Data Breach News, Articles and Updates

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.

1.5 million records lost in March health care industry data breaches

A sharp spike in the number of health care data breaches was recorded in March with 39 incidents taking place compromising more than 1.5 million patient record.

Cyber-breaches wipe billions off investors' portfolios, report claims

A research report published by CGI claims to have been able to measure for the first time the impact that major cyber-incidents have on share prices - and it says it's getting worse.

Bring on GDPR. Wonga blunders in data breach - bank details lost?

Unsurprisingly, Wonga customers have been told to change their passwords after the payday loan firm admitted it had suffered a major data breach affecting 250,000 customers.

GameStop investigating point of sale data breach

GameStop is investigating a possible payment card breach on the retailer's GameStop.com online store, according to published reports.

Fancy Bear accused of stealing IAAF athlete data

Russian APT group Fancy Bear is believed to have struck again, this time compromising the medical data of more than 80 International IAAF athletes.

Hacker compromises nearly 100k McDonald's Canada job applications

The McDonald's Canada career website has suffered a data breach that compromised about 95,000 restaurant job applications, the fast-food giant acknowledged on Friday in a company statement.

Millions of college credentials spotted on dark web, report

Researchers found 13,930,176 email addresses and passwords on the dark web stemming from major universities across the country.

Yu-Gi-Oh fan forum breached, 6.5M email addresses, passwords compromised

A hacker has made off with at least 6.5 million email addresses and poorly hashed passwords from a Yu-Gi-Oh fan project called "Dueling Network."

Two Daytona State College breaches affect students and staff

Daytona State College was hit with two data breaches this month that affected both employee and student data.

Gemalto Breach Level Index: 1.4bn data records compromised in 2016

Almost 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016 as hackers targeted large-scale databases across multiple industries.

New York data breaches rise by 60% due to hacking and insiders

The New York attorney general has announced a large rise in reported data breaches over 2016.

Saks Fifth Avenue leaves customer data exposed

Saks Fifth Avenue reportedly exposed the personal information of tens of thousands of customers in plain text on publically accessible pages.

Wishy-washy security? Wishbone mobile app breached

Wishbone, a mobile app that is especially popular with teenage girls, suffered a data breach in August 2016 that compromised 9.4 million records, 2.2 million of which were registered with unique email addresses.

Association of British Travel Agents web server breach impacts 43,000 individuals

The Association of British Travel Agents has suffered a data breach affecting approximately 43,000 individuals after an unauthorized intruder exploited a vulnerability in a third-party web server, the trade organization acknowledged.

Celebgate repeat? Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked

In a manner that is becoming too familiar, hackers have once again broken into the iCloud accounts of female celebrities.

312 and counting data breaches, in 2017, report

So far this year, there have been 312 data breaches as of March 14, 2017, which have compromised a combined total of more than 1.3 million records.

Analysis: Dark web shrank since attack on Freedom Hosting II

Anonymous's compromise of Freedom Hosting II may have reduced the overall size of the Tor network by an estimated 15 to 20 percent, according to researcher Sarah Jamie Lewis, who works for OnionScan, an open-source dark web scanning tool project.

Verifone calls security breach 'limited,' after quick response

The company said attackers didn't target merchants and the security and integrity of its networks remained intact.

Experts not surprised by CIA's leaked cyber weapons, but stunned agency failed to protect them

For several pundits, the scandal isn't so much that the CIA possesses sophisticated spying tools, but that the agency allowed someone to exfiltrate close to 9,000 sensitive files from an isolated, secure network in Langley, Va.

Doxing threats lead AlphaBay marketplace to pay extortionist £37,000

It appears that AlphaBay, the largest dark web marketplace, has paid an extortionist several payments since August 2016 to protect the identity of its founder.

Major spam operation suffers data leak containing 1.4 billion records

A spamming group called River City Media, led by well known spammers Alvin Slocombe and Matt Ferrisi, has had its database of 1.4 billion records leaked.