500 affected in Coney Island hospital data breach

A data breach at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island hospital may have compromised the information of nearly 3,500 patients.

Shadow Brokers threatens monthly leak of more NSA tools to monthly subscribers

The Shadow Brokers group that has been leaking alleged NSA hacking tools, is now threatening to launch a "Dump of the Month" service that will deliver more stolen tools and data to paying subscribers.

Hack Sparrow: New 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film reportedly stolen, held for ransom

True-life digital pirates have reportedly hijacked the upcoming film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and plan to leak it online in increments, unless Disney pays an exorbitant ransom demand to rescue its movie.

Coordinated ransomware attack' on NHS hospitals all over the UK

UK hospitals have reportedly been hit with a massive coordinated ransomware attack

Millions of identities stolen from education platform Edmodo

The account details of millions of subscribers to the education platform Edmodo have not only been stolen but witnessed to be for sale on the dark web.

Yahoo! bug bounty hits $2 million payout mark

Yahoo's three-year-old bug bounty program has paid out more than $2 million to bug hunters with the most recent important find taking place in April when a vulnerability in Flickr was revealed.

Report: Ontario mails health card forms containing personal info to wrong addresses

Ontario, Canada mistakenly exposed thousands of residents' personal information after printing the wrong addresses on individuals' health card renewal forms, causing them to be sent to strangers, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

WWE diva Charlotte Flair nudes leaked in latest Celebgate scandal

Celebgate hackers have hit another WWE star this time leaking nude images of four-time women's champion Charlotte Flair.

Data from 500,000 pediatric patients spotted for sale

Approximately 500,000 pediatric medical records were spotted for sale on the dark web, many of which from offices likely unaware they were breached.

Data breach rattles Sabre: Intrusion into hotel reservations system revealed

Sabre Corporation, a $3.37 billion company that provides technology solutions to airline and hotel companies, has disclosed a breach of its Hospitality Solutions SynXis Central Reservations system, which may have exposed consumers' payment card data and personally identifiable information.

Fitchburg, Mass., officials discover three-year-old breach affecting 1,800

Fitchburg, Mass. city officials reported that the Social Security numbers of 1,800 residents were compromised during a data breach that was discovered on April 14, but took place more than three years ago.

Pa. medical clinics report 'privacy incident'

The two clinics, Harrisburg Endoscopy & Surgery Center and Harrisburg Gastroenterology, posted the same notices on their websites, saying that an unauthorized person "could potentially have accessed" data on their systems.

Duo pleads guilty in TalkTalk breach

Two men were convicted in the U.K. for the 2015 TalkTalk breach after admitting their part in the attack that affected 160,000 customers.

Iowa veterans warned of possible data breach

On April 21, the Iowa Veterans Home (IVH) began notifying thousands of residents, former residents and applicants that their personal information may have been compromised.

Data of 1.3 million Schoolzilla students exposed

The data of 1.3 million K-12 students was compromised after being exposed on the student warehouse platform Schoolzilla.

Cybersecurity firm exposed non-anonymized hospital data in demos

Cybersecurity startup Tanium is in hot water after exposing California Hospital network data during live product demonstrations and online videos.

Update to RingGo app leaves thousands of UK drivers' data exposed

An update to car parking payment app "RingGo" has led to the exposure of the personal details of thousands of UK drivers.

W-2 data breach at Westminster College

A breach of employee information in January at Westminster College in Missouri did not affect student academic records or financial aid information.